Cascading Style Net Weight FillerNet Weight Fillers | Net Weight Filling Equipment

Net weight filling equipment is the only filling method that actually weighs product prior to dispensing into the packaging container. Net weight fillers can be utilized for a wide array of purposes including counting, filling a wide array of regular and irregular sized products, and for dry or slightly moist products. Net weight filling systems can also be set up in several formats for very gentle handling of product with the use of mulitiple vibratory feed trays also known as cascading feeders (very popular for chips and other delicate and hard to feed products).  Examples of net weight filling applications include:

Dry Products Counting Applications
Heavy Powders
Rice
Beans
Nuts
Cereals
Granulated Products
Candy
Hardware Parts
Plastic Parts
Tablet Counting
Capsule Counting
Candies

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

 

All of these fillers can be used semi-automatically, or integrated into automatic lines or baggers. These systems are pre-programed to be used either way. All of the systems are graduated to 1 gram readout.  the controller featrues a self calibration mode, and easy to use learning mode that automatically optimizes all settings.  Store up to 99 products into memory for easy recall. Four models to choose from.

Net Weight Filler Lineup

                         S-4 Basic Machine            S-5 Bulk Weigh Filler       S-6 Cascading Style Filler      S-7 Dual Head Filler

 

Semi-Automatic Net Weight Fillers

 

S-4 Weigh Filling Machine

The S-4 Net weight filler is a very affordable machine built right here in the USA starting at only $6,150 for a complete net weight filler including powder coated stand, 250 cu.in. weigh bucket, 3.5 cu.ft. supply hopper, and small discharge funnel. (Filling spouts, if required, are $150 each.  Options are available for larger sizes, including flap closure for fine regulation of the dribble feed. Larger capacities and other options are available at slightly higher cost.

 

  • Self-adjusting controller

  • Reads out to 1 gram or .001 lb

  • Controller range up to 10lbs.

  • Supply Hopper cup, 3.5 cu.ft.

  • Powder-coated chassis. Stainless steel optional

  • All product surfaces stainless steel
  • Footprint 4.6 sq.ft., 67" high

  • 120V 60Hz (wall outlet); 240V 50Hz option

  • Handles any dry bulk from powders to large parts

  • Used with any bag or rigid container

  • Automatic tare adjustment

  • Self-adjusting bulk & dribble speed control

  • 600-800 fills/hour

     

     

    Information:

    The Model S-4 weigh/fill system shares many of the same basic characteristics of the S-5. By using a weigh hopper that drops the entire weighment at once and an electro magnetic vibrator, the S-4 can be up to twice as fast as the S-5, and have greater accuracy at higher speeds and lower net weights.

    Example: To run a relatively free-flowing product into a 1lb. package, the product is loaded into the hopper, and the total weight is set at 1lb. After starting the first fill cycle with the foot pedal, the controller will automatically switch into "learn mode" for the first cycle. During this time the controller tests the flow characteristics of the product and decides the best speeds and durations for bulk and dribble. The controller will automatically change the vibratory feed from bulk to dribble and stop the scale at 1lb. The bag is removed and sealed. Each successive container is now filled by placing it under the funnel and depressing the foot pedal.

    • Overall height: 5'7" (67"), occupies only 24" x 28" of floor space
    • Hopper Size: 24"x 24" (3.5 cu. ft. product capacity)
    • Scale Total Weight: 125lbs.
    • Standard Funnel Size: 2 1/2 OD
    • Power Requirements: 2 amps, 110 volts 60Hz AC
    • Air Requirements: <0.25 cfm air supply at 30 psi

         S-4 Net Weight Filler PDF

     

    S-4 Net Weight Filling Machine Pricing:

    • $6,150.00 Standard S-4
    • Options:
      • Fill Spouts @ $150.00
      • Small Steep Sided Funnel for fine powders @ $125
      • Large Scale bucket (650 cu.in) $100
      • Large Standard Funnel @ $150
      • Large Steep Sided Funnel for fine powders @ $400
      • Dribble Feed Gate @ $750.00
      • 240V 50Hz AC @ $400
      • Stainless Steel Chassis: $1,500

     

S-4 Net Weight Filling Machine
 

S-4 Weigh Filling Machine Video Links:

Ground Coffee 1 lb

Whole Bean Coffee 1 lb

Ground Coffee 2 oz.

