The discharging of octabins and BigBags through suction pipes is often difficult and not always practical. The conveying is interrupted too often and leads to production disruptions. The film bag is sucked in oft en or the material does not flow continuously, which is particularly problematic at the end of the discharging process. Often an operator has to guide the suction pipe by hand for a longer period of time in order to discharge a bulk bag.
The OKTOMAT® uses a vibrating suction head instead of the suction pipe and the automatic bag tightening mechanism pulls the foil inlet or BigBag upwards. The suction head floats and vibrates in the material and breaks up lumps. The loosened material flows towards the middle and is continuously sucked.