If you plan on outfitting your food processing plant with a new dumper, then you may find that this can be a bit challenging. If you’re new to this, then rest assured, since you only need to do a quick search on Google in order to find a number of configurations and options you can choose from. However, before you buy one, you first of all need to know exactly what style of food dumper you need to consider. Secondly, since there are so many types of dumpers you can choose from, how do you know which of them you should go for?
While we can agree that buying the right food dumper for your facility can be a bit challenging, today we’re going to tell you more about the main types in order to help you make the right decision. Our dumper buying guide below should help clear up any confusion or misconceptions you may have about buying food dumpers.
Food dumper types
1. Lift and Pivot Dumper
2. Pivot Dumper
3. Barrel Dumper
4. Column Dumper
5. Vat Tipper
6. Box Tipper
It’s important to know that the list below is definitely not an exhaustive one, but in our experience these are the most common food dumper styles that you can buy for your facility. We tried to offer as much info about each type as possible, so that you can take a much more informed decision about the food dumper type you need to get.
Lift and Pivot Dumper
Description: This type of dumper is basically a modified variant of the previous dumper type that can accommodate even greater discharge heights. Product containers are loaded into the dumper. Next, the carriage will lift most of the way and then pivot around a bar so that product is dumped onto other equipment.
Standard Discharge Heights: Such dumpers will feature discharge heights starting at sixty inches. They go up from there.
Main Use: Avoiding employee injury by dumping heavy product onto conveyors and similar equipment that’s more than five feet tall.
Description: This is by far one of the most versatile food bumpers you can get and it’s also very common. In fact, if you had the chance to visit any food processing plant, you’ll have certainly noticed it does have such dumpers installed. Product containers are loaded into pivot dumpers. In order to dump the product, a carriage will pivot around a bar to facilitate this process.
Standard Discharge Heights: In terms of discharge heights, you can expect that pivot dumpers can reach heights of up to sixty inches. Depending on where you order it from, you can even get seventy two inch dumpers.
Main Use: Avoiding employee injury by dumping heavy product onto conveyors.
Description: This type of dumper basically works in a similar way with the pivot type, yet it’s modified so that it can effectively handle product that is stored in round barrels. Product is loaded into the dumper and next, the carriage will lift most of the way and then pivot around a bar so that product is dumped onto other equipment.
Standard Discharge Heights: In terms of discharge heights, you can expect that pivot dumpers can reach heights of up to sixty inches.
Main Use: Dumping barreled product, including liquid.
Description: Working in the same way as the pivot and lift dumper, this type is modified so that it can be used in narrow spaces. Product is loaded into the dumping arms by employees and then the container lifts to a certain height to dump the product.
Standard Discharge Heights: Column dumpers feature discharge heights of up to fifty inches and higher.
Main Use: Dumping product while working in small spaces.
Description: Technically speaking, this is not a dumper, but it does work in a very similar manner to the pivot dumper. Instead of dumping product though, the vat tipper will hold the container at the top. It does this for vat wash down and to ensure ergonomically safe access to product during operation.
Standard Discharge Heights: Vat tippers can reach discharge heights of up to sixty inches.
Main Use: Ensure vat wash down and ergonomically safe access to product during operation.
Description: Having many similarities to the vat tipper, the box tipper was modified to work with product that arrives in boxes. The box tipper is used to ensure ergonomically safe access to product during operation.
Standard Discharge Heights: Box tippers can reach discharge heights of up to sixty inches.
Main Use: Ensure ergonomically safe access to boxed product.