A simple nonautomatic juice filling machine works on the simple principle of gravity filling. The container is placed in the slot by hand and juice is poured into the glass or bottle by a pump handle or lever operated by hand. The juice, which is preprocessed to some degree, flows down under the simple principle of gravity.
On the other hand, In automatic Juice filling machines, the juices are first pasteurized and then converted to a homogeneous mixture. Now the juice mixture is ready to be poured into bottles or cartons.
The containers are fixed in a conveyor belt. This ensures that the bottles or cartons not move during the filling process and remain fixed under the nozzle of the filling tank.
If the juice is of light viscosity, the principle of the juice filling machine will be gravity-based. This means that the atmospheric pressure in the container will be kept at same level as outside and once the container is underneath the nozzle, juice will flow out automatically according to gravity.
In the case of more viscous juices, pressure filling principle is applied. The pressure inside the juice tank is kept more than the atmospheric pressure and filling through a nozzle is done under pressure.
A juice filling machine price varies according to its quality and capacity. Furthermore, it is dependent on its ability to handle juices of more than one viscosity.
Market research will reveal the price options of the machines, by the different brands. Customized machines cost more than the standard ones.
Predominantly Chinese Juice Filling Machines have saturated the market. There is a variety of manufacturers to choose from. Competition among the manufacturers has driven the prices down to a reasonable range.
A good quality juice bottling machine preserves the taste and the quality of the juice so it is homogeneous in every bottle. And machines that can work with different viscosities give more versatility to their user.
A juice bottling machine is composed of various parts. There is the storage tank for processing the juice. Processing may include pasteurization and mixing.
Now the juice is ready to be poured into bottles. There is a conveyer belt into which the bottles are fixed and juice is poured into them with precision and timing so that the same quantity gets poured into each. The machine might be the kind that uses pressure filling (in case of viscous juices), or a simple gravity filling machine (for non-viscous juices).
The last step in the bottling of the machines is the sealing and the labeling. The utmost standard of hygiene must be adopted in the sealing process so as not to contaminate the juices at this last stage.
The labeling is done in an attractive way to attract customers. The labeling also has information about the product: the ingredients used and their nutritional values.