Automated Filler for Key Customer

We have recently completed the installation and commissioning of an automated filler for one of our key customers. This weight based process control system was designed and developed specifically for this application as a result of our consultative partnership approach. The machine is designed to fill 55 gallon drums (bung hole or open top), 250 gallon totes and 5 gallon pails and integrated into a new pallet conveyor system. This specific system includes:

  • 1.5” diameter 304 SS Lance
  • 2 air actuated ball stainless steel valves
  • SS Frame, rollers with wash-down motor
  • Reflective photo eye sensor used for pallet positioning
  • Scale indicator with 4/20 mA output to PLC
  • 4’x4’ 5,000 lbs. capacity floor scale
  • Allen Bradley Micrologix-1400 PLC based control system w/ HMI
  • Fill preset capabilities for different containers size fills
  • Manual, semi-auto and automatic modes
  • Formula ID capture w/
    • Start slow fill weight
    • Final slow fill weight
    • Pre-act weight
    • Over and under tolerance settings
  • Settings include:
    • Delay time
    • Pure time
    • Fill cycle time
    • Flow rate time and weight
    • Foot time close delay
  • Reporting features
  • Lance calibration

For inquiries please call 602-243-3951 or email to scaleinfo@swscale.com.

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