Item No. 112

Dual Lance Drum Fillers

Product Description

This application is filling 55 gallon drums with non-hazardous chemicals and some with very corrosive chemicals. It is a custom-made pair of single drum fillers, built side by side on a common stanchion. Each filler is a a semi-automatic, top-fill machine with twin lances; one of steel and the other of Kynar construction. One operator will align both drums then push two buttons to start both fillers. All the necessary controls to operate the filler and conveyors are on the handle in front of the operator. When running acid, the fillers are programmed to use the Kynar lances. When filling non-acidic chemicals, they will revert to the stainless steel lances.

Each filler is devoted to filling 55 gallon tight head drums in a production operation, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Since each machine is top-fill only, and no products will foam during the filling cycle, only 55 gallon drums will be used in this operation.

Specialty Equipment manufactures fillers and conveyors with structural steel stanchions, frames and supports welded together, making each section a one-piece superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

Description of Operation

  • Each filler is a model DF-5511, modified with two lances
  • All four lance assemblies are for top filling operations
  • The two machines are devoted to filling 55 gallon tight-head drums
  • Two containers automatically convey to and from the twin filling stations
  • The operator aligns the bung openings under either lance
  • By pressing start, the lance automatically travels into the container.
  • The controller will zero the tare weight before the fill cycle begins
  • The filler runs in fast-fill mode until the liquid approaches the top
  • Near the top, the system shifts to slow speed, to the top of the container
  • The lance retracts automatically ending the fill cycle
  • Each lance fills a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute product flow input

Product Specifications

  • Both machines are top filling systems for 55 gallon drums
  • Each filler is a model DF-5511, modified with two lances
  • Wetted parts are, plastic valves & lances, or 316 stainless steel
  • Two infeed full-port ball valves control product hammering
  • Quick change lances are included, Kynar & 316 stainless
  • Air operated drip pan and UHMW wiper ring
  • Each filler uses a 1,000 lb capacity scale
  • NTEP approved weight meter and load cells
  • NEMA 4 standard enclosure, others optional
  • Controller is, Allen Bradley PLC with 250 products in menu
  • Touch screen is Allen Bradley color PanelView
  • Will automatically zero tare weight each drum before filling
  • Operator troubleshooting interface with prompts
  • RS-232 port for optional data acquisition and printer connection
  • Automatic abort if lance is not aligned with bung opening
  • Filler won’t start without a container present
  • Fully welded, structural steel stanchion and lance carriage
  • Each filler will complete a 55 gal drum in 45 seconds with water at 80 gallons per minute product flow

Product Accessories

  • Additional conveyors
  • Spare lance assembly
  • Lance rack & flush station
  • Sampling valve option
  • Type X or Z purge
  • NEMA 7 enclosures
  • Lance flush adapter
  • Nitrogen purging system

Additional Equipment Available

  • Automatic drum filling system
  • Automatic pail filling systems
  • Quad filling machines
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Pallet conveyors & transfers
  • Roller, chain & belt conveyors
  • Pallet dispensers & collectors
  • Custom handling equipment