ValuMAX® Bulk Bag Filler

The ValuMAX® bulk bag filler from Erie Technical Systems Inc. is a low-cost and simple bulk bag filler designed and manufactured using our typical heavy-duty structural steel construction. It is a step up in functionality from our DustMAX™ bulk bag hanging frame and is designed to be both an inexpensive solution, and easy to use. The ValuMAX® bulk bag filler features a 2-post design which is open in the front to allow for quick removal of the bulk bag by a forklift. The bulk bag straps are supported by two adjustable arms and the bag will sit on a pallet for removal. The ValuMAX® bulk bag filling system adjusts in minutes for bulk bag sizes from 35" wide x 35" deep x 35" tall up to 48" wide x 48" deep x 55" tall. The ValuMAX® bulk bag filler frame can support up to 2,500 pounds of product.

Although the ValuMAX® is intended as a low-cost unit, many manual options are available such as an integral weigh scale, a manual, pneumatic, or electric slide gate valve, and a product surge hopper.

PRICING AND OPTIONS

Typical applications: 

  • Dust Collector By-Product bagger
  • Dry bulk solids
  • Aggregate  
  • Process by-products
  • Food

Please contact us today for a quote on a ValuMAX® bulk bag filling system. For higher throughput automatic and semi-automatic bulk bag filling equipment, please consider our DensiMAX™ or SysteMAX™ bulk bag filling equipment. For our lowest cost bulk bag hanging frame, see our DustMAX® bulk bag filler.

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Product Options

Weigh Scale

The weigh scale option includes an indicator an...

The weigh scale option includes an indicator and load cell kit designed for filling product up to 2,204 pounds (1,000kg). This option incorporates four 4,000 lb. load cells with integral leveling pads under the fill station.  The digital weight indicator provides a local display of the weight on the scale.

The weigh scale is integral to the base frame to permit movement of the entire system with a forklift.

Features:

  • The Weigh Scale option comes standard with (4) 4,000# load cells constructed from alloy steel which form a 10,000# load cell kit. Other materials and NTEP are available, contact factory for pricing
  • Integral leveling pads
  • NEMA 4X SS load cell summing box
  • 25-foot (7.62 meters) home run cable to connect from load cell summing box to the weight indicator 
  • Rice Lake 480 Legend Series weight indicator

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Automation Fill Cycle

The Automated Fill Cycle option includes all th...

The Automated Fill Cycle option includes all the features of the Weigh Scale Option and in addition will automate the filling cycle based on the desired target weight. It will control any conveying device or flow control valve that feeds the material to the filling station.

FEATURES:

  • Batch Weigh Controller
  • Allen-Bradley PLC and 7" Allen-Bradley Color HMI
  • Fill to selected target weight automatically
  • Fast Fill and Slow Fill Outputs to feed devices (Conveyor/ product valve/elevator)
  • Ethernet Communications

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Valve for Auto Fill Cycle

The product valve option adds a roller gate val...

The product valve option adds a roller gate valve that works with the AutoFill Cycle (AF) to control the flow of material into the bulk bag.  The valve has three positions, fully open, fully closed, and dribble feed to allow quick and accurate fill cycles.

FEATURES:

  • 10" Square opening
  • 304SS, aluminum, and food safe polymer construction
  • Pneumatic cylinder with 3-position pneumatic control – open, closed and dribble feed.
  • Square to round transition

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Fixed Hooks

The ValuMAX® fixed hooks option adds the abil...

The ValuMAX® fixed hooks option adds the ability to hang the bags from a hook assembly but not release them pneumatically.  This is ideal for hanging bulk bags with less than a 10" long hanging strap.  The hook position on the support arm is adjustable for different width bags. 

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Hooks Open/Close

The ValuMAX® pneumatic hooks Open/Close option...

The ValuMAX® pneumatic hooks Open/Close option adds four (4) bag support hook assemblies with pneumatic cylinders.  The cylinders are actuated using a manual toggle valve.  This valve is upgraded to an automatic valve if purchased with the automatic fill cycle.

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Pneumatic Bag Inflation

The pneumatic bag inflation blower option inclu...

The pneumatic bag inflation blower option includes a venturi-type pneumatic air amplifier and pneumatic isolation valve. It takes high pressure, low volume air and produces low pressure, high volume air that can be used to inflate the bulk bag or liner.  Inflating the bag with air fully opens the bulk bag and bag liner for filling.  This will ensure that the full volume of the bulk bag can be used. 

FEATURES:

  • Venturi style air amplifier
  • Automatic drain filter separator with 5-micron filter
  • Pressure regulator, 5-250 psi range
  • Air supply - 100 psi @ 50 SCFPM (1416 SLPM)
  • 2" 3-port, 2-position pneumatically operated isolation valve that connects blower or dust collection directly to the annular opening in the fill spout
  • Pneumatic toggle valve with manual system or electrically actuated with automatic fill.

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Bag Inflation Blower

The bag inflation option for the ValuMAX® incl...

The bag inflation option for the ValuMAX® includes an electric blower to inflate the bulk bag or liner.  Inflating the bag with air fully opens the bulk bag and bag liner for filling.  This will ensure that the full volume of the bulk bag can be used.  This option also includes the 3 port, 2-position isolation valve described above. 

FEATURES:

  • 1-1/2hp, 230/460V, 3 phase, 60hz blower
  • Mounted to ValuMAX Frame
  • Includes flexible hose to connect to fill head
  • 2" 3-port, 2-position pneumatically operated isolation valve that connects blower or dust collection directly to the annular opening in the fill spout
  • For the manual system, the bag inflation blower motor starter must be supplied by others.  For units equipped with the Auto Fill Option, a motor contactor and overload are supplied. 

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Hinged Spout Pinch Ring

The hinged bag spout pinch ring option adds a q...

The hinged bag spout pinch ring option adds a quick opening band to the fill head.  It allows the use of bags with larger than 14" bag necks up to full duffel top bags.  The extra material is pinched between the inflatable bladder and the pinch ring.

FEATURES:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Quick opening latch

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Hopper for Fill Head

This option for the  ValuMAX® adds a funnel t...

This option for the  ValuMAX® adds a funnel to the fill head to guide material.  This option provides a larger target for a vibratory, belt, bucket or screw conveyor. 

FEATURES:

  • 304SS hopper
  • 6" tall, 15" square top opening necked down to 10" round

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Large Free-Standing Hopper

This option adds a 40 cubic foot free-standing ...

This option adds a 40 cubic foot free-standing hopper to provide an accumulation of material over the top of the ValuMAX® bulk bag filler. 

FEATURES:

  • Carbon steel support frame
  • 304SS product contact surfaces
  • 50" x 50" open top inlet
  • 10" x 10" outlet
  • Other sizes are available upon request.

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