Food Filling Solutions
Food products run the gamut of viscosities and particulate content, both of which profoundly determine the best type of filling machine for this industry. Sauces and dressings can be as chunky as crude salsa or as thin as vinegarette. Syrups and edible oils have their own peculiarities in filling based on bulk density and viscosity changes with temperature. Some commodity food products are only filled in bulk. This means that almost every filler we manufacture has some application in the food industry depending on the product. This wide range of product characteristics also suggests that filling machines with great flexibility and versatility are the most valuable.
Whether you need to package fresh or frozen foods, VKPAK has the food filling machine you require. Our range of packaging solutions is extensive, and we’ll help you to choose exactly what you need for your food-based product. Whether you have liquids like sauces or more liquid foods, we can supply a number of machines.
A food filling machine must be easy to clean thoroughly, and it may need to operate at high temperatures. We take all this into consideration when we recommend the best products for your operation. Since some businesses have to meet more stringent requirements than others, we can develop customized solutions when needed.
About Food Grade Construction
Obviously, when you are talking about food, you are talking about clean. A food grade filling machine must be easy to completely clean and must have a fluid path constructed of sanitary materials such as 316 stainless steel and food grade polymers. Threaded fluid connections area generally disallowed even for low level sanitation requirements. Instead tri-clamp sanitary fittings are used thoughout the fluid path. These food grade filling machines may be required to fill at high temperatures or at least, be cleaned at high temperature to maintain sterility between operational shifts. High temperature will also affect the choice of materials and components in a food grade filler. Because almost all food grade machinery must be washed down regularly with detergents and caustic chemicals, the electrical and sensor systems design must be suitably watertight and provide resistance to corrosion.
Because some food grade requirements are less stringent than others, the construction strategies and therefore, the variability of costs between food grade machines can be great. This means that the buyer should expect a thoughtful and complete level of customization of their filling machine based on the actual operating requirements needed. Our experienced and expert sales engineers can help you avoid the mistakes of buying too much or too little machine for your food grade applications.
VKPAK Food Filling Machine Features & Benefits
Stainless steel and anodized aluminum construction protect these machines for longer life.
VKPAK’s food and sauce packaging machine uses quick break down construction throughout including flanged fittings, tri-clamp connections, and quick break apart valves and pumps to maximize cleaning efficiency Clean-in-place systems are also available.
Versatility and simplicity are key components of each inline filler design so that many products and containers can be run on one system with few or no change parts.
Easy to Use
VKPAK’s inline sauce packaging machine is easy to use and setup. Fill times can be stored as “recipes” for quick setup to minimize downtime and maximize the productivity of the packaging line.
From free flowing wines, spirits and vinegars through to viscous syrups and food products containing solids such as pasta sauces, jams and chutneys, our range of machines will be able to handle most liquid food products from 5ml up to 5 litres as standard.
- Pasta Sauce
- Curry Sauce
- Salad Dressing
- Olive Oil
- Rapeseed Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Cooking Wines
- Fruit Juice
- Golden Syrup
- Fruit Syrups
- Ice Cream
- Maple Syrup
- Pancake Mix
- Omelette Mix
VKPAK manufactures a complete range of sanitary filling systems to meet the needs of those working with foods and sauces. Our filling machines are available in all sanitary designs featuring quick disconnect valves, tri-clamp fittings, and sanitary tubing. Sanitary pumps are also available for applications using viscous products. The reservoirs on our sanitary equipment feature flanged quick disconnect fittings so that the bottling machinery can be easily and thoroughly cleaned. Clean-in-place systems can also be included to assist the operator in cleaning the inline filler. All VKPAK filling machines are designed for easy setup, simple changeover, minimal downtime for maintenance & cleaning, and maximum versatility.
We understand the importance of focusing on sanitation, and durability when working with foods and sauces. Let our experienced sales and engineering teams work with you to develop a solution that will fit your liquid food and sauce bottling machinery needs.