Inline filler systems have evolved from their basic principle of injecting a fluid in order to fill up empty bottles over the decades. It was first developed in the 1920’s by G.W. Johnson & Company. Over the years, its development has gone through several refinements until now it can be found almost everywhere we look.
Inline Filling Systems are highly configurable, the total number of heads and pumping capacity to fill or top fill from a variety of bottle shapes and sizes, actually anything you can move on a conveyor. The most achievable pumping speed for inline fillers used with bottle filling systems is usually from ten to ninety bottles per minute which are ideal for small to medium-sized products like foaming soap, shampoo, shaving cream, facial cleanser, baby products, bath preparations, nail polish, lotion, powder and more. It also can be configured for solids pumping with maximum pressures of up to thirty thousand pounds per hour. They are also easy to maintain due to their self-cleaning or self-limiting feature. In case of excessive liquid loss, it can immediately be pumped back to the storage reservoir. The only drawback of using bottle fillers is that in order to maintain high pressures, it needs periodic refills.
Bottleless Inline Filler The latest innovation in inline filling systems is bottleless or zero-pressure systems. This technology makes use of an electric motor to mechanically pull out the liquid from the bottle without the need for a pump. These products generally have a single control switch that functions all bottle filling technologies. This type of technology can save space, costs and has very low maintenance requirements. The cost of this type of system is quite high as compared to other types of systems but there are some manufacturers who manufacture this type of product at a much lower price.
Compressed Air Inline Filler A combination of the air compression and electrical charge for gas will give rise to the Compressed Air inline filler. This type of filling system uses two compartments separated by a flexible hose. One compartment holds a compressed air source, while the other holds the compressed air hoses. The pressure from the air source is exerted on the compressed air hoses and it pulls them down the hose to a smaller diameter where it fits into the second compartment. This product offers good results and is reliable for storing air tools. This product runs through a standard 6-pin connector.
Pneumatic Inline Filler A combination of the air compression and electrical charge for gas will give rise to the Pneumatic Inline Filler. This is another type of bottle filler that uses an air chamber along with a flexible hose. The pressure exerted on the compressed air is managed by a valve-like that of the screw pump. This product offers good results and runs through a standard 6-pin connector. This product has a built-in safety control switch that can be activated if there is any problem with the hose or the compressed air.
Simplex 480a Inline Filler Suitable for Cylinder Drums This type of product is suitable for use on cylinder drums that do not have a tapered or capped end. This type of filler offers a simplex 48 valve system with a tapered end. It features stainless steel construction and push-button control. This filler comes with an adjustment knob and adaptor cap. This type of product is very user friendly and runs through a standard 6-pin connector.
Inline Filling System Suitable for Cylinder Drums This type of product is suitable for use on cylinder drums that don’t have a tapered or capped end. This type of filler comes with a threaded screw cap and an adjustable air chamber. This product features an air chamber that can expand easily and has a valve-like that of a screw pump. This type of inline filling system has a complete round bottom and is compatible with almost all types of cylinder-drum combinations.
Inline Filling System Suitable for Use on Powder Filling machines This type of product is suitable for use on pressure surfaces that have a tapered or capped end. This type of inline filler features an adjustable air chamber and a tapered end. This product runs through a standard 6-pin connector and has a threaded cap. This product has a high rate of pressure production and runs through a standard 6-pin connector. This product features an open-top design and is suitable for use with many types of powder filling machines. It has excellent powder production rates and can handle heavy-duty applications.