A new high-lift box/container dumper from Flexicon Corp. discharges dust-free into vessels 6 to 10 feet (183 to 305 cm) above the plant floor. The dumper allows boxes and other containers to be loaded at floor level, sealed against a discharge hood, elevated and tipped, mating the hood outlet to a gasketed inlet port fitted to any receiving vessel. The unit accommodates Gaylords and other boxes from 36 to 48 inches (915 to 1,220 mm) on a side and 39 to 44 inches (990 to 1,117 mm) overall height.
The container platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the top edge of the container and the underside of the discharge hood. A second hydraulic cylinder raises the platform-hood assembly vertically, before tipping it to a motion-dampened stop at 60 degrees beyond horizontal, causing the vertically oriented hood outlet to mate with the receiving vessel's horizontally oriented inlet port.