DensiMAX™ Bulk Filler Machine

Automated Filling of Bulk Bags, Boxes, Totes, or Drums

The DensiMAX™ Bulk Filling Stations from Erie Technical Systems fill, vibrate and weigh bulk bags, FIBC's, IBC's, bulk boxes, bulk totes or bulk drums. The DensiMAX™ Bulk Bag Filling Station is a semi-automated Bulk Filling Station that features PLC control. The level of automation for the bulk filling system will be dependent on the options selected when specifying the machine. When filling FIBC's, IBC's, bulk boxes, bulk totes or other types of bulk containers this system uses information from the scale to control many of the features of the machine so it sequentially functions thus cutting the fill time per container. This heavy-duty system is designed and built with the plant atmosphere in mind and will last a long time. The available options have been developed and offered based on our many years of experience in the bulk filling industry. We are confident that the Erie Technical Systems FIBC/bulk bag filling machine is the best on the market today, offering great value and durability.

DensiMAX™ Bulk Bag/FIBC Features:

  • Semi-Automatic FIBC, Bulk Bag, Bulk Box, Bulk Tote Filling Machine
  • Simple design
  • Many operator-friendly features
  • Package up to 50% more material in the current container, IBC, or FIBC
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Weigh, Fill, and Vibrate (Densify) Simultaneously
  • Highly Accurate
  • Modular construction so you can add options as the need grows in your process
  • Easily Integrated into existing processes and control systems with Ethernet communication
  • Customization is standard for controls and operations
  • Complete turnkey handling systems available with Pallet Dispensers, Pallet Stackers, Pallet handling conveyors, Feed Devices and Controls
  • Full test lab at Erie Technical Systems to evaluate your material  

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Product Options

Scale System

DensiMAXTM Bulk Filling weigh option incorpora...

DensiMAXTM Bulk Filling weigh option incorporates a 4 NTEP approved load cell scale system which all of the structure above leveling base of the fill station is being weighed. By weighing all of the fill station structure we are able to fill, densify, and weigh simultaneously. The scale system is typically a 9,000 LB capacity (and this depends on the container weight). The accuracy of the scale system is 1/10 of 1% of scale capacity.

Features:

  • Scale Summing box
  • Home Run cable
  • All load cells
  • Mounting plates Leveling base
  • Access to clean under the system with exposed and elevated load cell mounts
  • Drip plate under the vibratory deck

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Grid Deck

The grid type densification table for DensiMAX ...

The grid type densification table for DensiMAX™ Bulk Filling System is designed to operate with a roller conveyor at the fill station. The vibrating surface is made up of a series of grids that pass between the rollers on the conveyor using the air mounts. The grids lift the pallet or container off of the rolls isolating it while the eccentric motors create the densification forces. Upon completion of the filling cycle the air mounts deflate and the pallet or container is again resting on the roller conveyor so it can be indexed off the station.

Features:

  • Heavy-duty structural member construction which prevents cracking
  • Typical vibration cycle takes less than 10 seconds
  • Multiple vibration cycles to accomplish maximum densification
  • Integrated roller conveyor to tie into existing or new conveyor lines
  • Container positioning retroreflective photo-eye
  • Adjustable container guides
  • Four (4) air mount isolators to prevent vibration from impacting the scale
  • Dual Rotary electric vibrators used to generate true vertical vibratory motion
  • Deck location-sensing proximity switch to prevent the deck from vibrating without proper inflation of the air mounts

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Flat Deck

The flat type densification table is designed t...

The flat type densification table is designed to operate independently and is loaded and emptied using a forklift. The deck can either remain inflated or can be actuated as necessary isolating it and the eccentric motors create the densification forces.

Features:

  • Heavy duty structural member construction which prevents cracking
  • Typical vibration cycle takes less than 10 seconds
  • Multiple vibration cycles to accomplish maximum densification
  • Adjustable container guides (optional)
  • Four (4) airmount isolators to prevent vibration from impacting the scale
  • Dual Rotary electric vibrators used to generate true vertical vibratory motion
  • Deck location sensing proximity switch to prevent the deck from vibrating without proper inflation of the airmounts.

