Product category: Filling machines, Filling machines for Bottles
Light to Semi-Viscous
… in other words, pourable salad dressings and any other product with similar characteristics.
For this application class with higher production speeds, Pacifics timed-orifice rotary filling machine has become the industry standard. Versatile and flexible, our salad dressing liquid filling machine is customized to accommodate a wide range of product viscosities and particulate sizes. In addition, the filling system is designed to accurately fill various container sizes, across a range of speeds, with minimal changeover time.
For customers requiring an exact ratio of oil to spice on Italian, Caesar and Vinaigrette, the filling machine can also be arranged for Two-Phase operation. Competing solutions require two independent filling machines — with the Pacific, two-phase applications operate on a single filling machine. This reduces floor space requirements, maintenance, cleanout time & resources, and operator personnel.
If your high speed application does not include particulates and two-phase filling is not a requirement, our mass flow filling machine offers improved levels of cleanability.
For slower speed requirements, we also provide inline and drum filling machines that utilize volumetric, flow meter or net weight filling technology.
Our patented top fill nozzles with displacement style automatic shutoff valves provide accuracy across the full family of products listed below. For applications where zero drip is required, we incorporate a nozzle-based vacuum system. Many of our customers also want to fill viscous products, such as mayonnaise, on this same filling machine. For this requirement, we can arrange the same filling system with our bottom up fill nozzles.
All of our filling systems are constructed from 316SS and other FDA, USDA and Diary 3A approved materials. The filling machine easily cleans-in-place and can be combined with our external cleaning system to provide high levels of repeatable cleanliness.
Pacific Packaging Machinery was founded in 1962 by Mr. Stephen F. Ellison in Los Angeles, CA. where the company began building rotary liquid filling machines for food applications. Initially our liquid fillers dealt mostly with viscous products — honey, mayonnaise, margarine, and peanut butter.
In 1963, Pacifics first production filler was installed in the Sioux Honey plant in Waycross, Georgia. Over the years, Sioux Honey expanded their usage to 5 Pacific fillers that served as the core of their honey liquid filling operation.
In 1964, Kraft Foods saw the benefits of Pacific Packagings viscous filling technology and purchased an 8 station filler for their marshmallow cream plant in Buena Park, CA. The initial installation, which replaced a difficult to use piston filler, became a success story within Kraft and soon thereafter they started to replace their existing liquid fillers with Pacific fillers. Today, Kraft has over 100 Pacific fillers in operation within 25 plants across 8 countries.
In our 55+ years of operation we have developed a wide variety of filling approaches and technologies to meet the specific requirements for all liquid applications. Today, our inline, rotary and drum liquid fillers serve to provide a best in class solution for the food, personal care, home care, pharmaceutical, and automotive/chemical industries.
Today, Pacifics impressive customer base includes over 700 unique filler installations throughout 36+ countries.