Filling machines are almost always custom made for Milk Processing Plant products and projects. While there are many factors to consider, and these factors may vary from project to project, there are some factors that often require some consideration for each project. Below we will look at some of the more frequent problems.
Some fillers are better equipped to handle thick or thin products, while others can handle both. The packager must consider the viscosity of the product to be filled to ensure that the selected filler is capable of performing the task. For example, overflow fillers may be ideal for free-flowing products such as water. However, the same filling machine may not be the best choice for handling thick products such as honey. For thicker products, pump filling machines or piston filling machines are usually a better solution. In summary, product viscosity will always be taken into account when manufacturing the filling machine.
Regardless of the viscosity of the product, the packager also needs to decide which principle they will use to fill the container. Some packers may use overflow fillers to repeatedly fill each container to the same level, even if the internal volume of each container is slightly different. When the product is packaged in a transparent or transparent container, these machines are usually a good choice to increase shelf appeal. Other products will be filled by volume and may use a piston or gravity filling machine. The filling volume of these products may vary slightly from container to container, but the volume of liquid in each container is the same. Many other principles exist, and more than one principle can be applied to any given project. In this case, consider the other factors of the project to choose the ideal filling principle.
How many bottles must be filled per hour for a packaging project to meet production needs? The answer to this question usually helps to guide the decision on the degree of automation of the filling machine. A packer who only needs to fill a few hundred bottles a week may start with a semi-automatic filling machine, or even a desktop type. If production demand increases, each of these two types can be upgraded in the future as an additional filling head, just like an automated machine. However, in some cases, even if the packaging manufacturer with less production demand may consider automatic machinery, if production is expected to increase rapidly. When selecting the ideal filling machine, the packager must consider not only the current demand, but also the expected growth.
Conversion and cleaning
Some machines are easier to replace and clean than others. For packers with short-term operations or many different products, replacement and cleaning time can be an important factor. Some machines may require disassembly to completely clean the parts and prepare them for new products. For many, but not all, machines, the CIP system can be programmed into the PLC and operator interface to make the cleaning process quick and easy, with little or no manual assistance. Determining whether CIP is a necessary condition for a given project may also affect the best solution for liquid fillers.
As mentioned above, there are many other considerations when choosing the ideal filling machine. Liquid packaging solutions not only manufacture liquid fillers, but Shanghai Jimei Food Machinery Co., Ltd. provides you with professional and effective advice to find the best Juice Production Line solution for you.