A corrosive liquid is one that will damage or destroy other substances with which it comes into contact by means of a chemical reaction. Many chemicals commonly used in the laboratory are corrosive or irritating to body tissue. Corrosive liquids (e.g. mineral acids, alkali solutions and some oxidizers) represent a very significant hazard because skin or eye contact can readily occur from splashes and their effect on human tissue generally takes place very rapidly.
If your business deals with filling corrosive liquids into containers, you understand the challenges that can come with finding machinery that can accommodate those liquids. At VKPAK, we are proud to offer corrosive filling machinery, including a corrosion resistant corrosive liquid filling machine. Our corrosive fillers, machined out of HDPE (high density polyethylene), are designed to handle the harsh punishment that comes along with corrosive liquids. The fillers are capable of handling a variety of viscosities, perfect for accommodating a number of different industries’ products.
Some corrosive chemicals are valued for various uses, the most common of which is in household cleaning agents. For example, most drain cleaners contain either acids or alkalis due to their capabilities of dissolving greases, proteins or mineral deposits such as limescale inside water pipes.
Although environmental concern might affect the sales of some specific products in favor of « natural » cleaning agents, the efficiency benefit remains on the side of more corrosive formulas which will still be around for a long time.
Among this corrosive products, bleach is the one that probably has the most promising future: first, it can enter a majority of households in countries where hygiene level is still under development and where consumers look for cleaning and sanitization functions at an affordable cost; second, it meets the expectations of households affected by a loss of purchasing power by offering a multi-functional solution that favorably replaces different task-specific cleaning products.
For all these reasons, the future of corrosive household cleaning products seems not blurred enough to stop considering their manufacturing on the long term.
Auto Corrosive Fillers also include a full digital color touch screen display with job memory, no bottle no fill, step fill or all fill modes, and total bottle counter with on the fly adjustability. The systems are easy to set up, operate, and adjust with minimal training.
Recommended products for this machine Disinfectant, Acid, Bleach, Ammonia, Brine, Salt solution, Caustic liquid, Alcohol, Insect pesticide, Solvent, Alcohol etc.
The filling machine also stands apart from other packaging equipment, such as a rinsing or capping machine, in that it obviously interacts with the product more than the other packaging machines. The liquid filler must transfer the product through a pathway and into the bottle. For this reason, filling equipment is especially vulnerable to wear and tear caused by the product being packaged. Not only will the product be in contact with certain parts of the filling machine, but drips and accidental spills are more likely to occur at the filling machine than on any other location on the packaging line. For this reason, filling machines for acid, bleach and other corrosive products can be manufactured using HDPE.
These corrosive resistant filling machines, just like other filling machines. The fully automated corrosion resistant machines include all of the features and options of the stainless steel fillers, but are simply built using the plastic material. Corrosion resistant filling equipment can be controlled with a PLC and easy to use touchscreen operator interface. Different filling principles can be incorporated into the machine, which can use anywhere from two to sixteen fill heads to reach the necessary demands of production. Different indexing types can be used for the corrosion resistant filling machines, including pin indexing, starwheel indexing or even screw indexing.
Of course, automatic packaging machinery will also require automatic conveyors to move the containers through the various packaging stages. Most automatic corrosion resistant filling machines will also include an HDPE power conveyor for additional protection against packaging line breakdown or premature wear. The HDPE conveyor may also run the entire length of the packaging system to protect against spills or drips.
Other packaging equipment for corrosive products may still be manufactured using stainless steel, as the interaction will not include contact with the product. For extremely harsh products or environments, other HDPE equipment, venting options or custom solutions can be provided. If you are packaging a product that simply does not interact well with metals, do not give up on efficiency! For more information about corrosion resistant liquid filling machines or any of our other equipment, feel free to contact us at any time.