What Makes a Good Liquid Filler

When you are introducing a new product or revising your production line with an existing product, one of the first things you will consider is the best liquid filler for your purposes. Before jumping in with a new liquid filler, it is important to consider what makes a good liquid filler. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Able to Handle Your Product

Some liquid fillers are suitable for thick liquids, some thin, and some both. You want to make sure that you get a liquid filler that can handle the type of product you are producing. If you fill both thin and thick liquids, getting a filler machine that handles both and offers easy cleaning and changeovers is important as well.

How You Want to Fill

If you want to fill your bottles and containers by volume, you’ll need a liquid filler with that capability. Some liquid fillers simply fill each container to a preset fill line, and the volume may vary slightly. If you are filling clear containers, it may not matter if your volume is preset.

Production Rate

How much product are you producing, and what are your packaging needs? Carefully consider how many units you want to be able to produce per minute. Liquid fillers come with different capacities, and some of them can be quite fast. Of course, the faster the machine, the higher the cost, so don’t get more machine than you really need.

Changeover and Cleaning

Even if you don’t have multiple products requiring frequent changeovers, you still want a liquid filler machine that is easy to clean. In order to keep your production sanitary, which is important for many liquid products, you’ll need to clean the machine regularly. If the machine is difficult to clean, you could spend too much manpower to get the job done.

If you are ready to start looking for a new liquid filler, contact us for more information.