Maguire Products Inc. showed its new Sweeper, a revolving vacuum device that gets each pellet out of bulk resin boxes without the need for a box tilter, at the Fakuma trade show.
A dual control automatically switches from a Sweeper in an empty box to a second Sweeper in an adjacent full one. The Sweepers are interconnected by a diverter valve.
The Sweeper is mounted on a structural steel stand that straddles the box, to a forklift or pallet jack has access to the area. The device continuously sweeps the length and breadth of the top level of resin in the container, reaching into every corner, using vacuum to move material to a processing machine or dryer. It moves over the top of the load or resin pellets, driving pallets from the center of the box to the sides, then vacuuming them up through a flexible hose.
Sweeper reaches into all four corners of the box and along the sides.
Maguire Products is based in Aston, Pa.
Tel. 610-459-4300, e-mail [email protected].