Whether we’re talking about sauces, gel or thick cream, a liquid packaging machine is an efficient way to package these products. If you’re looking to automate your operation, there are three things you need to know to provide the best packaging solution for your products.
1. Consider the viscosity of your product.
When it comes to liquid packaging, viscosity is the name of the game. It is the fluid’s ability to resist the flow. For example, liquid with a higher viscosity, such as molasses, will have a higher friction inside the liquid piston filler because of its molecular makeup.
On the other hand, fluids with lower viscosity will have an easier time flowing because they have less friction. When choosing a liquid packaging machine, you need to be accurate about the viscosity of your products.
2. Temperature affects the viscosity of your product.
When packaging your product, the temperature at which it will be filled plays a very important role. When heated, most products with high viscosity tends to flow smoothly.
Imagine the viscosity of motor oil when heated compared with when it is cold. It becomes more free-flowing at a higher temperature. When choosing your packaging machine, you must give the manufacturer an accurate fill temperature.
3. Consider the size of particulates.
Are you going to package soups, salad dressings or sauces? Bear in mind that come spices or vegetables in these products can float or sink as particulates. This can lead to problems, such as clogging when dispensing, if you don’t provide their general sizes and properties.
Keep these factors in mind when considering the specifications of your liquid packaging machine. To know more about packaging products, communicate with a specialist and tell them your unique packaging needs.