Why Use an Inline Filler System


An inline filler is a mechanical device that securely compresses and solidifies the filler material, while increasing the product’s volume and decrease the time it takes to fill a container. Typical types of inline fillers include plastic bottles, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, polycarbonate bottles, metal containers like polyethylene tank, polypropylene (PP) bottles, polystyrene (PS) bottles, and large polyvinyl chloride (VC) bottles. The basic filler mechanism can either include a roller or conveyor into an existing horizontal line or an in-line gravity-fed roller system.

Conventional vertical fillers range from four head inline 8 head fillers to high pressure sodium hydrate packing. While high pressure sodium hydrate is very effective and widely used, sodium hydroxide is also known as salt water (NaOH) filler and has a low vapor pressure. This filler presents a safety hazard in itself as NaOH can dissolve in vapor and cause immediate burns and serious injury if inhaled.

The advantages of using the in-line gravity-fed inline filling systems over other conventional methods are greater flexibility and production yield. Conventional vertical lines can limit the number of cycles per hour because gravity does not permit continuous pump flow. This leads to a waste of high-pressure sodium hydroxide, as well as carbon dioxide, which are commonly vented to the atmosphere through an exhaust. This problem is completely eliminated with the inlines.

The various sizes and configurations of a series inline filler machines are suitable for applications ranging from automotive to commercial applications. For the larger auto markets, there is the full-sized 18-inch diameter portable unit for in-line liquid feeding applications. These devices are perfect for filling tires and other automotive components that are frequently exposed to harsh working conditions. In addition, these devices can be conveniently fitted into work areas designed to conserve space.

When it comes to manufacturing applications, it is impossible to discount the importance of using high-volume, high-value products that meet stringent quality controls and reliable scheduled output levels. Using high volume and full-time automated systems is essential in this environment. The latest generations of digital and power line inline fillers utilize digital controls and programmable software for fine-tuning the desired volume and pressures. In addition, most power inline fillers and related systems provide precise trigger programming for on-the-job customization.

The advantages of the best-manufactured inline filler systems are obvious. The most important factor is that products are delivered on time and in sufficient quantities. This allows for the efficient utilization of available man-power and resources. In addition, high quality equipment provides a superior return on investment for businesses that require the highest level of performance and productivity at a reasonable price. With these features and benefits, it is easy to see why the leading supplier of professional inline filling systems and related products is Ideal Autosurgical Equipment.


Steven Gregory