There are a variety of can-filling machines available to handle various packaging needs, such as product viscosities. One of these machines is a piston filling machine. Although some liquid fillers are best for filling free-flowing liquids, piston fillers can help with high viscosity liquids like sauces and honey or particulate-laden goods. Piston fillers, also known as viscous liquid filling machines, are among the most flexible filling devices available. These liquid fillers transport a range of goods including holding tanks, hoppers, and other bulk supplies to big and small containers with ease of operation and simple controls.
Let us now go through the major benefits of piston filling machines that make them a perfect choice for the packaging industry.
Have High Accuracy in Filling
The volume of the cylinder remains unchanged from one fill cycle to the next. As a consequence, each piston stroke produces the same volume of product loading and unloading. As the product is pumped from the cylinder into receiving containers, the volume will stay constant. This approach allows for highly accurate volumetric filling, which is important for a variety of goods.
Comes in both Automatic and Semi-Automatic Structures
Piston filling machines are designed in both automatic and semi-automatic modes. To minimise the need for operator assistance, automatic machines are equipped with power conveyor systems and indexing systems. Only the initial setup of the equipment needs operator participation. Semi-automatic devices require user input to position bottles, remove full containers and start the filling operation. Customers can select one of these alternatives based on their needs.
Can Handle Different Container Sizes
Piston filling machines are available in a range of piston sizes that allow them to accommodate containers of various sizes. With the help of piston filling machines, you can also handle lightweight bottles. It also assists in filling bottles of various shapes and sizes. If your packing process necessitates filling both small and big bottles, you'll need more than one size of piston.
Can be used with Various Nozzle Sizes
Semi-automatic piston fillers generally have a single fill head, whereas automated piston fillers might have a variety of fill heads. The nozzles are custom-made to meet the requirements of each individual goods. When combined with simple ball valves, diving heads, or bottom-up filling, custom nozzles provide filling machines more adaptability.
Easily Handles the Particulates in the Product
Jams and sauces might contain large fragments of vegetables or fruits that can lead to clogging the nozzles of piston fillers. If this happens, the combined effort of the piston and cylinder quickly clears the problem.
Because of these beneficial features, piston filling machines are highly preferred in both the packaging and food industries.