Did you know that different beverages have varying filling requirements, depending on their viscosity and packaging? In the wine and distillery industry there is a wide range of liquid fillers, cappers and labellers for production line managers to choose from to keep the bottling process running smoothly.

In this two-part post, we’ll look at some liquid filling basics for wines and spirits. In part one of our post we’ll focus on the types of fillers used in this industry while part two will look at the other liquid equipment used in the filling and packing process.

Capping machines and cork cap presses

Depending on the types of caps the packaging requires, production lines will need capping machines and cork cap presses to seal the containers. Capping machines might include spindle cappers or chuck cappers, based on the specific type of cap that wine and spirit packaging needs. Cork cap presses can apply caps with corks to wine bottles and certain types of liquor products that use cork caps.

Pressure sensitive labellers

Labelling is one of the final processes in the liquid packaging process. Pressure-sensitive labellers can apply customised labels to bottles using different types of materials, depending on the type of bottle and branding.

Case packers and sealers

Once your bottles have gone through the filling, capping and labelling processes they need to be packaged in bulk cases. This is where case packers, sealers and palletisers come in. These machines are typically used to package bottles in cases and unitise them for safe transport.

When it comes to beverage bottling Heuft is the world leader in quality inspection. Heuft offer quality inspection equipment that caters to a range of requirements. Through our partnership with Heuft, Plastic & Chemical Trading can provide Southern Africa with world class solutions.

Resource: www.packagingdigest.com

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