04095707 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 15 patents.

A transfer mechanism for dumping the contents of a shipping drum into an open-topped mixing vessel has a rotatable frame spaced above the support surface on which the vessel and drum can be rolled about, the frame having an annular plate and hooks on one side of the plate for lifting and holding the vessel against that side of the plate and a fork on the opposite side of the plate for lifting and holding a drum against that opposite side of the plate. By first picking up the vessel, rotating the frame 180.degree. to turn the vessel upside down, picking up the drum, and rotating the frame to its original position with the drum upside down, the drum contents are transferred to the vessel through the annular plate in a confined manner. A suction chamber is mounted on the transfer mechanism to withdraw any remaining loose material or dust from the shipping drum before it is removed from the transfer mechanism.

Title
Bulk material transfer mechanism
Application Number
5/734003
Publication Number
4095707
Application Date
October 20, 1976
Publication Date
June 20, 1978
Inventor
Robert M Kowtko
Mercerville
NJ, US
Agent
Leydig Voit Osann Mayer & Holt
Assignee
Gould
IL, US
IPC
B65G 65/00
B65G 21/02
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