Ghee Filling Machine: The Selection Guide

Ghee filling machine selection guide, as the name implies, is how to choose the most suitable machine for filling ghee, this guide includes the following parts.

  1. What is ghee and what are its characteristics
  2. Common ghee packaging containers
  3. The choice of filling machine and why
  4. The choice of capping and labeling equipment

What is ghee and what are its characteristics

Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated in ancient India. It is commonly used in cuisine of the Indian subcontinent, Middle Eastern cuisine, traditional medicine, and religious rituals.

Ghee is made of butter, but modern vegetable shortening is sometimes called “vegetable ghee” and used for cooking, especially by vegans.

Ghee is typically prepared by simmering butter, which is churned from cream, skimming any impurities from the surface, then pouring and retaining the clear liquid fat while discarding the solid residue that has settled to the bottom. Spices can be added for flavour. The texture, colour, and taste of ghee depend on the quality of the butter, the milk source used in the process, and the duration of boiling time. [From Wiki]

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Common ghee packaging containers

Ghee is generally found to be packaged in airtight glass jars. They should be kept away from direct sunlight as sunlight can cause moisture to build inside the jar. Moisture can cause deterioration to the ghee's quality as well as reduce its shelf life. To prevent the acceleration of the oxidation process, they should be protected from anything that causes it, such as UV rays from sunlight and fluorescent lights. If the jar is unopened, it does not need to be refrigerated as long as the previously mentioned conditions are met. Once opened, they can be stored in a kitchen cabinet for up to three months. Afterwards, it may be left in the refrigerator for up to a year. The refrigerator causes ghee to harden but if it is left at room temperature for a while, it will soften up again.

The choice of filling machine and why

We all know that it is not easy to buy the ideal filling equipment, before choosing the best liquid filling equipment, there are 7 factors you must understand, see liquid filling machine for details. This guide to the selection of filling machines for ghee, so of the 7 elements so far we already know

1. What materials to fill?
Ghee, High viscosity.

2. What is the filling container?
Common: Glass or plastic jar.

3. What is the filling rate?
The speed of filling is generally based on the current sales volume of the company, as well as the expected future sales volume. This is generally converted to how many jars per hour or jars per minute.

4. The degree of automation?
The degree of automation usually depends on the sales volume, usually more than 600 jars per hour can be considered to use automatic filling machine, of course, if the cost of workers is not high can also consider the use of multiple semi-automatic machine.

5. Level filling or volume filling?
Volumetric filling is usually chosen for products with high viscosity

6. Site selection?
Production space depends on the degree of automation of the machine, fully automatic machines require more space compared to semi-automatic machines.

7. Customized equipment?
The packaging container usually does not need to be customized.

In summary, VKPAK recommends either a piston filling machine or a pump filling machine for filling ghee. Both machines are volumetric and suitable for filling high viscosity materials.

Liquid Filling Machine

Automatic Piston Filling Machine

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Automatic volumetric piston bottle filling machine works on volumetric principle with diving nozzles. The unit is made compact, versatile and enclosed in stainless steel elegantly matt finish body, consists of s.s. Slat conveyor, reciprocating nozzle with self-centering devices & ss syringe. No container no filling system arrangement is standard features of the machine.
Automatic Linear Rotor Pump Filling Machine

Automatic Rotary Lobe Pump Filling Machine

Introduction This rotary lobe pump filling machine adopts high-precision stainless steel rotor pump to measure the liquid capacity. Each pump is driven by a servo motor, with a wide filling range and high filling accuracy. The equipment has a simple structure, easy operation and easy maintenance. The filling...
This unit is developed for the need of metering and filling of high viscosity media. It is equipped with rotary lobe pump for metering with the function of automatic material lifting and feeding, automatic metering and filling. Suitable materials: tomato paste, chocolate filling, shortening/ghee, honey, sauce and etc. And you can connect to cip system to clean the equipment quickly.

