Piston Filler Selection Guide

How It Works:
The piston is drawn back in its cylinder so that the product is sucked into the cylinder. A rotary valve then changes position so that the product is then pushed out of the nozzle instead of back into the hopper.

piston filling machine how it works

Application:
This type of piston filler is best suited for viscous products that are paste, semi paste, or chunky with large particlates. These piston fillers are built to meet food grade standards and can also handle various chemical applications.

Examples:
Heavy sauces, salsas, salad dressings, cosmetic creams, heavy shampoo, gels, and conditioners, paste cleaners and waxes, adhesives, heavy oils and lubricants.

Advantages:
This lower cost conventional technology is easy to understand for most users. Fast fill rates are achievable with fairly thick products. Warning: this technology is nearly obsolete with the advent of servo positive displacement fillers.

 

Selection by Daily Production

 


entry-level-piston-filling-machineModel FPM – BT Semiauto Piston Filler
3000 Containers per Day – Entry Level Production

    • Lowest cost choice ; same excellent design and quality as our electronic semiauto versions but with simple pneumatic control only.
    • Hands are required only for handling the containers.
    • Filling sequence is controlled entirely by operator use of the footswitch.
    • Small footprint (floor space) required.

 

 


semi-automatic-piston-filling-machineModel FPSEMI – BT Semiauto Piston Filler
3000 Containers per Day – Semi Automatic Production – Tabletop

    • Lower cost choice piston filler in our elegant automation design offering the ability to upgrade to fully automatic in the future.
    • Hands are required only for handling the containers.
    • Filling sequence is electronically controlled entirely by the filling machine. Single cycle operation initiated by footswitch.
    • Small footprint (floor space) required.

 

 


automatic-piston-filling-machine-valuelineModel FPSEMI2 – BT Semiauto Piston Filler
6000 Containers per Day – Semi Automatic Production – Benchtop

    • Semi Automatic two head piston filling machine has higher out put and can also be upgraded to fully automatic operation; Operator needed only for loading bottles.
    • Bottle management and filling sequence is electronically controlled entirely by the filling machine.
    • Economy priced fully automatic machine with excellent output but limited ability to expand capacity in the future.
 


dual-head-automatic-piston-filling-machineModel FP 2 – AS Automatic Piston Filler
10000 Containers per Day – Intermediate Automatic Production Dual Head

    • Special platform machine allowing for direct-from- kettle filling with alternating stroke single head or two head configuration.
    • Bottle management and filling sequence is electronically controlled entirely by the filling machine.

 

 


automatic-piston-filling-machineModel FP 4 – 8 Automatic Piston Filler
~ 60000 Containers per Day – High Performance Automatic Production

    • Top of the line base piston filler allows for maximum ability to expand capacity in the future.
    • Bottle management and filling sequence is electronically controlled entirely by the filling machine.
    • Sophisticated bottle management and error controls allow sustained high speed operation.

 

 

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