How the Discharge System works

Follower Plate Discharge Systems are used to discharge viscous non-flowing materials from the vessel of a Change Can Mixer. The discharge platen, which is lowered by means of a hydraulic cylinder, pushes out the contents of the vessel through a discharge valve, which is normally located in the bottom of the mix vessel. The valve can also be located in the platen itself if desired.

Video in Action

This video shows product being pushed out of the change can through a valve near the bottom of the vessel.