What is a piston filler?
The principal operation of a piston filler can be compared with the engine of a car. When the piston pulls back, the intake valve opens and the vacuum created by the retracting piston sucks the product into the cylinder. On the forward stroke of the piston, the intake valve closes and the fill valve opens. Now, the piston pushes the product into your container. Hence, it is called a piston filler.
For what products do you use a piston filler?
A piston filler is best used when the viscosity of the product to be filled is higher then water or particles are in the product. Products such as creams, oils, honey, shampoo, soap, dressings, ketchup or sauces. Products as liquid as water should really be filled with different types of fillers such as Pressure Fillers or Pump Fillersbut in a pinch with the right seals, this too can be acomplished. Heavy products that are as solid as cream cheese can be deposited with a piston filler but may need additional hopper components such as agitators top forward the product.
WHAT DOES IT HAVE?
- Accuracy of +/-0.5% of fill weight
- Stainless Steel frame & wetted metal product contact parts
- Versatile filling system is capable of handling a wide range of products & volumes
- No tool disassembly for quick and easy clean up & change over
- Speeds of up to 50+ cycles per minute, per head
WHAT COULD IT HAVE?
- Pedestal Stand
- Cut of Nozzle
- Different size cylinders
- Automation Kit