How to choose good filling machine?There are quite a number of different Automatic Filling Machines in the market today. Among the major types are the piston filler, rotary liquid filler, and straight line liquid filler. These machines come in fully automatic, semi-automatic, and manual versions too. If you are getting into the food and beverage packing industry,knowing the difference of these machines is essential.
Radar Machine Tells You How to Choose Good Quality Beverage Filling Machine?
Author: Site Editor
Publish Time: 2017-02-10
Whenever someone calls into the factory to inquire about a filling machine, we have a logical but exhaustive process for determining exactly what machine will do the job successfully and over the long term.
1. What products are being filled?
While some bottle fillers are designed to fill containers with dry goods such as powders or pills, others are best suited to handle liquids. Therefore, if you're looking into purchasing a filling machine, once of the most important factors to consider is your product's viscosity, or consistency. The viscosity of your product will help you to determine what type of filling technique the machine must use in order to properly handle your item's particular attributes.
If your product has a high viscosity, like molasses, you'll want to consider purchasing a filling machine that can handle that item's physical properties. Think about it - it's a far different task for a liquid filler to pump a product with a low viscosity (i.e. water) into a bottle than it would be for that same filler to pump a high viscous liquid such as molasses into the same bottle - right? To learn more about the most accurate way to measure your product's viscosity.
2. Is Your Product Carbonated?
Carbonated beverages (i.e. beer, soda, champagne) require a unique type of filling technique, as well as specialized filling equipment. As a result, you'll need to consider purchasing a filling machine that's designed to properly fill/bottle your carbonated product. These machines are called a counter pressure fillers.
A counter pressure filler preserves the carbonation of the liquid, even as it's bottling, through a process called double pre-evacuation. This method works by removing air from the bottle and pressurizing it with carbon dioxide. Finally, by repeating the process to remove 99.99% of the oxygen (double pre-evacuation), the final result is a bottled carbonated product with a much longer shelf-life, thanks to these repeated pre-evaution cyclces.
3.What the Material of Bottles/Container do you fill?
Another key factor in purchasing a filling machine is knowing as much as possible about the physical properties of the containers you'll be using. Determining what type of container you'll be filling is a key question to ask before buying a bottle filler, as this will help dictate what type of filling technique the machine must use. This is due to the fact that the bottle's attributes must be compatible with the machine's filling method in order for the filler to function properly.
For example, some automatic bottle fillers grab the container from the top, while others grab from the side. Therefore, if your bottle has a unique cap or lid, a filling machine that grabs from the top might not work for that particular kind of container. Similarly, if your bottle is too wide, a filler that takes hold of the container from the side probably isn't the best choice for your individual production needs.
Finally, an additional key aspect to consider regarding the container you'll be using is whether it's made of glass or plastic. Furthermore, would you prefer a filling machine that's designed to fill an aluminum can rather than a bottle? All three kinds of materials require fillers that use their own particular type of filling technique, which must be compatible with the container you're going to be using.
Knowing the physical properties of the container you'll be filling is absolutely essential when purchasing a filling machine since the bottle's attributes will ultimately be a key factor in determining the best type of filler for your production needs. Furthermore, it's also important to share this information with the suppliers you're thinking of buying from, since the container's attributes will ultimately determine whether or not the supplier has the filling machine that's best for your individual operation.
4.What is Your Production Capacity?
When considering the efficiency of a filling machine, it's important to keep both your current and future production needs in mind, since upgrading your machinery might not be feasible if/when you decide to expand your business. Smaller machines are usually measured by the amount of bottles they produce per hour (BPH), while faster, larger, fillers are typically calculated based on bottles per minute (BPM)/per hour(BPH).
For example, a manual bottle filler is a great entry-level investment for a start-up or a very small company, but will most likely not be able to meet the demands of a small-to-medium-sized operation or even a small business that's planning to expand/increase production.
5.Liquid-Level or Volume - Which Type of Filling System Should Your Machine Use?
When you're thinking about purchasing a filling machine, one of the most important factors to consider is which type of liquid filling system is best for your operations - a liquid-level filler, or a volumetric filling machine. Ultimately, the type of filler you choose should be based on two key pieces of information: the of product you're going to be using to fill your containers, and how you want the final fill-level in your bottles to appear.