The bottle filler is one of the machinery that can provide the greatest advantages to your food establishment or business. Similarly, it is one of the most used packaging techniques. This is because it is one of the best ways to keep food and drinks in a liquid state. These machines must be extremely precise when carrying out the filling procedure.

 

Said procedure must also comply with the regulations established for the management or manipulation of food. Therefore, the way the machinery works must be hygienic, in order to guarantee the safety of the product. In this article we share with you what a bottle filler is for, its characteristics, its advantages and types. In this way, you can select the best one for your business.

 

What is the function of a bottle filler?

The main purpose of the bottling or bottle of water filling line machines is to introduce the final product into the container in which it will be stored. In addition, you must supply the correct amount of content in the process according to the dimensions of the container. 

 

It must also regulate aspects such as the temperature of the product and the container, to maintain the necessary sterilization levels. There are machines that operate through various mechanisms, such as:

 

Manuals. They are very old and have the capacity to fill around 600 bottles per hour.

Semi-automatic. They are of more recent manufacture and achieve the filling of 800 to 1,400 bottles per hour.

Automatic. They are made with high technology. The most modern ones operate with artificial intelligence and are capable of filling more than 1,800 bottles, up to several tens of thousands of them per hour. These equipments are equipped with a tank in which the liquid to be bottled accumulates. 

 

Frequently, this deposit is located at the top of the device, from where the liquid is pushed into the bottles either by vacuum, pressure or gravity. The fillers also include a system that allows the movement of the bottles , before and after filling. Mainly, this is seen in those automatic and semi-automatic machines.  

 

Additionally, they have various types of nozzles to adapt to the shape and dimensions of the container opening.

 

How does a bottle filler work?

They are machines that, today, work with programmable computerized systems . They allow filling containers in a short time and with a high degree of precision.

 

They operate with minimal human labor intervention. They are designed as a work station that starts with the filling of various pipes. These will distribute the product that will be emptied into containers stipulated for it. The containers will be moved throughout the system by means of a conveyor belt. In this way, they will make the journey from the beginning of the circuit until they are covered, sealed and labeled for storage and distribution.

These machines are used for the packaging of various types of products , mainly liquids such as water, juices, liqueurs and yogurts. However, it is also possible to use them for solid and gaseous products.

Advantages of a bottle filler

  • Using bottle filling machines in the packaging process can be very beneficial. Take a look at some of the benefits they offer:

  • They speed up the packaging process significantly, thus saving time.

  • They are generally made of stainless steel, a very durable material that ensures the required levels of hygiene.

  • They can be used for packaging in containers of various materials such as polyethylene, glass, PVC and others. 

  • They are extremely precise and easy to operate.

Types of fillers

There are many types of bottle fillers on the market. The differences depend mainly on the product to be packaged. In fact, each product has a different packaging process that requires very particular conditions.  In this sense, aspects such as temperature, asepsis levels, and air exposure times are taken into account.

 

The two most used types of fillers are:

Overflow fillers

 

These machines work according to the principle of temporal flow. They take advantage of gravity to make the product flow into the containers. They are specifically recommended for very aqueous liquids. Its operation is very reliable and with levels of automation that range from medium to high. Sometimes, the intervention of operators is not even required at any stage of the process.