Enmin introduces novel system for emptying tote bins
Problems associated with portable tote bins usually emerge when difficult materials are encountered that simply will not discharge when the manual slide gate is opened.
Most tote bins are constructed from molded plastic, light gauge carbon or stainless steel. The support frame is also designed to minimize weight.
The overall configuration of portable tote bins makes it extremely difficult to apply a vibrator or other flow aid device. In addition, industrial plants routinely employs a significant number of tote bins, making it uneconomic to fit each unit with a flow promotion device.
In addressing this problem Enmin Vibratory Products says it has designed a novel approach for an international paint company that can be employed in other sectors of industry where portable tote bins are used.
“The device can be configured to suit almost all applications, with the complete tote bin being subjected to low frequency, high amplitude vibration,” explained Ken Gallaher, marketing manager for Enmin.
“Using standard plant compressed air the vibration can easily be controlled depending on the material’s characteristics. Electric timers complete the design and give efficient control over the operation.”