- Post Date: 03 May, 2021
Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies, Inc., one of the largest packaging machinery manufacturers in the United States, is a leading developer and manufacturer of complete packaging solutions. Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies offer a wide variety of bottle filling, capping, and labeling machines. We pride ourselves on being able to support startup companies that need economical semi-automatic bottle fillers. We also have the depth of experience needed to service mature companies with world-class technology, providing automatic packaging lines at competitive prices.
Each customer has unique product and container combinations. We routinely customize our machines to accommodate specialized containers and product combinations. We are also adept at integrating our products into your existing packaging lines.
Finding the best bottle filling machine for your needs
Here are factors that should be considered when searching for the correct bottling machinery for your product line. Bottling machinery selection is driven by your product characteristics, viscosity being the primary metric. Peanut butter is put in a bottle by a liquid filling machine, as is acetone. Peanut butter and acetone are both liquids but at opposite ends of the viscosity range. The bottling machinery needed to move peanut butter into a bottle is very different than the bottle filling machinery used for acetone.
What type of filling equipment is best suited for your product viscosity and other characteristics? There are four different liquid filler technologies, piston, timed flow, metered flow, and overflow. Peanut butter is best handled by a piston filler that keeps the product warm and therefore at a lower viscosity, all driven by a strong pneumatic cylinder. Acetone, on the other hand, can be gravity fed into an overflow filler.
In a piston filler, piston diameter and stroke length determine the product volume delivered to the bottle. Change the stroke length to deliver a different quantity of product to the container. Piston bottle fillers are best with higher viscosity liquids or filling liquids containing chunks of fruit or vegetables.
Timed Flow Fillers
These fillers use time to meter your product if you have a filling machine that delivers product at a consistent flow rate. Light oils and aqueous solutions work well in this type of bottling machine.
Metered Flow Fillers
Use a gear or lobe pump to deliver the product at a consistent volume determined by pump shaft rotations. This type of metered flow filling machine lends itself to thicker products without particulates in the liquid.
Overflow filling systems are also used for light oils and aqueous products where the product needs to be filled to the same visual level. The product on the shelf will appear to be filled to the same level irrespective of container fluctuations.
Selecting a bottle is the next step as you design your liquid filling system. A simple straight-sided round bottle can be handled by off the shelf components. If you choose a novelty container, you will increase the time to design manufacture and test your bottling machine.
As a business starts and expands, the needed production rates from their bottling machinery increases. A startup company’s first filling machine may fill a single bottle at a time with an operator handling the containers by hand before and after filling. Increasing the number of nozzles on a bottling machine increases production rates. Bottling machines that have as many as twelve nozzles filling at the same time are not uncommon. In these filling systems, a conveyor belt moves the containers under the nozzles, pauses while the liquid fills the bottles, and then moves the filled containers out.
Accutek Sales engineers have the training and experience to assist you with selecting the optimum bottling machinery for your production rates, product, and container combination.
Automatic Bottle Washer/Rinser
Mini Pinch filler for high VG Concentration E-Juice
Semi-Automatic Spindle Capper
Automatic Tube Filler and Sealer
Semi-Automatic Pressure Overflow Filling Machines
Automatic Spindle Cappers
Print & Apply with the Automatic Dual Head Pressure Sensitive Labeling Systems
Cap Torque Tester
Semi-Auto Bench Top Chuck Capper
Rotary Volumetric Filling Machine
Automatic Bottle Unscrambler
15” Turntable-Unscrambling, Transfering, and Accumulation Table
A Complete Bottling Line for small bottles
Automatic Sleeve Labeling Systems
Print & Apply with the Labelette
Automatic Pick and Place Capper
Automatic Horizontal Wrap Labeler-APS 134 Labeler
Accutek Retorquer and Foil Sensor
Automatic Bottle Unscrambler/Orientators
Auto AccuSnap Capper
Table Top Positive Displacement Filler
Semi-Automatic Vacuum Filling Machine
Automatic Pressure Overflow Filling Machines
Automatic Dual Head Pressure Sensitive Labeling Systems
Automatic Pressure Sensitive Table Top Labeler
AccuVeyor 6-Product Conveyor System
Heat Shrink Tunnel Oven
Glue Labeling System
AccuTorque Digital – Dual Action Digital Tester
Sleevers Automatic Sleeve Labeling Systems
Automatic Pressure Sensitive Labeling Systems
Auger Filling Machine-Precision Dry Product Filling
Single Head Net Weight Filler
AccuVeyor 4 – Product Conveyor System
Table Top Ultrasonic Tube Sealer
Semi-Auto Roll On Pilfer Proof (ROPP) Capping System
Semi-Automatic Volumetric Piston Filler
Timed Flow Volumetric Filler
Automatic Timed Flow Pinch Filler
- Post Date: 03 May, 2021
In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic there is an opportunity to provide personal and hard surface disinfecting products to the public. Accutek can rapidly supply liquid fillers to the disinfectant packaging industry.
