ABA has been in business for over 28 years and is proud to support the liquid filling industry in a variety of ways. Aside from being a manufacturer of high-quality liquid filling machinery, we also supply lid placing and closing equipment, topoff systems, rotary tables, fill heads, volumetric pumps, and spare parts. All of the filling machines and equipment we offer are designed to meet high standards and with our customers in mind, and we take pride in our ability to customize to best suit our customers' needs. 

Filling Machines

ABA manufactures both net weight and volumetric liquid filling machines which can be made with electronic or pneumatic controls, fill from either top or bottom (or both), and are either automatic or semi-automatic designs. Our filling machines are also available in intrinsically safe versions for either Class 1 Division 1 (C1D1) or Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2) areas.

ABA-M450 - Net Weight Filling Machine, ABA-M439 Volumetric Filling Machine 

Lid Closing and Lid Placing

Lid Closing - under the category of lid closing, we have a range of lid presses and lid crimpers to cover both plastic and metal containers of a variety of sizes and shapes. Our roller lid presses come in either one-gallon or five-gallon sizes and use the motive force of the conveyor to assist with pressing lids on. Our powered presses have their own motor to help push containers through and press lids on firmly. Our lid crimpers are designed for closing metal pails and can be mounted to either indexing conveyors or continuously moving conveyors. 

Lid Closers - Presses and Crimpers

Lid Placing - for smaller lid sizes, we offer our LDHS lid dropper, and for larger lid sizes, we have either a semi-automatic lid placer chute or a fully automatic lid placer. The lid droppers have a hopper for the lids to be loaded into (and are optionally available with an extended hopper called a downstacker) and drop a lid onto a container as it passes beneath it. The lid droppers are not freestanding and are therefore mounted to a press. The lid placer and placer chutes are both designed for 5-gallon lids and use a chute based design as well as the motive force of the conveyor to help place lids. 

 Lid Placing - Lid Placer and Lid Dropper

Volumetric Pumps

We build both 1- and 5-gallon volumetric pumps with either gravity check valves or powered check valves. All of our pumps are double acting, meaning that there is always liquid on both sides of the piston. This design ensures a long life for all the parts, less wear, and a more efficient pump overall. Our pumps are easy to maintain and clean and easy to set up and changeover. We prioritize not only simplicity of use, but also efficiency, and aim for all of our pumps (and products) to meet both criteria.

ABA-2000 - 5 Gallon Volumetric Pump

Fill Heads

Our high-quality fill heads have been used throughout the industry in a wide array of applications, and often to replace competitors' heads, which were not working to a satisfactory level.

Our fill heads fall into one of three categories:

1. Cone style - these fill heads are some of the best in the industry and have great success with both thick and thin problems. These heads eliminate the problem of stringing, which is often associated with capillary tube style heads. 

 Cone Style Fill Head

2. Diving Lance (Probe style) - these fill heads are best suited for tight neck containers or for filling foaming or explosion-prone products - bottom fill mode. 

Lance Style Fill Head

3. Direct Flow style - these fill heads are designed to fill restricted opening containers (such as those with screw caps) from a top fill mode.

 Direct Flow Fill Head

Accessories

We are pleased to offer both rotary infeed and outfeed tables as well as topoff systems designed to deliver small amounts of anti-skimming agents to filled containers. Our rotary tables are useful for holding a large number of either empty or filled containers (depending on whether they are infeed or outfeed) which keeps the filling line moving quickly and efficiently and causes less stress for operators. We offer two different topoff types, one with nozzles (shown on top) and one with our COV-100 fill head (shown on bottom).

 Accessories - Rotary Tables and Topoffs

 

At Anthony Barber Associates, we are proud to support the filling industry with our wide array of filling machines and equipment. Call or email us today for more information or to see how we can help design the best filling line to suit your needs.