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Pivot Dumper DP3000

The DP3000 (pivot dumper) is constructed from T304 Stainless Steel material and pickle passivated. The design is USDA approved.

Pivot Dumper

Pivot Dumper DP3000 features include:

  • Adjustable container hold-down bar
  • Flow divider
  • Dual hydraulic cylinder design
  • Hydraulic power pack option
  • Side - load configurations available




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  • Video: Top 10 Dumper Safety Innovations Posted last month
    In the interest of food safety and personnel safety goals across food processing customers, Mepaco has innovated options to solve these goals. Dumpers are a part of nearly every system and can be the first process in an automated solution. With automation comes food safety and personnel safety issues that these options and features on dumpers, can address. Here are Mepaco’s Top 10 Dumper Safety Innovations:  1. PRS (Pallet Retention System)  The PRS design limits the potential of foreign material entering the product stream, by separating the combo from the pallet in the dump cycle. Upon completion of the dump cycle, the dumper and frame are reunited, and the carriage assembly returns to the start-load position. PRS is available on the DP3000 Pivot Dumper and the HD 3000 High Lift Dumper models.  2. LRS (Pneumatic Liner Retention System) The LRS controls a device that prevents the liner from separating from the combo and falling into the hopper and food stream. The liner hold-down prevents operators from having to reach and try to control the liner by hand. LRS is available on the DP3000 ...
  • [Infographic] Why Processors like Mepaco's Dumping Equipment Posted 3 years ago
    Mepaco’s Food Processing customers opt for custom and modifiable dumping equipment features that provide the highest level of personnel and food safety, including: PERSONNEL SAFETY Personnel guarding designed for the entire dump-zone footprint and safety relays that control the e-stop position; and optional pocket door designs that allow for safe fork truck access for loading and unloading. Guards can be designed for different types of visibility and access, from gates to pocket and overhead access doors, depending on the requirements of the application. FOOD SAFETY A Pallet Retention System (PRS) that allows the combo to complete the dump cycle while separating from the pallet, limiting the potential for contamination in the food stream. A liner hold-down that prevents the liner from separating from the combo and falling into the hopper. An optional electropolished finish on the chute solves for sanitation efficiency and effectiveness. Visit Dumper Equipment!
  • Proper Operational Procedures Improves Dumper Performance Posted 6 years ago
    Depending on the complexity of the equipment and controls, there are a few options for production personnel to learn how to operate the equipment. The manual explains the operation of the equipment and its components. The customer can visit Apache for training and testing or contract with Mepaco Field Services for on-site training. In one example, the production staff did not understand how to operate the HD3000 Dumper, causing the carriage to bind-up where cylinders weren't lifting in tandem. The issue was caused by incorrect operation. Due to the operational configuration of the hydraulic cylinders, the HD300 dumper must be fully cycled (complete cylinder extension and retraction) each time it is used. The production staff was not fully retracting the dumper leaving the carriage 12 - 18" off the ground. This allowed the cylinders to start up unevenly and compounded if the staff did not fully extend the dumper. This caused the dumper carriage to misalign and bind against the dumper frame. Once the carriage binds against the frame the only way to safely correct the situation is to lock out the hydraulic ...
  • New Video: Mepaco Dumper Equipment Configurations Posted 6 years ago
    Mepaco offers a range of dumper configurations that are customized for specific applications in food manufacturing environments. Column Dumper CD1000  The Column Dumper CD1000 is designed for buggies with a standard working capacity up to 600 lbs. High Dumper HD3000 The HD3000 has a 3000 lb. capacity with a high discharge height specification. Lift Dumper LD3000  The LD3000 Lift and Dump equipment provides the  highest discharge height of all Mepaco dumpers. Pivot Dumper DP3000  The DP3000 (Pivot Dumper) is constructed from T304 Stainless Steel material and is a USDA approved design. Dumper Equipment Options Pallet Retention System Liner Hold Down Safety Guarding Stainless Components Elevated Load Height Configurations Hydraulic Power-Pack (painted mild steel or stainless) cover Alternative Shoot Designs Custom Carriages DOWNLOAD DUMPER EQUIPMENT BROCHURE
  • Dumper with Optional Pallet Retention Posted 7 years ago
    In the photo, the DP3000 is shown in different stages as the pallet is separated from the combo during the dumping process.  This system reduces the risk of foreign matter getting into the food stream and contaminating the food production process.    This dumper also features liner retention which prevents the liner from separating from the combo and falling in the hopper or cart.    Watch Video In a new system video animation a similar dumper is featured at the start of the Pre-Blend line; shown with safety guarding, the PRS (Pallet Retention System) and LRS (Liner Retention System).  
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What kind of containers can be used in the pivot dumper?

