Dolaf Box Tipper Description
This Dolaf Box Tipper is designed to lift and tip a 600 Litre Dolaf Box (1200 x 1000 x 785mm) at a discharge height of 1700mm. The Dolaf Box Tipper is constructed from Grade 304 stainless steel, is fully TIG welded throughout and is designed to be bolted to the floor. Lifting with the Dolaf Box Tipper is accomplished via chains driven by a motor gearbox mounted at the top of the one column with a crossover shaft to the other column. This Dolaf Box Tipper lift carriage was fitted with a tapered chute to guide the sliced potato into the feed hopper.
Safety Guard to PD 5304 Safety of Machinery
The safety guard is constructed from 40 x 40 x 3mm stainless steel box section and to keep the footprint of the Dolaf Box Tipper as small as possible, the front and back of the machine were fitted with stainless steel sheet. The sides of the Dolaf Box Tipper were fitted with 3mm wire, 40mm aperture stainless steel weld mesh to meet the requirements of PD 5304 Safety of Machinery. The guard enclosed the Dolaf Box Tipper to a height of 2200mm on two sides, 1500mm at the tipping side with a hinged guard door on the fourth side. The guard door is electrically and mechanically interlocked preventing the machine from operating when the door is open. Additionally, the guard door can only be opened when the lift carriage is at the full down position to prevent access whilst a load is raised.