Choosing the right depositor, injector and filling machines for your liquid packaging process will improve the quality of your products. That should also come to reduce the much that you would have otherwise spent on hiring human resources to do the packaging manually. Therefore, since the depositor will substitute human labor, consider the amount of money you would spend on buying the equipment versus the wages of the individuals.
When evaluating your filling automation needs, the following will make a critical place to start:
The conveyor system
Conveyor systems for filling machines vary widely, but mostly that is dependent on your specific application. Conveyor systems, such as have been in the material handling industry for decades and decades, have proved to be very critical in filling and packaging products of different forms and shapes to date. However, irrespective, your choice of conveyor systems should prioritize precision in timing. That will ensure the products are at the destined locations at the required time during the filling process. However, first, plan on whether you want a case or multi-pack conveyor for the filling.
But, that is for conveyer filling systems. In settings where you are not using automatic production in your packaging process, choose frame types that can create filling stations with just the use of a side tracker in the place of a conveyor. Also, machines that are not fully automatic can make use of a frame placed on a table surface to maximize on space during low production times.
Equally, always opt for high-quality depositors for your filling machines. Just like with the frame, the tank should accommodate every type of liquidized filler as these may change as you shift to filling with different products. The injecting nozzle also should stand at the tip of the product pathway allowing for efficient product dispensation into the filling containers. For injectors, though, you can change them depending on the material that you are handling. Arrange for that with your filling machine manufacturer to customize the nozzle types to meet your filling project needs.
The nozzle size is also dependent on the size of the container opening, while the filling principle dictates the type of nozzle to use. And, just like it is with the depositor, ensure that the nozzle material complements that of the filling product without causing unnecessary wearing out.
Balancing filling machine automation with equipment operating costs has to factor in trends in the industry. You also must consider future upgrades that your filling machine and the entire process could need. This technological advancement in filling machinery will equally require that you plan for personnel training. Therefore, it is best that you work with the same filling equipment supplier so that you keep track of the training which your employees need for every new filling machine that you bring in.
Well, it is imperative that you consider feature improvements in and integrating technological advancements into your filling machines. You, however, should also factor in the amount of expected output of your filling products. Moreover, consider picking filling equipment that will meet your energy saving needs.