Patent Number: 6,637,478

Title: Fill station for a liquid dispensing system

Abstract: A fill station for filling various sizes of containers from a liquid dispensing system includes a first stationary platform and second rotatable platform positioned above the first platform. The second platform is hinged to move between a horizontal loading position and a stowed position to provide access to the first platform. A third platform may be positioned above the second platform, wherein the third platform is hinged at an opposite end from the second platform to move between a horizontal load position and a stowed position. Sensors may be used to detect whether a container is positioned on one of the platforms and to detect the positions of the different rotatable platforms.

Inventors: Jungmann; Ronald D. (Maplewood, MN), Laughland; Gregory B. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: Ecolab Inc.

International Classification: B65B 57/02 (20060101); B65B 57/06 (20060101); B67D 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020