Octabin filling stations for DSM SC Genk

This solution in a nutshell:

  • Filling and sealing of octabins with inliner
  • These machines can also be used to fill bigbags
  • Mobile filling machine controls two filling posts, so an extra device is saved
  • Chemistry industry
  • Filling stations are meant to clean in an ergonomical and secure way during product changeovers
  • State-of-the-art filling systems with integrated sealing jaws to seal the packages, so pollution is avoided after filling
  • Easy control via Siemens HMI and PLC

Why the customer chose Robbe Industries …

  • Flexible and custom approach
  • Many years of experience in filling machines
  • A single point of contact for design, mechanical, electrical and installation
  • Many years of experience in chemistry industry

Customer data


Robbe Industries SA has realized two new filling stations for octabins for DSM Genk.

DSM SC Genk has appealed to Robbe Industries once again for the purchase of two new octabin filling stations. In 2016 we collaborated for the first time for the construction of an octabin filling station that was integrated in an automized filling line. Since DSM was very satisfied about our cooperation and the way the Robbe team took care of the design, production and installation of the previous project, they chose us again. Of course, we are proud of this!

For the new project, the filling stations cannot be installed within the filling line with internal transport. Instead, the pallets with the octabins have to be placed and removed via a forklift. On the weighing filling post, we installed a scissor lift. Hence, different heights of octabins could be filled. We tried to use similar technologies and components as with the former project in order to realize a kind of standardization. Moreover, the number of spare parts that have to be controlled because of the contingency plan of DSM SC Genk, is reduced significantly.

The controller operates via a Siemens Failsaf CPU with Siwarex weighing module. The Failsafe PLC takes also care of the surveillance and controller of the safety circuits. The HMI touchscreen was programmed in the same way as we did in the previous project. Hence, the system remains familiar to the operators. This way, there is a maximum standardization between the machines, both mechanical and electrical and with regard to software.

The dosing is done via butterfly valves which are installed on the filling stations. The upper part of the silo is accessible via a cage ladder.

One filling station was installed in a fixed way. The second one was a mobile version. The mobile filling station will be moved between two silos, about ten metres from each other. The filling station can be provided of voltage and compressed air via a heavy-duty metal connector. By installing the filling station in a mobile way, only one filling station had to be provided instead of two! In short, this was a significant saving of filling stations!

Again, the machines were designed and produced both mechanically and electrically by the team of Robbe Industries. The VCA certified technicians of Robbe took care of the installation and start-up.

After a test run, both filling machines were calibrated as AWI R61 dispensing machines. The first calibration was executed in-house by the experienced Robbe team.


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