Tomato ketchup is a sweet and tangy condiment made from tomatoes, sugar, and vinegar, with seasonings and spices. The spices and flavors vary, but commonly include onions, allspice, coriander, cloves, cumin, garlic, and mustard, and sometimes include celery, cinnamon, or ginger.
Ketchup is a non-Newtonian fluid, meaning that its viscosity changes under stress and is not constant. It is a shear thinning fluid which means its viscosity decreases with increased shear stress. [From Wiki]
When you are bottling ketchup there are several types of filling machines you may choose.
VKPAK designs and builds filling machines and packaging equipment for ketchup.
Our ketchup liquid filling machines are designed to meet the changing needs of the ketchup industry. We manufacture the ideal machinery to handle your ketchup filling needs and meet your production goals.
Note: VKPAK mainly produces ketchup bottling machine, for ketchup bag packing machine we have cooperation factory to provide.
Common bottles of ketchup
How to Choose A Suitable Liquid Filling Machine?
1. According to the nature of the filling material (viscosity, foaming, volatility, gas content, etc.), choose a suitable filling machine.
2. Choose a wide range of equipment, the scope of the process refers to its ability to adapt to different production requirements. The wider the process range, the more the equipment utilization can be improved and the multi-purpose of one machine can be realized.
3. Equipment with high filling accuracy. The filling error allowed by the national regulations is 1%. Therefore, when purchasing the filling machine, if the manufacturer says that the error value is between 0.5% and 1%, then you can purchase it with confidence.
1. Ketchup is a kind of material with high viscosity, no foaming and certain fluidity. Filling machine usually choose cost-effective piston filling machine
2. Filling capacity
Our piston ketchup filling machine supports 50ml to 5000ml filling, according to customer bottle capacity can be customized piston cylinder size, usually have 50-500ml, 100ml-1000ml, 500ml-5000ml piston cylinder can be selected. Available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16 nozzle configurations to match specific production requirements, Dual lane option is available to increase production by 100% while preserving valuable line space.
3. Filling precision
Linear piston liquid filling machinery is manufactured with a 304 stainless steel frame, It comes standard with PLC control and touch screen HMI ensuring reliable, repeatable control with minimal operator intervention, precision bored, heavy- walled metering cylinders dispense product at accuracy up to +/- 0.2%, high-precision, servo motor driven screw movement faster and more precise than pneumatic system, food grade stainless steel and plastics for sanitary operations or use,anodized aluminum components, plus many more features available with motorized conveyor and indexing package for integrated container handling and positioning, No container/No fill feature detects missing or mispositioned containers to prevent waste and product spillage. Unique variable, separate speed control and actuator of a dual-stage fill provides precise “no spill” control for top-off applications or filling difficult products.
4. Filling process
Empty bottles are staged on the main drive conveyor prior to entering the piston filler. Bottles enter the filler and are counted by optical sensors to ensure the correct numbers of bottles are in position. Once in place, bottles are locked in position by the pneumatically operated bottle clamping mechanism. This ensures bottles are located correctly under each filling head to minimize under or over-fills. The filling process begins as a series of stainless steel valves descend into the bottles for fast, accurate and consistent filling. After target volume is achieved, the out-gate cylinder withdraws itself from its position and allows the filled bottles to go further on the conveyor for the sealing operations.
Ketchup Bottle Capping Machine
Ketchup 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. For example: The snap capper is recommended for the ketchup squeeze bottle above, while the spindle capper is recommended for the 114 oz bottle.
Ketchup Bottle Labeling Machine
Ketchup 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.