Colostrum Powder 400 grams

Flakes - 3 oz.

Rye Grain 2 lb.

Bowtie Pasta - 14 oz

Popcorn Kernals 6 lb.

Almonds 9 oz

Small Parts Counting - Wooden Dowel Pins

Trail Mix 4 oz.

Pierogies 2lb.

Dog Chews 14 oz

Peanut Fast 5 lb.

Granola 14 oz.

S-4 Setup Demonstration

 

 

S-5 Bulk Weight Filler for Bags and Boxes up to 75 pounds

 

The S-5 Bulk Weight filler works a little differently than the other net weight fillers on this page.  It is designed for filling boxes or bags up to 75 pounds and starts each fill cycle by taring out the box before starting product feed.  In this case the box sits on top of the scale where the box is acting as the weigh bucket directly.

 

  • Bulk filling for weights of up to 75lbs.

  • Self-adjusting controller

  • Reads out to  .01 lbs.

  • Controller range up to 75lbs., 3.5cu.ft. hopper

  • All product surfaces Stainless Steel

  • Footprint 4.6 sq.ft., 67" high

  • 120V 60Hz (wall outlet); 240V 50Hz option

  • Handles any dry bulk material from powders to large parts

  • Used with any bag or rigid container

  • Automatic tare adjustment

  • Self-adjusting bulk & dribble speed control

  • 300-400 fills/hour

Information:

The very accurate and easy to operate Model S-5 semi-automatic scale has automatic tare, automatic feed and speed controls for both bulk and dribble feed rates, and automatic set points. The product flow from the hopper to the feed pan can also be controlled by an adjustable slide gate.

Example: To run a relatively free-flowing product into a 10lb. package, the product is loaded into the hopper, and the target weight is set at 10lb. The package is placed on top of the scale, and the table is adjusted (up/down) so that the funnel is inside the bag in order to keep the bag “standing” when empty. After starting the first fill cycle with the foot pedal, the controller will automatically switch into “learn mode” for the first cycle. During this time the controller tests the flow characteristics of the product and decides the best speeds and durations for bulk and dribble. The controller will automatically change the vibratory feed from bulk to dribble and stop the scale at 10lb. The bag is removed and sealed. Each successive container is now filled by placing it under the funnel and depressing the foot pedal.

All product contact surfaces are stainless steel and easily disassembled: two screw knobs hold the funnel, two screw knobs hold the vibratory feed, four nuts hold the hopper. If needed, the scale and control panel can be removed from the table, and the table can be removed from the frame.

 

  • Overall height: 5’7” (67”), occupies only 24 x 30” of floor space
  • Hopper Size: 24 x 24” (3.5 cu.ft. product capacity)
  • Table Size: 16” wide x 18” deep.
  • Table height adjustable to accommodate containers from 3” to 18” high.
  • Scale Total Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Standard Funnell Opening:  2.5" x 2.5"
  • Power Requirement: 2 Amps, 110 Volts 60Hz AC
  • Air Requirements: <0.25 cfm air supply at 30 psi
  • One year limited Warranty

S-5 Bulk Weigh Filler Pricing

  • $5,450.00 Standard S-5, F.O.B. Charlotte, VT 05445
  • Options:
    • Fill Spouts @ $150.00
    • Dribble Feed Gate @ $750.00
    • 240V 50Hz AC @ $400
    • Stainless Steel Chassis: $2,450

 

S-5 Weigh Filler



S-5 Bulk Weigh Filler Videos

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S-5 Bulk Net Weight Filler PDF

S-6 Cascading Style Net Weight Filling System

The S-6 net weight filler is a great machine for applications that require more accuracy for weighing or counting. The second pan is normally set up to a faster speed than the first so that a thinner layer (or more spacing on parts) is achieved which allows the dribble feed to be more accurate.  Adding a dribble feed gate to the system can create even more accuracy when needed. This system is also ideal for hard to feed products like chips.

