Quad Drum FillerQuad Drum Filler

Quad Drum Filler

The quad filler is designed to fill four 55 gallon drums sequentially. The most common applications for a four-lance filling machine are; when filling slow moving liquids, when filling open-mouth containers, and when the operator has to work at other functions during the automatic, filling cycle.

Product Details: Item No. 106

Model: QDF-5000

Capacity: 4 drums per pallet or an IBC

Container: 55 gallon drums or 275 gallon IBC

Rate: 1 drum/min depending on viscosity

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

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Overview

The quad filler is designed to fill four 55 gallon drums sequentially. The reason for sequential filling is, after each drum is filled, the scale must zero out the tare weight before the start of the next drum filling cycle. The most common applications for a four-lance filling machine are; when filling slow moving liquids, when filling open-mouth containers, and when you want the operator to work at other functions during the automatic, four-drum filling cycle. Once the drums are aligned and the operator presses the start button, all four drums will be filled automatically, in sequence. This means the operator has ample time to perform other duties.

Description of Operation

The machine is a model DF-5540-4L, top-fill, quad filler for 55 gallon drums. If conveyors are used, pallets automatically convey to and from the filling station. If open-head drums are used, the filling system can be set to run automatically. Otherwise, the operator aligns the bung opening under each lance, or uses a template.

  • By pressing start, the four lance manifold inserts the lances into the four drums
  • The filler will automatically zero the tare weight before the fill cycle begins, in sequence
  • After each drum is filled, the scale resets to zero tare weight, to fill the next drum by weight
  • The four lance manifold retracts automatically ending the four drum fill cycle
  • The operator will push a button to drive out the full loads and drive in more empties

Technical Specifications

This quad filler is a top-fill only machine for filling 55 gallon drums. If open-head drums are used, filling can run automatically.

  • Lance and all other wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Four 316 stainless lances are on one welded manifold
  • Two full-port ball valves control product hammering
  • Scale is 5,000 lb capacity platform type
  • Controller is an Allen Bradley PLC
  • Touch screen, Allen Bradley color Panel View
  • Air operated quad drip pan with UHMW wiper rings
  • NTEP approved scale and weight meter
  • NEMA 4 standard enclosure, others optional
  • Communications port for interface with Drum Filler in the Cloud
  • Will automatically zero the tare weight before each fill cycle
  • Air cylinder raises and lowers the lance manifold
  • Automatic abort if a lance is not aligned with a bung opening
  • Operator troubleshooting interface with prompts
  • Fills four drums in 3.5 minutes with water at 80 gallons per minute product flow

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Liquid Filling Equipment Options

Additional information

Portability

Stationary – Floor mounted

Fume Booth

No

Conveyor System For Empty And Full Containers

Standard

Foaming Product

Yes

Automation Type

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

Product Temperature

<250

Container Type (Standard)

Drum-Plastic, Drum-Steel, Palletized Drums (Plastic), Palletized Drums (Steel)

Container Type (Optional)

Pails, Totes / IBCs up to 330 gallons (with 5" conveyable foot), Totes / IBCs up to 5,500 gallons (with 5" conveyable foot)

Fill Heads (Standard)

4 Fill Head

Classification for Explosive / Flammable Environments (Standard)

Unclassified

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)