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Our manufacturing plant opened in 1969 to serve the chemical industry. Today, there are hundreds of our liquid filling systems installed around the world for filling drums, pails and totes with acids to glycols, antifreeze to defoamers, and solvents to surfactants. Most of the filling systems are built for flammable, toxic, corrosive, sticky, and foamy chemicals. Our reputation is well known for building the most rugged and long lasting filling and conveying systems in the industry.

Straight Line Drum & TOTE Filling System

[Specifications]

This application is filling flammable and foaming volatile chemicals in a class 1, division 1 area. It is a standard model DF-5540, palletized drum and tote filling system, the most popular system throughout America. The infeed conveyor is gravity with an air-operated pallet escapement. The lance rack on the side is for product devoted lances. At the filling station, the boom has already been raised from 55 gallon drum fill height to 550 gallon tote height. The operator pushes a button on the handle to start the fill cycle. The tare is automatic as the lance travels to the bottom of the stroke and starts slow filling to prevent foaming. When liquid reaches the lance tip, the system shifts to fast fill mode. Near the top, it shifts again to dribble speed. A typical cycle fills a 550 gallon tote in six minutes, and four, 55 gallon drums in five minutes.

U-Line Drum & TOTE Filling System

[Specifications]

This is a filling application for all foaming and some corrosive chemicals. It is a U-Line configuration, designed to accommodate the customer’s need for pallet accumulation within a limited floor space. The infeed is gravity conveyor with air-operated pallet escapements and walkover plates. The up/down right angle transfer has a four strand chain conveyor under a powered roller conveyor to transfer incoming pallets. The filling station is a standard palletized drums and tote filler, model DF-5540. The long discharge is gravity conveyor to allow the same number of pallets as the incoming line. The air operated escapements separate the last pallet from the rest of the line for easy fork truck pick-up.

Automatic Drum Orienting Filler

[Specifications]

A sticky chemical is filled into drums at this automatic drum filling system. It is designed to fill drums with the bungs previously removed. It starts with a pneumatic drum indexer that separates and shuttles empty drums to a rotator station, where the drum is raised on skewed rollers. A tire on one side and a cradle of wheels on the other side centers and captures the drum before rotating it. A twin-strand chain conveyor moves drums from station to station. A raise/lower scale lifts each drum then signals the fill cycle to begin. When discharged, the scale lowers, leaving the filled drum on the chain conveyor to move to the bung and capping station then through a wig-wag diverter that sends drums to accumulate, left then right on gravity accumulation conveyor.

Filler in a Fume Booth

[Specifications]

This is a custom-designed drum filling system to fill hot and viscous acids at 275 degrees. The liquid flows through a special, heat jacketed filling lance and valve assembly into a 20 gallon fiber drum. A safety hood lowers over the top of the open-mouth drum before the fill cycle starts. Other unique features of this custom-made fume booth filler include: an electric heat jacketed lance and ball valves to keep the material hot and flowing, a round steel cover over the drum with an exhaust port, a pull-out overflow pan under the filler, two interlocking sliding doors operated by rod-less air cylinders, powered infeed and discharge conveyors, a pair of thermal operator gloves, and Plexiglas windows front and back.

See-Through Fume Booth Filler

[Specifications]

This custom-made filling system is designed and built for filling toxic chemicals into 55 gallon drums and 550 gallon totes. The load is placed on the infeed conveyor then a signal is given to raise the guillotine door and start up the infeed and scale surface conveyor simultaneously. The door automatically closes and both conveyors stop when the load reaches a photo eye. The operator’s arms fit into the thermal gloves and aligns the lance to the bung opening then presses the button to start the filling cycle. Since this is filling a foaming liquid, the lance travels to the end of it’s stroke and remains submerged throughout the filling cycle. When completed, the operator presses a button to raise the guillotine door and reverse both conveyors for the load to drive out. The see-through walls and guillotine door are made from Lexan. The operator platform, made by the customer, is not shown.

