Tote emptying system
The ESTEVE tote system transfers and doses liquids towards the processing lines. The tote system is particularly suited to the following raw materials: shortening, oil, honey, fatty substances, liquid sourdough, vinegar, etc.
- Continuous production;
- Complete emptying, leaving no residues;
- Station ergonomy and safety: facilitated operator handling and loading;
- Fast, hygienic loading system.
The container is positioned on the chassis by means of a forklift. The operator connects the hose and opens the container's valve. The product drains by gravity into the buffer hopper. The buffer hopper enables us to replace the empty container with a new one, without interrupting production. In order to optimise the emptying, a weight sensor signals low level of product, which actuates the lifting of the container by pneumatic jack. A pump transfers the product to the mixer. The dosage is performed by a flow metre or by a liquids weighing scale.