Reduction of bulk bag waste and elimination of dust
Products: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seed treatment
Objective: Reduce bulk bag waste volume and contain residual dust for operator safety
Client: UPL is a leader in global food systems, offering an integrated portfolio of sustainable agriculture solutions -- from seed decisions to post-harvest. As one of the top five agriculture solutions companies worldwide, UPL's portfolio consists of both patented and post-patent crop protection solutions to help farmers nurture and protect their crops.
In order to maintain a safe and clean working environment, UPL LTD and Palamatic Process Inc. partnered on the project involving the CBB125 Bulk Bag Compactor unit. Our client regularly uses bulk bags to unload raw materials for the production of agricultural chemicals including: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and seed treatment. Because of the nature of these materials, our client has to take great care to eliminate dust and operator exposure in the process facility. The CBB125 Bulk Bag Compactor helps reduce the volume of waste and contain any residual dusty material that is left over from the super sack unloading process. The unit can be a stand-alone solution or fully integrated into bulk bag unloading stations. Utilizing an over-sized auger, bulk bags are fed into the collection hopper and compressed into the compaction outlet tube.
A polyethylene sheath is fitted to the outlet tube via tensioning rings which cause the bulk bags to build up and compact against the sheath. As more bulk bags are fed into the collection hopper and pushed into the compaction tube, the poly sheath gives way allowing a range of 3-7 bulk bags per meter of sheath. Our production office can include a connection port to an existing central dust network, or integrate a small independent filter on the compactor.
Fred Cuttino, maintenance manager, says “the unit is up and running for full time production and it is working great!”
Palamatic Process offers a range of modifications for the FIBC compactor including:
- Mobile unit via forklift / casters -
- Carbon / 304 / 316 stainless steel fabrication
- Washdown compatibility
- Hazardous area rated
- Automated inlet doors
- Safety cage and sensors
Palamatic Process was established in 1992 and offers a full range of equipment and turnkey solutions for the powders and bulk material process industry. Call one of our experts today for assistance with your project requirements!