Bins

Benefits of Bin (IBC) handling systems:

  • Contained Product Quality
  • Fast Blending Times
  • Optimized Process Flow
  • Closed Powder Transfer
  • Flexible Process Layout

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Bin 1000L

Stackable Design

  • Self-Aligning Stackers
  • Plate Design Structure (no hollow tubes)

Hygienic Design

  • Self-Aligning Stackers
  • Plate Design Structure (no hollow tubes)
  • GMP Fully Cleanable Frame Structure
  • Polished Welds
  • No Crevices or Hollow Cavities

Modular Discharge Valve

  • Butterfly (manual, automatic, split)
  • Cone Valve (SoliValve®)

Standard or Custom Top Hatch

  • 18″ Standard Opening
  • Custom Size upon Request
  • Custom Ports for Spray Device or Filling Head


Discharge Types

Cone Valve Details

Cone Valve (SoliValve®)

The SoliValve® 250 overcomes the traditional issues encountered with the 30 years old traditional cone valve. It allows fully automatic and contained handling of Bins (IBCs). The SoliValve® 250 doses the material vertically from the storage container, allowing re-closing of partially empty vessels and changing to another ingredient without residual material in the dosing hopper. The SoliValve® 250 can achieve containment levels of less than 30µg/m³ and can reach a dosing accuracy of +/- 20g.


Butterfly Valve with Ventilation Sleeve

Butterfly Valve with Ventilation Sleeve

The Rheo Ventilation Sleeve provides full perimeter dust extraction for capturing fugitive dust during disconnection. When coupled with a silicon dust-cap this setup acts as a semi-closed transfer that is practical for simple applications.


Split Butterfly Valve

Split Butterfly Valve

Split Butterfly Valve configurations offer a high containment transfer method that has been widely adopted across the industry. The split valves are most commonly used in applications requiring containment levels below 1µg/m³.



Valve Comparison

Bin Valve Comparison Table

Bin Unloading Station

Rheo offers a range of Bin Unloading Station configurations. It is a key component of a comprehensive bin (IBC) handling system which often incorporates dosing, integrated flow aids, and loss in weight load cells. Bin Unloading Stations are most commonly used for gravity feeding materials to process on the level below.


Bin Unloading Station

Bin Sizes

The standard Rheo Bin (IBC) is designed for simple sizing of any volumes ranging from 600L to 2000L. We can also create customized Bins (IBCs) to fit your application needs.

Bin Size Chart

Bulk Bag Unloading Station - Spray Ball Device - CIP

Accessories

The following are some of the accessories available for the Rheo Bins (IBCs):

  • Sight Glass
  • Breather Filter
  • Vibrator Mount
  • Level Sensor Mount
  • Spray Ball
  • Bin Trolley


Integrated Material Handling Systems

We believe engineering the right material handling system is critical to ensuring process flow. Our expertise in equipment design allows us to offer a unique perspective when developing complex material handling processes. Bin (IBC) handling systems can often improve containment, product purity, and enhance productivity. Our team wants to collaborate with all the key stakeholders on your project to discuss the key design considerations and develop the best material handling system for your process.

 


Rheo Testing Center

Testing Center

Bulk powder handling can be a challenging process and there are many factors that lead to the optimal solution. We can handle the risk for you! Our Testing Center is equipped to test your materials, allowing us to design the best solution for your specific needs. We don’t just sell a product – we sell a solution.

Reach out to your Regional Sales Manager to discuss the testing of your next bulk powder handling project.



Common Specifications [customized per application]

Material of Construction 316 Stainless Steel
Surface Finish Product Contact Area: 25 µin [0.63 µm] Ra with ground and polished welds
Non-Product Contact Area: 35 µin [0.89 µm] Ra with smooth welds as laid
Corner Radius 2 inches [50 mm]
Outlet Size/Style 10 inches [250 mm]
Taper Angle 60 degrees

Surface Finish

Rheo offers several different surface finish options to fit your application needs.

Visit our GMP Compliance page to learn more.