When scaling up production of pharmaceutical, food or cosmetic products that use tube containers, increasing speed and throughput without compromising on accuracy and quality are vital. Tube fillers need to be able to handle a wide range of packaging types and allow for rapid changeover to benefit from their flexibility and speed.
The IWK TFS-E Series benefits from a range of innovations that result in a robust, easy-to-use and maintenance-free tube filling solution for medium scale production.
The TFS-E Series features 20 workstations that can handle tubes from 11 to 52mm diameter and can accurately dose from between 1 ml and 350 ml of product at up to 220 tubes per minute.
Designed with flexibility in mind, the TFS-E features a format change over time of less than 25 minutes, and storing and recalling all relevant process parameters to guarantee a vertical start up. All product-contacting parts are swapped out “en bloc” which gives the maximum efficiency whilst allowing for a range of product. The patented IWK dosing system is supremely accurate but also simple to maintain, thanks to Clean in Place in under 5 minutes.
Able to fill metal or plastic containers, the TFS-E Series can accurately contour seal plastics, and offer a choice of double, triple or saddle folding for metal tubes to meet your needs.
Suitable for use with a wide range of products, the TFS-E Series can fill and close cylindrical (with EURO-hole, curved seal) oval or conical tubes, dispensers (including inserting of pistons), mascara brushes, cartouches, jars, and tottles (with capping).
A wide range of options enables the TFS-E Series to be specified exactly to your requirements. Options include multi-colour filling, tube de-dusting, in-line checkweighing, automatic central lubrication system, and many more.