8 tips to reduce dust in powder packaging process

In modern industry all kinds of powder products are packed by powder filling machine, such as coffee, washing powder, protein powder, etc. During the packaging process, the powder may be suspended in the air. Dust and airborne particulates can pose a problem for even the most advanced packaging process.
Dust emissions are most likely to occur when dry, powdered, or dusty product passes through transfer points in the packaging system. Basically, any time the product is in motion, or starts/stops motion suddenly, airborne particulates may occur.
In order to eliminate negative effects such as product loss, some measures need to be taken to combat the dust in the packaging process.

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How to reduce dust in your powder packing factory ?

Here are 8 tips of modern powder packaging machines that can help reduce or eliminate the negative effects of dust in your automated packaging line.

1. Enclosed Jaw Drives

If you operate within a dusty environment or have a dusty product, it is vitally important for the moving parts that drive the sealing jaws on your powder packaging machine to be protected from airborne particulates. Packaging machines designed for dusty or wet environments have a completely enclosed jaw drive. This enclosure protects the jaw drive from particulates that can impede its operation.

2. Dust Proof Enclosures

The electrical parts and pneumatic parts of the powder filling and sealing machine must be wrapped by a closed shell to keep them in normal operation. When purchasing a automatic powder packing machine, you need to check the IP level of the machine. IP level is generally composed of two numbers, which represents the dust-proof performance and waterproof performance of the shell.

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3. Dust Suction Equipment

Dust ingress into the machine isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. If dust finds its way into package seams, the sealant layers in the film will not properly and uniformly adhere during the heat seal process, causing rework and scrap. In order to solve this problem, the operator can use the dust suction equipment to remove the dust in the air when the Zeno powder packing machine is running, so as to reduce the possibility of dust floating into the sealant.

4. Static Elimination Bars

When the packaging bag is transported, static electricity will be generated on its surface, which will lead to dust adsorption on the packaging bag. In order to solve this problem, static elimination bars can be installed on the small powder packing machine.

5. Dust Hoods

Installing dust hoods on the top of powder packaging and sealing machine is also an effective way to eliminate dust. These dust will be adsorbed on the dust hood, so as to avoid the impact on the powder bag filling machine.

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6. Vacuum Pull Belts

Standard on vertical form fill seal machines are friction pull belts. These components are responsible for pulling the packaging film through the system, and they do so by friction. However, when a packaging environment is dusty, airborne particulates can get between the film and the friction pull belts, reducing their performance and wearing them down prematurely.
An alternative option for powder packaging machines is vacuum pull belts. They perform the same function as friction pull belts but do so with vacuum suction, thus negating the effects of dust on the pull belt system. Vacuum pull belts do cost more but need replacing much less often than friction pull belts, especially in dusty environments.

7. Continuous Motion Powder Packaging

The automatic spices packing machine can run continuously or intermittently. On an intermittent motion machine, the packaging pouch stops once per cycle to be sealed. The constant motion of the packaging pouch on continuous motion machines creates a constant downward flow of air. This causes dust to enter the packaging pouch with the air.
Packaging equipment can operate in either continuous or intermittent motion. Put simply, the film is always moving in a continuous motion machine. On an intermittent motion machine, the film stops once per cycle to be sealed.

8. Proper Machine Maintenance

In addition to the above measures, the proper maintenance of milk powder packaging machine can also reduce the impact of dust in the air on equipment operation. When maintaining the milk powder packaging equipment, check whether there is residual dust on the parts. If the parts are covered with dust, they need to be cleaned immediately.

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In order to reduce the impact of dust on production efficiency, necessary dust removal measures should be taken. The above measures can reduce the impact of dust on production and extend the service life of the equipment.

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