Filling Comparison

Here is a chart to help you find the right filling machine for your product and production needs. We provide a letter grade for each type of filler and the filling machine suitability based on product characteristics, fill accuracy and changeover applicability.

A = Excellent
B = Good
C = Fair or Unlikely
D = Poor
N/A = Not Applicable

Gravity Fillers Overflow Fillers Positive Displacement Pump Recirculating Pump Piston Fillers Vacuum Overflow Fillers Peristaltic (Tubing) Pump Net Weight Auger
Thin Liquids A A C C A A A A D
Medium Viscosity Liquids C B A A A B B B C
Viscous Liquids N/A C A A A C D B C
High Viscosity Liquids N/A D C C B D D A A
Dry Powder or Granule N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A A
Product with Particulate C C A A A C C A A
Chunky Product D C A B A D D A A
Thin and Foamy A B B B B B C B C
Pharmaceutical/Lab Use A B A B A B A A B
Hot Fill Temperature B A A* A* A A* B B B
Food Grade A A A A A A A A A
Corrosive Products A A C B A A B B B
Corrosive Products Fumes A A D D B C C C C
Flammable /Combustible A A B A A B B C C
Carbonated Product N/A A* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Volumetric:  Accurate Volume A D* A A A D* A D D
Cosmetic: Consistent Fill Level C* A B* B* D A D D D
Net Weight: A D A A C D D* A A
Changeover Bottle Size/Volume B* B* B* B* C* B* B* B* C
Change Product B B B B C C A B B
Fill Range Flexibility (Small to Large) A A* A A B* A* B B A

* Feasibility varies with options, Limitations may apply. Contact A Packaging Systems with your application details