FD Electronic Drum Filler

FD Sub Surface Electronic Drum Filling Machines

Electronic Drum Fillers FD Sub Surface

Range of Products:

Any non-foaming food petroleum or chemical product which will flow settle out in the container and does not contain hard solids. Machines are available in Brass & Steel (standard), 316 Stainless Steel, 304 Sanitary Stainless Steel, or PVC product contact parts to suit a wide range of products.

Range of Containers:

Any free-standing metal, glass, plastic, or bag in drum container from 15 gallons (50 liters) to 55 gallons (220 liters). Filling lances are available for containers with openings as small as 1" (25mm).

Filling Speed:

Based on the gravity filling of water from a 10 ft. (3 meters) head tank into open top containers.

Container Size Per Hour
16 Gallons / 60 litres 120
30 Gallons / 120 litres 90
55 Gallons / 220 litres 60

*Actual rate depends on container opening size, product viscosity, and supply system.


The 1000 lb. (500kg.) scale is a proven heavy-duty design specially adapted for the filling operation. The accuracy of the filler is +/- .1 of a pound when the machine is installed correctly and operated.


Machines are shipped complete and assembled and can be quickly installed by your plant personnel. No special foundation is necessary. Place the machine in its operating location level with jacks as needed, and connect the electric cord to any clean, grounded 110 vac 50/60 hi. receptacle, connect plant air to the filter, regulator, and lubricator, and connect the product supply hose to the 2" npt thread at the feed pipe.


Sturdy design and construction guarantee many years of service. No special tools are necessary to make adjustments.

FD Operation:

The operator enters set-point 1 (dribble flow) weight and set-point 2 (target weight) shy of the target allowing the product in motion to be weighed. The operator then places the container on the fill platforms under the fill lance and presses the start button. At this time, the scale automatically takes the weight of the container. The drip pan retracts, and the lance descends When the lance reaches the bottom of the drum, it opens and begins to fill. The lance remains at the bottom of the drum for a short time, then slowly rises to its safety stop inside the drum to await shut off. As the drum approaches shut-off weight, the dribble flow reduces the flow rate to increase accuracy. When the drum reaches shut-off weight, the lance closes, rises, and the drip pan moves below the lance. The operator pushes the container off the roller platform conveyor and places another container for filling.


The machine is equipped with a quick shut-off that interrupts the fill. It also features a tail-safe to shut off the product flow if air pressure is lost. See other available options.

Supply Of Product:

The machine may be supplied from any source providing a non-surging flow. Supply line pressure may be from gravity to 40 p.s.i.g.

Change Of Products:

The filling head may be drained and flushed with solvent to change products. For a complete cleaning, in-plant personnel may easily disassemble the filling head - no technician is required.

Change of Container:

Enter the new cut-off weight on the scale controller to change the container and adjust the filling head's height. If the container opening is a different size, the filling nozzle may be quickly changed. Adjust the filling head's height using the rack and gear system to change the container.



One operator, no special skills necessary.


3 cu. ft. / min. @ 80 p.s.i. or 12 s.c.f m. @ 80 p.s.i. (80 ltr / min @ 5.6 kg/sq.cm.) per container filled.


110/120 volts 50/60 hz., single phase, grounded, clean. We suggest using a surge protector. The scale controller classification is NEMA 4 X, liquid tight.

Operating Space

3 feet of clearance behind the drum filler is required

Noise Control:

Cylinders exhaust through ports with mufflers. A level less than 20dh at 3 ft. (1 meter).


On machines with PVC contact parts, product line pressure is limited to 15 p.s.i.g. greater pressure can cause damage to the filler and possible injury to the operator.

Optional Features

Infeed Discharge Conveyor:

4 ft. to 10ft gravity conveyor suggested for sustained use to ease loading and discharging of filled containers.

Contact Parts:

316 Stainless Steel wetted parts with glass/Teflon gaskets and Titanium wetted parts with glass/Teflon gaskets are available for the chemical industries. PVC with Tygon gaskets for high corrosives and UHMD is also available. 304 Sanitary Stainless Steel for the food industry when required.

Fume Cover:

A PVC or UHMW fume cover is provided with a 3/4" X 10' long flex hose for connection to your plant vacuum system. This removes fumes from around the container while filling directly at the opening. Not applicable for open-top drums.

Frame Work:

304 Stainless Steel


Two part (Tile Clad tm.) Epoxy Spray coated steel or SteelIt Om. Stainless steel spray coated steel

Operator Splash Guard:

To protect the operator from direct spray in the event of an accidental overfill, we suggest that all operators wear proper eye protection while operating any filling machine.

Explosion-Proof Electrics:

For use in hazardous environment NEC classifications Class I. Div. 1, Groups C&D Class 11. Div. 1, Groups E, F&G Class III


Several printers are available for labels, cards, and tape. Various printers offer features including net, gross, and tare values, batch time, and accumulation information.

Operating space:

3 feet of clearance behind the drum filler is required

Approximate Shipping Weight:

1,200 lbs.

Approximate Floor Space:

45 in. x 29 in.


FD 120 in. when elevated to the top position. Conveyor from floors 10.5" adjustable up 4.5".


Crandall offers a full range of liquid fillers and closing machinery for pails and cans. Our pail filler and drum filling machinery provides accurate, low maintenance, no-drip liquid filling to viscous products into cans, pails, drums, and totes.

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