Food and packaging is very large industry. There are thousands of different kinds of products and food are available in the market. There are different packaging process and have different packaging machines are available according to type of different product like solid, liquid, cream to complete the final process. Some of the machines do it automatically and does not need to monitor intermediate process just need to bother about input where in other machines, it is require executing some of the process manually and need to keep eye on intermediate process. Well, here we are not discussing about different machines instead we are discussing about the all intermediate process which takes place before actual output.
As I have explained before, according to the nature of the products it has different packaging machines. The products which are in liquid state can be packed by different kinds of liquid filing machines. According to the level of automatic process there are two types of liquid filling machines are available which are fully automatic and semi automatic. In fully automatic machines we do not need to monitor in between process where in semi automated process, we need to execute some of the middle level process manually. Here I want to explain all these intermediate process. You can have ideas while purchasing any kind of filling machines as per your business requirement.
Container washing process
The first and basic step of the packaging process is the washing of the particular container in which you are going to put specific product. You have to arrange all these containers as per requirement of any particular filling equipment and based on this you also need to change different equipments to make its adjustment with particular container as per machine requirement. You need to arrange it in certain group of quantity according to machine capability. Washing process can also be finished manually or combine with any fully automatic machine. There are different tools and equipments are available in the market , you should choose as per requirement of container, its size and the quantity which any particular machine can process at regular interval of time.
Liquid Filling Process
It is the main process in execution of entire packaging process. There are so many factors that you need to focus before starting an execution of this process. You need to check the volume or quantity of the liquid which is going to be filled in container and perfect adjustment of the container with filling head so even little volume of the liquid would not get wasted. As I have said before, there are various types of liquid filing machines are available in the market. Choose any specific liquid filing machine by keep in mind the factors like , how much container it can process at a time , flexibility in adjustment of the liquid volume , accuracy of filling and the time it takes to process and how much container can be filled in single process without repetition of any other process .
After finishing the liquid filing process, the next thing is the capping process. Some of the companies prefer to do it manually where the quantity is less and some of the companies choose automatic capping machines to execute it fast where there is a large quantity of the container which need to be capped. The most important thing you need to focus while choosing any capping machine is the portability of the head to change different cap as per container. It is not possible to use same cap in all container so it must be easier to change the cap as per used container.
After finishing the liquid filling and capping process, labeling is the last process. We can also change the sequence of its execution and it can be done right after filling process as well. This process has been divided in two sub process. First we need to put glue on the sticker which is going to use as label and then we need to stick those stickers on actual bottle. So depends on your budget and quantity you can do it manually or automatically with help of machines. The point you need to consider is the volume of glue it should be used in gluing process. It must not be used little or high exact quantity of the volume of glue must be used for long lasing of the sticker on the bottle
Thus, above is the small description of the entire packaging process. You have to study each and every process in detail and its requirement to choose the right liquid filing machine as per your requirement. Consider all the important points that I have explained in different intermediate process to know the exact requirement and its suitable machine.