High-viscosity fluid products are more susceptible to clogging than thinner liquids, which makes them require the use of specialized liquid filling machinery that is intended to handle them.
Without the use of appropriate equipment for handling these liquids, the production and packaging processes can produce more product waste.
There are multiple types of liquid filling machines that high-viscosity products should use during the packaging process.
Pressure Gravity Filling Machines
Gravity fillers are useful for filling a wide variety of thin and foamy liquids, but pressure gravity fillers are capable of handling a wider range of nonfood and food products, such as syrups, glues, pharmaceuticals, liquid cheeses, and SAE 70 oil. There are plenty of applications that you can use pressure gravity fillers for, with plenty of customizable options and configurations depending on the specific use.
How to Properly Utilize Pressure Gravity Fillers
There are two central types of pressure gravity filling machines that liquid packaging lines can use, including traditional pressure gravity fillers that are integrated in production lines, and tabletop pressure gravity fillers for lower-volume applications.
A majority of today’s pressure gravity fillers are designed for simple installation and setup, with easily removed components that also allow for easy cleaning and deconstruction when moving or rearranging packaging systems.
Pressure gravity filling machines are also flexible enough to fill many types of containers using a single piece of equipment, which is especially useful if new packaging specifications are needed for certain liquids.
Pump Filling Equipment
Pump fillers are designed to handle a range of viscosity levels, from water-thin to thicker substances. They can also fill fluids in containers of many different shape and size specifications. Pump fillers can include a number of gear pumps, lobe pumps, rotor pumps, and progressive cavity pumps. People can also integrate pump filler capabilities into pressure gravity filling systems.
Develop a Complete System of Dependable Equipment
Both pressure gravity fillers and pump fillers can be vital to an effective production line for high-viscosity liquid products, but there are several other crucial pieces of equipment needed to complete a liquid packaging system.
Some of these machines can include systems of conveyors at custom settings, bottle cleaners to clear bottles of dust and other debris prior to filling, capping machines to fit caps of many shapes and sizes, and labelers that can apply labels with custom logos and text on bottles following the filling process.
Make Sure Operators Have Proper Training
Ultimately, your machinery is only as effective as the operators working with it, which makes it necessary to give all operators the training they need to keep the equipment running smoothly. In many cases, packaging companies can help by providing these services, ensuring that operators understand how to use a newly purchased piece of equipment.
Using pressure gravity fillers and other equipment suitable for highly viscous fluids can help maintain consistent efficiency, giving you the results you want from your packaging systems on a regular basis. With a complete packaging system, you’ll remain comfortable in knowing that your production line is at its most productive.