Before selecting the ideal liquid filling equipment for your products, you want to ensure your appliances will meet all your specifications. Before investing in new liquid filling machines, consult with the pros at Filamatic. Ask yourself the following questions before meeting with our team members to find the best machine and features for your production needs.
How Much Liquid Product Volume Per Day?
The number of units your facility produces every day will be a crucial factor in deciding which liquid-filling equipment is best.
What Are the Liquid’s Characteristics?
Beverages like soda and beer will travel quickly through the liquid filling equipment and nozzles, while thicker and more viscous liquids will fill containers more slowly. The liquid’s characteristics, including viscosity, will influence how many bottles can be filled per day. It will also influence whether you can use a timed-flow machine for free-flowing liquids or a piston filler or fillers with a pressurized tank for the more viscous products.
Are There Particulates in the Liquid?
Juices and other liquids can contain pulp or small food particles desired for the finished product. For instance, pulp in orange juice and lemonade or herbs and other spices in tomato sauce. Your valves and pumps must be a specific size to allow the pulp and particulates to flow through unhindered without clogging nozzles or other machine parts.
How Much Liquid Fills the Container?
The container’s size and shape can influence weight variations during filling operations. Due to these characteristics, you might overfill your containers and give away free products in each container. Installing liquid filling equipment with accurate weight variation percentages can help you control product waste.
Will the Machinery Impact the Liquid’s Characteristics?
Understanding the characteristics of your liquid products that will enter the filling and capping machine is essential. This way, you can understand what changes the liquid may undergo as it moves through the equipment parts. A thick liquid that needs to go through long, high-speed production processes can become thinner at the end stage when it’s time to fill bottles. Knowing these factors can influence the type of equipment you choose and your setup, so you can find a solution that does not easily impact the liquid’s characteristics.
Does the Equipment Offer Scalability?
Over time, the ingredients in your products may change. Due to these potential changes, you need liquid filling equipment that can be scalable so you won’t have to make drastic changes to your components when making a change.
How Complicated are Maintenance and Cleanup?
Liquid buildup in machine components can impact the operation of the liquid filling equipment and the quality of your finished products. Filamatic machines are easy to clean, and our team is available to provide the field service you need to keep your machines well-maintained.
Specialists in Liquid Filling Systems
For over 70 years, FILAMATIC has provided a wide range of liquid filling machines to the packaging market. We create flexible, customized solutions for every stage of your business growth. Whether you require a single machine, a complete turnkey fill-cap-label solution, or a fully automated, integrated Monobloc system, we have the liquid filling experience for your project.