Single Drum & Pail Filling System

Product Details: Item No. 108

Rate: 1 drum/minute, depending on viscosity

Container: 5 to 55 gallon steel, plastic or fiber drums

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




A single drum filler is used whenever filled drums will be picked-up by a fork truck, or when they will be palletized. The filler is a model DF-5510, semi-automatic, top and sub-surface, drum and pail filling machine. When used in the sub-surface mode, it will fill 5 to 55 gallon containers. However, if open mouth containers are used, this filler can run automatically. All the necessary controls to operate the filler and conveyors are on the operator handle.

The video below demonstrates a typical drum filling operation.


Description of Operation

This model DF-5510 is both a sub-surface and a top-fill machine to fill 5 to 55 gallon containers.

  • Containers automatically convey to and from the fill station when called
  • If a tight-head container is used, the operator aligns the bung opening under the lance
  • If an open-top drum is used, the machine can be made to run automatically
  • By pressing the start button, the lance travels to the bottom of the container
  • The machine will automatically zero the tare weight before starting the fill cycle
  • The machine will fill in three speed; slow/fast/slow, if necessary
  • When filled to the predetermined weight, the lance will automatically retract
  • The operator presses a button to discharge the filled container and call another empty
  • Fill a 55 gallon drum with water in 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute product flow


This model DF-5510 is both a sub-surface and a top-fill machine to fill 5 to 55 gallon containers.

  • Lance and all other wetted parts are 316 stainless steel
  • Two infeed full-port ball valves to prevent hammering
  • Scale is 1,000 lb capacity
  • Controller is an Allen Bradley PLC with 250 product menu
  • Touch screen is an Allen Bradley color Panel View
  • 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
  • Automatic zero tare weight before fill cycle
  • Air operated drip pan and 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 stanchion and carriage assembly
  • Stanchion is painted blue enamel, other colors optional
  • Fill a 55 gallon drum of water in 45 seconds at 80 gallons per minute input

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