When filling the big bag, however, manpower is required to attach the FIBC to the spout. Jansen&Heuning has developed an FIBC, which can be automatically filled, put into storage, picked-up by a fork lift truck and emptied, without the driver needing to leave the steering wheel.
The four loops are replaced by four belts converging around the spout. By picking up the filling mouth, the belts and the mouth unfold, thus creating enough space for the forks of the truck to be put in, and hoist the FIBC on the belts. At this invention is patent/octrooi granted under number NL2002251.