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LubRICANTS

We have years of experience building rugged liquid filling machines for a variety of batch and production filling applications for the lube industry. Some of the many applications include filling 5 to 550 gallon containers with lubricant greases, lube oils, hydraulic fluids, synthetic lubricants, machine greases, automotive oils, machine cutting fluids, silicones, and fluorocarbons.

Automatic Pail Filler

This high volume filling application was designed to fill four, 5 gallon, open-top pails with hydraulic oil. It is a fully automatic, four-head pail filling system to produce 16 pails/minute. There are three rows of four pails. The first row of pails is filled and heading away from the filling stations, to a lid press operation. The second row is positioned under the filling heads. The third row is accumulated behind them, ready to move forward when the full pails exit the filling station. A multi-strand chain conveyor raises between the rollers to transfer the empty pails under the filling heads, at the same time the filled loads are discharging. Upon arrival at the filling station, the chains lower the pails onto four separate scales. Pails are tarred to zero weight then the filling cycle starts. There are four scales and four weight meters built into this filling system.

Quad Drum Filler

[Specifications]

The application fills 55 gallon drums with hot, viscous grease and other products, some combustible, into 55 gallon steel drums. It is a slow operation, which is why the customer chose a four lance filler. Once the first drum is started, the next three drums will be automatically filled in sequence. It allows the operator to do other chores while the filler automatically sequences one drum filled after another, for the two hour filling cycle. This is a class 1, division 2 environment, so a grounding clamp is provided along with a fault interrupt. The infeed and discharge conveyors are both gravity.

Drum & Pail Filler

[Specifications]

This filling machine will fill production run and batches of ink-like liquid. It is a standard model DF-5510 filling 5 gallon, 30 gallon and 55 gallon containers in sequence. This is a semi-automatic, sub-surface drum filling machine. The operator aligns the bung opening to the lance then presses the button to start the filling cycle. The lance travels to the bottom of each container then tares it to zero. The foot valve at the end of the filling lance opens for a slow feed mode. When the liquid reaches above the lance tip, the system shifts to fast fill mode with the lance submerged, while it is rising, to minimize foaming. At the top, the system automatically shifts to slow fill mode to top off the container.

Mobile Pail Filler

[Specifications]

This filling machine will fill batches of foaming and non-foaming liquids including, synthetics and machine cutting fluids, into 5 gallon plastic and metal pails. It is a semi-automatic, sub-surface pail filling machine. It includes a pneumatic metal lug crimper built onto the mobile filler frame. This filling machine and lug crimper are ruggedly built with structural steel frames and casters with foot locks. It is rated for class 1, division 2 and includes a power cord. On a level floor, this mobile filler requires only twenty five pounds of inertia to move the it from station to station. A plug-in, air-line connection and purge connection are all that is required to begin a filling cycle at another location.

Stand-Alone Palletized Drum Filler

[Specifications]

This filling machine will fill batches of fluorocarbons into 55 gallon drums. It is a semi-automatic, low profile filling machine. The straddle support legs allow it to be moved to different locations in a plant. This machine does not have the usual raise and lower boom carriage capability, because it is devoted to filling only 55 gallon drums. Notice the modified operator handle and how it was built turned down for operator convenience. This is an unclassified palletized drum filler with no options or accessories.

Stand-Alone Single Drum Filler

[Specifications]

This model DF-5511 filling machine was designed specifically to fill only 55 gallon drums. The application is rated for a class 1, division 1 chemical in a batch operation. This is a basic, top-fill machine with an air cylinder to raise and lower the lance. Hand controls are conveniently mounted at the operator station to maneuver the filler boom and start the filling cycle. The tare and fill cycle are then automatic. The 1000lb scale and weight meter are NTEP approved. Infeed and discharge conveyors can be added in the field.

UNIVERSAL Drum Filling System

[Specifications]

This universal, model DF-5540 filling machine, will fill drums and totes with foaming and non-foaming liquids used in the lubrication industry. It is a production machine, designed to operate 24/7, six days a week. This is the most common drum and tote filling concept used throughout North America. It ihas gravity infeed and discharge conveyors, powered conveyors on the scale base and the bunging station, a raise and lower carriage boom, and the 15’ long operator platform.

“Racetrack” Twin-Head Pail Filler

A variety of sensitive lube products will be filled into 1 to 5 gallon pails with this “racetrack” filling system. The horseshoe-shaped infeed line shows the various types of containers to be accumulated prior to the filling station. The discharge line makes up the other half of the horseshoe racetrack. A four foot opening is left between the two ends. This twin-lance filler is rated for class 1, division 1 environment. The filling system was built with several lance sizes, (1/2, 3/4, & 1-1/2” diameter) to accommodate the variety of containers. In fact, a drop-down steel template is provided at both filling stations for quick alignment of the slanted one gallon containers.

One Gallon Filler

This filling machine will fill one gallon poly jugs with lubricant, designed to operate 24/7, six days a week. This sub-surface filler has swing-down plates that allow the one gallon jugs to stand upright during the filling cycle. Lances are made special at 1” diameter. The jugs arrive lying down. The filling operator stands them up, two at a time then presses the two start buttons. Each jug is filled to a specified weight on it’s own scale, read by it’s own weight meter.