Hand sanitizer is moderately thicker than water making it ideally suited for piston fillers. The Accutek AVF series fillers can fill up to twelve containers at a time. Switching from filling two, eight or sixteen ounce containers can be done in minutes without tools.
Accutek overflow fillers, the APOF series, are well suited for filling, ethyl alcohol another key component in preventing the spread of disease. Changing between container sizes with the APOF can also be accomplished with minimum down time.
Accutek has been manufacturing liquid filling machines for over thirty years. We pre-build portions of our machines which enables us to minimize the time from order to delivery. With a wide selection of ancillary equipment such as turntables, conveyors, cappers, and labelers Accutek can build and test a complete production line in a matter of weeks rather than months.
Contact your Accutek sales engineer today for assistance with production line layout, specification, and quote generation.
- Post Date: 20 Mar, 2020
Accutek is the leading supplier of packaging equipment and machines in the world. With hundreds of machine designs we meet our customer’s needs for complete inline filling systems. We have been serving the packaging industry for thirty years and have acquired an amazing amount of expertise in packaging machine design and manufacture. The first small packaging machine produced by Accutek was a timed flow liquid filler.
Thirty years ago, packaging machines were not nearly as flexible as they are today. Timing and control were accomplished mechanically and with a few relays. Accutek was an industry leader in the transition to programable electronics operating pneumatic actuators. Current technology is again evolving from pneumatic to servo or stepper motor actuators. Once again Accutek is in the forefront of this evolution. Our goal is to be a leader in providing our customers with the fastest and most accurate packaging machines.
Accutek sales engineers are packaging experts, eager to assist you in the design of a turnkey packaging line. Our company offers simple semi-automated machines for startup companies, as well as fully automated complete packaging lines for mature companies.
You supply the containers, caps, labels, cases, and products. The Accutek team will produce a packaging solution that will meet your requirements. The sequence of operation begins with container preparation. This involves organizing and placing the containers on a conveyor for transport through a cleaning station. The cleaned containers then enter a filler.
The product characteristics, anything from water to peanut butter, determine the liquid filling technology best suited for our customers. Accutek’s timed flow volumetric filling machines are best suited for filling liquids with low to medium viscosity. These fillers are highly accurate, very sanitary, and have options for filling molten products. They can be used to fill light foamy products as well.
Packaging Equipment Solutions
Accutek’s overflow filling machines are also suited for filling low to medium viscosity liquids. These fillers are great at filling foamy products at higher speeds. Examples of products suited for overflow filling machines are non-carbonated aqueous beverages, sauces, syrups, light gels, shampoos, water, fruit juice, wine, tea, and foamy cleansers or chemicals.
Our piston filling machines are ideal for filling sauces, pastes, creams, lotions, gels, peanut butter and products that have large particulates or chunks. With options for filling molten products this type filler can handle lip balm, honey, and heavy syrups. Cleaning is a simple process as no tools are required. All our piston filling machines are made with heavy-duty stainless steel frames and all contact parts made with food grade materials.
Accutek’s positive displacement pump filling machines are suited for filling viscous products, but they can be used to fill thin products as well. They are ideal for filling pastes, creams, lotions, and gels, in large volumes and at greater speeds than otherwise achieved with a piston filler. Positive displacement fillers can also process molten products such as lip balm, honey, and heavy syrups when purchased with heating option packages.
An important part of the design process is developing the container handling hardware. We routinely adapt our production lines to handle all types of plastic, metal, and glass containers.
Accutek Net Weight filling machines bulk-fill liquid or semi-liquid products into drums or buckets. Easy to use and durable stainless steel construction make each net weight filler a long-lasting investment.
The next packaging machine in the process secures a closure (cap) on a container. Caps are bulk loaded into a hopper where they are oriented and organized to be picked up by a container just before being screwed on, pressed on, snapped on, or stomped.
