Drum Scales: How To Obtain Accurate Weight Measurements
Filling scales are used in semi-automatic and fully automatic filling processes within filling plants. They are integrated in feeding systems with a feeding device and control unit. They are required to meet high accuracy requirements.

Within the filling process, weighing and filling are usually undertaken at great speed. The material has to be weighed during the process itself, at which point there is always some product in the air between the feeding device and container base. Feeding is ceased even though the product has not been weighed in full. To obtain the precise results desired, special algorithms and procedures exist which enable rapid filling and attain a highly accurate result while satisfying the Weights and Measures Act.

Why Manufacturers Need Filling Scales

Filling stations have a large amount of complex materials that must be weighed. Those materials include, but are not limited to, gasoline, diesel fuel, racing oil, compressed natural gas, liquid hydrogen, compressed hydrogen, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. The list can also include oils, lubricants, glycol solutions, or other materials. Weighing the amount of each material that is ordered or sold is a crucial part of the automotive fluid business.

Arlyn Scales can help you develop an industrial weighing system for your filling operation that streamlines your workflow, delivers a fast and efficient measurement, and feeds data into any organization or record system you need. Our scales interface with a wide range of technology, and we can provide whatever digital or analog data your filling station requires. We can help you reproduce a formula with mechanical precision, and help you weed extraneous costs out of your production line.

The Different Types Of Filling Machines

If you have a company that requires filling bottles or pouches with food, beverages, or other substances, you have probably already started looking for the best filling machines available. There are many different kinds of filling machines for sale these days, and the best options for you depend on your company’s needs. Naturally you will need scales to go with your filling stations, but first make sure you have the correct machine.

  • Liquid Filling Machines

Liquid filling machines are called flow filling machines and they can handle all manner of liquids, including oil and beverages. They can also work well for thin food products.

  • Dry Mixes Filling Machine

If you need to fill and weigh dry mixes like flour, sugar, or the like, then you need an agitator or auger filling machine. These machines have a type of cone that allows the dry mix to enter the container without waste or spillage. It can be a huge asset to any business that works with dry goods.

  • Filling Machines for Small Items

When you have a business that works with candy or pills of any sort, you need a different type of filling machine – a tablet filler. Tablet filling machines make it possible to fill the bottles or containers by piece rather than by weight. If your business requires a certain number of pills or candy pieces per container, a tablet filling machine is essential.

  • Gel Products Filling Machines

For people who need to fill containers with gel-like materials, the best option is a positive displacement pump filling machine. This type of machine is designed for heavier substances like gels which can wreak havoc on the flow filling machines.

Choosing a filling machine can be a very simple task. By narrowing down your choices depending on what you want to package, you will easily be able to find a filling machine that fits your price range and that suits all your needs.

What Features Should My Filling Scales Have?

  • Remote Screen

An automatic filling is an important part of many industrial weighing applications. Drums, tanks or pails may need to be accurately filled, or emptied with materials like liquids, or in many cases, liquefied gasses.

  • Custom Filling Scale Capacities

Arlyn Scales provides a variety of filling scales with different platform sizes, filling capacities and weight sensitivities that may be placed under the vessel. The filling scale instrumentation monitors the entire filling process and can manipulate pumps and valves to control both the filling rate as well as the final filling weights.

  • Weight Filling System Loss Monitoring

For loss in weight filling systems, multiple alarm levels may be set. These alarms may be monitored locally, reported by RS-485 or USB to a computer, or the scale can use an Ethernet output to connect to a local area network or the Internet.

Learn More About Arlyn’s Custom Filling Equipment

No matter how many different types of fuels and automotive fluids that you need for your filling station, Arlyn Scales is confident that we can provide you with a weighing system that both provides an accurate readout, controls mixtures and amounts of different fluids as precisely as you need, and store any of your formulas in data spreadsheets. We know we can fit into the infrastructure of your business with ease.

For more information on how Arlyn Scales can develop custom filling equipment and scale applications for your industry, please fill out our contact form.