74. How to prolong the service life of a filling machine and maintain its best performance? The operation and maintenance tips you need to know
Machine durability is a key point when buying a filling machine.
But did you know that the service life of the liquid filling machine not only depends on the quality of the machine itself but also the daily operation habit and maintenance? Getting these practical skills allows your filling machine to operate stably for a long time and keep high performance during its service life.
There are two types of filler: Automatic and Semi-automatic. Different types of machines have different operation and maintenance methods. Many people still got the old concept of “simply repair it when needed”. If you want to prolong the service life of the filling machine, you should not rely solely on repair services but also pay attention to daily operation and maintenance methods, as they are a significant part of optimizing the service life of the filling machine.
The following are some common maintenance tips and basic knowledge of fillers.
1. The impact of proper operations on service life
The service life of the filler is mainly affected by 2 important factors:
Proper operation:Correct operation means following the instructions in the manual, ensuring correct operation and parameter settings, regular cleaning, replacement of consumables, and well-timed troubleshooting, etc. Following these steps can minimize possible damages to the machine, ensure accurate filling, and extend its service life.
The environment:The operating environment influences the service life as well. You should keep the filler in a well-ventilated location away from environmental conditions with dust and adverse, e.g., humid, strongly acidic, and alkaline environments, which will be able to keep the filling machine in good condition and maximize the service life.
2. Importance of Regular Maintenance
The simplest and most important part of filling machine maintenance is "cleaning". Cleaning not merely makes sure the long-term stable operation of the filler, but also product quality. The following steps are the key to maintenance:
Cleaning machine：After the production, clean the machine completely, especially the pump, the most crucial part of fillers. Complete cleaning can avoid problems like clogging and leakage. When product liquid remains in the pump and dries, it could affect the filling accuracy.
Cleaning of adjustable parts:Check whether any parts are splashed with liquid, especially the adjustable, movable parts. If important parts are contaminated by liquid, its mobility and filling results may be affected.
Lubrication: The lifting module, shafts, and adjusters of the machine need to be lubricated regularly to reduce the damage to maintain its speed and stability.
Consumables replacement: Regularly replace worn out consumable parts, and ensure the filling machine is in the best condition, such as the O-rings and gaskets of the pump. These consumables are sealing and cushioning elements which plays a key to prevent leakage. If the consumables are aging or damaged, it may cause leakage or filling amount errors.
Filling machines play an indispensable role in many industries, including food, beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Therefore, correct operation and maintenance are key to ensuring the smooth running of the production line.
The above are the general maintenance suggestions for liquid filling machines. The maintenance methods will be slightly different depending on the model. By following these methods, your filler can maintain optimal performance and maximize service life, reduce malfunction and maintenance costs, thereby ensuring production efficiency and quality to get more benefits and competitiveness. If you want to learn more information about liquid filling machines, please contact us and we will provide you with professional services.