An attractive label is needed to get your product chosen over competing products on the same shelf. Accutek manufactures a wide variety of labeling equipment to automatically place and secure most label types onto a wide assortment of container types. Accutek labeling machines utilize the latest technologies to achieve the highest speeds and most accurately labeled bottles on the market. Three different styles of labeling systems are available: pressure sensitive labelers, hot melt glue labelers, and sleeve labelers. Labelers can range from high-speed sleeve labeling system down to single head bench top labelers for low-speed labeling.
Filled, capped and labeled containers are ready to be packed in cases and palletized for storage or shipment to a retailer. Accutek has case formers, packers and tapers that can be ordered with the rest of your Accutek packaging machines.
We can supply our customers a complete packaging line, installation and service with a single purchase order. We have supplied liquid packing machines for juice, water, beverage, dairy, brewing, distilled spirits, wine, pharmaceutical, nutritional, industrial cleaners, household products and chemical Industries. Accutek thoroughly tests every component and the integration of the complete packaging line. We offer factory acceptance testing to our customers and we carefully crate and ship your order from our factory in Vista California.
- Post Date: 02 Mar, 2020
The backbone of every packaging line is the conveyor system that moves the product through the various stages of the production process. Typically, the product sits on a moving belt to get from point A to point B, but occasionally it is necessary to have access to the top or bottom of a container, a bottomless conveyor solves this requirement. A bottomless conveyor suspends a container between two moving belts.
The Accutek bottomless conveyor is one of our most adaptable products capable of being used in several different ways. Raise one end or the other of the gripper belts to change line height or extract a container from a puck. Pucks are used to stabilize a rounded container that can’t ride on a conveyor without falling over.
A bottomless conveyor is also used to change container travel direction by 90°. This is done by offsetting the gripper belts so that the container stops against one belt then moves sideways to be captured between the two belts. This works to turn left or right.
There is an inherit flexibility with the Accutek Bottomless Conveyor because it can be ordered with low profile gripper belts, standard width or dual gripper belts. In addition, the belts can be tilted to make full contact with tapered containers. The space between the gripper belts is adjustable, accommodating container sizes from 0.5 to 8 inches.
A printer can be mounted between the gripper belts to mark the bottom of each container as it passes over the print head or mount an inspection camera under the gripper belts to check for correct labeling on the bottom of a container.
The gripper belts are driven by direct drive AC motors that are powered by a single variable frequency drive (VFD). The VFD has a speed control knob that can smoothly vary the gripper belt speed from very slow to full speed.
The gripper belts are a sandwich of durable materials from the scuff resistant container contact material to the inner toothed composite material that is in contact with the drive wheels.
Stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum construction make the Accutek Bottomless Conveyor a durable low maintenance unit that can be wiped down with nonabrasive cleaners and a damp rag to return it to like new condition. A valuable and useful addition to any packaging line.
- Post Date: 02 Mar, 2020
The Accutek bottomless conveyor is one of our most versatile, best selling and low cost machines we manufacture. This machine in most cases is available to be completed and put into shipping in less than one business day. Bottomless conveyors are used to provide a smooth and stable transfer of containers up to 2 ½ gallons between machines or around corners, allowing access to the bottom of a container. Allowing access to the bottom of containers is required, when it used in conjunction with an ink jet or laser coding machine applying date and lot coding. Accutek bottomless conveyors are compatible with most ink jet and laser coding machines. The bottomless conveyor can also be used when a packaging line needs to be reconfigured. The bottomless conveyer can join two conveyors, or machines together to create a simple low cost transfer solution. Bottomless conveyors can also be used to transfer containers around corners by staggering their belts ninety degrees and reduce costs in having to purchase a curved conveyor.
Accutek’s sturdy and user friendly design allows our machine to be modified by using several different belt options. The gripper belt assembly choices include, single one inch width, double gripper belts and our one half inch low profile belts for small containers. The gripper belts can be adjusted in minutes to meet most conveyor heights in the packaging industry. The width between the two belts can be adjusted in seconds, utilizing the convenient rotating handle on each belt assembly that controls each belt assembly individually. The gripper belt assembly can be tilted inward or upward to help in controlling of the container for specific needs of the customer. The gripper belts are powered by two AC motors, controlled by a programmable variable frequency drive that controls speed and torque.
Accutek’s commitment to quality control and craftsmanship in our manufacturing process ensures that we are using the finest stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum parts, in the assembly of our bottomless conveyors. Accutek’s craftsmanship provides a longer service life, for years of use and wear parts are readily available for next day shipment.
