Item No. 107

Single Drum Filler – Stand Alone

Product Description

A stand-alone, single drum filler is typically used whenever drums and pails are run in small batches and cannot justify the cost of automated conveyors to and from the filling station. Containers must be loaded and unloaded manually, by fork truck, or other appropriate device. However, conveyors to and from the filler can be applied at almost any time. This is a standard model DF-5510, semi-automatic, top and sub-surface filling machine. When operated in the sub-surface filling mode, it will fill containers from 5 gallon pails up to 55 gallon drums.

The model DF-5510 will typically fill a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute input. If the need is for conveying and accumulating drums and pails to and from the filler, see the specs, drawing and video of Item 108, Single Drum & Pail Filling System.

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 is a model DF-5510, stand-alone top & sub-surface filler
  • Containers must be manually loaded and unloaded from the scale
  • If conveyors are used, containers automatically convey to and from the fill station
  • If using tight-head containers, the operator aligns the bung opening under the lance
  • By pressing start, the lance automatically travels to the bottom of the container
  • The machine will automatically zero the tare weight before beginning the fill cycle
  • The machine will fill in three speed, slow/fast/slow, if needed
  • When filled to the predetermined weight, the lance automatically retracts
  • This machine will typically fill a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds @ 80 gpm product flow

Product Specifications

  • This model DF-5510 is both a sub-surface and top-fill machine
  • Lance and all wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Two infeed full-port ball valves to prevent hammering
  • Scale is 1,000 lb capacity
  • 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
  • Will Automatically zero the tare weight before filling
  • Air operated drip pan with UHMW wiper ring
  • Operator troubleshooting interface with prompts
  • Automatic abort if lance is not aligned with bung opening
  • Filler won’t start without a container present
  • Rugged all-welded stanchion and carriage assembly
  • Stanchion is painted blue enamel, other colors optional.
  • Custom coatings and finishes are also available
  • This machine will fill a 55 gallon drum in 45 seconds with water at 80 gallons per minute product flow

Product Accessories

  • Spare lance
  • Fume skirt
  • Lance rack
  • Kynar lance for corrosives
  • Sampling valve
  • Type X or Z purge
  • Lance flush adapter
  • Filling data printout
  • Nitrogen purging

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
  • Drum & pail palletizers
  • Custom handling equipment