Automatic and Semiautomatic Tube Fillers
Filling machines are equipped to handle metal, plastic, and laminated tubes.
A company has introduced a line of tube fillers for metal, polyethylene, and laminated tubes. Three models, with speeds of up to 60, 80, or 100 tubes per minute, are available. The fillers feature toolless changeover, PLC controls with color touch screen, and a wide range of options. All mechanical devices are conveniently located in a vertical cabinet at one end of the machine, allowing maintenance personnel easy access while standing or kneeling. Construction is stainless-steel-clad aluminum. With dosing accuracy of ±1% and bottom-up filling, both dosing and filling are adjustable while the machine is running. All double-profile cams are used for machine actions. DT Packaging Systems, Leominster, MA; 978/537-8534; firstname.lastname@example.org.
A semiautomatic pneumatic filler has a head design that handles both liquids and creams. Changeover can be achieved via a single tool, and fittings are mainly toolless. There is a built-in filter regulator and volumes are easily set by the operator via a digital counter. The machine's casing has been designed to exclude flat surfaces where possible, which protects the machine from items being rested on its top, leading to spillages. The frame is constructed from stainless steel, and all contact parts are made from 316L- grade stainless steel, PTFE, or Viton. The pneumatics are lubricant-free, and the hopper has triclover fittings for added cleanliness. The Centrair will be available either as a bench-mounted unit, or with a trolley. Accuracy is at ±0.25%. Adelphi Manufacturing, West Sussex, UK; +44 1444 440091; www.adelphi.uk.com.
A tube filler offers toolless changeovers and easy dismantling of cleanup parts. With its precision servo drives, the TFS 80 features a rapid change-over, state-of-the-art tube filling technology, and multiple closing systems. Its modular design allows the flexibility to add on components, change applications, and increase uptime. The company also offers a complete line of rotary tube fillers to meet a wide range of speeds and budgets. IWKA PacSystems, Fairfield, NJ; 973/227-5575; www.iwkusa.com.
An automatic tube filler is equipped to handle a wide variety of different products in metal, plastic, or laminated tubes. The machine can achieve speeds of up to 90 tubes per minute. The rugged construction guarantees maximum durability and strength, according to the company. Designed to keep manual operations and size changeover times to a minimum, the versatile filler is user-friendly and provides easy accessibility to all operations. The machine can be integrated in line with the company's cartoners. Marchesini Packaging, West Caldwell, NJ; 973/575-7445; email@example.com.