Item No. 67

Stainless, Single Drum Filler

Product Description

A single drum filler is used whenever filled drums will continue onto another operation, or when they’re picked-up by a fork truck clamp, or when they’re to be palletized. This is an all-stainless steel construction, model DF-5510, semi-automatic, top and sub-surface drum filler. This sanitary filling application was installed in a food additives plant. When used in a sub-surface mode, it will fill containers from 5 gallon pails up to 55 gallon drums. Roller conveyors deliver containers to and from the filler. A powered conveyor is mounted on the filler scale.

If open mouth containers are used, the filler can run automatically, because there would be no need for an operator to align the bung openings under the lance. This machine will typically fill a 55 gallon drum with water, in 45 seconds, at 80 gallons per minute product flow input.

The video demonstrates the model DF-5510 filler. A concept drawing of a sample, straight-line filling system, is shown below.

Description of Operation

  • This is a model DF-5510, a sub-surface and a top-fill machine
  • All containers convey to and from the fill station
  • If a tight-head drum is used, the operator aligns the bung opening under the lance
  • If an open-top drum is used, the machine can 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 the fill cycle begins
  • The machine will fill in three speed, if necessary; slow/fast/slow to reduce foaming
  • 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
  • The machine fills a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds @ 80 gpm product flow

Product Specifications

  • This is a model DF-5510, sub-surface and top-filling machine
  • Lance and all other wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Filler components meet food grade, sanitary conditions
  • Two infeed full-port ball valves to prevent hammering
  • The filler scale is stainless steel, 1,000 lb capacity
  • Conveyor is chain driven live roller with wash-down duty drive
  • 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
  • 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 container present
  • Rugged all-welded stainless construction
  • Fills a 55 gal drum in 45 seconds with water at 80 gallons per minute product flow

Product Accessories

  • Additional conveyors
  • 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 & pail fillers
  • Quad filling machines
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Pallet conveyors & transfers
  • Roller, chain & belt conveyors
  • Rubber bale conveyors
  • Pallet dispensers & collectors
  • Drum & pail palletizers
  • Custom handling equipment

Concept Drawing