- Frame design is robust tubular stainless
construction with pistons mounted horizontally with
adequate spacing for quick removal, quick cleaning and
no possibility for product to collect and remain in the
- Piston output is at the front of the machine,
thereby minimizing hosing. This means faster cleanups
and minimal product loss.
- Tank is sanitary design with rounded construction
that will not entrap product. Tank outputs are
directly mounted to valve heads which eliminates hosing
and lost product during changeovers. Direct coupling of
the tank outputs to the inlet valve also increases both
the efficiency of the machine and the ability to handle
much higher product viscosities without pressurization
of the supply tank.
- Nozzles rest in tool less holders and cannot be
damaged by misalignments. Machine includes standard
nozzle misalignment / no fill feature to avoid problems
often caused by personnel.
Conclusion: This design was originated to optimize
cleanout, minimize changeover time and minimize product
loss. It is a premier quality machine with robust
construction designed to last a lifetime. It has many
elegant operating features that are specifically designed to
minimize downtime from changeovers and virtually eliminate
typical operational mishaps during the course of a packaging
- Folded metal frame design was not made for a piston
filler; this is their capping machine with pistons
stuffed vertically in it. This means poor access
to fluidic parts for break down and cleaning. Note
product will drop down and collect into the bottom of
the frame upon disassembly.
- Piston output is behind the machine and nozzles are
in the front. This means "miles" of hosing that need to
be cleaned and unnecessary product loss in the process.
- Tank design is dihedral bent stainless which is not
sanitary design. How does product make it to the inlet
side of pistons?: by more "miles" of hosing (not shown)
which means tougher cleanups, changeovers, and product
waste. Long hoses on the suction side of a piston filler
also have a tendency to get "sucked flat" as product
viscosity increases. This basically limits this
machine's use to low or medium viscosity products.
- Nozzles are channel mounted and require tools for
changeover. Channel easily damaged over time due to
misalignments. No nozzle misalignment/no fill feature.
Conclusion: this design was originated merely to
optimize manufacturing cost; not optimize cleanout,
changeover, and minimize product waste. This is a bare bones
machine meant to appeal to buyers only concerned about
price. Cleanout, changeover, and unrecoverable operational
mishaps will continue to steal productivity and profits over