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Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby VG » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:22 am

Has any one got experience in terms of running chunky chicken or meat product with sauces, stews on volumetric piston fillers? What sort of accuracies one can achieve?

Which companies can provide filling solutions for this sort of product?

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Re: Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby George » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:42 am

Usually on fast speed production lines chicken or meat pieces are dossed by a multi-head weigher and the sauces are deposited by the piston fillers.

At few places, I have seen meat with gravy being deposited through a piston filler, but the meat particulate size rarely exceeds 30-35 mm and sauces are pretty thick so the product remains suspended during filling operation. The filling accuracy achieved by this means is +_2 to 5%, depending upon the target weight, product consistency etc.

Riggs Autopack from UK & Makkum in Australia make good piston fillers for this purpose.
http://www.autopack.co.uk/
http://www.makum.com/food-packaging-mac ... on-fillers

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Re: Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby VG » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:01 pm

Thanks, George.

Really appreciate your help.

Cheers!

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Re: Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby Ferrara » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:13 pm

George, Have you got any experience with those volumetric depositors where chunky pieces are fed along with the sauce?

Doesn't the sauce gets sucked more initially and then as the production progresses, the meat pieces become more dense?

How do you ensure almost equal amount of sauce within each dose for the whole production run on these volumetric depositors?

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Re: Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby George » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:21 pm

Yes, Ferrara. Sometimes, there is impact on sauce and particulates ratio at the start and the end of the run.

Although, the agitator in the hopper helps a lot in terms of keeping the particulates suspended in the sauce, especially with variable speed agitator and intermittent change in rotation direction.

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Re: Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby vijay » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:35 pm

Good info.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby ChristopherH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:23 pm

Really good info here! Loved reading it. More knowledge for me!!

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Re: Volumetric piston filler, chunky products with sauces

Postby ChristopherH » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:23 pm

Really good info here! Loved reading it. More knowledge for me!!



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