Item No. 106

Quad Drum Filler

Product Description

The quad filler is designed to fill four 55 gallon drums sequentially. The most common applications for a quad filler are; (1) when filling slow moving, highly viscous liquid into tight-head drums, (2) when filling any liquid into open-mouth containers and (3) when you want the operator to work at other functions, rather than wait for the fill cycle to end. This standard model DF-5541-4L, is a semi-automatic, top-fill machine primarily designed for filling four, 55 gallon drums with non-foaming liquids. The powered conveyor system, (not shown) to and from the filler, was already at the customer’s plant. All the necessary controls to operate the filler and scale conveyor are on the handle in front of the operator. The other conveyors operate automatically by photo eye load recognition.

If the application is for filling open-mouth drums, the quad filler can run in automatic mode, because no operator would be needed to align bung openings to the four lances. Also, the reason for sequential filling is, after each drum is filled, the scale must zero out the tare weight before the valves can open again to start the next drum filling cycle. Once the drums are aligned and the operator presses the start button, all four drums will be filled automatically, in sequence. This means the operator has ample time to perform other duties. A four plug template is provided in case the operator needs it to align four tight-head drums properly.

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

  • The machine is a model DF-5540-4L, top-fill, quad filler for 55 gallon drums
  • If conveyors are used, pallets automatically convey to and from the filling station
  • If open-head drums are used, the filling system can be set to run automatically.
  • Otherwise, the operator aligns the bung opening under each lance, or uses a template
  • By pressing start, the four lances travel into the four drums
  • The filler will automatically zero the tare weight before the fill cycle begins, in sequence
  • After each drum is filled, the scale resets to zero tare weight, to fill the next drum by weight.
  • The four lance manifold retracts automatically ending the four drum fill cycle
  • The operator will push a button to drive out the full and drive in more empties

Product Specifications

  • This quad filler is a top-fill only machine for 55 gallon drums
  • If open-head drums are used, filling can run automatically
  • Lance and all other wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Four 316 stainless lances are on one welded manifold
  • Two full-port ball valves control product hammering
  • Scale is 5,000 lb capacity platform type
  • Controller is an Allen Bradley PLC
  • Touch screen, Allen Bradley color PanelView
  • Air operated quad drip pan with UHMW wiper rings
  • NTEP approved scale and weight meter
  • NEMA 4 standard enclosure, others optional
  • RS-232 port for optional data acquisition and printer connection
  • Will automatically zero the tare weight before each fill cycle
  • Air cylinder raises and lowers the lance manifold
  • Automatic abort if a lance is not aligned with a bung opening
  • Operator troubleshooting interface with prompts
  • Rugged, structural steel, all-welded stanchion
  • This machine fills four drums in 3.5 minutes with water at 80 gallons per minute product flow

Product Accessories

  • Additional conveyors
  • Spare lance manifold assembly
  • Special lance flushing device
  • Kynar lances for corrosive product
  • Sampling valve option
  • Type X or Z purge
  • NEMA 7 or 4X enclosures
  • Nitrogen purging system

Additional Equipment Available

  • Palletized drum & tote fillers
  • Drum & pail fillers
  • Stainless steel drum fillers
  • Stainless steel pail fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Pallet conveyors & transfers
  • Roller, chain & belt conveyors
  • Pallet dispensers & collectors
  • Custom handling equipment