Item No. 113

Dual Lance Pail Filling System

Product Description

In this unique application, the customer wanted to maximize filling five gallon jugs, but did not want to pay for an automated pail filler. This system is a customized unit with two pail fillers built on a common chassis, each with its own scale, weight meter, touch screen, and controller. In this semi-automatic, sub-surface filling application, two five gallon jugs will line-up under the two lances. The operator will press two buttons to fill both jugs simultaneously. The jugs are accumulated before the fillers, so that empty containers are always available to the operator. All the necessary controls to operate the fillers are mounted in front of the operator.

These twin machines can fill plastic or steel, 4 gallon to 7 gallon containers. Each jug is sitting on a gravity roller conveyor that is mounted on a 200 lb capacity scale, so fill weight accuracy can be assured. Since many of the liquids are foamy, the filler rate is determined by the amount of input liquid flow and it’s viscosity. Typically, using water, the filler rate for 5 gallon containers is 8 pails per minute. If different shaped containers are to be filled, a swing-down template can be provided to capture the container, to assure the the bung openings are lined up under each lance.

Description of Operation

  • Both fillers are model PF-510 pail fillers, mounted on a common chassis
  • These are both independent, top-fill and sub-surface pail fillers.
  • The machines will fill 4 to 7 gallon pails, jugs and other shaped containers
  • Two accumulated containers are pulled into the twin filling stations
  • The operator sets each container under a lance
  • A template is available to position different shaped jugs, if necessary
  • By pressing both start buttons, both lances travel into the containers.
  • The controller will automatically zero the tare weight before starting the fill cycle
  • Each lance retracts automatically ending the fill cycle
  • The dual lance filler rate for 5 gallon containers, using water, is 8 pails per minute

Product Specifications

  • Both model PF-510 fillers are sub-surface & top-fill machines
  • Lance and all other wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Two infeed full-port ball valves prevent product hammering
  • Each scale is 200 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
  • NTEP approved weight meter and load cells
  • NEMA 4 standard enclosure, others optional
  • Automatic zero tare weight before filling starts
  • Pneumatically operated drip pan
  • Operator troubleshooting interface with prompts
  • Filler won’t start without container present
  • Automatic abort if lance is not aligned with bung opening
  • Rugged, all-welded stanchion and lance carriage
  • This system can fill two, 5 gallon pails with water in 12 seconds at 80 gallons per minute product flow input

Product Accessories

  • On-the-Fly Lid Press
  • Infeed and discharge conveyors
  • Spare lance assembly
  • Type X or Z purge
  • Nitrogen purging system
  • Lance flush adapter

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
  • Custom handling equipment