Automatic Bag Slitter

Automatic Bag Slitter


Metalfab's new Automatic Bag Slitter features a ruggedly built, compact design used to open bags of agricultural seed or seed-like products through one rotating blade while simultaneously discharging product into a hopper for conveying, feeding, or hoppering. The fully enclosed bag slitter provides a safe, dust-free way to quickly open 30 to 60 pound bags at a rate of up to 30 plus bags per minute. An optional "bag kicker" makes disposal of empty bags efficient and easy.


  • Rugged Design provides long life and versatility to accommodate other Metalfab equipment such as hoppers, conveyors, and feeders
  • Fully Enclosed System provides a safe way to open bags and keep workers safe from dust
  • Optional "Bag Kicker" disposes of bags in an efficient and easy manner
  • Stainless Steel Blade quickly opens up to 30 plus bags per minute
  • Optional Integral Blade Sharpener sharpens the blade without removal to save time and improve throughput
  • Plexiglas Viewing Windows permit safe monitoring of the fully enclosed Plexiglass system
  • Adjustable Guide Wheel accommodates different bag thicknesses to ensure a complete bag cut with reduced down time
  • Removable Side Access panels allow for quick and easy cleaning and maintenance

Operating Characteristics

  • Handles bags of seed or seed-like products
  • Equipped with wheel assembly to help press fit bag into position for cutting
  • Self-sharpening 18" stainless steel blade for maximum processes uptime
  • Ruggedly built for continuous, long-lasting operation
  • Blade motor pre-wired to a NEMA 4X junction box for simple, problem-free installation



Product Spec Image


  • Standard Units: All metal contact parts are carbon steel; blade is 304 stainless steel
  • Drive Motor: 3/4 HP AC motor for belts and 1/3 HP AC motor for blade
  • Options: Knife sharpener; "bag kicker"; dust vent stub for connection to dust collector pickup
  • Dimensions: 38 1/2" W x 98" L x 54" H (leg extensions available for any hopper outlet to ground clearance requirements)

Available Options

  • Integral VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) in motor for Bag Kicker speed adjustment