Filling Machines For Flammable Liquids
It can be easy to overlook the fact that even hazardous chemicals and flammable products must be prepared for the end user by getting those liquids into the proper containers. Of course, packaging flammable liquids presents some unique challenges to packaging machinery manufacturers. While each packaging project will be handled based on the unique characteristics of the package, product and process itself, there are generally two common ways to package flammable liquids using an semi-automatic or automatic filling machines.
In other cases, where pneuamatically controlled machinery simply may not meet the needs of the packager, electronic controls will still be used, but special steps will be taken in the construction of the equipment to protect against the likelihood of a spark or arc from those controls. The machine itself will be constructed as an intrinsically safe liquid filler. In basic terms, PLC's, sensors or any other circuit on this type of machine will be enclosed to ensure that sparks, arcs or other effects are incapable of igniting the flammable liquids being packaged. Explosion-proof filling machines may also use a purge or pressurization for certain enclosures where fumes or vapors may also ignite.
While different filling principles, various options and different levels of automation are all available when filling flammable liquids, pneumatic or intrinsically safe construction is always a must. The construction of such equipment protects not only the machinery itself but also those working in and around the machinery. In addition, the added protection seldom takes away from the performance, reliability or efficiency of the machinery, making it a positive solution for the packager, machine operators and consumers alike.
To learn more about packaging flammable or hazardous products, or for more information on any of our packaging machines, contact a Packaging Specialist at Liquid Packaging Solutions today.
- Heavy Duty Portable Stainless Steel Frame
- Siemens S7-1200 and HMI KTP-700 PLC with touchscreen operator control system
- Power Height Adjustment
- Up To 24 Cylinders/Fill Heads
- Product Supply Hopper
- Various Piston Sizes
- Missing Bottle and Anti-Bottle Backup Vision Systems
- Tool Free Adjustments
|1000-3000 pcs/Hour ( Depends on Filling volume)