Nichrome Filling Systems For The Packaging Industry
To put it simply, a pouch packing machine has two major components: the filling system and the bagging system. The filling system or filler is responsible for the accurate measurement and dispensing of the material into the pouch and the bagging system is responsible for packing and sealing the material in the pouch.
Whether it is a vertical form-fill-seal machine or horizontal form-fill-seal machine, the filler plays a crucial role in fast and accurateoperations. In the food industry, fillers are used for filling flexible pouches, cans, bottles, etc. In the pharma industry, filling systemsensure accurate and sterile discharge of the product into syringes, vials, capsules, sachets and bottles.
Depending on the type of product to be packaged, filling systems are selected. Liquid packaging or grain packaging, snack packaging or oil packaging, sugar packaging or ready-to-eat food packaging – different products require different filling systems. Factors such as container size, may play a part in selecting specific filling machinery, or in customizing the machinery, but there are two basic criteria packagers followwhen deciding which filling system to use for their product.
MAIN CRITERIA WHEN CHOOSING A FILLER
Level of automation:
Filling machines or fillers are manufactured to work with automated packaging systems. They can also be manufacturedto work as stand-alone, semi-automatic machines, combining the filler with say, a capping machinery.
Knowing how many packs per minute, hour or day you need to fill will help to identify the level of automation necessary for your filling machine. High production levels may require an eight head automatic filling machine, and the filler could be designed to allow additional heads to be added in the future.
The unique trails or characteristics of the product to be packed determine the filling principle. The working of a milk filling machine will differ from a powder filling machine; an automatic sugar filling machine requires a different filler than what is used by an edible oil filling machine.
For example, gravity fillers areideal for thin, free-flowing products. Thicker, viscous products require more than gravity to complete the filling process, so a piston filleror pump filling machine is more suited to filling viscous products.
NICHROME’S INNOVATIVE FILLING SYSTEMS
As India’s leading provider of integrated packaging solutions, and proven packaging machine manufacturer, Nichrome offers a range of filling systems for a wide range of Food, Pharma and other products. Whether you are investing in a new VFFS packaging machine; looking to upgrade an old one or want to use your current automated packaging machine for packing new products, it’s worth taking a look at Nichrome’s innovative filling systems.
Nichrome offers an exclusive portfolio of filler-weighers for diverse applications. With a range of filling capacities and built-in safety features, Nichrome’s filling systems can be integrated easily into existing packaging machines for greater efficiency, speed and versatility.
Intelweigh Multi Head Weigher:
This filling system has 10 weigh heads and a combination volume of 3000 cc. It is the ideal filler for solid products such as tea, sugar, rice, pulses, snacks, and other free-flowing granular products.
- Bucket volume: 1.3 l
- Accuracy: 0.2 to 2 gm
- Weighing range: 10 gm to 1000 gm
- Speed: 70 dumps per minute
- Product contact parts: SS 304
- Display: 7 inch touch screen
- Buckets open and close with stepper motor
- Weighing method with load cell
Intelweigh Combi Filler DH:
This filling system is an aesthetically improved machine ensuring safety for users. It is the ideal filler for solid products such as seeds, whole spices, grocery products, Indian namkeen, etc.
- Accuracy % sd: 0.5% /0.2%
- Weighing range: 50 gm to 2 kg/500 gm to 5 kg
- Speed: 40-50 dumps/minute for 1 kg; 15-20 dumps/minute for 5 kg
- Display: 7 inch touch screen
- Air consumption: 0.15 CFM at 6 bar
- Connected Load/Head: 0.25 kW
- Built in safety door guards with machine off interlock
- Broad range of filling capacities available
Easyfill Servo Auger:
For food packaging of powders such as spices, atta (flour products), milk powder, nutraceuticals, coffee powder, premixes, instant mixes, even agro chemicals and pesticides, Nichrome’s Easyfill Servo Auger provides accuracy, speed and efficient performance.
The auger is available in different finishes as per customer’s requirement. Choose from buffing, Teflon-coating or Nedox coating.
A unique feature of this filling system is its split hopper which facilitates cleaning and easy changeovers.
Other features include:
- Filling capacity: 5 cc to 2000 cc
- Servo driven auger mechanism
- Contact parts: SS 304 or SS 316 depending on product
- Gaskets: PTFE/Food grade silicon rubber
- Hygienic construction
- Structure: MS powder coated
- Hopper: inside buffing, outside matt finish
- Facilitates easy cleaning
Filling systems or fillers play a vital role in the efficient operation of packaging machines. Nichrome manufactures fillers using advanced technology and user-friendly design for a wide gamut of applications.
Nichrome is not only a leading packaging machine manufacturer, it is also a recognized automatic filling machine manufacturer. With a range of filling capacities and built-in safety features, Nichrome’s filling systems can be integrated easily into existing packaging machines for greater efficiency, speed and versatility. With over 4 decades in the industry, and proven expertise in automated packaging technology, Nichrome will partner to develop and deliver the most apt and cost-effective integrated packaging solution for your industry.