Item No. 109

Sanitary Drum Filler – Stand Alone

Product Description

This is a simple drum filling application, designed for batch order filling of 55 gallon drums in a food ingredient plant. It is a stand-alone, model DF-5511, top-filling machine for non-foaming products, modified to comply with sanitary conditions. The customer specifically asked for this unit to be built from epoxy coated carbon steel to minimize the cost. If your application calls for the traditional, all-stainless steel, food grade filler, see; Item 67, Stainless Single Drum Filler.

A stand-alone drum filler is typically used whenever drums and pails are run in small batches and can’t justify the cost of automated conveyors to and from the filler. Containers must be loaded and unloaded manually, by fork truck, or other device. However, conveyors to and from the filler can be applied at almost any time, as long as a conveyor is purchased to sit on the scale as well. The model DF-5511 will typically fill a 55 gallon drum, with water, in 45 seconds, at 80 gallons per minute input.

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

Description of Operation

  • This model DF-5511, stand-alone filler must be manually loaded.
  • It is a top-fill machine for 55 gallon drums with non-foaming products
  • If conveyors are used, containers automatically convey to and from the fill station
  • If a tight-head container is filled, the operator aligns the bung opening under the lance
  • By pressing start, the lance automatically travels into the container
  • The machine will automatically zero the tare weight before the filling cycle starts
  • The machine will fill in three speed; slow/fast/slow, if needed
  • When filled to the predetermined weight, the lance will automatically retract
  • Filling rate for a 55 gallon drum with water is 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute product input

Product Specifications

  • Model DF-5511 is a top-fill only for non-foaming products
  • Lance and all other wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • All wetted parts comply with food grade sanitary conditions
  • Two infeed full-port ball valves to prevent hammering
  • Scale is a 1,000 lb capacity unit
  • Controller is an Allen Bradley PLC with 250 product menu
  • Touch screen is an Allen Bradley, color PanelView
  • RS-232 port for optional data acquisition and printer connection
  • Three speed fill cycle, slow/fast/shot, if needed
  • NTEP approved scale and weight meter
  • NEMA 4 control panel, others optional
  • Air cylinder raises and lowers the lance carriage
  • Automatic zero tare weight before filling cycle
  • Air operated drip pan and UHMW wiper ring
  • Operator troubleshooting interface with prompts
  • Automatic abort if lance is not aligned with bung opening
  • Filler won’t start without container present
  • Rugged all-welded stanchion and carriage assembly
  • This filler is made from carbon steel, epoxy coated
  • This machine will fill a 55 gallon drum in 45 seconds with water at 80 gallons per minute product flow input

Product Accessories

  • Spare lance assembly
  • Lance rack and flush adapter
  • Kynar lance for corrosive product
  • Sampling valve option
  • Type X or Z purge
  • NEMA 7 or 4X enclosures
  • Lance flush/clean-in-place assembly
  • Nitrogen container purging

Additional Equipment Available

  • Palletized drum & tote fillers
  • Drum & pail fillers
  • Quad filling machines
  • Stainless palletized drum fillers
  • Stainless drum & pail fillers
  • Fume booth fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Pallet conveyors & transfers
  • Pallet dispensers & collectors
  • Drum & pail palletizers
  • Custom handling equipment