Palletized Drum Filler Stand-AlonePalletized Drum Filler Stand-Alone

Palletized Drum Filler – Stand Alone

Product Details: Item No. 101

Model: DF-5540

Capacity: 3, 4, or 5 drums per pallet or an IBC

Container: 5 to 55 gallon drums or 275 to 550 gallon IBC’s, containers 20” to 80” tall

Material: Carbon or galvanized steel construction, all wetted parts use 316 stainless steel


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Filling three, four, or five drums on a pallet is recommended whenever drums are to be stored or shipped in the same pattern. This stand-alone, palletized drum filler is both a top and sub-surface filling machine, designed for batch operations. This particular model filler is devoted to filling only 55 gallon drums, which is why it has a short mast. The customer has no need to fill containers other than drums. However, this machine can also fill smaller containers like; 5, 15, and 30 gallon drums when used in the sub-surface mode. The platform scale is normally loaded and unloaded by a fork truck. However, a ramp can also be used to load and unload the scale using a pallet jack, if necessary.

Description of Operation

This model DF-5540 is a top and sub-surface filling machine for 55 to 330 gallons containers

  • A pallet or load of empty containers is gently placed onto the platform scale by fork truck
  • By pushbutton, the boom is released for the operator to guide the lance to the bung opening of any drum or container
  • When the operator releases the button, the boom is automatically locked in place.
  • By pressing start, the lance travels to the bottom of the drum, if in sub-surface mode
  • The machine automatically zeros the tare weight before the fill cycle begins
  • When the liquid reaches the lance tip the machine automatically shifts into fast fill cycle
  • Near the top, the machine cycles to slow speed to top off the drum and minimize foaming
  • When filled to the designated weight, the lance automatically retracts to its home position
  • The operator presses the button to release the boom and guide the lance to the next drum
  • When all containers are filled, a fork truck will remove it and place a new load down

Technical Specifications

This model DF-5540 is a top and sub-surface filling machine for 55 to 330 gallons containers

  • Lance and all other wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Two infeed full-port ball valves control product hammering
  • Scale is 5,000 lb capacity platform type
  • NTEP approved scale and weight meter
  • Controller is an Allen Bradley PLC with 250 product menu
  • Touch screen is an Allen Bradley color Panel View
  • NEMA 4 standard control panel enclosure, others optional
  • Communications port for interface with Drum Filler in the Cloud
  • Air cylinder raises and lowers the lance carriage
  • Operator troubleshooting interface with prompts
  • Air operated drip pan and UHMW wiper ring
  • Built in fume hood at the lance for vapor collection
  • Will automatically zero the tare weight before filling
  • Automatic abort if lance is not aligned with bung opening
  • Operator troubleshoot interface with prompts
  • Heavy duty brakes for boom position locking
  • Rugged structural steel stanchion and lance carriage
  • Fills a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute product flow

Fillers and conveyors are manufactured with structural steel stanchions, frames and supports welded together, making each section a one-piece superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

Liquid Filling Equipment Options

  • Lance rack and drain station
  • Pivoting flush adapter
  • Spare lance assembly
  • Kynar lance for corrosives
  • Sanitary lance for food grade
  • Sampling valve
  • Filling data printout
  • Nitrogen purging system

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)