Bag Handling Systems
Semi-Automatic Bag Cutter
IEDCO has developed a pneumatically operated Semi-Automatic Bag Cutter that removes the cutting process and the blade from the operator’s hands. A rodless cylinder is fitted with a circular cutting blade which is stowed within a plastic casing at either end of the cylinder stroke when not in use. When the cylinder is actuated, the cutter will traverse the length of the bag, cutting it open. After the bag is cut, the operator can empty the bag into the receiving vessel, or, if fit with the optional pneumatic cylinders, the hinged grates can be raised to a 35 to 45 degree angle and then lowered. During this action, the slit side of the bag is opened wider, permitting the contents to empty through the grating and into the hopper below. This action can be repeated as necessary, before the operator finishes the process of emptying the bag.