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Industrial Column Dumper CD1000

The CD1000 (column dumper) is constructed from T304 stainless steel with a pickle passivated finished. It is designed for USDA approval.

Industrial Column Dumper

The CD1000 Dumper features:

  • Completely wired motor starter in NEMA 4 enclosure
  • .5 HP brake-motor
  • Up, down and stop buttons
  • Lock-out/tag-out equipped
  • Three (3) proximity switches
  • E-stop
  • Working capacity is 600 lbs.
  • Column height 120"
  • Discharge height 60 - 96"



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  • Column Dumpers - Featuring 60 degree dump angle Posted 9 months ago
    Processors should be able to focus on critical operations and not have to worry about auxiliary equipment. That's what Mepaco's CD1000 Column Dumper delivers; a Column Dumper that is heavily built, engineered for easy maintenance, built to strict sanitary design standards, and like our processing equipment solutions, modifiable to meet specific production requirements. The animation features a new option in Mepaco's Column Dumper, a 60 degree dump angle for applications where every particulate must be added to the batch. For more information, download our Column Dumper Flyer.
  • Proper Operational Procedures Improves Dumper Performance Posted 3 years ago
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  • New Video: Mepaco Dumper Equipment Configurations Posted 3 years ago
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  • Dumping Equipment Options Help Meet Food Safety Goals Posted 5 years ago
    In the video are two options that can be added to a dumper system to eliminate debris from finding its way into the product. The first is a pallet retention system (PRS) which is integrated into the loading base. It is engineered to securely remove the pallet away from the product “dump zone” so that wood and other impurities are prevented from entering the product stream. The next option is the liner hold-down mechanism which is also engineered to hold back the liner during the dumping process. These options meet food safety goals and the liner hold-down prevents operators from having to reach and try to control the liner by hand. Check out our FAQs and read more about Pallet Retention and Dumpers!
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What models are available?

We manufacture a 120" columns with an 8 ft. dump heights and a 140" column with a 10 ft. dump height.

What is the capacity of column dumpers?

Column dumpers have a 600 lb. capacity, for use with standard 400 lb. and 600 lb. buggies.

Can Mepaco handle greater capacities on 600 lbs. on column dumpers?

Mepaco has manufactured column dumpers handling 1000 lbs. Consult your sales manager for application support.

What are loading options on column dumpers?

We have 400 and 600 meat buggy attachment and also a barrel attachment.

Do you have a portable option?


Are controls provided with the column dumper?

Yes, integrally mounted controls are standard with lockable motor disconnect.

What are the safety features on a column dumper?

The column dumper is lock-out/tag-out and estop equipped. The chain and moving components are housed inside the enclosed frame. The brake motor locks buggies in the event of a fault. Parameter guarding is optional.

What are the loading options?

A pivot shelf (lift and tilt) is available for frozen block applications.

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