3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
3D image of a fully automatic barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system
image of a barrel emptying system

Drum and Container Handling

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  1. Intake & EmptyingIntake & Emptying

Whatever the size of the barrels or containers to be emptied and whatever their contents: Dinnissen will help you find the best possible solution. For non-toxic substances, (part of) the process can be carried out manually. For example, the operator can open the drum manually (by using a glove box, if desired) and then turn the drum with a tipper to empty it. For toxic or explosive substances, it is crucial to ensure the operator is not exposed to particulate matter. In such cases, drums and containers are hermetically connected to a product discharge before being turned and opened.

  • Customized solutions for both toxic and non-toxic substances
  • Designed, developed, and tested in-house
  • Safe working environment without particulate matter

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Safe emptying and handling

With Dinnissen's drum, container, and barrel handling system you are assured of a safe and dust-free handling system that ensures the complete emptying of both drums and containers. The drum, container, or barrel is connected dust-free. After hermetic connection, the drum, container, or barrel is turned 180 degrees and opened using a tipper. For toxic or hazardous substances, more may be needed than just a hermetic connection. For this purpose, Dinnissen offers the option of emptying drums, containers, and barrels in a completely sealed enclosure. This way, operator safety can be guaranteed, no matter what substance is being handled.

Empty drums or containers can be cleaned and reused, or the choice can be made to shred or flatten the material. This step can also be implemented in the process after the drums or containers have been delivered and emptied. Again, Dinnissen looks for the most cost-effective and environment-friendly option.

  • Designed with an eye on operator ergonomics
  • Empty drums and containers without residue
  • Emptying and processing in one streamlined process
  • Various processing options
  • Also suitable for toxic substances
Container Filling and Dosing System (3D)
Automatic Barrel Emptying line (3D)

Key features, options, and models

The drum and container handling system can be tailored to what your production process needs. There are many ways to empty a drum or container. For example, an operator can open the drum manually and turn it 180 degrees with a tipper. Alternatively, a glovebox can be used, the drum can be perforated and emptied at the top, or the bottom can be opened for safe discharge of the product. To get the product out of the drum or container, vibration, air pulse or vacuum technology can be used. Whereas containers are then often cleaned for reuse, drums are often shredded or flattened.

For toxic and hazardous substances, a fully enclosed housing can be installed. For explosive products, nitrogen can be injected into this enclosure, to eliminate the risk of explosions. The built-in air dryer including filters and permanent negative pressure prevents fumes from spreading in the installation. The electronic control and monitoring including visualizations are developed and tested in-house. For non-toxic substances, dust-free processing is guaranteed by a hermetic connection for opening the drum or container. The system comes with a tipper, which can be executed hydraulically, electrically, or pneumatically. The tipper tilts and empties the drum or container only once it has been safely and dustproof sealed.

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How it works

How drums and containers are emptied and processed differs per customer and production process. If required, the drums or containers are transported manually or fully automatically via roller conveyors towards a tipping system. One can choose between a hermetic connection and completely closed housing. The drum or container can be rotated 180 degrees or perforated and emptied. Emptying can take place by vibration, air pulses, or vacuum, depending on the product and customer requirements.

Container Filling and Dosing System (3D)

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More solutions for Product Intake

Looking for the most efficient way to empty your Big Bags, drums, containers, or silos? Dinnissen gladly offers tailored advice! For emptying Big Bags, we have developed DIMA® Bag Emptying Systems, in manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic versions. The Big Bag Conditioner ensures loosening of clumped product from the Big Bag and our Modular Big Bag Unloading Station ensures contamination-free emptying of all your Big Bags.

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Solutions for your entire process

System integrator Dinnissen optimizes and innovates your production process with tailored solutions: developed, manufactured and tested in-house. From product intake, transport, dosing and weighing, mixing, grinding, sieving and packaging to full automation and control. We maximize the performance and efficiency of your entire process.

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  6. Milling & Grinding
  7. Sifting & Screening
  8. Packaging & Filling
  9. Automation & Control

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