FINDING YOUR PERFECT (AUGER TOOLING) MATCH
We all want the perfect match, right? Then think of us as the match.com® of Auger Tooling. At AMS Filling Systems, we will ask you lots of questions about your product, processes, equipment and goals. We’ll listen intently. Then we’ll run your answers through our sophisticated algorithm (i.e. our years of filling experience and deep industry knowledge) to develop the perfect solution for your filling needs. You might ask, “Why does having the right Auger Tooling size matter?” At AMS, we’d be quick to answer, “So you have less waste, whether that is in overfill and spillage of your product. You’d have less production downtime, due to slower production runs and increased clean-up needs, all resulting in inflated operational costs that ultimately reduce your margins. Further, having the right Auger Tooling size decreases the amount of employee overtime, each and every day.” You might ask, “Why does having the right Auger Tooling size matter?” At AMS, we’d be quick to answer, “So you waste less of your product, whether that is from overfill or spillage – a likely result of not having the right size. This would also decrease your chances of production downtime and increased clean-up needs. All of these issues result in inflated operational costs that ultimately reduce your margins. And overall, having the right Auger Tooling size minimizes the amount of employee overtime each and every day.” When considering your AMS Auger Tooling, there are three key factors to take into consideration: The type of material you are producing and packing, the size of your packing material and its subsequent mouth opening, and the weight of the final packed container.
Material to be packed is categorized in one of two ways: Free flowing, which can be granular items like sugar, salt or coffee, do exactly that – flow freely. Non-free flowing material, which are generally products such as powders or flours, tend to resist a smooth flow.
Matching the Auger Tooling to the size of the container’s opening diameter is paramount for efficient production. The ideal size matches the inside diameter of the container or bag (not too large, causing spillage, and not too small, causing a slowdown in production).
The right Auger Tooling size will create the optimum balance of speed and accuracy to ensure your final packed container is the proper weight as determined by your standard (for example, the product label indicates 8oz., you want to guarantee there are 8oz. within the final – never under!). Again, if the tooling is too large, there is a risk of overfill and if the tooling is too small, production time is delayed. At AMS Filling Systems, we do believe in finding the perfect match for your filling needs! Talk to us about your Auger Filling challenges, products, equipment and goals, and we’ll work hand-in-hand with you to develop the right custom solution.