Fillers And Cappers — Equipment That Preserves The Quality Of Consumables

Fillers and cappers are used in many food service factories. The use of these types of machines will preserve the quality of a product while it is being mass-produced. The following information outlines how this type of equipment can benefit business operations that take place in a beverage manufacturing plant or a food manufacturing plant.

Filling Equipment

Filling machines are used to package liquid, powder, and solid consumables. The use of manual, semi-automatic, and automatic machines reduces human error. Filling machines prepare packaged products at a consistent rate.

Gravity fillers transport free-flowing mixtures and liquids from a tank. Volumetric fillers contain a series of nozzles that are responsible for dispensing a product. A volumetric filler that contains automatic technology is designed to release the same amount of a product at scheduled times.

The use of a gravity filler or a volumetric filler supports consistent and cost-efficient manufacturing processes. Less liquid waste may be incurred when using filling equipment than when pouring products by hand. The reduced waste can lead to increased profit margins.

Induction Sealing And Capping Processes

Induction sealing prevents the passage of air, gas, or oxygen. An induction sealing process uses a hermetic seal. A hermetic seal keeps products fresh while they are being transported or displayed within a retail setting. A hermetic seal is used to preserve the quality of canned and bottled products. A hermetic sealing process can be used when manufacturing canned soups, bottled beverages, and bottled medications.

During an induction sealing process, a cap that contains a foil liner is passed underneath a sealing head. A sealing head produces an electromagnetic field. This field is responsible for heating up the edges of the foil liner. The heated foil melts the polymer coating that is within the cap.

Once the polymer coating melts, the softened coating bonds with the lip of the container. The combination of the heat and the pressurized cap is essential in forming a solid seal. Cappers are pieces of equipment that are used at the very end of a manufacturing process.

A capper and sealing process will alert consumers to the fact that a product has been tampered with. The plastic band that is secured around a cap will need to be removed when a product is opened. The foil liner will need to be separated from the edges of a can or bottle. If either the band or the liner has been altered, a consumer is able to determine that a product has been tampered with.