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Choosing the right filling machine for Essential Oils
July 25, 2019
We understand that Aromatherapy/Essential Oils manufacturers and blenders face many challenges when looking to invest in filling machinery. Often a brand does not simply have one product, but a range that can include many different scents and flavours.
Purchasing an automatic or semi-automatic filling machine (or turnkey line) for Essential Oils can be very rewarding for your business. Advantages include higher levels of precision and less opportunity for human filling errors, greater consistency of fill, less costly product wastage, improved speeds and more. Purchasing the right filling equipment for your products is therefore critical to ensure your procedures are optimised to save time and money, and ultimately add value.
At Adelphi, these are our top 6 suggestions for considerations when purchasing:
- Made in the UK
When using a UK-based manufacturer, you can have the confidence that should a problem arise, replacement parts can be with you swiftly, and local servicing and support is always on-hand. Adelphi’s Response fillers (a range which includes benchtop, semi-automatic, fully automatic and Monobloc filling options), are manufactured at our beautiful South of England site. We often welcome customers and contacts to visit for machine demonstrations and tours. Being a UK-based company also has the advantage that you may already know some of our customers, and can have a personal recommendation from them…
Read about our relationship with fellow cosmetics and aromatherapy oils industry customer Eve Taylor (London) Ltd here >>>
Accurate fillers reduce potentially pricey wastage of your products, and ensures uniformity of fill. We offer various filling options to precisely fit with your requirements. Volumetric filling machines fill your bottles or containers with a precise volume of your aromatherapy oil products, regardless of what this may visually mean for the appearance of the final fill-level. Alternatively, liquid-level filling machines are designed to fill containers up to a specified level on the container, even if the exact volume of oil in each bottle is not the same. The Response Volumetric range of filling machines all use the same basic filler, which has exceptional accuracy of ± 0.25% (significantly better than the industry average of ± 0.1%).
- Easy cleaning, strip-down and changeover
All the machines in Adelphi’s Response range include clean, lubricant-free pneumatics and tri-clover hopper connections as standard, and the quick-strip design helps with the cleaning process. The machine can be fully deconstructed for cleaning in approximately 5 minutes. This is essential for customers in the Essential Oils industry, as it means that your full range of oils can be filled using just one machine, and production downtime is kept to an absolute minimum while you change between products and containers. Read more about a customer’s experience of the Response Benchtop Filler’s quick-changeover here >>>
For intimate or personal care products, a filler that meets or beats industry hygiene requirements is crucial. Our Response range was designed in line with pharmaceutical standards. All “wetted” parts which come into contact with your product are made from hygienic 316L grade stainless steel, PTFE and Viton. An all stainless construction, with curved and sloping surfaces, meets GMP requirements.
- Flexibility & Growth potential
It is essential to work with an Essential Oils filling machine manufacturer who not only listens to your current requirements, but can also advise you on production progression options for the future. The Response range includes a semi-automatic Benchtop Filler, which can be later incorporated into both the Monobloc Filler and the Automation Base, as your production needs develop further. This means that your initial investment is never obsolete. The Response Automation Base enables the user to automate up to four Adelphi Response Benchtop filling machines without losing any production flexibility. The Benchtop fillers can be taken away at any time and used as stand-alone, semi-automatic fillers. A highly adaptable automatic 8-head (up to 100ml fill) filler, can convert to up to four independent semi-automatic benchtop filling machines within just 30 minutes. Our customer LittlePod say that “[Adelphi’s Sales Director] Dean monitored our company growth and recommended machines accordingly, making sure we didn’t overstretch our resources”.
To read the full testimonial about our Dean’s “honest advice and support”, click here >>>
Sustainability is now rightly considered a main decision-making factor. It is therefore necessary to ensure that your filling machine manufacturer is earnestly engaging with these issues, as a sustainable supply chain can be a fantastic selling point for your range. Adelphi have been rewarded for our Sustainability efforts three times in the last year. We were named Ethical/Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the Made in the South East Awards, certified as Environmental Initiative of the Year at the PPMA Awards, and presented with the Most Sustainable Packaging & Processing Machinery Manufacturer (UK) award at this year’s AI Business Excellence Awards. The successful submissions described our environmentally aware production facility, The Friary, which was completed in late 2017.
Are you in the Aromatherapy/Essential Oils industry, looking to take your first or next steps into automation? Contact Adelphi today to find out how we can assist with your production: call +44 (0)1444 472300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org[:]