Why Use an Auger Filler as Opposed to A Vibratory Net Weigher?

We offer our customers the choice between auger filler and vibratory weigh filler. Both technologies have their advantages. In this post I will focus on what applications typically require an auger filler in order to ensure the best efficiencies.

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An auger filler (also named Auger Filling Machine) is most often used for powder packaging applications. Such as including flour, spices, ground coffee, baking soda, sweeteners and any other products that are dusty in nature.

Dusty Products:

The reason an auger filler is advantageous in these types of applications. Because the unit is completely enclosed, these particles cannot escape and create dust clouds. If these dusty products where to run on a traditional vibratory weigh filler it would be very difficult to contain the dust, thus resulting in a messy packaging environment.

Non-Free Flow Products:

Products like cake mixes, brown sugar and flour are what we consider non-free flow products and have a tendency to clump. An auger fillers agitator and screw design help break up the product and transfer it to the filling zone. Often times outperforming a traditional net weighers accuracy ability. If you were to run these products on a linear net weigher. For example, you would tend to see weight inaccuracies with peaks and valleys due to the nature of how these products clump.

Affordability & Speed Ratio

In regards to cost vs. production rates, an Auger Filler offers a fantastic return on investment. Auger fillers are relatively inexpensive and can produce high speeds. What they may give up in accuracy in certain cases vs. a weigh filler, they more than likely to make up for it in cost and production rates. Due to the fact that Auger fillers do not weigh, they volume fill.

If you have any questions in determining in your product of best suited for an Auger Filler. Please do not hesitate to call us for more information.


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