Semi-Automatic Debagging

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Dyco Debagging

Semi-Automatic Debagging

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Dyco's extensive line of Semi-Auto Debaggers offer the greatest flexibility and options in the industry, and meets the same quality, operational and design standards as our Auto-Debaggers.  These machines provide an alternative to our automatic machines in low-to medium-volume lines, by applying an operator for loading and bag stripping. In most installations, Dyco's Semi-Auto Debagging systems are positioned where an operator can unload bundles from a delivery vehicle or storage, and load directly into the debagging system.

The operator places a bundle into the debagging system, activates an automated slitting knife to cut the bag, then strips the bag from the bottles. The bottles move onto the debagging system's mat top accumulating conveyor that provides consistent, indexed feeding of the bottles to the single-file exit conveyor for transport to the filling line.

Semi-Auto systems are extremely flexible in design and application, with models for single- and double-tier bundles of square, rectangular, or round containers. Some Semi-Auto models can feed different containers with minimal change over. Dyco's Semi-Auto Debaggers, like the Auto systems, apply a special hold-down system during line feeding to minimize bottle damage, jams, and to maintain container orientation. Also, different lengths of accumulation conveyor can be specified to match the bottle feed speeds of your production requirements.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Dyco brings the most extensive debagging experience to your plant and production application
  • As the most experienced designer and manufacturer of debagging systems, it follows that Dyco is also the leader in manufacturing systems to bundle blow molded containers
  • Semi-Auto debagging systems are extremely flexible in design and application, with models for single- and double-tier bundles and for square, rectangular or round containers, with over 10 different models for square and round containers
  • Dyco pioneered and has perfected the hold down/pressure release feed mechanism that guarantees container orientation and minimizes container damage giving you the benefit of a more efficient operation



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Hand Debagger

Hand Debagger feeding Dairy Gallons with hanging dust cover

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Dyco offers a variety of manual debagging stations that offer substantial benefits in low speed lines or in unique bottle feeding situations. Alternatives range from tables with a manual or automatic feed bar, to a bundle "strip box" that is portable and provides an easy means to position a bundle and manually remove the bag. The automatic feed bar can be retrofitted to most Dyco hand debagging tables.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Small footprint for hard to reach areas
  • Stainless Steel construction for installation in filling room


Hand Debagger feeding Dairy Gallons with hanging dust cover

Hand Debagger with hanging dust cover feeding dairy gallons


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Hand Debagger with Auto-Feedbar

Auto push bar feeding dariy gallons

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Dyco's Hand Debagger with Auto-Feedbar is typically used in applications for low speed lines. An operator is required to place a bundle of containers on the table and manually cut and strip the bag from the containers. A foot pedal is depressed so the Auto-Feedbar will then index the containers onto the conveyor line, allowing the operator to perform other tasks while the containers are feeding onto the line.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Allow your operator to perform other tasks while containers are feeding with an Automatic Feed Bar Kit
  • Can be retrofitted to your existing Hand Debagger
  • Available in washdown and non-washdown controls packages to fit your application


Backer bar and pressure release position bottles onto the conveyer before releasing them automatically

Backer bar and pressure release position bottles onto the conveyer before releasing them automatically

Auto Feed Pushbar Kit feeding dairy half gallons without an operator to push them onto the conveyer

Auto Feed Pushbar Kit feeding dairy half gallons without an operator to push them onto the conveyer


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Model 2512 Semi Automatic Debagger

2512 6 wide debagger with 6' ext. table

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The model 2512 is typically used for square or rectangular containers. The operator places a bundle on the back of the machine in the slit and strip area. The bag is fed into a hooked safety knife and depresses a foot pedal. The foot pedal actuates a pneumatic cylinder to which knife is mounted, which travels across the side of the bundle, cutting one edge of the bundle open. The operator then pulls the bag from the containers opposite the knife location, stripping the bag off the bundle. Once the bag is removed from the bundle, the operator actuates the lift gate with another foot pedal. The lift gate opens and the containers travel down a mat top accumulation conveyor to the feed end of the machine. Once the containers are clear, the gate lowers and the knife returns to it’s home position. Square and rectangular containers travel down the mat top conveyor to the feed end of the machine and hit the backer bar. The backer bar works in conjunction with a “hold down” mechanism that holds the previous row of containers back, eliminating interference and pressure from the row being discharged.  Once the hold down is in place the backer bar retracts and the brake gate opens allowing containers to flow out of the machine on table top conveyor.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Machine is readily adjustable for most square or rectangular containers which allows the versatility for multiple applications
  • Hold down mechanism with pressure relief maintains bottle orientation which leads to better line efficiencies
  • Cost effective semi-automatic debagging solution


2512 6 wide debagger with 6' ext. table

2512 6 wide debagger with 6' ext. table

2512 showing bottle alignment photo eye

2512 showing bottle alignment photo eye

2512 strip chamber

2512 strip chamber


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Model 2552 Semi Automatic Debagger

