There are a multitude of industries involved in packaging a product, or series of products. To grasp a small magnitude of that statement, simply pay attention to all of the different products available to us as a public next time you are out in a local grocery or convenience store. Foods and beverages, cosmetics, household goods, cleaning supplies, water, essential oils, cbd oils, just to name a few, are all packaged for the end user. Many of these products are ran through a liquid filling machine as one of several steps in getting the product ready for distribution. Do these products all need a different filling solution?
The answer is slight.
While no filling solution is manufactured specifically for a certain industry, there are defined characteristics that operate individually i.e.; different product consistencies, temperatures, fill ratios, particulates, viscosity, etc.
Overview of Filling Solutions
Piston fillers are extremely flexible and capable of filling accurately, any viscous liquids. It is ideal for entry-level businesses filling liquids, semi-solids and products with particulates. Piston fillers are commonly used in the food service, cleaning and specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and personal care industries for various filling projects. They work well in a variety of applications including sanitary, hazardous, flammable, and corrosive products and environments.
Overflow fillers are highly versatile and capable of filling thin or foamy products to a visual level. Overflow filling machines are used to produce a cosmetic fill level, making them ideal for filling transparent containers that require a consistent fill level. These fillers are well suited to fill water thin to medium viscosity products. Overflow filling machines are also the best choice for filling products where the internal volume of a container may vary slightly, such as glass bottles.
Gravity fillers provide a volumetric, time-based fill for thin to medium viscosity products. The Automatic Gravity Filler is ideal for filling thin liquids with consistent viscosity. Volumetric time gravity filling method produces repeatable and accurate fill volumes. These fillers are commonly used in the food and beverage, cleaning and specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and personal care industries for various filling projects. They work well in a wide variety of applications including sanitary, hazardous, flammable, and corrosive products and environments.
Pump Fillers are ideal for filling water thin products, highly viscous products and products with particulates. Our Automatic Pump Fillers easily handle a wide range of container sizes, fill volumes, and product types. This filler offers greater versatility and easier change over between fill sizes while typically producing greater production speeds than a piston filler. It is ideal for filling cosmetic creams, heavy sauces, honey, gels, shampoos and hair conditioners, paste cleaners and car wax. The Automatic Pump Filler works well in a wide variety of applications including sanitary, hazardous, flammable, and corrosive products and environments.
So, it would seem that liquid filling solutions do come equipped with specific filling capabilities, or more-so, for particular products. When you need to decide on the correct filling solution for your products, contact Apex Filling Systems and speak to one of our skilled Account Managers to take all the guesswork out of your equation. They will guide you through the process needed to determine your specific filling needs and get you on your way to production. We look forward to hearing from you!