Which sensor is used in packaging machines? Because packaging machines are used in many industries, including food and beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc. Different packaging machines are used in different fields, so the sensors used are also different. The commonly used sensors are:

  • Temperature Sensors
  • Linear & Rotary Transducers
  • Pressure Transducers and Switches
  • Load Cells

Each sensor works differently. Let’s take the filling machine as an example:

The filling machine will use sensors to count the bottles as they enter the filling area. The sensor ensures that the correct number of bottles are filled and no bottles are lost during a cycle. Some fillers may use sensors to help refill storage tanks. When the sensor detects a low level, it communicates with the pump to deliver more product to the tank. There are many other ways to use sensors on filling machines. But generally speaking, on this machine, sensors are used to send signals to start or stop functions. In this way, they help keep fill cycles consistent, efficient and repeatable.

Automatic capping machines can also use sensors in a number of different ways. For example, when using unique containers, a spindle capper might use sensors to release caps at the right time. On automatic machines, caps are usually sorted in elevators and then transferred to a chute for delivery to the bottles. The sensor can also be used to pause the lift when the chute is full to avoid blockages or overflows. Different capping machines may use sensors in different ways to communicate and make the capping process as efficient as possible.

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