Getting the right type of filling equipment for your company can be a tricky task. First, you need to ask yourself exactly what type of filling equipment you need. For example, is the filling equipment going to be used for food or beverage packaging? If so, are there any particular health codes that you will need to conform to in order to legally produce your comestibles? If you are not working with anything edible, does your filling equipment need to handle a substance that is likely to build up and clog the equipment over time? If so, can you find a type of filling equipment that is designed to compensate for this?
Once you have these basic questions straightened out, determine how many units your filling equipment will need to handle per workday. Ask those who are involved in production whether or not it would be a good idea to buy a piece of filling equipment that can handle slightly more volume than you need at the moment, in order to accommodate general business or seasonal sales growth. Buying a piece of filling equipment with a higher capacity than is absolutely needed can save on having employees work overtime in order to keep up with production demands in the future.
You also need to be aware of how many square yards your company has available for your filling equipment. If the company does not have the space available at the moment for the type of filling equipment you need, when are they going to find or build a new facility? This can potentially delay the installation of your filling equipment, so be sure that everything is certain before the machines are delivered. Do your best to find a piece of filling equipment that not only fits your above criteria, but is also known for its reliability over time. Sometimes, buying a quality piece of equipment in the first place can save a fortune on repairs and lost productivity down the road.