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How to choose your ideal Tube Filling Machine
August 4, 2021
3 simple steps to consider when investigating tube filling machinery
1.Viscosity is the measure of a substance’s resistance to flow. Products such as hand sanitizer have a much lower viscosity than, for example, a dermatological cream or a food paste, and finding the filling machine best suited to your product is essential. At Adelphi we offer a comprehensive range of filling machines, which can handle liquids, oils, creams, pastes and solids in suspension. Adelphi Manufacturing’s Response Benchtop Tube Filler can be configured to suit most of these product types; a straight nozzle is used in conjunction with a hopper feed for thicker products (below left), while a lower viscosity product would be filled using a slimmer curved nozzle (below right).
2. Accuracy. Dependent on your industry, you may have precise specification requirements for your filling accuracy. A good rate of filling accuracy also reduces costly product wasteage. Adelphi Manufacturing’s Response Benchtop Tube Filler has an accuracy of +/- 0.25%, which is far superior to the industry average of +/- 1%.
Manual filling gives an average accuracy of ±10% – overfilling just ten tubes could mean giving away one full measure of product for free! We can prevent this for you – in 1,000 units, you may give away as much as 100 tubes full of your product free of charge!
3.Filling Speed. There are many variables at play when considering the fill rate of a machine. One such example is that a cream or paste will fill very differently than a liquid or an oil, as lower viscosity products can sometimes produce splashback or foam. Another example is that a larger container will, of course, take more time to fill than a smaller container. Adelphi Manufacturing’s Response Benchtop Tube Filler has a fill rate in the region of up to 30 per minute, dependent on product and container volume.
Our technical team will be delighted to suggest the best specification for you.
Please share with us the below information, so that we can prepare a quotation:
1. Product Details
2. Product Viscosity
3. The container volumes required to be filled
4. The filling speeds expected