The Dyco model 2552 debagger is extremely versatile, offering the unique capability to handle square, rectangular and round container types, yet still providing easy change over between container types. The operator places a bundle on the back of the machine in the slit and strip area. The operator feeds the bag into a hooked safety knife and depresses a foot pedal. The foot pedal actuates a pneumatic cylinder to which the knife is mounted, which travels across the side of the bundle, cutting one edge of the bundle open. The operator then pulls the bag from the containers opposite the knife location, stripping the bag off the bundle. Once the bag is removed from the bundles, the operator actuates the lift gate with another foot pedal. The lift gate opens and the containers travel down a mat top accumulation conveyor to the feed end of the machine. Once the containers are clear, the gate lowers and the knife returns to it’s home position. Square and rectangular containers travel down the mat top conveyor to the feed end of the machine and hit the backer bar. The backer bar works in conjunction with a “hold down” mechanism that holds the previous row of containers back, eliminating interference and pressure from the row being discharged.  Once the hold down is in place the backer bar retracts and the brake gate opens allowing containers flow out of the machine on table top conveyor. When running round containers, bottles travel down a mat top chain and are funneled onto a table top conveyor. There is a side mounted, low back pressure, tabletop conveyor to orient the containers such that they can be discharged form the machine in a single row.

Why Choose Dyco

  • The model 2552 debagger is a good solution for flexibility in medium speed applications when running square and round containers
  • Machine is available in right hand or left configurations to fit your application


Live Mat-top accumulation area to load, slit, and strip bag from bundle.

Live mat-top accumulation area to load, slit, and strip bag

Hold down assembly to maintain square container orientation

Hold down assembly to maintain square container orientation

Backer belt assembly shown in up position when running square containers

Backer belt assembly shown in up position when running square containers


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Model 2812 Semi Automatic Debagger

Model 2812 typical installation feeding an alpine conveyor

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The model 2812 is typically used for square and rectangular containers and offers the fastest speeds of the Dyco semi-automatic debaggers. The operator places a bundle on the back of the machine in the slit and strip area. The operator feeds the bag into a hooked safety knife and depresses a foot pedal. The foot pedal actuates a pneumatic cylinder to which the knife is mounted, which travels across the side of the bundle, cutting one edge of the bundle open. The operator then pulls the bag from the containers opposite the knife location, stripping the bag off the bundle. Once the bag is removed from the bundles, the operator actuates the lift gate with another foot pedal. The lift gate opens and the containers travel down a mat top accumulation conveyor to the feed end of the machine. Once the containers are clear, the gate lowers and the knife returns to it’s home position. Square and rectangular containers travel down the mat top conveyor to the indexing feed end of the machine. The indexer works in conjunction with a “hold down” mechanism that holds the previous row of containers back, eliminating interference and pressure from the row being discharged.  Once the hold down is in place the backer bar retracts, and the bottles are pushed out of the machine by a side mounted wiper mechanism. The wiper mechanism is driven with a variable frequency drive controlled motor and accelerates the containers onto the exit conveyor, which carries the containers single file, typically onto an accumulation conveyor to a filler.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Most widely used semi-automatic debagging solution in the dairy, juice, and water industries
  • Live 3.25” table top discharge conveyor with AC variable speed drive (optional additional table top conveyor available upon request)
  • Safety cold knife assembly included in standard machine
  • Container hold down and pressure release mechanisms on discharge end of machine to ensure container orientation is maintained and prevent jams


Model 2812 feeding Dairy Gallon containers

Model 2812 feeding dairy gallon containers

Hold down/pressure release assembly guarantees your contains maintain orientation


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Model 2852 Semi Automatic Debagger

Bundle loading area with exit gate

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The Dyco model 2852 is typically used in applications running square, rectangular and round containers. This machine offers the same versatility as the model 2552 but is capable of higher speeds for square and rectangular containers. The machine operation is as follows. The operator places a bundle on the back of the machine in the slit and strip area. The operator feeds the bag into a hooked safety knife and depresses a foot pedal. The foot pedal actuates a pneumatic cylinder to which the knife is mounted, which travels across the side of the bundle, cutting one edge of the bundle open. The operator then pulls the bag from the containers opposite the knife location, stripping the bag off the bundle. Once the bag is removed from the bundles, the operator actuates the lift gate with another foot pedal. The lift gate opens and the containers travel down a mat top accumulation conveyor to the feed end of the machine. Once the containers are clear, the gate lowers and the knife returns to it’s home position. Square and rectangular containers travel down the mat top conveyor to the indexing feed end of the machine.  The indexer works in conjunction with a “hold down” mechanism that holds the previous row of containers back, eliminating interference and pressure from the row being discharged.  Once the hold down is in place the backer bar retracts, and the bottles are pushed out of the machine by a side mounted wiper mechanism. The wiper mechanism is driven with a variable frequency drive controlled motor and accelerates the containers onto the exit conveyor, which carries the containers single file, typically onto an accumulation conveyor to a filler.  When running Round containers, bottles travel down a mat top chain and are funneled onto a table top conveyor. There is a side mounted, low backpressure, tabletop conveyor to orient the containers such that they can be discharged from the machine in a single row.

