If you have been filling containers by hand but are seeing an increase in production, it’s time to move to semi-automatic or automatic liquid-filling machines. There are many benefits these machines can provide and many ways in which they can relieve your employees currently spending large amounts of time manually filling your products. If you notice room for improvement in your facility, reach out to Filamatic to discover which liquid filling machine may be best for your facility.
Problems with Manual Filling
Manual filling may suit some businesses, but it can easily bring problems when it’s time to increase your production. To start with, pouring by hand is slow, so production takes more, and employees must work longer hours. It is also difficult to get the volume right in every container, which increases the chance of over or underfilling your containers and wasting product. If manual filling is no longer the most effective option, it’s time to upgrade to a filling machine.
Increase Production with Automation
A primary advantage of a liquid filling machine is that it can speed up production significantly and allow your facility to process many more bottles per hour. You can buy a machine with two, four, or seven 16 filling heads and upgrade as demand changes. A new machine saves time while opening up new possibilities for growth without hiring more employees or expanding your facility location.
If you feel that an automatic system is too much too soon for your smaller business, you can opt for semi-automatic filling machines. In this place, an employee places the bottles under the machine while the machine fills the bottle quickly and accurately.
Reduce Costs Across Your Production Line
Adding a liquid filling machine to your business will help you lower costs all around. You can cut back on expenses related to labor and free up money to invest elsewhere in your business. You also save money by avoiding product recalls or rejections.
Consistent Filling Volumes and Quality Assurance
Do you desire consistent filling volumes for your products? Modern liquid filling machines offer incredible precision, much more than manual filling. When there is less chance of overfilling or spilling, you also reduce the chance of cross-contamination and product waste.
Ensure the Highest Hygiene Standards
Hygiene is essential for many businesses, especially those that produce items for the food, beverage, or pharmaceutical industries. Contamination can easily lead to product spoilage, food poisoning, and other negative consequences. The precision and easy maintenance of liquid filling machines make contamination less likely. This keeps your products safe and prevents downtime required for cleaning and maintenance.
Increase Employee Safety and Satisfaction
When you invest in a new liquid filling machine, you can significantly improve your employees’ safety and satisfaction. Less manual handling means fewer chances for trips, slips, or falls and reduces injuries that result from manual, repetitive labor. Employees handling hazardous materials can also avoid close contact with those liquids.
You also avoid employee fatigue by removing them from tedious, repetitive tasks. Employees now have a chance to work in more specialized roles, which may keep them more engaged and interested in their work.
Flexibility for Your Evolving Business
Your new liquid filling machine can bring you the flexibility you need to evolve your production line as your business expands. Most machines can handle a variety of liquids and containers, so you can use them for various kinds of products. Many machines can be upgraded to larger capacities to meet production demands.
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.