- May 31, 2012
ASTON, PA | Maguire Products has received a US patent for the Loader Lift, a pneumatically powered system that speeds job or color changes for gravimetric blenders that have been deployed with loaders mounted atop the hopper lid. The system is said to reduce changeover time by lifting the hopper lid at the touch of a switch, providing easy access to ingredient bins without the need to remove the loaders feeding them. The bins are designed to be removable.
Once the system has raised the hopper lid and the loaders on top of it, there is ample room for the operator to remove the bins. Safety features prevent the operator from accidentally having fingers caught if they are resting atop the bins when the lid is lowered.