Processed powder: crystal sugar
Sugar dissolution for beverages
Company dedicated to the design of artisanal lemonade and artisanal syrup.
The customer wishes to manually empty his raw materials, which arrives packed in 50 kg paper bags with dimensions varying from 200 to 800 mm. Crystal sugar must be transported in dedicated mixing tanks.
Palamatic Process set up two manual bag emptying stations Sacktip®, with a bag manipulator to assist the operator in placing the bags on the dispensing table in an ergonomic way. Each bag dump station is independent and is equipped with a manually operated by-pass valve to divert the bulk material to the mixing tank.
The installation is built on two levels. The first includes the two bag dump stations with the bag manipulator, and the second the four mixing tanks (two tanks for lemonade and two tanks for syrup).
Two bag dump stations on syrup and lemonade processing line
The pallets of bags are positioned on the side of the bag emptying station: one for 25 kg bags and the other for 50 kg bags. In order to ensure the ergonomics of the station and easy handling, the operator grabs the bags using a bag manipulator. The vacuum head of the bag manipulator is equipped with a control handle equipped with a barrel allowing the load to be self-stabilized at any height. The lifting tube offers a free rotation of 360°.
The operator positions the bag manipulator vertically to the bag to be moved. By actuating the control handle downwards, it increases the leakage on the vacuum line and allows the suction seal to be lowered.
Upon contact with the surface, the suction seal grips the bag. The control handle then allows the bag to be lifted or lowered at will. Once positioned at the designated drop-off area, the operator positions the control handle as far down as possible to achieve maximum leakage and lifts the suction head to release the load on the screen above the bag dump station Sacktip®.
Once the manual cutting operation is completed, the operator shakes the bag and puts the empty bag on a pallet nearby. A dust extraction nozzle, with a flow rate of 800 m³/hour, is provided on the top of the machine for the suction of fines. The access doors to the bag emptying stations are equipped with gas springs to keep them securely in the open and closed position, and facilitate their opening.
The crystal sugar falls into the hopper of the bag dump station, which can hold 100 liters of water, and passes through a manually operated bypass switch into the two tanks (syrup or lemonade, depending on the bag dump station used).