Dumpers, tilters and inverters are used to reposition or empty material handling containers. Dumpers and tilters empty containers (boxes, drums, bins, etc.) by tilting them to allow materials to pour out below. Inverters (upenders) take a container and rotate it 180 degrees in order to reorient contents. Dumpers, tilters and inverters are used extensively in waste management and recycling applications, as well as food processing, trucking and transportation, and manufacturing and production lines. These units are designed to improve product handling, efficiency, and reduce cost and time in storage, retrieval and product positioning with maximum flexibility, while reducing damage to products and minimizing worker-related injuries.
Dumpers and tilters are available in three main styles: box, cart and drum. Box dumpers are used to control the flow of materials from boxes and other containers by tilting them. This tilter style is typically a square-shaped material holding receptacle with a chute either on the side or bottom for dispensing its contents. They are also called "Tipsters." Drop bottom. The box dumper line of products includes vertical lift and dump equipment, totally enclosed dust containment units, floor level, and elevated dumpers.
Cart dumpers are used to control the flow of materials from boxes and other containers by tilting them. These devices are commonly used trash collection and curbside recycling; and are generally hydraulically powered. Common cart dumper styles include ground level, dock level, and vehicle-mounted (dump trucks, recycling vehicles) varieties.
Drum dumpers are designed for the handling of drum style containers. The drum dumper line includes open chute drum dumpers, dust containment units, and vertical lift and dump units for extended dump heights. Some drum dumper varieties are available with built-in drum lifting forks to enhance dumping control.
Inverters and upenders are used in material handling capacities for the controlled inverting of materials from boxes and other containers by rotating them. Load inverters clamp a product from the top and bottom instead of from the sides and then rotate it through 180 degrees. Inverting loads in this fashion enables broken packages to be removed from the bottom of a stack, and also allows for the replacement of damaged pallets. Other uses include the replacement of pallets with slip-sheets and allowing substances to re-settle before shipment to a retail store.
When determining which styles of dumpers, tilters and inverters will perform within your application, there are a number of important requirements to consider. Most notable among these are the weight capacity of the device, the maximum required tilt angle and the maximum required dump height.
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