An auger agitator filling machine is a type of equipment commonly used in the packaging industry to fill various types of powders, granules, and other free-flowing materials into containers. It operates based on the principle of volumetric filling, whereby a predetermined amount of the product is dispensed into the container. But what is the general working principle of a auger agitator filling machine?
The general working principle of an auger agitator filling machine involves the following steps:
Product feeding: The first step in the filling process is to feed the product into the hopper of the filling machine. The hopper is usually positioned above the auger mechanism and can be filled either manually or through an automated system.
Agitation: Once the product is in the hopper, the auger mechanism begins to agitate the material. The agitator is responsible for breaking up any clumps or compacted material to ensure that the product flows freely through the filling tube.
Product measurement: After the agitation process is complete, the auger mechanism dispenses a predetermined amount of the product into the filling tube. The amount of product dispensed is determined by the size of the auger screw, the speed of rotation, and the number of auger revolutions.
Filling: Once the product is measured, it is dispensed into the container through the filling tube. The filling tube is usually designed to fit the specific type and size of container being filled. As the product enters the container, the filling tube moves up and down to ensure that the container is filled evenly.
Container release: Once the container is filled, it is released from the filling machine and moved down the production line for further processing, such as capping, labeling, or sealing.
Cleaning: The filling machine is then cleaned and prepared for the next batch of product. This typically involves disassembling and cleaning the auger mechanism, filling tube, and hopper.
An auger agitator filling machine is a volumetric filling machine that uses an auger mechanism to dispense a predetermined amount of product into a container. The agitator ensures that the product flows freely, while the filling tube dispenses the product evenly into the container. This type of filling machine is commonly used in the packaging industry to fill various types of powders, granules, and other free-flowing materials into containers.