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Spout with Bladder Option

DensiMAX Bulk Filling System Spout with Bladder...

DensiMAX™ Bulk Filling System Spout with Bladder Option for FIBC Filling is standard for most filling applications. It has a dual diameter fill spout in which the inner diameter is used as a product fill path and the outer diameter is used to hold the fill spout. The annular space created between the inner diameter and the outer diameter is used as the path for the dust removal. On the outside of the outer diameter there is an inflatable bladder (which is covered by a rubber sleeve) that will inflate after the bag spout has been slid over the fill spout.

Features:

  • Carbon or SS product contact surfaces
  • Inflatable bladder seal with cover sleeve 
  • Dual diameter with annular opening
  • Plunger type push button operator
  • 2" diameter NPT coupling to connect to the plant dust collection or to add a filter to exhaust displaced air during the filling cycle
  • Coupling is also used to connect the optional isolation valve which is used when dust collection and bag inflation is required. 
  • Top nipple for connection of a flexible boot between the fill spout and the upstream feed equipment or orifice gate valve

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Spout with Bladder and Pinch Ring (SBR)

This option is used when a bag being filled doe...

This option is used when a bag being filled does not have a fill spout or for boxes or bags with liners. The seal surface is formed by a round ring that is attached to the fill spout and creates a fixed surface for the inflatable bladder to seal against when using a non-spouted bag. The opening of the bag is bunched and fed between the outside of the inflatable bladder and pinch ring. The actuation of the cylinders is by an electric solenoid which is activated using a selector switch through a PLC output. The push button operator is located in the fill area convenient to the operator. The construction of the fill spout uses a dual diameter in which the inner diameter is used as a product fill path and the outer diameter is used to hold the fill spout. The annular space created between the inner diameter and the outer diameter is used as the path for dust removal.

Features:

  • Carbon or SS product contact surfaces
  • Inflatable bladder seal with cover sleeve 
  • Dual diameter with annular opening
  • Plunger type push button operator
  • Pinch ring attachment for liners or non-spouted bags
  • 2" diameter NPT coupling to connect to the plant dust collection or to add a filter to exhaust displaced air during the filling cycle
  • Coupling is also used to connect the optional isolation valve which is used when dust collection and bag inflation is required. 
  • Top nipple for connection of a flexible boot between the fill spout and the upstream feed equipment or orifice gate valve 

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Hooks Open Closed (HOC)

This option is used to securely contain the bag...

This option is used to securely contain the bag hanging straps. The simple design makes it easy to maintain. The custom designed hooks can support the fully loaded bag until you want to release it. It will release the bag under fully loaded conditions. 

Features:

  • Simple easy to maintain design
  • Specially designed hooks
  • 1.5" diameter pneumatic cylinders
  • Position detection switches to insure all hooks are open or closed at the appropriate time in the operational cycle
  • Adjustable to accommodate varying bag sizes

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Hooks Extend-Retract

This allows the (2) two rear hook assemblies to...

This allows the (2) two rear hook assemblies to index forward which gives the operator easier access to the hooks for hanging a bag.  This is done using (2) two rodless pneumatic cylinders.

Features:

  • Operated with (2) two linear pneumatic rodless cylinder
  • Simple easy to maintain design
  • Specially designed hooks
  • 1.5" diameter pneumatic cylinders
  • Position detection switches to insure all hooks are open or closed at the appropriate time in the operational cycle
  • Adjustable to accommodate varying bag sizes
  • Assembly location sensors to insure the hooks are in the correct position during the cycle

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Docking Head

This allows for the fill spout, which is the co...

This allows for the fill spout, which is the component of the fill station that holds the bag spout, to index forward toward the operator which gives them easier access to preparing the bag to be filled. 

Features:

  • Operated with (2) two pneumatic rodless pneumatic cylinders. 
  • Fill Spout separation done with (2) two pneumatic non-rotating cylinders which separate the fill spout section so the spout can be indexed forward. 
  • Guide rods with precision bearings
  • Dust collection port
  • Gasketed connection between the fixed spout top and the lower indexing fill spout
  • All cylinders have position sensors to verify the location of all moving parts

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Isolation Valve

This option for DensiMAX Bulk Filling System i...

