To ensure efficient, robust and reliable box tipping and to guarantee the handling process moves with optimum efficiency, Tong Peal, the UK's leading designer and manufacturer of handling and sorting equipment for the vegetable handling industry, has introduced a new side eject box tipper.
The side eject box tipper has been specifically designed to keep a continuous flow of crop onto grading and washing lines, with minimal forklift movement and greater time efficiency. Capable of handling boxes up to 2 tonnes, once the tipper is loaded with a full box, an automatic control flow sensor ensures that as the box is tipped, crop is gently and evenly fed over a forward conveyor and onto the line. Once the box is emptied, the tipper returns the box to the loading position and the side eject mechanism pushes the box to the side, allowing the next box to be loaded. Like all Tong Peal tippers, the side eject tipper isfully automatic with light guards to meet the full safety requirements of EClegislation.
To ensure complete and efficient emptying of boxes, the new tipper features the latest ram tipping mechanism design with enhanced linkage strength, allowing boxes to be tipped through a wider arc of up to 160°. The advanced design of the tipping mechanism also puts less strain on bearings and linkages, resulting in a stronger, more robust mechanism with significantly lower servicing andmaintenance requirements. The 160° box tipping mechanism is also available on standard Tong Peal box or big bag tippers and the success of these tippers with UK and international customers has led to it being manufactured as part of the 2011 model of the side eject tipper.