Fume Booth Filler for Drum and TotesFume Booth Filler for Drum and Totes

Fume Booth Filler for Drum & Totes

A palletized drum and tote filling machine is built within a protective fume booth made from stainless steel. It has air operated guillotine doors, clear plastic windows, and a nitrogen purging station. A pivoting panel has flexible walls and rubber gloves.

Product Details: Item No. 803

Model: FBF-5540

Rate: Up to 40 drums per hour

Container: 55 gallon drums and 330 gallon IBC’s

Material: Stainless steel construction, all wetted parts use 316 stainless steel



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Here is a custom made, semi-automatic, palletized drum and tote filling system contained within a special fume booth. To begin with, everything is made of stainless steel. The entry and discharge points have air operated guillotine doors with clear plastic windows. Two operator work stations are built within the booth; a de-bunging and nitrogen purging station, and the drum and tote filler, plus bung and capping station.

The see-through panels are Lexan. A pivoting panel at each station has flexible walls and rubber gloves to allow the operator to safely lean into the booth to remove bungs, purge containers, align the lance to each container, and when finished, place bungs and caps onto filled containers.

The system operates with four powered roller conveyors. Air operated guillotine doors open and close upon a signal from the operator. A set of rubber gloves is provided for each of the two operations. The platform for the filler operator is the only piece not made from stainless steel.

Description of Operation

This is a custom made filler and fume booth made from stainless steel. It is both, a semi-automatic and top-fill lance, drum and tote filling system.

  • This system handles a pallet with four 55 gallon drums or a single 330 gallon tote
  • The pallet load, or single tote, is deposited on the infeed conveyor by a forklift
  • The conveyor starts by a pushbutton at the filler operator’s station
  • The clear plastic guillotine door opens for the load to convey into the first station
  • The guillotine door closes after the load arrives at the first station
  • The operator removes the bung from each drum then purges each container
  • By push button, the load advances to the fill station
  • At the fill station, the operator guides the lance to one of four drums to be filled
  • By pressing the start button, the fill cycle begins
  • The computer will automatically zero the tare weight before the fill cycle begins
  • When filled, the operator (with the gloves) places bungs onto the containers
  • The operator then presses a button for the back door to open
  • Both inside and outside conveyors start for the load to convey out
  • The cycle repeats for a pallet of 55 gallon drums, or a single 330 gallon tote

Technical Specifications

This machine is custom-made, all-stainless steel filler in a fume booth designed for a pallet of four 55 gallon drums or a single 330 gallon tote.

  • Lance and all wetted parts made with 316 stainless steel
  • The scale is a 5,000 lb capacity platform type
  • The controller is Allen Bradley PLC with 250 product menus
  • Touch screen is an Allen Bradley multi-color Panel View
  • Controls are mounted in a NEMA 12 enclosure
  • The scale and weight meter are both NTEP approved
  • Two, full-port ball valves to control product hammering
  • An air cylinder raises and lowers the filling lance
  • Air operated drip pan with UHMW wiper ring
  • Communications port for interface with Drum Filler in the Cloud
  • Automatic abort if lance is not aligned with bung opening
  • Thermal operator gloves with sealed panels
  • Air operated full cover drum hood to prevent splash-back
  • Infeed and discharge powered conveyors with air motors
  • Windows on top, sides and front
  • Air-operated, slide-back entry and exit doors
  • Adjustable plate for ventilation and maintenance access doors
  • Enclosed light with see-through panel
  • Special exhaust connection inside booth
  • The rugged frame is welded structural, stainless steel

Liquid Filling Equipment Options

Additional information


Stationary – Floor mounted

Fume Booth


Conveyor System For Empty And Full Containers


Foaming Product


Automation Type

Semi-Automatic – Operator positions lance to container or container to lance

Product Temperature


Container Type (Standard)

Drum-Plastic, Drum-Steel, Palletized Drums (Plastic), Palletized Drums (Steel), Totes / IBCs up to 330 gallons (with 5" conveyable foot)

Container Type (Optional)

Pails, Totes / IBCs up to 5,500 gallons (with 5" conveyable foot)

Fill Heads (Standard)

1 Fill Head

Fill Heads (Optional)

2 Fill Head

Classification for Explosive / Flammable Environments (Standard)


Classification for Explosive / Flammable Environments (Optional)

Class I – Div I, Class I – Div II

Site Conditions (Standard)

Industrial Standard

Site Conditions (Optional)

Corrosive Environment, Food Grade, Outdoor, Requires Washdown

Frame Construction / Coating (Standard)

Carbon Steel Enamel

Frame Construction / Coating (Optional)

Carbon Steel Epoxy, Stainless 304, Stainless 316

Product - Wetted Parts (Standard)

Standard 316

Product - Wetted Parts (Optional)

Corrosive / Caustic, Food Grade

Product Viscosity Handling (Standard)

0-2,500 CPS (Water to Maple Syrup), 10,000 CPS (Honey), 100,000 CPS (Toothpaste), 50,000 CPS (Ketchup)

Product Viscosity Handling (Optional)

250,000 CPS (Peanut Butter)