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How to Choose and Buy the Right Food Dumper

15 May, 2017
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Single Pivot Food Dumper

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While we can agree that buying the right food dumper for your facility can be a bit challenging, today we’re going explain the main types in order to help you make the right decision. Especially when your equipment is needed in a demanding environment, our designs can help. The dumper buying guide below should help clear up any confusion or misconceptions you may have about buying food dumpers.

Food dumper types

  • Lift and Pivot Dumper
  • Pivot Dumper
  • Barrel Dumper
  • Column Dumper
  • Vat Tipper
  • Box Tipper

Lift and Pivot Dumper

This type of dumper is 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.

Main Use: Avoiding employee injury by dumping heavy product onto conveyors and similar equipment that’s more than five feet tall.

Pivot Dumper

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.

Main Use: Avoiding employee injury by dumping heavy product onto conveyors.

Barrel Dumper

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.

Column Dumper

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 loads 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.

Vat Tipper

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 holds 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. 

Box Tipper

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.

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