An advanced automatic drum filling machine has increased filling safety standards and efficiencies at Henkel Technologies. The machine was designed and manufactured by Flex Pack Service & Supplies to comply with Henkel Technologies new global safety standard. The automatic drum filling machine/system comprises a powered roller conveyor with a fully enclosed central filling station with the operator completely isolated from liquids and fumes. The machine has a three-axis robotic drive system with PLC based controls.
The fill head is made from polypropylene and is immune to the effects of aggressive chemicals. A weigh scale batching system detects the amount of liquid filling into the container and is capable of accuracy up to +/- 0.25% whether filling 20, 200 or 1000-litre containers. According to Flex Pack Service & Supplies, the automatic drum filling machine can handle dangerous chemicals and meets the design criteria.
Previously, Henkel employees were wearing protective clothing while manually filling drums with toxic chemicals. However, the design of Flex Pack Service & Supplies’ new filling system protects Henkel Technologies workers from dangerous liquids and fumes.According to Henkel Technologies, the automatic drum filling machine handles toxic chemicals, and as a result of its easy operation, it has eliminated spills. Henkel Technologies observe that earlier the filling was done manually with staff lifting drums on to pallets, but the new machine is fully automatic. The automatic drum filling machine/system complies with the Australian standard AS4024 Cat3.