  • Standard tote and combos on pallets
  • Custom Octagon shaped carboard / combo
  • Combo with liner, plastic or stainless tote
  • Standard 400# and 600# buggies (requires hinged buggy arm attachment)
  • Wheeled carts
  • Drums/barrels

What size combo is used on the standard DP3000 Dumper?

It handles a traditional combo and vat size 40" x 48" by approximately 48" tall with adjustable hold-down.

Does a hold-down come standard on a pivot dumper?

A manual adjustable hold-down is standard. An air cylinder hold-down is optional.

Can the Pivot Dumper handle V-Mag Buggies?

The buggy arm set up is available as an option on the Pivot Dumper.

Can Mepaco accommodate a non-standard container?

Yes, Mepaco engineers have custom designed dumpers for many different applications. Contact your sales engineer / manager to review your application.

What is the standard dump height?

48", 60", 72" and 84"

What are the estimated cycle times?

DP3000 with 48" Discharge Height is 55 sec. (7.5GPM)
DP3000 with 48" Discharge Height is 35 sec. (12 GPM)
DP3000 with 60" Discharge Height is 64 sec. (7.5 GPM)
DP3000 with 60" Discharge Height is 40 sec. (12 GPM)
DP3000 with 72" Discharge Height is 74 sec. (7.5 GPM)
DP3000 with 72" Discharge Height is 46 sec. (12 GPM)
DP3000 with 84" Discharge Height is 83 sec. (7.5 GPM)
DP3000 with 84" Discharge Height is 58 sec. (12 GPM)

Is there a pallet retention option?

Yes, it is custom design to the application to retain the pallet while the dump is in process. Contact your sales engineer / manager to review your application.
Pallet Retention System

What are the loading options on the DP3000?

The Pivot Dumper can be loaded manually via a wheeled cart or by using a hand pallet jack, powered pallet jack, or fork truck.

Do you only carry a floor load model?

Higher dump heights are possible by using a riser or stand.

What is the load rating of the DP3000?

It is rated for a 3000 lb. load.

What are the metal finishes on the dumper?

Dumpers are constructed with a 2B mill plate finish and pickle passivated. Electropolished chutes are optional.

What are the finishing options for a heavy sanitation environment?

The chute can be electropolished. We can also supply stainless steel cylinders and stainless steel pivot bearings as an option.

What are the control options on the DP3000?

We offer a push button, up/down, estop, lock-out/tag-out control panel.

What safety options are available on the pivot dumper?

Locally mounted mechanical counter balance valve on each cylinder is standard. We can provide standard sheet metal side guarding and parameter guarding.

What configurations are available?

The DP3000 can be configured as a front load or a side load model.

What are the safety measures for the hydraulics?

If any hydraulics fail, it is pressure operated so the hydraulic will hold the dumper and lock in place.

What is the standard cylinder component material?

Standard cylinders are painted SST paint and all stainless cylinders are optional.

What is the maintenance required for a DP3000?

Check the power unit at regular intervals for oil levels. Check the filter and strainer. Conduct a visual check of the hoses and fitting and look for leaking fluid. Note: consult manual for more information.

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