Use the tables below to help you match the ideal filling equipment for your product and application.  Each type of equipment is assigned a rating based on the characteristics of your product, the fill accuracy of the machine, and ease of changeover.

Use the tables below to help you match the ideal filling equipment for your product and application. Each type of equipment is assigned a rating based on the characteristics of your product, the fill accuracy of the machine, and ease of changeover. Use the search field, sorting headers, or scroll to the right to navigate the tables.  Note: Holding your mobile device in a horizontal orientation will make it easier to view the tables.

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICSGravity FillersOverflow FillersPositive Displacement PumpRecirculating PumpPiston FillersVacuum Overflow FillersPeristaltic (Tubing) PumpNet WeightAuger
Thin LiquidsExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentPoor
Medium Viscosity LiquidsFair/ UnlikelyGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodFair/ Unlikely
Viscous LiquidsNot ApplicableFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyPoorGoodFair/ Unlikely
High Viscosity LiquidsNot ApplicablePoorFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyGoodPoorPoorExcellentExcellent
Dry Powder or GranuleNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableExcellentExcellent
Product with ParticulateFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellent
Chunky ProductPoorFair/ UnlikelyExcellentGoodExcellentPoorPoorExcellentExcellent
Thin and FoamyExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodFair/ UnlikelyGoodFair/ Unlikely
Pharmaceutical/ Lab UseExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGood
Hot Fill TemperatureGoodExcellentExcellent*Excellent*ExcellentExcellent*GoodGoodGood
Food GradeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
Corrosive ProductsExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGood
Corrosive Products FumesExcellentExcellentPoorPoorGoodFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyFair/ Unlikely
Flammable/ CombustibleExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodFair/ UnlikelyFair/ Unlikely
Carbonated ProductNot ApplicableExcellent*Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
ACCURACY BENCHMARKGravity FillersOverflow FillersPositive Displacement PumpRecirculating PumpPiston FillersVacuum Overflow FillersPeristaltic (Tubing) PumpNet WeightAuger
Volumetric: Accurate VolumeExcellentPoor*ExcellentExcellentExcellentPoor*ExcellentPoorPoor
Cosmetic: Consistent Fill LevelFair/ Unlikely*ExcellentGood*Good*PoorExcellentPoorPoorPoor
Net WeightExcellentPoorExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyPoorPoor*ExcellentExcellent
ADDITIONAL BENEFITSGravity FillersOverflow FillersPositive Displacement PumpRecirculating PumpPiston FillersVacuum Overflow FillersPeristaltic (Tubing) PumpNet WeightAuger
Changeover Bottle Size/ VolumeGood*Good*Good*Good*Fair/ Unlikely*Good*Good*Good*Fair/ Unlikely
Change ProductGoodGoodGoodGoodFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentGoodGood
Fill Range Flexibility (Small to Large)ExcellentExcellent*ExcellentExcellentGood*Excellent*GoodGoodExcellent
PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICSGravity FillersOverflow FillersPositive Displacement PumpRecirculating PumpPiston FillersVacuum Overflow FillersPeristaltic (Tubing) PumpNet WeightAuger
Thin LiquidsExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentPoor
Medium Viscosity LiquidsFair/ UnlikelyGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodFair/ Unlikely
Viscous LiquidsNot ApplicableFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyPoorGoodFair/ Unlikely
High Viscosity LiquidsNot ApplicablePoorFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyGoodPoorPoorExcellentExcellent
Dry Powder or GranuleNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableExcellentExcellent
Product with ParticulateFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentExcellent
Chunky ProductPoorFair/ UnlikelyExcellentGoodExcellentPoorPoorExcellentExcellent
Thin and FoamyExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodFair/ UnlikelyGoodFair/ Unlikely
Pharmaceutical/ Lab UseExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGood
Hot Fill TemperatureGoodExcellentExcellent*Excellent*ExcellentExcellent*GoodGoodGood
Food GradeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
Corrosive ProductsExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGood
Corrosive Products FumesExcellentExcellentPoorPoorGoodFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyFair/ Unlikely
Flammable/ CombustibleExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodFair/ UnlikelyFair/ Unlikely
Carbonated ProductNot ApplicableExcellent*Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
ACCURACY BENCHMARKGravity FillersOverflow FillersPositive Displacement PumpRecirculating PumpPiston FillersVacuum Overflow FillersPeristaltic (Tubing) PumpNet WeightAuger
Volumetric: Accurate VolumeExcellentPoor*ExcellentExcellentExcellentPoor*ExcellentPoorPoor
Cosmetic: Consistent Fill LevelFair/ Unlikely*ExcellentGood*Good*PoorExcellentPoorPoorPoor
Net WeightExcellentPoorExcellentExcellentFair/ UnlikelyPoorPoor*ExcellentExcellent
ADDITIONAL BENEFITSGravity FillersOverflow FillersPositive Displacement PumpRecirculating PumpPiston FillersVacuum Overflow FillersPeristaltic (Tubing) PumpNet WeightAuger
Changeover Bottle Size/ VolumeGood*Good*Good*Good*Fair/ Unlikely*Good*Good*Good*Fair/ Unlikely
Change ProductGoodGoodGoodGoodFair/ UnlikelyFair/ UnlikelyExcellentGoodGood
Fill Range Flexibility (Small to Large)ExcellentExcellent*ExcellentExcellentGood*Excellent*GoodGoodExcellent

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