High-viscosity fluids require specialized liquid filling machines because unlike thinner fluids, they are more prone to clogging. Companies that deal with high-viscosity fluids need to take this into account because without the proper machines, handling these liquids can cause a number of different problems in both their packaging and production processes.
When it comes to pharmaceutical production lines, they are known for working with a number of different high-viscosity fluids, and there are a few types of liquid filling machines that can help these lines with the varying consistencies of the liquids they use.
Pressure Gravity Fillers
Gravity fillers were designed to help with filling foamy and thin liquid products, but they are not always equipped to deal with high-viscosity nonfood and food products. This is where pressure gravity filling machines come in handy.
They are equipped to work better for these types of fluids, and some of the types of high-viscosity fluids that these fillers are ideal for are liquid cheeses, pharmaceuticals, glues, SAE 70 oil, and syrups. Depending on the product that needs filling, these pressure gravity fillers can work with a wide range of different types of configurations and machines.
How to Use Pressure Gravity Filling Machines
Packaging facilities are able to utilize two general types of pressure gravity fillers: table top pressure gravity fillers and traditional pressure gravity fillers. Companies that require a low-volume production use table top pressure gravity fillers, but companies that require their entire system to being integrated in their packaging lines need to use traditional pressure gravity fillers.
For the convenience of packaging and production lines, the current pressure gravity bottle filling equipment was designed in order to make it easy to setup and install. They are usually also designed to be easier to clean and relocate for product lines that might have the need to rearrange those lines for various reasons.
Pump Filling Machines
Regardless of the viscosity of a liquid, there are pump fillers designed to handle them, and there are a number of different shapes and sizes that they come in to be able to qualify for just about any production lines’ needs.
Some of the different types of pump fillers include rotor pumps, lobe pumps, gear pumps, and progressive cavity pumps. In some rare cases, productivity lines can even integrate these pumps in with the capabilities of pressure gravity fillers, making them more efficient.
Create a Complete System of Reliable Equipment
Although pump fillers and pressure gravity fillers are vital for any production line that produces or packages high-viscosity fluids, there are a number of other pieces of equipment that are actually required for these lines to run smoothly.
Some of the other things that a system of conveyors should include are labelers, bottle cleaners and cappers. Making sure that these machines are configured correctly to make sure that the production line runs efficiently throughout the entire packaging process from start to finish.