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Semi-Automatic Net Weight Liquid Filling Machine for Drums and Totes Case Study


A lubricants supplier needed to increase productivity and improve filling accuracy for containers ranging in size from 5 gallon pails up to 250 gallon totes.

Customer Requirements:

Filling Application: Lubricants & Oil Filling, including all weights of oils, synthetic oils and greases
Container Sizes: 5 Gallon Pail; 55 Gallon Drum; 250 Gallon Tote

The Ideal-Pak product designed to meet the challenge is the Model PT-IF Semi-Automatic Net Weight Filling Machine for Drums and Totes.



Single nozzle with swing arm and slide positioning; Brakes maintain nozzle position during filling Speed/Accuracy: 55 Gallons in 1-3 minutes at +/- 1.0 lbs. Stainless Steel and Teflon coated wetted parts; 5 ft. powered conveyor on scale, gravity roller, in-feed and out-feed conveyor, Class 1, Division 1 compliant. Benefits: Reduce filling station to one operator, improve filling throughput (fill 4 drums on a single pallet less than ten minutes); improved accuracy, eliminate spilling. Currently in production achieving: 55 gallon drum 1.2 minute fill time with accuracy of +/- 1.0 lbs.; 250 gallon tote 5 minute fill time with accuracy of +/- 1.0 lbs.



Semi-Automatic Net Weight Liquid Filling Machine for Packaging Liquid or Semi-Viscous Food Products Case Study


A major food processor needed to accurately fill by weight one gallon and five gallon containers with semi-viscous pie fillings.

Customer Requirements:

Filling Application: Pie Filling; Additional applications include Dressings, Peanut Butter, Jams, Jellies, Salsa, etc. Container Sizes: 1 Gallon and 5 Gallon Containers

The Ideal-Pak product designed to meet the challenge is the Model SE2-RNS Semi-Automatic Net Weight Filling Machine.

The SE2-RNS is light and compact for easy positioning in a manufacturing facility.



Two-Head Filling Machine
Speed/Accuracy: Up to 10 cpm on 1 gallon open-top pails; up to 6 cpm on 5 gallon open-top pails, filling accuracy to within +/- .25 lbs.

Sanitary product contact parts, stainless steel frame, solid Delrin lift-out rollers, NEMA 4X enclosure, IP-65 Operators

Filling alternates between the two nozzles allows product to continuously flow without re-circulating


Double filling production rate with no increase in labor. Improved filling accuracy eliminated over/under filling Currently in production achieving: 1 gallon container: 6 cpm, accuracy +/- .25 lbs.; 5 gallon container: 5 cpm, accuracy +/- .25 lbs.