When you decide to choose All-bloom Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.（APM’GT） as your packaging machine equipment supplier, please let us know the characteristics of the liquid products you need to pack. This includes the following four factors:
1.Viscosity of liquid
Whether your product is juice, shampoo, cream, sauce, or other liquid, its viscosity is an important factor to consider when choosing a packaging machine. Because it affects the speed at which the liquid product is transported through the straw to the packaging machine, which in turn affects the speed of packaging. At the same time, the viscosity of the liquid also determines the measurement method of the packaging machine. When packaging liquid products, this will determine your choice of piston pump, peristaltic pump, ceramic pump, or rotary pump for material metering and filling. It must provide enough force to push the flow of the liquid and ensure that the liquid can be accurately measured for correct packaging. Depending on the viscosity of the product, different filling methods have different effects on different products.
What exactly is viscosity?
It is an important property of fluids and refers to the resistance of the fluid to flow. It describes the internal friction of a moving fluid. A higher viscosity, more viscous liquid will move more slowly, because it is difficult to flow. Less viscous, thinner liquids have less internal friction and flow more smoothly. For example, oil has a higher viscosity, so it does not flow easily; while water has a lower viscosity, so it flows easily. In any case, if packaging equipment is used at the wrong viscosity level, it can severely impact productivity and be more likely to fail.
2. Liquid properties
In addition to viscosity, you need to have a good understanding of other aspects of liquid products. These include special properties such as whether it is corrosive. If the product is corrosive, the packaging machine must be made of corrosion-resistant materials. Otherwise, the machine is particularly vulnerable to damage during production. This will lead to frequent failures, multiple subsequent maintenance, and excessive maintenances costs. In short, different types of packaging machines are suitable for different types of products according to their purpose and characteristics.
3. Liquid filling temperature
Viscosity is closely related to changes in temperature. Generally at normal temperature and pressure, when the temperature changes by 1 °C, the viscosity of the melt will change by several percent to tens of percent. The viscosity of a liquid decreases with increasing temperature and increases with increasing pressure. That said, most liquid products flow more easily when heated. Please provide the correct filling temperature to ensure your product is packaged correctly.
But choosing the right packaging machine is a case-by-case analysis to ensure the best packaging solution is found. If you have any questions about your packaging needs, please feel free to contact the staff of All-bloom Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd. for assistance.