Cage Tipper System with Tipper-Hopper Control System
Dolphin’s Tipper System replaces conventional overhead crane tipping of cages by uploading Sterilised Fruit Bunches (SFB) from cages onto a SFB conveyor. The system operates on automatic preset tipping sequences. The Tipper System is linked to the SFB conveyor to control the feed rate of the SFB bunches from the steriliser cages to the conveyor.
- Fast and smooth SFB discharge from cages to the SFB conveyor.
- Reduces operator workload and dependence on manual labour.
- Constant SFB feeding to downstream processes
Dual Tipping Speed Control
Dual speed control allows high and low speed regulated tipping which in turn reduces the tension on chains from jerking movements.
Programmable Tipping Sequence
The system provides 4 programmable tipping orientations. Each set consist of 8 configurable steps for tipping positions and delay intervals.
A heavy-duty hybrid hydraulic motor and gearbox is used to accommodate bi-directional tipping. The hydraulic motor caters to the high initial torque and frequent start-stop linear cycles. Incremental speed control is designed to reduce tension and shock to the chain. The integrated counter balance valve ensures tipper balancing and the ability to easily hold any rotation position for any period of time.
Interactive Human Machine Interface (HMI) Device
The interactive touch screen HMI offers fast and easy setting and configuration, graphical system monitoring as well as informatics reporting and viewing.
Hydraulic Leakage Detector
The hydraulic power pack is equipped with a leakage detector to detect the level of hydraulic fluid in the power pack and to monitor the overflow. Alarms will sound when sudden leakage or progressive leakage and/or an overflow of hydraulic fluid is detected.
Sequence Interlocking System
The operation interlocks with upstream and downstream processes to prevent unsafe operation.
The Tipper System is integrated with a redundancy system override for switching to manual operations as a backup in the event of an electronic malfunction. This further ensures the reliability and up-time of the system.