The choice of capping and labeling equipment

Ghee jar & bottle capping machine, usually choose the following equipment, the specific machine selection needs to be based on the shape of the cap, size, capping method to decide.

Now let's analyze the capping machine selection for the above common bottles.

For sealing and capping of ghee or other food bottles, you can first consider whether you need to use a vacuum capping machine. The vacuum capping machine is more beneficial to the preservation and storage of food.

Automatic Cap Vacuum Capping Machine

Automatic Cap Vacuum Capping Machine

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Secondly in considering the use of conventional capping machine.

Jar No.1: metal threaded cap, larger diameter, recommended to use six wheel spindle capping machine. The second choice is a chuck capping machine.

Jar No. 2: metal threaded cap, larger diameter, recommended to use the six-wheel spindle capping machine, the second choice of chuck capping machine.

Jar No. 3: ribbed side plastic cap, larger diameter, recommended to use six-wheel spindle capping machine, second choice chuck capping machine.

Jar No. 4: lug cap, larger diameter, recommended to use six-wheel spindle capping machine, second choice of chuck capping machine(For more details, please see Lug Capping Machine).

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Automatic Spindle Screw Capping Machine

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Automatic Single Head Capping Machine

Automatic Single Head Capping Machine

Introduction VKPAK's single head chuck capping machines use the latest technology to automatically place and accurately torque most cap types onto most bottle types. The chuck capping machines can place and torque flat caps, oval caps, flip top caps, pull spouts, safety caps, child proof caps, sport caps, and...
Automatic 6 Head Rotary Capping Machine

Automatic 6 Head Rotary Capping Machine

Introduction This Automatic 6 Head Rotary Capping Machine is used for closing plastics screw caps, especially for the caps which with lock ring. It is widely used in industries like foodstuff, pharmacy, daily chemical, cosmetic, fertilizer etc. 1. This automatic rotary capping machine is protective automatic capping machine...

Ghee jar & bottle labeling machine, usually choose the following equipment, the specific machine selection needs to be based on the shape of the container, the size of the container, label size to decide.

For the above common bottle analysis:

No. 1, 2, 3 jars: according to whether it is winding is label can choose round bottle labeling machine or positioning labeling machine

Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Introduction The vertical round bottle sticker labeler is designed to achieve a rationalized production goal. The labeling process is automated, the operation is simple, the production speed is fast, the labeling position is uniform, beautiful, and tidy; it is suitable for the round container labeling in the pharmaceutical,...
Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Introduction It is special design for the round bottle orientation labeling with orientation device, the labeling accuracy can be guaranteed, especially suitable for the wrap around label. Oriented wrap around labeling machine is controlled by servo motor ( label exact is 1mm), It is suitable for any kinds...
Jar No. 4: with anti-theft label, need to use the positioning labeling machine with top labeling head, and need additional labeling device.
Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine

Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine

Introduction Automatic Flat Top Self-Adhesive Labeling Machine dapt with Siemens PLC control, Omron and LEUZE sensors or Keyence, Mitsubishi Servo motor or delta servo motor. It is Easy control and operation, working stably and High speed and accuracy. Automatic warning on failures, no bottle no labeling. The labeling...
Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Introduction It is special design for the round bottle orientation labeling with orientation device, the labeling accuracy can be guaranteed, especially suitable for the wrap around label. Oriented wrap around labeling machine is controlled by servo motor ( label exact is 1mm), It is suitable for any kinds...

Summary

The most economical options for ghee filling lines are as follows: piston filling machine, spindle capping machine, round bottle labelling machine.

Advantages: low cost, high precision, suitable for a wide range of bottle types
Disadvantages: cleaning requires disassembly of the piston cylinder

Alternatives: rotor pump filling machine, spindle capping machine (or vacuum capping machine), positioning labeling machine.

Advantages: can be connected to CIP system for quick material change, high precision, wide filling capacity.
Disadvantages: high cost.

Of course, specific projects need to be specifically analyzed, do not hesitate to contact VKPAK filling experts now to choose the best liquid filling equipment for you.

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