Automated Packaging Systems

Drum Filling System

Reduce risk, increase your throughput, and save money with a custom automated solution for your drum filling system. If you are currently running labor intensive manual drum filling lines, you are risking human exposure to hazardous fumes and chemicals on an inefficient filling process.

EPIC will work with you to determine the right amount of automation needed for your drum filling system. Existing technology and equipment can be integrated to upgrade to a basic automated
system, or we can provide a new fully automated custom solution for your filling application.

There are many different design aspects EPIC works with when automating a drum filling line. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Drum Orientation
  • Empty & Full Drum Handling
  • Drum Filling and Sealing
  • Finished Drum Inspection
  • Cap Removal/Replacement
  • Leak Pressure Testing
  • Hazardous Fumes/chemicals purging
  • Palletizing

Select Drum Filling System Case Study

Automated Drum Filling SystemAutomated 55 Gallon Drum Filling Line

A hands-free drum filling system for a hot-fill chemical line was designed, integrated and installed by EPIC. Sets of four 55-gallon drums are received strapped together.

The system pressure tests each drum for leaks and fills all four drums with a 180°F chemical. The Bunge-hole cap is tightened down and full drums are re-loaded onto the truck. Read the complete 55-Gallon Drum Filling Line case study…

Key Features: Automated drum filling system, machine vision system, pressure check, cap removal, automated defective drum rejection, packaging line integration

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– Senior Process Engineer | a top agricultural chemicals company

Line Rate Guarantee

We are confident in our ability to automate your line. With over twenty years of packaging system automation experience, we know what the challenges are and how to integrate for them. We believe in our method so much that we will guarantee the agreed upon line efficiency if we complete a turnkey packaging line for you. Contact our packaging experts today to learn more.

Why EPIC Packaging Systems?

EPIC methodically plans the project from the beginning, with our Front-end engineering process. Our team of experienced engineers work with the client to find the most cost effective approach to deliver the right solution. EPIC provides the customer a clear path forward that includes initial layout, a firm budget, project timeline, defined scope of work, production rate and major equipment specifications.

Once completed, we assemble and test drum and pail filling applications in our on-site fabrication facility before shipment. Customers are involved with the entire process, and are invited to test the system before shipment to the customer site. This assures that each custom filling system performs to the required specification, and allows faster start-up in the field.

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St. Louis, MO 63129, US
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