Since 2006 we’ve been providing customers with a unique, “No-Foam” liquid filling machine that reduces the filling time of foaming liquids by as much as 60%. This means that our filling machines have improved filling rates of high-foam chemicals from 5 minutes to 2.5 minutes fill time for 55 gallon drums, and from 18 minutes to 10 minutes fill time for 220 gallon totes. All of our filling machines handle a wide variety of foaming, caustic, toxic, and flammable products, including; detergents, alcohols, ammonia, disinfectants, sanitizers, chlorines, bleaches, deodorizers, and more.
U-Line Drum & Tote Filling Systems
Here is an example of a semi-automatic, U-Line configuration, drum and tote filling systems. This system is filling foaming detergents and other corrosive chemicals into various sized drums and totes. It uses powered chain conveyors with individual zones for accumulation, because some of the loads, like the steel bottom totes, are not conveyable on rollers and because some pallets are going the wrong-way on entry and discharge lines. The filler has an inner mast that raises and lowers to accommodate the different heights of drums and totes from 20” to 80” tall. A bung and capping station is built on the left of the filling machine, after the ninety degree transfer, easily accessible to the operator. OSHA approved walkover tread plates are also built into the application.
Straight-Line Drum & Tote Filling System
This system is filling chlorines, detergents and other cleaning chemicals into drums and IBC’s. It is a fully loaded semi-automatic filling system with all the bells and whistles, including several lance types, extra long lances for true bottom filling, a pivoting flush adapter, and more. The automatic dispenser sends a pallet onto the infeed chain conveyor. Poly drums are manually loaded onto each pallet. A pedestal pushbutton station discharges each load of empty drums to the next accumulation zone prior to the filler. The floor stops prevent the fork truck from damaging the conveyor when it places a tote onto the line. The filling machine is capable of filling from five gallon to fifty-five gallon drums and totes up to 80” tall. This customer uses a fiberglass operator platform and stainless conveyor at the filling station to allow for wash-down.
Stand-Alone Drum Filler
This liquid filling system is filing drums and totes with detergent chemicals. It has quite a few options and accessories, including; two lances, one 316 stainless and the other Kynar, both with complimentary twin valves and intake piping. The inner mast will raise and lower within the twin uprights by a hydraulic cylinder, carrying the boom and lance carriage from filling containers 20” to 80” in overall height. This unit also has extra long filling lances to reach the bottom of 72” deep totes. A plastic windshield behind the handle protects the operator. This filling machine can be loaded by a fork truck, or conveyors can be added for infeed and discharge.
Automatic Drum Filler
This automatic drum filler is designed to fill high foaming detergents into 30 gallon poly drums. It has three unique components. The infeed uses a rod-less air cylinder with a flip up/down arm, to push each drum into a rotator. The empty drum is then rotated to find and lock the bung opening into place at six o’clock. The twin strand chain conveyor carries each drum into and out of the filling station. At the fill station, the drum is raised by a load cell and signals the computer to start the fill cycle. When filled, the drum is lowered and conveyed to a bung and capping station. The next empty drum, waiting at the drum rotator, is advanced and the filling cycle repeats.
Automatic Twin Pail Filler
This automatic, twin-lance pail filler is the same machine as above, but in this application it is filling foamy detergents into two 5 gallon pails, simultaneously. The two jugs are shuttled into the two filling stations by the rod-less air cylinder at the infeed, which has a pair of blades that drop between the jugs. The containers bypass the drum rotator station. At the fill station, two scales are raised to hold and weigh the containers as they are being filled. Pails are filled at a rate of eight per minute then automatically discharged.
Mobile Pail Filler
This semi-automatic, mobile pail filler is filling disinfectants into jerry jugs. It has a ruggedly built frame using welded structural steel with casters and foot locks. A lawnmower type horizontal bar is in back for moving the filling machine from station to station around a plant floor. Since it is a sub-surface filler, it can fill one gallon to seven gallon containers. The most common applications are used for filling jerry cans with foaming and non-foaming chemicals. A twenty foot power cord is included.
Single-Head Pail Filler
This standard, filling system is designed for filling sanitizers into pails. It is a semi-automatic pail filler, another sub-surface machine, for filling one to five gallon open-top or tight head pails. It has several change-over filling lances from 3/4″ to 1.9″ diameter, depending on the container size and type. It can easily be adapted as an automatic pail filler if the containers are open-top.
Twin-Lance, Drum & Tote Filling System
Everything from bleach to alcohol, to liquid soap will be filled by this fully loaded drum and IBC filling system. Both lances are extra long to reach the bottom of tall totes and are Kynar, as are the valves and infeed lines. The filler has a boom that lowers and rises bringing the lance carriage down to fill 20” containers and up to fill 80” tall containers. A swing-in bung removal station with tooling is provided before the filling station and a swing-in, bung and capping station is built after the filling station. Only one lance is used during the filling cycle. Two filling lances are provided to avoid change-over when another product is to be filled. A portable two step unit is available for the operator, when filling tall totes.
Stand-Alone Drum Filler
This standard, model DF-5510, semi-automatic and sub-surface flier is designed for filling 5 to 55 gallon drums. In this application, it is filling a foaming chemical. The operator simply aligns the empty drum to a six o’clock position then presses the start button on the handle to begin the filling cycle. The lance will descend to the bottom of the container then tare the container weight to zero. All the liquid that enters the drum will be pre-programmed to a net weight. Conveyors can be added for infeed and discharge. If no conveyors are used, a fork truck will gently lift the full drum and carry it away.
Tall Tote Filler
This sub-surface filling, semi-automatic system is filling a foaming detergent into 500 gallon IBC’s. Although not shown, it is part of a large system with powered infeed and discharge conveyors designed in a U-Line configuration. The Kynar lance and twin Kynar ball valves are used for filling the tall tote with a common corrosive household cleaner. The lance is extra-long to descend within a half inch of the bottom, to control foaming and maximize the speed of the filling process. The conveyor on the 10,000lb platform scale is made from stainless steel.
Drum Filler Bung Station
This application is for filling a foaming detergent into 55 gallon fiber and steel drums. The powered conveyor after the filling station has a manual bung and capping station mounted over it. The all-welded, structural steel cantilevered frame above the drums holds an air-operated bung tool and capping tool, both with a cable reel. Typically, the operator will be bunging and capping while drums are being filled at the palletized drum filling station. A discharge button on the filler handle sends a load of full drums out of the filling station and the bung station, simultaneously.