Author: Warren C Sublett
Corporate Production Manager at Accutek Packaging Equipment
published Feb. 17, 2020
- Post Date: 17 Feb, 2020
Listen to the sound of your conveyor as it is working. Hear the sound of the conveyor plates as they roll over the pulleys. You should not hear bearing noise or gear noise. The sound of conveyor operation should remain at the same volume over time. Any new noise that you hear from your conveyor is an indication that something may be wrong. Don’t ignore the noise find its cause.
Look at the surface of the belt for build up of spilled product on the surface of the belt and accumulation of gunk between the conveyor links. Keep your conveyor free of foreign material for good performance.
The conveyor belt must be loosened and removed for proper cleaning. The conveyor belt tension can be relaxed by loosening the axle bolts on both sides of the conveyor at the end opposite the drive motor. The conveyor must be returned to the same tension when you reinstall the cleaned belt.Use a punch or small screwdriver to remove the link pin from a link. The link pin only comes out in one direction. The conveyor belt can now be removed from its track for cleaning.
Note that the conveyor is designed to move in one direction as shown in the picture below.
- Post Date: 15 Jan, 2020
304 Stainless Steel
The most common form of 304 stainless steel is 18-8, or 18/8, stainless steel, which contains 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel. 304 can withstand corrosion from most oxidizing acids. That durability makes 304 easy to sanitize, and therefore ideal for kitchen and food handling applications.
However, 304 stainless steel is susceptible to corrosion from chloride solutions, or from saline food products. Chloride ions can create localized areas of corrosion, called “pitting,” which can spread beneath protective chromium barrier. Solutions with as little as 25 ppm of sodium chloride can begin to have a corrosive effect.
316 Stainless Steel
316 grade is the second-most common form of stainless steel. It has almost the same physical and mechanical properties as 304 stainless steel with slightly different percentages of chromium and nickel. 316 stainless steel incorporates about 2 to 3 percent molybdenum, the key to its enhanced ability to resist corrosive saline environments and industrial solvents. Due to its non-reactive qualities, 316 stainless steel is also used in food handling and the manufacture of medical surgical instruments.
- Post Date: 02 Jul, 2019
Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies are delighted to announce the expansion of the business to a 130,000 sq. ft building in Vista, California. This is due to consistent growth in the packaging industry where we are one of the leading developers and manufacturers of quality packaging machinery, including complete turnkey packaging solutions. The new location will be a great place to meet prospects, deliver high-quality packaging equipment and enable us to respond effectively to the growing needs of our various customers that are seeking to implement technology-oriented solutions in their business.
This new location will feature technical packaging equipment expertise with an in-house staff equipped to service sophisticated machinery, develop turnkey integrated packaging lines, and engineer automated systems. We will have enhanced capabilities to design complete production lines with a variety of packaging solutions and consult on high performance materials suited for a wide variety of applications to include:
- Shrink Sealing
- Production line integration
We firmly believe that this expansion supports the growth and continuity of our business. We thank all our clients for their ongoing support throughout the years. Your business is what has supported the continued growth of our business. We look forward to welcoming existing and new clients to our new showroom for a look around, and we hope you will agree that it’s a fantastic modern upgrade and expansion. Here’s to our mutually successful future, from Accutek Packaging Equipment Company Inc.
Customers Benefits and Values
This new expansion will allow us to grow seamlessly delivering new technologies to market faster and more economically in support of our current and future customers. We’ve been fortunate to put together a great production team, an expert service department staff, a complete and extensive showroom facility and a well-equipped customer service center.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and this new location will ensure that we are providing the best value and highest quality packaging solutions to our customers.
Why we are expanding the company
We are obsessed with providing full service and high-quality turnkey packaging solutions to our customers. The expansion will feature:
Doubling machinery production in the next two years
Collaborative engineering department with 3D printing studio. A research and development lab to discover new ways of packaging advancing the state of the art.
- New meeting rooms, lunchroom bar, and deli hang out
- Treadmill exercise facilities
- Bike racks
- Solar powered and LED lighted facility with a cool roof and covered parking structure for more than 200 vehicles
- Electric power stations for electric cars
- Warehouse part expansion able to store twice as many parts with higher racking systems
- Machine shop and metal forming get their own 15,00 sq. ft. enclosed space, that’s four times the current space
- Extensive showroom for demonstrating our machines in action
This expansion will show our commitment to progress in the industry, job growth in the area and providing excellent service and support to our new and existing customers. We are looking forward to the future!
