Item No. 108

Single Drum & Pail Filling System

Product Description

A single drum filler is used whenever filled drums will continue onto another operation, or will be picked-up by a fork truck clamp mechanism, or when it will be palletized. The filler is a standard, model DF-5510, semi-automatic, top and sub-surface, drum and pail filling machine. When used in the sub-surface mode, it will fill 5 to 55 gallon containers. However, if open mouth containers are used, this filler can run automatically, because there would be no need for an operator to align bung openings under the lance. All the necessary controls to operate the filler and scale conveyor are on the handle in front of the operator. The other powered conveyors run automatically by photo eye recognition of loads.

Be sure to let us know if containers to be filled are smaller than 55 gallon drums. The size and shape of the smallest containers determine the type of conveyors to be applied. This machine 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 section a one-piece superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

The video below demonstrates a typical drum filling operation. At the bottom of this page, a concept drawing shows the dimensions of a sample DF-5510 straight-line filling system.

Description of Operation

  • This model DF-5510 is both a sub-surface and a top-fill machine
  • When using this machine in the sub-surface mode, it will fill 5 to 55 gallon size containers
  • Containers automatically convey to and from the fill station when called
  • If a tight-head container is used, the operator aligns the bung opening under the lance
  • If an open-top drum is used, the machine can be made to run automatically, without an operator.
  • By pressing the start button, the lance travels to the bottom of the container
  • The machine will automatically zero the tare weight before starting the fill cycle
  • The machine will fill in three speed; slow/fast/slow, if necessary
  • When filled to the predetermined weight, the lance will automatically retract
  • The operator presses a button to discharge the filled container and call in another empty
  • This machine will fill a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute product flow

Product Specifications

  • This model DF-5510 is both a sub-surface and top-fill machine
  • Lance and all other 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 & 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 fill 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
  • Stanchion is painted blue enamel, other colors optional.
  • This machine will fill a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute product flow input

Product Accessories

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

Additional Equipment Available

  • Palletized drum filler
  • Quad filler
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Pallet conveyors & transfers
  • Pallet dispensers & collectors
  • Drum & pail palletizers
  • Custom handling equipment

Concept Drawing