Patent Number: 6,305,443

Title: Apparatus and system for handling material

Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus (1) for handling flow of particulate material from one location such as a first station such as a filling head (2) attached to an IBC (3) and a chamber (4) which is in association with the filling head (2) by being slidably mounted round an outlet (8) thereof, the chamber (4) having an orifice (6) through which the another station such as an IBC (7) and the one station (23) are operatively connected to provide a transfer system for the material (8). The chamber (4) has a device (9) which is operable to remove a closure element (10) of the IBC (7). The chamber (4) also has means (11, 12) to extract material from the chamber (4) so that the exterior of the filling head (2) and IBC (7) remains in use free of any potentially contaminating material, such as specks of material.

Inventors: Semenenko; Ivan (Moreton-in-Marsh, GB)

Assignee: Matcon (R&D) Limited

International Classification: B65G 69/00 (20060101); B65G 69/18 (20060101); B65B 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018