Bulk Filling Bags: A Quick Guide

Bulk filling bags, also known as FIBCs(Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers), are useful for the transport of high volume materials They are easy to manage, store on pallets, and transport to their destination.

But it can be a difficult job to fill bulk filling bags. Filling manually is challenging and can contribute to high wastage. Specialized automatic filling machines are also required to get the job done quickly and efficiently. How does your company choose the right kind of bulk filling bag loading kit? In this guide, we examine some of the equipment and set out its pros and cons so that you can make an educated decision.

The Various Bulk Filling Bag Loading Methods

Below are some of the various loading devices available for use in bulk-bag filling stations

Stand-Alone Fillers

The stand-alone filler is the most common form of mechanical bulk bag filler. These devices have a basic design and are easy and user-friendly to work. They are also flexible enough to work in a wide range of sectors and implementations.

The way these bulk filling bag loaders function is simple—they’re relying on gravity. The filler is mounted over the bulk filling bag and then dumps the substance directly into the bag below using a dump hose. Employees will also calibrate the material movement.  The machine can discharge large amounts in order to fill the bags rapidly, or it can emit a steady drip if the bag needs to reach a specific weight.

Conveyor Fillers

Conveyor fillers provide a more comprehensive and full loading mechanism than stand-alone devices. They can move goods both vertically and horizontally, while stand-alone fillers can move items only vertically.

Fillers are perfect for filling bulk filling bags, but there’s still a question about how to load the bottles. Since stand-alone fillers dump material from above bulk filling bags, employees are forced to load the product in the air, usually by placing it in storage units above the machine. This method can be time-consuming and can also be dangerous if workers have not undergone adequate training.

Conveyor fillers, on the other hand, act as a conveyor belt in parallel to a loader. They will move the requisite material from the ground level—or from any place in your facility—to the loader and then to the bulk filling bags.

Pneumatic Systems

Pneumatic systems for bulk container loading provide the most dynamic, detailed and durable solution. They are ideally suited for large-scale facilities, although they can often be useful in small environments as well.

Pneumatic systems can carry large amounts of various types of goods and are designed to be able to transfer these materials around the plant and eventually into the waiting bulk containers. They do this by combining heavy-duty vacuum technologies and manufacturing-strength pressurized blower systems to handle large amounts of heavy items with comfort.

When purchasing bulk filling bag loading machinery, make sure to take the pros and cons into account and evaluate the specific requirements of your company. Be sure to consider those factors.

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