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Filler Can Equipment – Can fillers are designed to fill cans with a certain volume of liquid, paste, or other type of product. Can filling machines can be designed with different types of mechanisms to determine the proper volume of product to be filled including, piston fillers, liquid fillers, and pocket fillers. They are similar in operation to liquid and powder filler with the largest difference being that can fillers are specifically designed to handle cans while liquid and powder fillers are designed to handle glass, plastic, and other types of containers.Piston can fillers use a piston to measure out the proper volume of product to insert into the can. As the piston is drawn up, the piston draws in product from the product holding to fill the piston. Once the piston is full, a rotary drum valve, which controls the direction of inflow and discharge of product from the piston, is rotated so that as the piston compresses it will push the product out of the piston and into a can. Once the piston has emptied, the drum valve is rotated back so that as the piston is drawn up, the piston will draw product from the product hold tank. Piston can fillers can be used for liquids and pastes.Liquid can fillers are similar to liquid gravity fillers in that gravity can fillers utilize the pressure of gravity on a liquid product to fill the product into the can. Gravity can fillers plunge a nozzle into the can that has a gasket that forms a seal with the top of the can.
The nozzle on the liquid can filler then opens to allow product to flow from the product hold tank. Once the liquid reaches a level above the filling ports in the nozzle, the head pressure above the liquid in the can is equal to the pressure above the liquid in the product hold tank. Once this occurs, the liquid stops flowing into the can. As the nozzle is raised out of the can, the nozzle closes to prevent more product from entering the can.
Automatic, 16-head rotary, piston filler capable of 50 to 240 fills per minute. Currently equipped with 2.5oz pistons. Containers: up to 5" diameter x up to 12"H. Has 3 1/2"W conveyor frame, worm screw to star wheel in feed, star wheel discharge, 50 gallon product tank, neck centering guides, 3/8" diameter nozzles, fill accuracy +/- 0.5% by volume, mechanical container height adjustment, no container / no fill, gauges for changeover, and barrier guarding with electrical interlock.
OAD: 92"L x 68"W x 90"H
Fills: up to 35 oz (with proper change parts).
MRM Model RPF-16, Automatic, 16 head, rotary, piston filler rated up to 240 containers per minute – depending on materials and application. Containers up to 5" in diameter x up to 12" height. Maximun fill volume of 35oz both with proper change parts. Currently equipped with 2.5 oz pistons. wormscrew to starwheel in feed and discharge, 6" wide x 5-1/2" deep platforms, 1/4" OD fill nozzles, with bottom-up fill, 50 gallon product tank with float valve and has 3" diameter tri-clover product inlet, hand crank volume adjustment for all pistons, volume adjustments for individual pistons, neck centering guides, and no container / no fill, start and e-stop. Mounted on heavy duty frame with height adjustable feet and stainless steel guarding.
OAD: 60"L x 84"W x 84"H
MRM Model RPF8, Automatic 8 head rotary piston filler capable of speeds from 20 to 120 container per minute – depending on product and fill volume. Maximum container size: 5" diameter x 12" height. Equipped with 14 gallon, heated hopper and has level detector, mechanical container height and piston adjustment, no container / no fill, 4-1/2" x 6′ conveyor track, stainless steel contact parts and Lexan guarding.Air requirements: 60 psi at 1 CFM.Maximum fill volume per application (with proper pistons)Left to right product flow.
OAD: 120" L x 48" W x 80" H
Elmar, Model RPE-514I LH, Automatic, 14 head rotary piston filler rated from 50 to 300 containers per minute – depending on materials and application Stainless steel contact parts. Equipped with 4½" wide x 64" long infeed conveyor, worm screw to star wheel indexing, 14 filling heads set on 6¼" centers, 2¾" diameter x 6" long pistons, and ½" OD filling nozzles maximum fills of 20 fluid onces. Container size range 2" to 4¼" OD and 19" diameter x 25" deep filler bowl with maximum capacity of 25 gallons. Can handle plastic, glass, composite and tin containers with proper change parts. Mounted on (4) leg frame.
