Testing Lab

Auger Fabrication Inc. specializes in supplying new and replacement augers, conveyor screws, feeder screws and flight material for powder and bulk solids material handling equipment.

Our onsite Testing Lab is a feature that Auger Fabrication provides for free. The Testing Lab allows us to test fill the product into the desired container by finding the best filler for the application.

You name it, there’s a good chance we’ve filled it, or something similar. Your project will depend on a variety of factors, including product flow characteristics and density, fill sizes, container size and configuration, filling times, and accuracy. Auger Fab provides product testing for customers to receive the most accurate information regarding their product application. By sending us samples of all of the products intended to run on one machine as well as containers that will be used, we can provide you with information on your application such as speeds, accuracies, and a suitable machine for your production requirements.

This free service allows us to determine the best machine, model, and most importantly, tooling for your product and specifications. At Auger Fab, we make this process very simple and easy. Our customers are encouraged to send sample product and containers to our facility in Downington, PA for evaluation. We strongly recommend that our customers send in their sample products as well as any containers for the products for accurate test results.

In addition to sending samples, we encourage all customers to visit the test lab when running samples. The lab tests are perfect for customers looking to buy new machinery, improve an existing auger filler installation, or customers that simply need new tooling for a new product that they want to introduce to their packaging operation.

If users took the time to understand their products and all the auger tooling and auger tooling accessories, they could easily improve their packaging operation regarding filling rate, filling accuracy as well as the cleanliness and presentation of their filled product. When evaluating your sample products, we will test a variety of tooling combinations that will yield the best speed and accuracy. 

When Auger Fab tests a product, we always supply the customer with a lab test report. The lab test report will contain all pertinent information relating to the tooling and the performance of the product when filled. Most importantly, the lab test clearly identifies the auger and funnel combination as well as the cycle time. The cycle time may be the most important piece of information on the lab test report, it is extremely important for OEM (original machinery manufacturers) suppliers of auger fillers as it will determine how fast their bag machine (typically vertical form fill seal or horizontal form fill seal) will operate. Typically, a lab test is run with around 20 sample weights and the “notes” section of the lab test really helps to describe the challenges of any given product.

We highly encourage customers to take advantage of the free lab test services provided. In fact, it greatly benefits us as well as the user of our machinery. Please call 610-524-3350 or fill out our contact form for more information or to schedule lab testing services immediately.