TOTE & Drum Filling System

[Specifications]

This is a common tote and drum filling system designed to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, filling unclassified chemicals into 55 gallon drums and 220 gallon totes. It is used as a sub-surface filler, because all the liquids are foaming. This is a standard model DF-5540 straight-line, drum and tote filling system with the capability of filling containers from 55 to 550 gallon, or 20” to 72” tall. The inner mast with the boom and lance carriage is moved with cam rollers up and down by a hydraulic cylinder to accommodate the various container sizes. A welded cantilevered bung and capping station is included after the filling station. The infeed conveyors are gravity. The scale, bung station and discharge conveyors are powered.

Twin Head Pail Fillers

[Specifications]

Automotive chemicals will be filled into twin Jerry jugs with this liquid filling application. This popular, sub-surface, twin head pail filler will fill both pails simultaneously, because the operator presses both start buttons at the same time. Both fillers are semi-automatic, built on a common frame. The operator manually moves two empty jugs into a swing-down fixture under each lance then presses the start buttons. The system tares both jugs as the lances insert. Each jug has on its own filler scale and weight meter to assure accuracy. The filling rate, according to the customer, is eight, 5 gallon jugs per minute.

Four-Head Drum Filler

[Specifications]

This application is for filling corrosive, non-foaming chemicals into 55 gallon drums. This assembly consists of two fillers, each with dual lances. One of the fillers has two Kynar lances and the other filler has a stainless as well as a Kynar lance. Each lance has two air-operated, infeed ball valves. Both are top-fill, semi-automatic filling machines. All the conveyors are powered and zoned for accumulation. The lance tower is mounted onto a plate with linear bearings to allow the carriage to move up and down for the filling cycle.

Mobile Pail Filler

[Specifications]

Here is a custom-made, roll in and roll out, semi-automatic, sub-surface, pail filling system with a nitrogen purged control panel for class1, division 1 environment. It will fill flammable chemicals into 5 gallon pails at a rate of four pails per minute. The infeed and discharge gravity conveyors are fixed at several filling locations to allow for this multi-station machine to move into place, lock down, plug in then start filling. The entire filling station can be moved manually, on casters with foot locks, or by fork truck.

Filling Toxic and Corrosive Chemicals

This operation is filling a mildly toxic and corrosive chemical into 330 gallon plastic totes. This is another model DF-5540 drum and tote filler operation, but it is programmed to run automatically, because only one sized container is to be filled day in and day out. The boom and lance carriage are raised to accommodate the tote about to be filled. A Teflon bellows is lowered by air cylinder over the bung opening to seal and capture the fumes during the filling cycle. The computer adjusts for the added weight of the bellows when it tares the entire load to zero weight before starting the filling cycle. The infeed conveyor is gravity, but the discharge conveyors are powered.

Dual-Lance Blending Filler

This one-of-a kind blending filler was custom made to fill two chemicals into one tote, sequentially. It was designed and built for a chemical manufacturer with a special blending operation, filling 220 to 550 gallon totes with non-foaming chemicals. Once the initial liquid weight is achieved for the first chemical, the first lance shuts down and the second lance opens to start its filling cycle to a pre-determined, additional weight. Each filling lance is designed for use in a devoted application to avoid contamination. A plywood board is used under each tote, because the dented feet of the reusable totes are not conveyable on rollers.

Electric XP Drum Fillers

This is a one-of-a-kind, semi-automatic, electric powered, drum filling operation. It is designed to fill flammable chemicals into 55 gallon drums. The electric, explosion proof, sub-surface drum filler was designed for a customer with no supply of compressed air. Instead of an air cylinder, lance powered components include a 3/4 HP, XP inverter duty motor with torque limiting clutch. The other components of this custom-made filler include; a standard NTEP approved scale and weight meter, and a NEMA 4 nitrogen purged control panel. This drum filler will be mounted in a pit to allow manual drum loading at floor level from infeed and discharge gravity conveyors. The filling rate is one 55 gallon drum per minute.

In & Out TOTE Fill Station

This simple filling system was designed for customers with limited floor space. It is another model DF-5540 filler in a class one, division 1 chemical application. This multi-purpose filler was built for filling four drums on a pallet as well as a 330 gallon tote. The entire system requires only a 10’ x 10’ space, less if a platform is not needed. The conveyor on the filler scale and the staging conveyor are both reversing. A fork lift will drop off a load at the end. It will convey into the filling station then reverse to convey back out, making the drop off point the pickup point as well.