Robots have always been favorite characters in science fiction movies, but modern technology has made them a reality. Robots—perhaps not the type imagined in the 1980s, but robotic filling systems nonetheless—are now used in every industry, from fashion to food to beauty.
Consumers don’t often stop to consider how their favorite products end up so perfectly proportioned in their packages, but packaging is an essential element to the supply chain. No packaging can occur without mechanical fillers that fill bottles, capsules, and other containers with the product being manufactured. Those in charge of developing the filling technology at the core of most packaging lines are setting the pace and personality of all packaging operations.
In recent years, modular designs have grown in popularity since they contribute more flexibility during filling and can speed up delivery times. But science is always advancing, and a fillers industry has now unearthed a bottle liquid filling system using robotic arms that will revolutionize the process as we know it.
Rather than producers being limited to one type of filler, the new robotic forms allow the user to change heads instantaneously to utilize a filler with an entirely different purpose for other products or package formats. No time is wasted with this process.
These robotic filler systems may not fit in your coat closet, but they are relatively compact for their purpose. Floor space is a valuable resource, so there’s no reason to devote more than you need to filling technology.
Of course, any company looking to invest in fillers knows it isn’t just a casual purchase. Standard robot fillers cost much less than custom-built fillers while still offering a variety of mix-and-match options like bottle handling, conveyor systems, and filling parts materials.