Ways to Combat Dust in Coffee Capsule Packaging Process

Ways to Combat Dust in Coffee Capsule Packaging Process

Even with the most advanced capsule packaging technology, dust and various particles in the air are unavoidable

In particular, coffee powder, using different roasting processes and degrees, resulting in a great difference in the granularity and moistness of the coffee powder, in the process of packaging coffee capsules, the use of improper dust control means may be counterproductive.

Smile dust leakage is most likely to occur when the dry coffee product passes through the different stations of the coffee capsule packaging machine. During the coffee capsule production process, there is a risk of increased coffee particles in the air whenever the coffee powder continuously moves through the machine, or when the machine is turned on and paused.

Here are eight features of modern powder packaging machines that can help reduce or eliminate the negative effects of dust in your automated packaging line:

The following AFPAK coffee capsule packaging machines are designed to help you reduce or eliminate the problems caused by dust in the production of coffee capsule packaging through various means and materials

1. Enclosed machines body

If coffee capsules are produced in an open environment, dust in the absence of any group will fill the entire space, so a closed mechanical structure is crucial, and the closure of the different components cannot be ignored, they can be a barrier to block the dust, but also the function of cleaning the dust, protecting the filled coffee from contamination also the coffee powder will not evaporate in the air.

Air quality and humidity also have an impact on the filling of coffee capsules. Our design needs to maintain the original dryness and humidity of the coffee so that moisture and dust in the air do not come into contact with the coffee material for long periods of time, which has an impact on the filling and taste.

2. The role of dustproof housing

We use a dustproof housing using a combination of plexiglass and stainless steel, which can effectively protect the electrified components and equipment from collisions and dust so that the machine can run for a long time, any function is basically unaffected by the environment, climate, air, some of the extreme cases, because of the difference in air pressure only need to adjust the machine parameters. Basically, coffee capsule packaging can be done anywhere in the world.

3. powder suction equipment

During the production of coffee capsules, it is not only necessary to consider dust entering the machine, but the cleaning of the capsule edges is equally important. When sealing the sealing film, if there is coffee powder or dust adhering to the edges, it is very likely that the sealant of the sealing film will be misaligned, resulting in scrapped or leaking capsules. To solve this problem, we add vacuuming equipment during the packaging process to remove the coffee powder attached to the edge of the capsule and reduce the effect of particulate matter on the capsule seal.

4. Static Bars

There are a large number of metal parts inside the machine, their contact with the capsules and sealing film will generate a lot of static electricity, which will lead to the adhesion of dust and coffee powder, which will have an impact on the electrification components and equipment or the quality of coffee capsules, in order to avoid this situation to ensure efficient and stable production, we have added a static bar to the design of the machine, through nitrogen flushing, constantly scattering the static factor inside the machine.

5. air gun

Inside our standard coffee capsule packaging machine, it is equipped with an air gun. It is very helpful for cleaning the dust and losing coffee powder from the hopper and inside the machine.

6. Motor Drive

Most of the coffee capsule filling machines that customers can buy are pneumatic chains, which will constantly produce friction and leak gas, generating static electricity and dust. The long time friction with dust will reduce the life of the corresponding parts and will also affect the accuracy of the machine's operation. And the noise generated by pneumatic is also a problem that needs to be solved.

We use a motor-driven chain in order to solve all problems from the customer's point of view. The function of the motor is the same as that of the air motor, and the cost is higher, but the use of electric power reduces the generation of shadow. Moreover, the motor is smoother and reduces the friction between the chains, which prolongs the life of the machine and its parts and meets the demand for high-standard machines.

7. Two Seals

The seal needs to make the seal adhesive and capsule on the membranes of the edge contact, fully met the requirement of the temperature, the dust gets in the way of contact and transmission of the temperature, the seal before the dust cleaning is carried out by vacuum dust bag, effectively maintain a clean and tidy the edge of the capsule, in order to ensure the reliability of the seal, we joined the second seal, minimize the influence of the dust.

8. maintenance of machines

The addition of dust control measures to the coffee capsule packaging machine will help prevent the impact of powder on the production operation, but also requires the operator to follow the appropriate machine preventive maintenance plan, keeping the machine in the best condition can make the production work easier.

Many preventive maintenance tasks include cleaning and checking parts for residue or dust. Using the convenience of air guns, it is best to clean once a day, and it is also necessary to clean up after the replacement of hopper materials.

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