Item No. 803

Fume Booth Filler for Drums & Totes

Product Description

Here is a custom made, semi-automatic, palletized drum and tote, liquid filling system contained within a special fume booth. This system will fill corrosive chemicals into drums and totes. To begin with, everything is made of stainless steel. The entry and discharge points are air operated guillotine doors with clear plastic windows. Two operator work stations are built within the booth. The first station is for be-bunging and nitrogen purging of containers. The second station is for drum and tote filling, plus bung and capping. The see-through panels all around are made of Lexan. A pivoting panel at each station has flexible walls and rubber gloves to allow the operator to safely lean into the booth to remove bungs, purge containers, align the lance to each container, and when finished, place bungs and caps onto filled containers.

The entire system operates with four powered roller conveyors, one at the infeed for the fork lift to drop off a load, one at the de-bung and purge station, one at the filling station, and the last one outside the booth for fork truck pick up. Air operated guillotine doors open and close upon a signal from the operator. The see-through side walls are panels of Lexan. A set of rubber gloves is provided for each of the two operations. The special platform for the filler operator is the only piece of equipment not made from stainless steel.

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

  • This system handles a pallet with four 55 gallon drums or a single 330 gallon tote
  • The pallet load, or single tote, is deposited on the infeed conveyor by a forklift
  • The conveyor starts by a pushbutton at the filler operator’s station
  • The clear plastic guillotine door opens for the load to convey into the first station
  • The guillotine door closes after the load arrives at the first station
  • The operator removes the bung from each drum then purges each container.
  • By push button, the load advances to the fill station.
  • At the fill station, the operator guides the lance to one of four drums to be filled
  • By pressing the start button, the fill cycle begins
  • The computer will automatically zero the tare weight before the fill cycle begins
  • When filled, the operator (with the gloves) places bungs onto the containers
  • When all four drums are filled and capped, the operator presses a button for the back door to open
  • Both inside and outside conveyors start for the load to convey out
  • The cycle repeats for a pallet of 55 gallon drums, or a single tote

Product Specifications

  • Custom-made all-stainless steel filler in a fume booth
  • System designed for a pallet of drums or a 330 gallon tote
  • This is both a top & sub-surface filling system
  • Lance and all wetted parts made with 316 stainless steel
  • The scale is a 5,000 lb capacity platform type
  • The controller is Allen Bradley PLC with 250 product menus
  • Touch screen is an Allen Bradley multi-color PanelView
  • Controls are mounted in a NEMA 12 enclosure
  • The scale and weight meter are both NTEP approved
  • Operator trouble shooting interface with prompts
  • Filler has three speeds; slow/fast/shot, if needed
  • Two, full-port ball valves to control product hammering
  • An air cylinder raises and lowers the filling lance
  • Air operated drip pan with UHMW wiper ring
  • Heavy duty brakes for boom position locking
  • RS-232 port for optional data acquisition and printer
  • Automatic abort if lance is not aligned with bung opening
  • Thermal operator gloves with sealed panels
  • The rugged frame is welded structural, stainless steel

Product Accessories

  • Clean-in-place adapters
  • Lance racks
  • Extra lance
  • Sampling valves
  • NEMA 7 or 4X controls
  • Grounding clamps
  • Thermal gloves
  • Plastic panels
  • Filling data printout

Additional Equipment Available

  • Single drum & pail fillers
  • Quad drum fillers
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Chain conveyors & transfers
  • Turntables & Transfer cars
  • Pallet dispensers & collectors
  • Custom handling equipment