This option for DensiMAX™ Bulk Filling System is used when you want to have dust collection attached to the system while also performing the bag inflation, or to isolate the bag filling spout from the dust collection or blower system.

Features:

  • Pneumatic operation standard (Electrical actuation available)
  • 304 SS Ball Valve
  • 2" NPT Standard
  • Position switches and visual indication of ball valve position
  • Different Port orientations available
  • Typical connection is to customer supplied dust collection system
  • Air removal is done through the annular opening in the fill spout

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Automatic Product Valve

This incorporates the use of a multi-position p...

This incorporates the use of a multi-position pneumatically operated orifice gate valve which allows the system to control the amount of material flowing to the fill station. It is used in conjunction with the PLC control system and the scale to operate it to achieve maximum accuracy.

Features:

  • Pneumatic actuation
  • Orifice type self cleaning material isolation plate
  • 304 SS product contact surfaces
  • Rated for up to 15 PSI pressure differential
  • 8" and 10" valves are standard with other sizes available
  • Three position operation for open, closed, and dribble position
  • Adjustable dribble position 
  • Electronic reed switches for position sensing 
  • Two outputs required for operation

It should be noted that the valve must be mounted to the feed system above the fill station it cannot be attached to the fill station because it will create weight inaccuracies.

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Pneumatic Lifting Cylinder

This incorporates the use of a large bore pneum...

This incorporates the use of a large bore pneumatic cylinder mounted on the back of the machine which lifts and lowers the glide arm frame (the bag hanging frame).  It is typically used when there are multiple container sizes being filled on a single machine. An Air over Oil system is available for precision operation as is needed when using the shotpin option. 

Features:

  • 6" diameter x 30" stroke pneumatic cylinder 
  • Available air over oil system
  • Pin locations varying 5" to adjust for multiple container sizes (pin location and variance may change based on customer specified container sizes)
  • Requires manual pin stop insertion when adjusting 
  • Position automatically adjustable based on container selection in the PLC control recipe

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Shot Pin Automatic Height Adjustment

This option allows the operator to automaticall...

This option allows the operator to automatically adjust the height of the fill head without the need to remove and then reinstall the positive pin stops.

Features:

  • Must be used with Pneumatic lift cylinder option with the Air over Oil actuation
  • Pneumatically operated pin insertion
  • Position switches to verify pin location 
  • Hardened locking pin
  • Location and operation determined based on preset height location in the fill recipe
  • Can be used to index the fill head down to operator when filling tall bags or containers

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Extra Roller Conveyors (IC, OG, IO)

We offer several different styles of roller con...

We offer several different styles of roller conveyors to meet your specific needs. The standard is a chain driven live roller however we can custom design a conveyance method if required.

Features:

  • Typical 2.5" Diameter Rolls on 6" centers with other sizes and center distances available based on the total load
  • Between Frame Dimensions based on container or pallet sizes
  • Structural frame members
  • Motor location varies based on customer needs
  • Retro Reflective photo eyes
  • Heavy duty guide rails
  • Rollers mounted high on drop off and pick-up points
  • 90 Degree chain transfer conveyors
  • Gravity 
  • Complete pallet handling solutions for custom projects

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Plant Air

Uses a venture and customer supplied plant air ...

Uses a venture and customer supplied plant air or inert gas to inflate the bulk bag or bag liner.

Features:

  • ¾" NPT air supply line connection
  • Venturi-type air volume booster to reduce SCFM requirements on your plant air compressors
  • Ties into the Isolation valve option
  • Air is distributed to the bag through the annular opening in the fill spout

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Bag Inflation Blower

Blower is used pre-inflate the bag prior to sta...

Blower is used pre-inflate the bag prior to starting the filling process. By inflating the bag is will have pre-formed itself and eliminated any creases that may be in the bag. Also if the bag has a liner it will form the liner to the bag.

Features:

  • 750 CFM inflation blower
  • 1.5 HP drive motor
  • Typically used in conjunction with the Isolation Valve Option
  • Adjustable inflation timer within the control recipe 
  • Mounted with all connection hardware 
  • Air is distributed to the bag through the annular opening in the fill spout

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