When companies produce water bottles, cosmetics, or other liquid products, they must use unique liquid packaging solutions to ensure safe and durable packaging. These solutions must work as other packaging equipment does and meet all sanitation and safety requirements. Of course, there are numerous liquid materials with numerous packaging requirements. To meet the packaging needs for each product, various specialized equipment is needed for each liquid packaging system.
Before Selecting Your Liquid Packaging Machinery
Before selecting your liquid filling machine and all component parts, you will need to consider a few factors. These factors are:
- Viscosity. Liquids can be water-thin to thick and paste-like, and some machines are better at handling thinner liquids while others are suited to thick materials.
- Purpose. If the liquid is made to be consumed, then unique safety regulations will need to be in place. Different machines can be programmed to meet these regulations.
- Containers. You will need to ensure that your machine can fill the bottles or bags that you have in mind for your liquid products.
- Rate and Fill Volume. Determine the fill rate and volume needed for the liquid you want to package. Different machines meet different standards.
A liquid packaging system equipped with piston fillers can handle various types of liquid. Anything from pastes, sauces, batters, and icing can move through piston fillers. The best advantage of these fillers is the speed at which they can fill containers, which are often pastry bags or similar plastic containers.
Pump fillers are one of the most versatile liquid packagers available. These fillers can work with liquids of all viscosities and can be operated by gear, cavity, or rotor pumps depending on the liquid type and fill rate.
Molten fillers are essential for a liquid packaging system that handles hot liquids. These fillers pour liquids in hot, and they are then set to cool down and be fully packaged once hardened. This filler is used for candles, deodorants, soaps, and other everyday body care products.
Pressure fillers are similar to gravity fillers, as gravity often supplies the pressure for these liquid packaging fillers. However, the pressure used in this filler is stronger due to the different valves and pumping systems used. These fillers are best for packaging thick liquids.
Net Weight Fillers
Net weight fillers ensure that your liquid packaging system provides each container with the exact same amount of liquid. This precision makes them ideal for packaging in bulk and packaging liquids of high value that cannot be wasted during production.
Inline fillers are used for packaging containers standing in a single line across a conveyor system. Their advantage is their efficiency and ability to fill multiple containers at the same time and rate. These fillers are also versatile and can work with most viscosities.
Rotary fillers can be used in your liquid packaging system for not only filling products but moving containers and bottles through circular stations. At every station, the fillers can perform a different operation. First, they may fill containers. Next, they may cap and close the containers. These fillers are excellent for large businesses that package an enormous amount of liquid products each day.
Before you purchase your liquid packaging system, do your research and speak with an expert at Filamatic to determine the very best and most efficient liquid filling machines for your products.
Liquid Filling Experts
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 solution, or a fully-automated, integrated Monobloc system, we have the liquid filling experience that will exceed your expectations.
For more information on liquid filling, capping and labeling solutions, please call 866.258.1914 or visit – www.filamatic.com/contact-us.