 

  • Cascading feed pans
  • Self-adjusting controller
  • Reads out to 1 gram or .001 lbs.
  • Controller range up to 10 lbs.
  • Supply hopper 3.5 cu.ft.
  • All product surfaces Stainless Steel
  • Powder-coated chassis. Stainless steel optional
  • Footprint 7.5 sq.ft., 74.5" high
  • 120V, 60Hz (wall outlet), 240V, 50Hz option
  • Handles any dry bulk material from powders to large parts
  • Compatible with all bags, rigid containers, and bagging machines
  • Automatic tare adjustment
  • Self-adjusting bulk & dribble speed control
  • 600-800 fills/hour
 

Information S-6 Cascading Style Net Weight Filler

The model S-6 cascading weigh filler is designed to fill harder to run products such as crackers, chips and other non-free-flowing products. A very accurate and easy to use control system monitors the product depth in the lower pan allowing for consistent filling. The S-6 utilizes many of the same systems found on our S-4, including the Logical Controller II, for reliable, hassle free operation.


Specifications:

  • Overall height: 6'3” (75”), occupies only 24" x 48” of floor space

  • Hopper Size: 24" x 24” (3.5 cu.ft. product capacity)

  • Scale Total Weight: 240 lbs.

  • Standard Funnel Size:  2.5"x2.5"

  • Power Requirement: 7 Amps, 120 Volts AC 60Hz

  • Air Requirements: <0.5 CFM air supply at 30psi

  • One year limited Warranty

S-6 Price Information: Net Weight Filler - Cascading Type

  • $9,950.00 Standard S-6
  • Options:
    • Discharge Chute @$285.00 upcharge
    • Discharge Chute Adapters @ $150.00
    • Dribble Feed Gate @ $750.00
    • 240v 50Hz AC @ $400
    • Stainless Steel Chassis: $2,450

S-6 Net Weight Filling Machine-Cascading Style



S-6 Weigh Filling Machine Video

Dog Treats - 8 oz

Parts Counting 1,000 Plastic Vials

Parts Counting 50 Brass Ferrules





S-6 Net Weight Filler PDF

 

S-7 Two Head Net Weight Filling System

The two head S-7 weigh filler can be used in three separate modes: Simultaneous Mode where both scales fill and dump at the same time to double weighing speeds; Individual Mode where the the scales operate indepedently and alternate dumps for another way to double up speeds, great for automation to 25 fills per minute; or Mix Mode (requires divided hopper option) where two different products with different, or the same, weights can dump together to mix the components into a common package.

 

  • Two lanes for twice the speed
  • Self-adjusting controller
  • Reads out to 1 gram or .001 lbs.
  • Controller range up to 10 lbs.
  • 5.1 cu.ft. supply hopper
  • All product surfaces Stainless Steel
  • Footprint 7.5 sq.ft., 68" high
  • 120V 60Hz (wall outlet); 240V 50Hz option
  • Handles any dry bulk material from powders to large parts
  • Compatible with all bags, rigid containers, and bagging machines
  • Automatic tare adjustment
  • Self-adjusting bulk & dribble speed control
  • 600-1200 fills/hour
 

Information:

The model S-7 two lane net weigher share many of the same basic characteristics of the S-4. A very accurate and easy to use controllerI allows for three different modes of operation. In simultaneous dump the machine fills both weigh hoppers at the same time, allowing for twice as much product flow as our S-4. In individual dump the machine dumps whichever weigh hopper is at weight. This gives twice the speed of our S-4 machine. Finally the model S-7 can mix products. The controller can be set to weigh two completely different products at different weights to easily mix products into a container.


Specifications:

  • Overall height: 5’8” (68”), occupies only 30" x 34” of floor space

  • Hopper Size: 36" x 24” (5.1 cu.ft. product capacity)

  • Scale Total Weight: 225 lbs.

  • Standard Funnel Size:  2.5"x2.5"

  • Power Requirement: 4 Amps, 120 Volts 60Hz AC

  • Air Requirements: <1 CFM air supply at 30psi

  • One year limited Warranty

Pricing for the S-7 2 head Net Weighing System:

  • $12,000.00 Standard S-7, F.O.B. Charlotte, VT 05445
  • Options:
    • Fill Spouts @ $150.00
    • Divided Supply Hopper @ $150.00
    • 240v 50Hz AC @ $400.00
    • Stainless Steel Chassis: $2,450

S-7 Dual Head Net Weight Filler 





S-7 Net Weight Filling Machine Video

Video Link of S-7 three modes of operation

 



  S-7 Two Head Net Weight Filler PDF File

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any Pricing displayed on this page is subject to change without notice. 

