Food Industry


PER-FIL knows the specific challenges of the food industry, and manufactures auger fillers to meet those needs.  According to your specification to fill delicate, processed food products, PER-FIL will custom design and manufacture the perfect filling solution for your business.  We have a wide range of models to choose from, accommodating fill sizes from 1 gram to 100 kg. We guarantee sanitary, USDA construction.


Case Study
Economic Food Product Start-up Solution

Objective
To fill a wide variety of baking mixes, seasoning and herbs into pouches, jars and tins.

Problem
Short runs, frequent changeovers and an unskilled labor force dictated a filler with no-tools changeover, simple controls and minimal maintenance required.

Solution
With the lower volume fills needed, the PER-FIL MF Micro-Filler was the optimum Food Grade Auger Filler solution for this customer. The MF features no-tools changeover, touchscreen operator interface and simple chain drive. The low cost was ideal for this food industry start-up company!


Case Study
Dispensing cooked rice

Objective
To fill and precisely place 2.0 to 4.0 oz portions of food product – cooked rice – onto microwavable dinner plates at 175 plates per minute.

Problem
Food products like cooked rice must be accurately dispensed with minimal compaction, to prevent product degradation. Placement of the portion on a specific area of the dinner plate was required to meet strict quality and appearance standards. The dispenser was to operate in a high humidity environment and be washed down with high temperature steam and caustic antibacterial solution.

Solution
Design and build a Food Grade MULTI-STATION, TRAVELING HEAD DISPENSER that was synchronized with a dual lane, continuous motion plate line.  Hydraulic auger and agitator motors and controls provided trouble free performance during production and sanitizing operations.


Case Study
Difficult food products at high speeds.

Objective
To fill metal and plastic containers with various spice products at 250 containers per minute.

Problem
The filling and compaction of fine food powder; leaf or fiber type spice products into containers at high production rates presents many difficulties; dust, product bridging and product degradation to name just a few.

Solution
We designed a 48 station Food Grade ROTARY CONTINUOUS MOTION FILLING SYSTEM which we equipped with ORBITAL FUNNEL VIBRATION to speed up the product flow; VACUUM ASSIST to compact product; and BOTTOM RAIL TAMPING to settle product in the container.


Case Study
Filling Flour

Objective
To fill 35 lbs. of flour into a 30 lb. can.

Problem
Using normal auger filling methods, 30 lbs. of flour will completely fill a 30 lb. can, with 5 lbs. being overflow. PER-FIL® needed to find a solution to compact the flour and fill the can.

Solution
We supplied an extended 4 cu. ft. capacity hopper to assist the densification of product prior to the fill cycle; A hydraulic lift and heavy duty vibrator assembly designed to lift the can, begin fill cycle and slowly lower at the same rate that the flour is being dispensed. The result of the bottom-up filling in conjunction with the vibration and the extended hopper is a 35# fill of flour. The density of the flour after the 35# fill resembled concrete mix.

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