What to Consider Before Buying an Automatic Filling Machine?

Date: 14/06/2021

Choosing the right type of automatic filling machine for your business will depend on several factors. Here the Filltech team has broken it down into some of the most important considerations when buying an automatic filling machine.

Filling method

One key consideration is the filling method in particular what type of product you are going to be filling and packaging. For example, if you are filling a container with a liquid then you need to check the viscosity as different types will require a different machine.


Factors to consider in this instance will be convenience as well as maximising the cost and efficiency of the machines. Manual filling machines are manned by a single operator while semi-automatic filling machines still require a level of manual operation.

Automatic filling machines provide the best choice primarily for larger companies. They do take up more space as they are connected to conveyors. However, they require little manual operation other than monitoring the filling and packaging process.


Another key area to consider before buying one is the shape of the containers. The size of the container will determine if the machine is able to grip it. You need a system that can position the containers precisely.

At Filltech our team has over 25 years of experience in the food, dairy & beverage industry which means we are perfectly placed to advise you on the best type of machine for your containers.


To ensure the filling and packaging process is seamless your filling machine should be fully adaptable to the individual task at hand. Factors such as the change over process time and how user-friendly the operating system is should all be considered.


Finally, there is the reliability of the filling machine, you don’t want to waste time and money with a machine that continually stops production or requires ongoing maintenance. This is why you should be conscious of lower-priced machines. This is something that our team here at Filltech can help you with.

Let Filltech Help You

For more information on how to make your packing and distribution business more efficient, get in touch with one of the Filltech team today. Our team of experts understand the machinery and how it can benefit your business the most - we look forward to hearing from you.