OAD: 80"L x 60"W x 83"H
Elmar, Model RPE-514G Automatic, 14 head rotary piston filler with number of containers per minute and hour – depending on materials and application. Equipped with 6" wide in feed conveyor, worm screw to star wheel indexing, 14 filling heads set on 10¼" centers, (14) 6½" OD x 10" long pistons, fills from 32 onces to 170 onces. Mounted on (4) leg base frame with safety cage guarding.
OAD: 96"L x 80"W x 98"H
Fully automatic 10 head rotary piston filler capable of speeds from 50 to 250 cpm (depending on can size & fill). Has container size range: 202 – 404 dia x 101 – 700 Height, with proper change parts. Equipped w/10 gal (38 liter) 15 1/8" dia hopper, 41" L x 3 1/4" W conveyor, worm screw/starwheel infeed & spaces container 6.25" apart. Has 3" piston with min/max stroke of 1/2" – 5 1/4" for 21 oz max capacity .
Rotary motion , 18 head piston filler with all s/s contact parts. 3" dia pistons for filling up to 20 oz at speeds 100 to 540 cpm depending on material and application. Counter-clock wise rotation w/worm to star infeed. Will accept 202 – 303 dia, containers with proper change parts. 4.189" valve centers. S/S bowl holds 16 – 21.3 gallons product. Valves are controlled by magnetic monitor to eliminate jamming & no can/no fill. Line shaft driven. Last filling 211 diam. containers.O.A.D 87 in. H x 60 in. W x 54 in. L
Rotary motion , 22 head piston filler with all s/s contact parts. 3" dia pistons for filling to 20 oz fills at speeds up to 660 cpm. Worm to star infeed. Will accept 202 – 303 dia, containers with proper change parts. 4.189" valve centers. S/S bowl holds 16 – 21.3 gallons product. Valves are controlled by magnetic monitor to eliminate jamming & no can/no fill. Line shaft driven. Last filling 202 diam non-round containers.O.A.D 72 in. H x 76 in. W x 76 in. L
Fully automatic 10 head rotary piston filler capable of speeds up to 150 cpm. Has a can diameter range: 202 – 404. Filler bowl has a 9 gallon product capacity, pistons measure 3-3/4" inside diameter x 16-1/2" length (42.5oz max. capacity) , no container no fill, starwheel infeed to starwheel discharge. Currently set up with 4 5/8" O.D. / 3 3/4" I.D. pistons. All stainless steel contact parts. Last ran in a juice operation.
OAD: 48"l x 42"w x 72"h.
Pfaudler 14 head rotary piston filler with four station Continental can seamer type 336-cr-ir. 14 head filler has 2-3/4"dia cylinders with 5/8"dia tapered nozzles. Filler has worm screw infeed and no container, no fill. Continental Can seamer is a model 336-cr-1r. Can seamer size range: (Diameter) 202 to 404, (Height) 104 to 600. Filler and can seamer has a 6’l lugged conveyor on 7" centers transporting cans from the filler to the seamer. Mounted on common frame w/casters. Last ran a 211 diameter 16oz can at speeds of 150 cpm. OAD: 11’l x 6’w x 7’6"h.
Solbern Model PFDP, 40 Pocket rotary, continous motion, volumetric filler rated up to 400 containers per minute – depending on materials and application Volume of fill is determined by diameter and height of the product pockets (which are change parts) currently set with (40) 1-1/4" diameter x 4" deep product pockets. All stainless steel construction, Equipped with 54" L product worm screw container infeed, 4 pocket exposed product load area, with optional water nozzle product assist fill system (for stickier products) and level wipers. Remote control panel has PLC controller, with start, stop, jog, conveyor and volume control buttons with e-stop, and colored status light bar. Can handle products like diced meat, vegetables, fruits, grainulars, etc. Last filling 4-1/2 oz glass baby food jars with fruits, vegtables and meats at rates from 200 to 400 container per minute.
OAD: 96" L x 55" W x 78" H
Fully automatic 10 head rotary piston filler capable of speeds up to 300 cpm. Has a can diameter range: 202 – 404. Filler bowl has a 9 gallon product capacity, pistons measure 3-3/4" inside diameter x 19-1/2 " length (52oz capacity), no container no fill, starwheel infeed to starwheel discharge. Currently set up with 4 5/8" O.D. / 3 3/4" I.D. pistons. All stainless steel contact parts. Last ran in a juice operation.
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