 

Application Guide for Net Weight Filling 

Step 1 - Determine the volume of your fill

The first step in determining which of our net weight fillers is best for you application is to determine the weights you wish to fill, the containers you wish to fill into, and the volume of the fill. All products have different densities so this is very important!  5lbs of rice is a different density than flour or raisens. You will need to determine that in cubic inches (cu.in.).

(These calculations are not needed for the S-5 Bulk Weigh Filler).

 

For rectangular products multiply Length x Width x Height in inches.

Example 1: Filling into a box 4" x 2" x 8.5" = 68 cubic inches

 

Example 2: For cylindrical containers the calculation is:

3.14 x radius squared (radius is 1/2 diameter) x Height

Example: A can 8" diameter, with 10" height =

3.14 x 4 x 4 x 10= 502.4 cubic inches

We now know the size that the weigh bucket needs to be.

Example 1 above will easily fit the standard weigh scale for the S-4 which is 250 cu.in.

Example 2 will require the upgrade to the 650 cu.in. weigh hopper.

 

So if you are only filling productus under 250 cu.in. the standard will be fine. But if one or more products require over 250 cu.in., so long as none exceeds 650 cu. in., then the upgrade will be required.

 

Step 2 - Determine Production Requirements

 

Typically most products will run about 10 cycles or more per minute per scale (S-5 about half of that) with good accuracy. But there is no hard and fast rule for speeds as products have size, cost, and flow differences, and your accuracy requirements may be more stringent than are "typical". The S-7 has two scales so speed can be doubled over that of the S-4!

When we are discussing speeds there are other factors that "weigh in" that are beyond the weighing system's mechanical aspects.  For instance visualize a quart sized bottle with a 28 mm neck opening running a no quite so free flowing a product such as flour. Even though the weigh scale may be able to mearsure out the correct weight into the scale bucket at 10 cycles per minute, the restriction of flow due to the small neck opening can be so great that the flour would flow into the bottle through the funnels after dump so slowly that speed may be very restricted due to that factor alone. But switching to a wide mouth opening to the bottle would allow for much faster filling.

Still most free flowing products will run easily at about 10 cycles or more per minute or 600-800 cycles per hour, which is about the maximum rate that can be handled by an operator in semi-automatic mode. For extreme accuracy the rates could easily be half of the rate, in which case going with the two head S-7 weigh filler might be a good option, even in semi-automatic mode so as to get the rate back up to 600-800 cycles per hour.

For automated systems that can produce up to 1600 cycles per hour we highly recommend the S-7 two scale net weight filler.

 

Step 3 Determine the Accuracy Requirement

All of our scales can weigh down to 1 gram accuracy.  But just because the scales are very accurate does not mean that your fill will be that accurate. For instance envision a 2 lb bag of doggie bones where each bone weighs 1 oz. Running on an S-4 on the fast feed can load the bucket pretty quickly and let's say the fast feed cuts off at 1lb 12 oz before going into dribble feed mode. Depending on the height of the flow gate on the main hopper there may be as many as 5 to 8 bones that are nearly ready to drop into the scale. In this scenario we may end up with a fill of 2 pounds 4 oz. One way we can mitigate that is to add a dribble feed gate that allows only a narrow band of product to flow in, more or less dropping in one at a time until weight is made. Even so in a state where we have 1.99 pounds, if only one more piece drops in we will be overweight by almost 1 ounce. In other words, no scale system can fill more accurately than the heaviest particle or part in the batch.

But for ultimate accuracy the S-6 cascading style net weight filler is the answer for parts counting or the doggie bone above, or odd sized - hard to feed products like potato chips.

This is because there are two vibrating trays, the first set at the same speed as above in the doggie bone discussion, but the second tray is set to a faster speed to allow product to spread out to a thinner more manageable level, while allowing the same overall feed rate. So now when the scale system drops into dribble mode, there may only be one or two bones ready to drop into the scale.  Add in the dribble feed gate and you have the most accuracy available.

 

Net Weight Filler Options:

Scale Hoppers

Standard Scale
Standard Scale 250 cubic inches

Optional Upgrade Scale 650 cubic inches

Funnels

SmallStandardFunnel
Small Standard Funnel

Small Steep Funnel
Optional Small Steep Funnel

Large Funnel
Optional Large Funnel

Large Steep Funnel

Optional Large Steep Funnel

Dribble Feed Gate

Dribble Feed Gate

Optional Dribble Feed Gate

Fill Spouts



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