Why Choose Dyco

  • The model 2852 provides high speed feeding of square containers and the capability to debag round containers
  • Container hold down and pressure release mechanisms on discharge end of machine to ensure container orientation is maintained and prevent jams
  • Machine is readily adjustable for most square, rectangular, or round containers


Bundle loading area with exit gate

Bundle loading area with exit gate

Dyco's unique hold down and pressure release mechanisms guarantee square containers maintain orientation.

Dyco's unique hold down and pressure release mechanisms guarantee square containers maintain orientation.

Backer belt can be lowered for rounds and raised for squares

Backer belt can be lowered for rounds and raised for squares


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Model 3312 Semi Automatic Debagger

The Dyco 3312 is typically used in applications running 2.5 gallon double tier bundles in a 4 x 4 x 2 full-pack configuration. The operator will place the double tier bundle of 2.5 gallon bottles on a platform, and the operator will slit the bag open with a manual knife. The operator will strip the bag from the array and depress the foot switch that will push the bundle of containers to a live accumulation table. The platform will then raise up and the next array of containers will be pushed onto the live accumulation table. The containers will move into position to be side discharged onto the customer’s conveyor or new Dyco conveyor to the filler.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Semi-automatic solution to meet increased production demands
  • Consistent container feeding with bottle indexer


Standard Length Machine Shown with table-top exit conveyor

Standard length machine shown with table-top exit conveyor

Machine available two bundle loading to save time

Machine allows two bundle loading to save time

Two Tier bottle platform moves to unload second tier of bottles


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Model 4200 Semi Automatic Debagger

Machine discharge conveyor with single filing rails

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The model 4200 debagger is Dyco’s solution to the debagging of round containers. The operator places a bundle on the back of the machine in the slit and strip area. The operator feeds the bag into a hooked safety knife and depresses a foot pedal. The foot pedal actuates a pneumatic cylinder to which the knife is mounted, which travels across the side of the bundle, cutting one edge of the bundle open. The operator then pulls the bag from the containers opposite the knife location, stripping the bag off the bundle. Once the bag is removed from the bundles, the operator actuates the lift gate with another foot pedal. The lift gate opens and the containers travel down a mat top accumulation conveyor to the feed end of the machine. Once the containers are clear, the gate lowers and the knife returns to it’s home position.  The bottles travel down a mat top chain and are funneled onto a table top conveyor. There is a side mounted, low backpressure, tabletop conveyor to orient the containers such that they can be discharged from the machine in a single row.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Mat-top accumulation conveyor with 3.25" table-top exit conveyor
  • Low back pressure backer belt in single filing area to ensure containers do not log jam
  • Dyco debaggers utilize standard, off-the-shelf components and motors to ease maintenance


Machine discharge conveyor with single filing rails

Machine discharge conveyor with single filing rails

Backer belt assembly to prevent log jams

Backer belt assembly to prevent log jams

Bag cutter knife with safety enclosure

Bag cutter knife with safety enclosure


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PET Bottle Debagger

Patented indexer feeding PET bottles

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Designed to handle square or rectangular PET bottles, our patented debagging system increases efficiency by eliminating jams due to sticky PET bottles.

The process begins when the operator places a bundle in the slice and strip area at the back of the machine.  Here, the operator feeds the bag into a hooked safety knife prior to pressing the bag-slice foot pedal.  This action actuates the pneumatic powered safety knife to slice open the bag making it possible for the operator to easily strip the plastic film away.  Another foot pedal actuates the lift gate, which opens to release the newly stripped bundle onto a Mat Top Accumulation Table.  The machine automatically detects when the bottles clear the lift gate and lowers it for the operator to repeat the slice and strip process.

Square and rectangular containers travel down the Mat Top Conveyor to the indexing feed end of the machine.  The indexer works in conjunction with a "hold down" mechanism that holds the previous row of containers back, eliminating interference and pressure from the row being discharged.  Once the hold down is in place, the backer bar retracts and the bottles are pushed out of the machine by a side mounted wiper mechanism.  The wiper mechanism is driven with a variable frequency drive controlled motor and accelerates the containers onto the exit conveyer, which carries the containers single file, typically onto an accumulation conveyer to a filler.

Why Choose Dyco

  • Easy to use foot controls keep hands free and out of the way
  • Designed to handle square or rectangular bottles
  • Dyco patented hold down device and indexer eliminates jamming between sticky PET bottles
  • Works for both PET and HDPE containers


PET Debagger feeding HDPE square dairy half gallons

PET Debagger feeding HDPE square dairy half gallons

PET Debagger feeding large, PET juice containers

PET Debagger feeding large, PET juice containers


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