Bulk Bag Handling
Handling bulk bags is not completly unusual.
Spiral chutes, as you suggest, are typically used on discharge ends. Conveyors can be used for transport between stockpiling locations and wharfs.
A 1 tonne bag size is large. Often, the reason for handling bags is that intermediate handling is affected by poeple. Hence, bag size would be 40kg, or even just 20kg in places conscious of back injuries.
That does not mean you may not have other, very good, reason for handling 1 tonne bags. These would probably be fitted with slings for handling. Whatever you do, a good solution can always be found with some good engineering. The trick is to review the detail of your particular site, circumstance and constraints. A big consideration will be the degree of randomness in bag series presented for pick-up and the degree of order needed for placement at the dispatch point.
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