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Erie Technical Systems Inc. uses experience in dry solids handling to provide innovative solutions for every customer's unique needs. 

Bulk Filling Equipment

Erie Technical Systems Inc. manufactures standard and custom bulk packaging equipment for industrial applications.


Bulk Unloading Equipment

Erie Technical Systems, Inc. manufactures manual and automatic equipment for unloading all types of bulk materials.  Our products include bulk bag unloaders, bulk box dumpers, bulk bag conditioners.  


Flexible Screw Conveyors

Custom flexible screw conveyors manufactured by Erie Technical System, Inc. are designed to convey materials in any direction and past any obstacle for your processing and packaging needs.  

Pallet Dispensers & Stackers

Not only does Erie Technical Systems, Inc. manufacture standard pallet handling equipment and systems, but we also manufacture custom equipment. Our top of the line PalletMax pallet dispenser, slip-sheet dispensers and roller conveyors are often paired with our line of bulk bag fillers. 


Vibratory Conveying Equipment

Erie Technical Systems, Inc. manufactures vibratory feeders, vibratory conveyors and vibratory spiral elevators for moving all types of bulk materials. Our quality vibratory transfer equipment is easy to clean and maintain because of our unique design that ensures the product never comes in contact with any moving parts. 


Vibratory Densification Equipment

Erie Technical Systems Inc. manufactures Vibratory Densification Equipment to increase density for bulk material packing. Our densification packers improve storage, reduce shipping and packaging costs. They can also stabilize bulk bags for transport and stacking.  

Industrial Rotary Electric Vibrators

Erie Technical Systems Inc. carries a complete line of Industrial Rotary Electric Vibrators that can be used in a variety of industrial applications. 


Ajax Shaker Drives

Erie Technical Systems Inc. is a distributor of Renold Ajax Shaker Drives.  These are used on vibratory conveyors, shaker tables, feeders, screeners, sorting conveyors, packers, and more.

Autoclave Fittings

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For custom solutions for bulk filling of boxes, totes, bags & drums or for industrial bulk bag unloaders & pallet handling - contact Erie Technical Systems, Inc. today!

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Safe Handling of bulk bags (FIBC's)

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:11 AM

Bulk bags are a convenient way to transport, store and dispense a variety of bulk materials.  They are woven bags with lifting straps designed to handle 2,000 - 5,000 pounds of bulk material.  Due to the large weight involved, there are a few safety considerations that should be addressed.  OSHA requires that no person be positioned under a bulk bag that is not solidly supported.  The lifting straps on a bulk bag are an easy way to move the bags but should not be used as the only means of support when untying or cutting open the bottom of the bag.  Bulk bags are overdesigned with a safety factor but they can be affected by sunlight if stored outdoors.  This can cause a failure of the lifting straps or the bag itself.  That is why it is best to support the bag from underneath while untying or unloading of the material.  Our UltiMAX bulk bag unloaders are designed to provide the necessary support for the bulk bag to keep operators safe.  

For additional resources on safety considerations when working with bulk bags please refer to the links below from OSHA and the FIBCA. 


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