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Rotary Bag Rack

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000216334D
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-30

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Abstract

Problem: beef processing plants experience multiple grade changes during a normal production day. Change-overs require cutting tape from the windups, and removing bags from the bag rack and replacing with the next production bags; this is time-consuming. Solution: a bifurcated bag rack that allows the user to load bags on the “non-operating” side of the rack without disrupting production from the other side of the rack. A rotary union allows the rack to be quickly turned 180º to expose the new bags. The drawings show a free-standing floor unit (Figure 1) and a mounted/overhead unit (Figure 2).