New location address
2980 Scott Street. Vista, CA 92081
Accutek Packaging Equipment Company Inc. has a global reputation with offices in California, Texas, and Florida.
Where and how we excel
Founded in 1989, Accutek Packaging Equipment Company has been continuously growing and expanding. Accutek and its staff provide service and products to an ever-growing list of global customers in the Food & Beverage, Personal & Homecare, Pharmaceutical, and Chemical & Industrial sectors.
The Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies include the following brands:
- Accutek, filling, capping, labeling, and material handling machineries
- Kiss, packaging system’s filling and capping equipment
- Labelette, labeling machines
- Biner Ellison, rotary fillers and cappers
- Phase Fire, heat tunnels
For over 31 years, Accutek Packaging Equipment Company has delivered packaging systems to more than 25,000 companies nationwide and around the world. Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies are leaders in the packaging industry with an extensive product line, characterized by leading-edge designs, and a strong commitment to customer service. We in know that this new facility is another step towards our goal to live our company’s vision statement:
We will supply the highest quality packaging equipment while maintaining customer support, promoting product innovations, and continuously providing fair and competitive pricing.
Our Mission, Our Vision, and Our Values
We are working to modernize and simplify our designs that will give our customers a competitive edge with the most efficient, technologically advanced packaging equipment. All our equipment is constructed from the highest quality materials and made with the highest quality workmanship. We work with programmable logic controllers, optical sensors, VFD drives, imaging sensors, and pneumatics to achieve the fastest filling, capping, labeling, and conveying speeds with the highest accuracy possible.
Beyond a passion for innovation and quality packaging solutions, we’re equally obsessed with building a relationship that considers every aspect of your satisfaction. From the fairness and accuracy of an initial quote to providing you the highest possible quality service and support, just as necessary in following your project completion, Accutek Packaging Equipment Company Inc. works to earn your esteem and your loyalty.
Contact us today, and we will be happy to help with your packaging requirements!
For more information about Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies, click here or call us at 800-989-1828 or 760-734-4177.
- Post Date: 16 May, 2019
Finding the Best Liquid Filling Equipment for Your Needs
Here are factors that should be considered when searching for the correct bottling machinery for your liquid filling line. Liquid filling machinery selection is driven by your product characteristics, viscosity being the primary metric. Peanut butter is put in a bottle by a liquid filling machine, as is acetone. Peanut butter and acetone are both liquids but at opposite ends of the viscosity range. The bottling machinery needed to move peanut butter into a bottle is very different than the liquid filling machinery used for acetone.
Liquid Filler Technologies
There are four different liquid filler technologies, piston, timed flow, metered flow and overflow. Peanut butter is best handled by a piston filler that keeps the product warm and therefore at a lower viscosity, all driven by a strong pneumatic cylinder. Acetone on the other hand can be gravity fed into an overflow filler.
Stroke length meters the product in a piston filler. Change the stroke length to deliver a different quantity of product to the container. Piston fillers are best at higher viscosity liquids or filling liquids containing chunks of fruit or vegetables.
Use time to meter your product if you have a filling machine that delivers product at a consistent flow rate. Light oils and aqueous solutions work well in this type of filling machine.
Use a gear or lobe pump to deliver product at a consistent volume corelated to pump shaft rotations. This metered flow filling machine lends itself to thicker products without particulates in the liquid.
Overflow filling systems are also used for light oils and aqueous products where product needs to be filled to the same visual level. Product on the shelf will appear to be filled to the same level irrespective of container fluctuations.
Selecting a container is the next step as you design your liquid filling system. A simple straight sided round container can be handled by off the shelf components. If you choose a novelty container you will increase the time to design manufacture and test your bottling machine.
As a business starts and expands the needed production rates from their liquid filling system increases. A startup company’s first filling machine may fill a single bottle at a time with an operator handling the containers by hand before and after filling. Increasing the number of nozzles on a liquid filling machine increases production rates. Liquid filling systems that have as many twelve nozzles filling at the same time are not uncommon. In these filling systems a conveyor belt moves the containers under the nozzles, pauses while the liquid fills the containers, and then moves the filled containers out.
Accutek Sales engineers have the training and experience to assist you with selecting the optimum bottling machinery for your production rates, product and container combination.
- Post Date: 25 Mar, 2019