Operating a Processing and Manufacturing Facility

Operating a Processing and Manufacturing Facility

An Introduction to Filler and Capper Machines

by Todd West

This article answers some common questions the reader may have about filler and capper machines used in the processing and manufacturing industry. Read on to find out more!

What is a filler and capper machine?

Filler and capper machines are used to fill products into containers. Once the container is filled with product, the capper caps the container. These types of machines are used in many different industries when filling containers with liquids or solids.

Who uses filler and capper machines?

Food companies use filler and capper machines in dairy, beverage, meat, seafood, sauce and pharmaceutical processing plants.

How do you transfer the product into the machine?

Modern filler and capper machines can be either batch-fed or continuous-feed, depending on the type of process being done in the food plant. The product is also weighed in some filler and capper machines.

What are the advantages of using a filler and capper machine?

Filler and capper machines have several benefits, including reducing labour costs, increasing production rate, improving sanitation, minimising product loss, helping to maintain process consistency, reducing injuries and improving cleanliness.

How much does a filler and capper machine cost?

Depending on the size of the filler and capper machine needed for your plant can determine price; however typical high-volume food plants use 1-4 different types of filler and capper machines. Therefore, the cost typically varies depending on the model chosen.

What should I consider when purchasing filler and capper machines?

Some key factors to consider when purchasing filler and capper machines are high-level controls, product yield, clarity of the machine's operation manual. Other considerations are cleaning cycles, ease of changeovers, the number of filling valves needed per machine and the discharge valve location and type. Also, look at the cost of spare parts for the filler and capper machines you are looking into buying.

Do Filler and Cappers have any safety concerns?

Modern filler and capper machines have several safety systems integrated to reduce injuries. For example, machine guarding is used to protect the operator from moving parts such as rotating screws or valves that can cause accidents. Also, some filler and capper machines use vibration sensors that detect if containers are missing or misplaced, which will automatically stop the machine until everything is in place. How often should I clean my filler and capper machines? Cleaning your machines depends on how dirty they get throughout their day-to-day operations. You do not want your filler and capper machines to clog up with product residue, so you should clean them every few weeks.

If you want to discover more about this subject, you should contact a local processing and manufacturing equipment supplier today. A member of the team will be happy to help.

For more information on filler and capper machines, contact a company near you.


About Me

Operating a Processing and Manufacturing Facility

Hello, my name is Freddie. While I do not actually work in the processing or manufacturing sector, I do have a lot of knowledge about it. I gained this knowledge during one long summer when I helped my cousin who owns a processing and manufacturing facility located in Sydney, Australia. On my first day, I really didn't have a clue what he produced or how the facility worked. However, as the weeks passed and I got to know everyone in the different departments, my understanding grew. I decided to start this blog so I could share my knowledge with others.