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The 4 Ways a Tabletop Piston Filler is Better Than Filling By Hand

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A piston tabletop filler can improve your efficiency when compared to hand filling every product.

When establishing your business, there are many factors to consider, including which liquid filling machine to invest in. There are many automatic liquid filling machines on the market, so it can be quite challenging to determine which is best. If you are currently filling products by hand and looking for a way to enhance your productivity, it is worth investing in a tabletop piston filler. The following four factors illustrate why this liquid filling machine is a great place to begin for burgeoning businesses.

Quick Repeatable Fills

One of the best ways to improve efficiency is to decrease the time between liquid product fills. Tabletop piston fillers are engineered to aid the operator in reducing the time between fills. A bottle guide helps the operator precisely place the container in the appropriate spot to be filled directly under the fill head. This feature also decreases product spills. The piston filler is also designed to fill each container with the same, consistent amount of liquid efficiently and accurately. Piston tabletop fillers also feature an easy setup. After the machine operator readies the piston and sets the flow rate and fill volume, the piston filler remains locked into that setting without the need for calibration.

Versatile Product Filling

Piston tabletop fillers can be used to fill a variety of products. This is because they:

  • Dispense a wide range of thin to viscous liquids, anything from essential oils to creams.
  • Handles small particulates in items like face scrubs and marinades.
  • Easily adaptable for chunky products
  • It can contain adaptations for suspensions, highly viscous, and thixotropic fluids like honey.

Fast Product Change Over

Whether you need to use your piston tabletop filler to fill several different products in one day, or you simply desire a quick and painless cleanup, the simple design of this filling machine makes cleanup and changeovers easy.

When using a piston filler, flushing out product remnants is made easier with a selector switch that allows the filler to continuously cycle without pressing the foot pedal every time. You can also flush the product with your solution of choice, often water, mineral oil, or alcohol. A seasoned operator can switch between different products in just about 15 minutes. The typical process is this easy:

  • Run the machine to dispense leftover product
  • Disassemble dirty parts
  • Pre-rinse, wash, sanitize, rinse, and dry the parts
  • Assemble machine parts at a production table
  • Prime the filler with fresh, new product
  • Adjust the flow rate and fill level
  • Begin your next production run


When you make your first liquid filling machine purchase, you want it to grow with your business. The tabletop piston filler contains a modular design that can be upgraded to an automatic bottling line. You can add a variety of equipment, including:

  • Conveyors
  • Rotary turntables
  • Capping systems
  • Induction sealers
  • Bottle rinsers/washers
  • And more

These can all be added as your product requirements change. When you install a tabletop filling machine from a trusted supplier, you can ensure that you are making a great investment for your business and its product filling needs.

Liquid Filling Machine Specialists

For over 70 years, FILAMATIC has been providing a wide range of liquid filling systems to the packaging industry. We create flexible, customized solutions for every stage of your business growth. Whether you require a single handheld filling machine, a complete turnkey fill-cap-label solution, or a fully automated, integrated filling system, we have the liquid filling experience to ensure your satisfaction is exceeded.

For more information on liquid filling, capping and labeling solutions, please call 866.258.1914 or email

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