From tabletop semi-automatic machines to completely automated lines, packaging machines allow product to reach the consumers in a quick, safe manner. Below are some key terms, machines and ideas behind the packaging industry.
Automation - One of the goals of packaging machinery is the ability to automate the packaging process, meeting product demand in an efficient manner.
Bottling Equipment - Though other packages, such as pouches, are becoming more prominent on shelves, bottles continue to be a popular choice for packagers and many different packaging machines are manufactured to handle all different types of bottles.
Capping Machines - One type of packaging machine used to seal bottles, capping machines are manufactured based on the type of cap they will be handling, from screw on type caps, to snap caps, ROPP caps and more.
Drip Tray - Drip trays are a component of a filling machine that keep product from covering the power conveyors or bottles as they pass through the filling area. A number of components exist for filling equipment that help to create an ideal solution for each filling project.
Efficiency - Packaging machines increase efficiency by making the process itself faster, more consistent and more reliable, from filling, capping and labeling to transferring and packing finished product.
Filling Machines - A key piece of equipment in any packaging line is the liquid filler, which can fill using several different principles, from level fills to volumetric fills, as well as handle products both thick and thin.
Gates (Indexing) - Many packaging machines will include an area where the task is completed, such as a rinse area or fill area. Indexing gates hold bottles in place during the process and release them once the process is compelte.