Automated material delivery system

New Product Announcements From: CompositesWorld

Posted on: 1/8/2013

Fluid-Bag Ltd. has developed the PowerBagPress, a flexible container designed to discharge highly viscous and semisolid materials from the company’s 900 and 1,000 liter (237 and 264 gal) Fluid-Bag MULTI and FLEXI flexible reactive chemical containers.

Fluid-Bag Ltd. (Jakobstad, Finland) has developed the PowerBagPress, a flexible container designed to discharge highly viscous and semisolid materials from the company’s 900 and 1,000 liter (237 and 264 gal) Fluid-Bag MULTI and FLEXI flexible reactive chemical containers. The company’s new press enables suppliers who use the tubular containers to safely ship their products (e.g., adhesives and other resin products), and it allows the customers who use those products to avoid the common problem of leaving a good deal of product in the container as waste. During discharge the flexible container, fitted into the customer’s press, is squeezed flat and rolled up, much like a tube of toothpaste. Fluid-Bag claims that material residue in the containers can be reduced to as little as 0.5 percent. The PowerBagPress was specifically developed to reach a material flow of more than 35 kg/min (77 lb/min), but in its first implementation with a solid adhesive resin it reportedly achieved a rate of 50 kg/min (110 lb/min). The press allows for two-component mixing and is designed for use in the manufacture of large components, such as aerospace structures, wind turbine blades and other sandwich constructions. 



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