We just sent out our latest volumetric bottom and top fill, explosion proof machine model ABA-M325. This machine features numerous pieces of equipment designed to increase the speed, efficiency, and throughput of the machine such as our first semi-automatic lid chute, double acting positive displacement pumps, and a dual crimp station.

This machine was designed for a Class 1 Division 1 (C1D1) hazardous environment, and boasts our popular intrinsically safe mouse on the pendant arm. This mouse makes navigating with the HMI simple, efficient, and safe.

This dual head diving lance machine has a Servo controlled fill carriage to raise and lower the fill lances with precision, accuracy, and speed. The program also features a "foam control" fill, which allows the pumps to fill slowly until the bottom of the lance is submerged, and then switch to fast filling for the remainer of the cycle. 

ABA-M325 features our 5 gallon double acting piston pumps, ABA-2000. As with all the pumps we supply, these are made with high quality stainless steel and Teflon wetted parts and cast end caps, elbows, and tees. All of the pumps ABA makes are double acting, meaning there is product on both sides of the piston at all times. This keeps the cylinder walls and seals lubricated and prevents wear on these parts, thus prolonging the life of the pump. Quick release clamps makes cleaning and maintenance simple, and a hand wheel allows for quick and simple stroke length adjustment. 

ABA-M325 Automatic Bottom and Top Fill Volumetric Filling Machine

 M325 also debuts one of our newest features, a semi-automatic lid chute model ABA-PLCR-CHUTE

ABA-PLCR-CHUTE semi-automatic lid placer chute

This lid chute allows for the operator to load lids (in this case, up to 4) and then step away and work with the machine until the 4 lids have been used and need replenishing. The semi-automatic chute is the perfect middle ground between fully manual placement of lids and a larger, fully automatic lid placing machine. The motive force of the conveyor and the container itself pulls the lid from the chute, a simple but effective system.

Lastly, the dual crimp station showcased on this machine features custom crimp tools designed specifically utilizing the customer's lids. Both crimpers are enclosed in heavy duty guarding with safety interlocked doors for operator and personnel safety.


When the time comes to upgrade your filling equipment, look no further than Anthony Barber Associates! With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we are proud to offer high quality customized equipment and will work closely with you and your team to design the best machine for your plant. Please call (803) 396-0621, email sales@abaltd.com, or fill out a request a quote form on our website today. We look forward to hearing from you!


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