The new Wyma Bin and Bag Tipper provides packing sheds and processing facilities with a gentle discharge of produce stored in bags, bins or boxes too heavy for manual unloading. This new addition to Wyma’s product range was first designed to meet the specific need of a large chip processor who wanted a versatile tipper that would also minimise labour input and maximise safety.
The Bin and Bag Tipper prevents the need for separate tippers and in-feed points in the processing line, reducing capital investment and footprint. The switch from bin to bag operation is quick and simple; minimising machine loading and operational requirements.
The bag is secured in place with retaining rods at the back of the tipping platform plus a chain and hook on each side at the front. Wyma can customise this holding mechanism to suit bag specifications.
A bin is loaded into the tipping cradle with a forklift, where it is manually secured with locks. The tipping cradle can be adjusted to suit various bin heights by using the extendable bin retainer bar with draw pin.
The bin operation requires a forklift to load a bin platform into the tipping cradle, where it is manually secured with locks. Once the bin is loaded, an extendable bin retainer bar with draw pin provides manual adjustment of the cradle to various bin heights.
The tipping cycle is based on a timing frequency* specified by the user. The programmable machine controller sequences the tipping, tip hold time and return operation. An indicator light shows the machine is ready for reloading.
With labour safety a scrutinised aspect of pack-house operations, Wyma can provide a steel woven fence around the bin and bag tipping area, with entry into the loading zone controlled via sensor. Any movements detected within that sensor area triggers the tipper to stop. The remote control panel, positioned outside the fence, includes a reset button for a manual stop and start.
* If electrics are ordered.