In the short guide we will introduce the most common types of filling lines for the food industry. The food industry encompasses a large variety of products, many of which are a liquid, cream, concentrate, puree, oil, seasoning, etc. These products require filling machines that are both sanitary and effective, in addition to meeting your marketing and branding needs.
The best filling machine for most free-flowing liquid products is usually going to be the overflow filling machine. This machine fills to a specified fill level in the container you are using. This ensures that your product looks uniform on the shelf, even if it is a clear bottle. The most common subsets of the food industry that use this type of filling line are the beverage and edible oil industries.
If you have a product that is very thick, has big particles, or has chunks as big as one inch in size, an overflow filling machine just won’t work. The piston filling machine is much more appropriate. This filling line will allow you to fill just about any type of thick or chunky product including sauces, syrups, honey, or salsas. The piston filling machine fills by volume rather than by fill line.
If you are filling product in bulk quantities, you should fill your containers by net weight. These filling lines can handle just about any type of liquid you need, including free-flowing and thicker products. If your product cannot predictably remain the same volume under all conditions, you need a net weight filling machine to ensure you’re not giving away any extra product.
If you offer a wide variety of food and beverage products, it can be very beneficial to have one filling line that will work for all of your offerings. The Servo pump filling machines are adaptable and can be used for almost any food processor. They are easily broken down and cleaned to maintain sterile requirements as well.
If you are in need of a new filling machine for your product, contact us today for assistance in choosing the right filling machine for you.