Rating Filling Machine Type
A – Excellent
B – Good
C – Fair 
D – Limitations
F – Not Advisable

Overflow

Level Fill 

Servo
Pump

Peri-
staltic

Time
Gravity

Piston
(Check)

Piston
(Rotary)

Net
Weigh

Product Characteristics
Low Viscosity
Non Foamy


A


A



A


A



A


D



A
Low Viscosity
Foamy


A


A


B


B


B


D


A
Low Viscosity
Particulates/Pulp


B


A


D


C


C


D



A
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Medium Viscosity
No Particulates



C


A


D


D



A


A



A
Medium Viscosity
Particulates



D


A


F


F


C


A



A
High Viscosity
Particulates



F


A


F


F


D


A



A
High Viscosity
No Particulates



F


A


F


F


D


A



A
Chunky or
Heavy Particulates



F


A


F


F


F


A



A
Sanitary or Hot Fill (High Temp)



A


A


A


B



A


A



A
Food Grade Only
(No Hot Fill)



A


A


A


A



A


A



A
Carbonated (Gaseous)
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


A
Pharmaceutical
& Lab Use



D


A


A


C



A


A



A


Manufacturing Environment
Sanitary
Location



A


A


A


B



A


A


B
Corrosive Location


C


A


F


A


C


C


C
Hazardous Location
exp class



B


A


A


A



A


A


D

Accuracy Determined By
Volumetric
Dosing



B


A


A
n/a


A


A



A
Appearance
"Fill to Level"



A
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Time Value
(flow rate x sec)

n/a
n/a
n/a


A

n/a
n/a
n/a
Net Weight
(electronic scale)

n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a


A

Filling Machine Performance
Container Filling
Speed



A


A


A


A



A


A


B
Container Changeover Time



A


A


A


A


B


B


B
Product
Change
or Cleaning Time



A


A


A


C


B


B


B
Product
Flexibility
Range



B


A


D


D


B


B



A
Fill Size
Flexibility Range



A


A


C


A


B


B



A
Filling Machine Economy
Cost Relative
to Other Machines



A


C


A


A


B


C


C

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