Automatic discharging stations for Octabin and Big Bag

For all free-flowing, up to „difficult“ materials


The problem with emptying

The discharging of octabins and Big Bags 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 often 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 solution

The OKTOMAT® uses a vibrating suction head instead of the suction pipe and the automatic bag tightening mechanism pulls the foil inlet or Big Bag 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.


For all bulk bags with foil inlet or loops

    The OKTOMAT® handles easily and effectively the emptying of all common types of Big Bags, octobins, folding boxes, lattice boxes, bulk bags with foil inlet, etc.

    • Big Bag - container with loops
    • Octobin - container with foil inliner
    • Mesh box - container with foil inliner

    Bulk material in all variations

    OKTOMAT® stations are ideally suited for the majority of applications. They handle the emptying of free-flowing to bridge-forming materials. For even more difficult tasks, the discharge station can be extended with options.


    • Automotive
    • PVC processing
    • Medical Technology
    • Raw material handling
    • Paper/Film
    • Optics
    • Packaging
    • Recycling
    • Cable production
    • Lighting
    • WPC
    • Logistics
    • Paper Finishing
    • Raw materials/Chemistry
    • Food
    • Connectors
    • Flat film production
    • Blown film production


    History of a success story

    OKTOMAT® system discharging station wins out worldwide

    HELIOS was granted an EP and a US patent for a suction device based on a patent application in 1995, in which a floating suction head is used for discharging bulk bags from above instead of the usual suction pipe. The foil bag is automatically pulled upwards via tension/clamping device in oder to achive a virtually complete discharging.

    This fundamental idea, which was progressively developed by adding further process and device features, such as

    • Raising the remaining bulk material of the floor
    • Clamping of the foil bag by means of a tension belt
    • Oscillation of the suction head while discharging
    • Fluidization of the bulk material by compressed air via nozzles at the suction head
    • Clamping and relieving the bulk bag wall while discharging

    which also were protected by patent, led to the system OKTOMAT®

    Depending on the task, various frame types have proven to be particularly advantageous in practice. 
    Since the first presentation at the FAKUMA in 1996, more than 5000 systems have been installed worldwide.

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