Item No. 118

Pail Filling System – Semi Automatic

Product Description

The smallest filler of our line is this semi-automatic pail filler, typically used in batch or low volume pail filling applications. That’s why this one-pail at-a-time filler, model PF-510, was designed. It is both a top and sub-surface filling machine for 4 to 7 gallon containers up to 19″ tall. It will fill at a rate of four jugs per minute, depending on the liquid and type and size of container. The machine will typically use a 3/4″ diameter lance for small bung openings, up to a 1.9″ diameter lance for open mouth pails. Of course, the choice of lance diameters depends on the bung opening of the containers to be filled. Customers often purchase several sizes of our quick-change lances.

The application shown above is a free-running, push-along system with four components; (1) the infeed accumulation conveyor, (2) a model PF-510 semi-automatic pail filler with a gravity roller conveyor on the scale, (3) another gravity roller conveyor after the filler for a lid and labeling station, and (4) the discharge accumulation conveyor.

The concept drawing below shows a basic straight-line pail filling system.

Description of Operation

  • This is a model PF-510 top-fill and a sub-surface filler to control foaming
  • The filler can accommodate 4 gallon to 7 gallon containers, up to 19″ tall
  • Empty containers are placed onto the infeed conveyor to accumulate
  • If it is a tight-head container, the operator pulls a container onto the filling station
  • The operator then aligns the bung opening under the lance and presses start
  • The lance will insert to the bottom of the container
  • The controller will zero the tare weight before the fill cycle begins
  • When the fill cycle is complete, the lance will rise to its home position
  • A pneumatic drip pan will move into place to catch any residue
  • The operator will move the filled container to the lid station
  • Another pail will be pulled onto the scale conveyor.

Product Specifications

  • This is model PF-510, top-fill and a sub-surface filler
  • Lance and all wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Filler has a three speed fill cycle; slow/fast/shot, if needed
  • Two full-port ball valves are used to prevent hammering
  • A 200 lb/100 kg capacity scale
  • Scale accuracy +/- 0.05 lbs on 3 sigma curve
  • NTEP approved scale & weight meter
  • All controls enclosed in a NEMA 4 panel
  • Controller is Allen Bradley PLC
  • Touch screen, Allen Bradley, color PanelView
  • Push buttons mounted at the fill station
  • Automatic zero tare weight before filling starts
  • Air cylinder raise & lowers the lance
  • Pneumatically operated drip pan
  • Safety interlock, no container, no fill
  • Auto abort, lance crash protection
  • A 1′-7″ long gravity roller conveyor is on the scale
  • Optional 2′-3″ gravity roller conveyor for a lid station
  • Welded structural steel filler stanchion

Product Accessories

  • Additional conveyors
  • Extra filling lance
  • Smaller diameter filling lance
  • Sanitary lance
  • Kynar lance for corrosives
  • Nitrogen container purge system
  • Retractable fume skirt
  • Lance flush adapter
  • Grounding clamps
  • Filling data printout

Additional Equipment Available

  • Palletized drum & tote fillers
  • Single drum fillers
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Pail palletizers
  • Chain conveyors & transfers
  • Custom handling equipment

Concept Drawing