The cost of time and money is one of the significant challenges for packagers today. Therefore, packaging companies are now using machines to streamline their packaging processes. One device that many companies choose to use is the liquid filler and capper machine. The fluid filler is a device used to fill products of varying viscosities into various container designs.
You can experience various issues with your liquid filler and capper machine after using it for some time. Here is a list of some common problems you might face with the filling machine.
The purpose of the liquid filler is to fill each bottle to the same level. So it can be frustrating when some cycles do not have equal fills. But some simple adjustments could help you solve the problem. Start by checking whether the machine is level on the floor. If the bottle filler is unbalanced, then the fills will also not be level.
Sometimes the uneven levels of the fills can happen after moving or modifying the equipment. When you change the packaging from one bottle to another, also change the nozzles. You should also adjust the fill times, especially when switching to larger containers.
Incompatible capping can also bring frustration to a packager. The capping tool should be in the proper position to ensure a consistent and reliable seal. You can make simple adjustments of the height and the width of the capping machine.
It is also critical to continually check the high-contact parts. These parts become less effective as they continue to wear. Repair and replacement of some of these parts can help eliminate inconsistent capping.
Excess Foam in Bottles
If you deal with products that foam, then the liquid filler and capping machine is the best solution. The working principle in these machines helps to control the foam and allows an even fill in each container. You can experience incidences where the foam remains in the bottles after the filling cycle is over. One way to handle such cases is by increasing the fill time. That will offer enough time for the foam to overflow from the bottles. If extending the fill time does not solve the issue, then check that the spacers are getting to the correct depth in the containers.
These are some problems you will likely encounter with your liquid filler can capper machine. If simple solutions do not help, call the experts for assistance. They have the skills and experience needed for handling problems with these machines.