08/08/2013

Dinnissen BV

Automated container tipper for residue-free emptying of containers with hazardous substances

Automated container tipper
Dinnissen Process Technology has developed an automated container tipper for emptying containers with hazardous substances inside a closed housing. Via this innovative solution, Dinnissen aims to offer process operators an optimum level of safety and the ability to empty containers without leaving any residue behind. The container tipper will be on show at the EasyFairs Solids in Rotterdam and the K-Messe in Dusseldorf.

Optimum safety and stress-free operation for the operator
Companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, recycling, and petrochemical industries often process hazardous substances in drums and octabins. The process of emptying such containers is physically stressful and also hazardous due to the toxic and irritating properties of the contents. The container tipper has been specially developed to automatically tip the container and empty it safely and efficiently without leaving any residue behind. This even applies to situations in which the container has an inner lining or in which the contents consist of chunky, sticky, or finely dispersed particulate materials. The containers can be inserted into the tipper manually or in a fully automated fashion via roller lines. After the exterior housing has been closed, the containers are connected via a system using double seals. Only after the container has been hermetically connected to the system, is it opened and rotated by 180°. The container is then emptied, without leaving any residue behind, using vibration-, air pulse-, and vacuum- based technology. For containers with an inner liner, Dinnissen has developed a special clamping system which holds the liner in place during the emptying process. The automatic container tipper can be expanded to include a weighing system which monitors the process and ensures that the container does not contain any residues. The automatic container tipper can be used for drums and octabins of all types and sizes.