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Collapsible plastic tube fillers

Most people use a collapsible tube every day when they brush their teeth. Most of these are laminate tubes, formed from a strip of laminated plastic with a separate end and cap applied. Other tubes are made of extruded aluminum. Tube filling speeds can range from 20-30 tubes per minute to 400+.

Many products are supplied in plastic tubes that are injection molded. These can be identified, usually, by the way that they return to their original shape after squeezing and dispensing. This retains the smooth cosmetic appearance of the tube but at the cost of allowing air entry as the tube re-expands.

All three tubes are handled the same way except for closing.

The tubes are brought to the tube filling machine open end up in partitioned boxes and loaded in a hopper for automated feeding into the filling machine’s transport pucks. Alternately, they may be placed by hand, or in higher speed machines, by robot directly into the pucks.

After placing in the pucks, open end up, they index to a cleaning station on most machines. A nozzle is lowered into the tube and blows ionized air to remove any debris. A vacuum collar around the nozzle catches the debris.

The tube indexes to the filling station. A nozzle lowers into the tube and dispenses product. The nozzle rises as it dispenses to stay slightly above the product level in the tube. Care must be taken not to splash or drip any product on the tube seal area.

Either before or after filling, the tube is rotated into the proper orientation. Typically the puck and tube are lifted and spun until a registration mark printed on the tube is detected, usually by a photoeye. Rotation is stopped and the puck/tube lowered and locked in position.

After filling, the tube indexes to a hot air station. Heated air is blown around the open end of the tube, softening the plastic.

The tube moves to a sealing area where sealing jaws pinch it closed and, because it has been softened in the hot air station, weld the insides together sealing the tube closed.

Replaceable metal characters are often mounted in the sealing jaws to deboss a lot or date code in the crimp material. Note black on seal registration mark for axial orientation.

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The tube indexes to the trim station where excess material is cut off. This provides a clean aesthetic appearance. In some cases, shaped sealing and trim dies provide a shaped end to the tube.

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Tubes index to the ejection station. In some fillers an inspection detects and separates good and bad tube, sending the bad tubes to a reject bin.

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Unipac Tube Plastic SILVER 80

  • Manufacturer: Unipac
  • Model Number: SILVER 80
  • Frain Number: 5H4125

Unipac, Model Silver 80, automatic, plastic or laminate tube filler and sealer. Rated from 10 to 40 tubes per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Tube size range: 10mm to 50mm in Diameter; 50mm to 250mm in Height. Fill size range: 3ml to 450ml, Proper change parts required per different applications. Equipped with tube magazine, tube depressor, 18" ID x 20" Deep jacketed stainless steel product hopper with level detection, 12 pocket rotary turret, registration, bottom up fill, hot jaw sealing system, trim station and interlocking safety guarding. Control panel has push button start / stop and digital temperature controls. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.

OAD: 55"L x 50"W x 85"H

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IWKA / Oystar Tube Plastic TU100

  • Manufacturer: IWKA / Oystar
  • Model Number: TU100
  • Frain Number: 5F2740

IWKA TU100, Automatic, stainless steel, plastic or laminate tuber filler, sealer rated from 40 to 100 tubes per minute – depending on materials and application. Tube size: 11mm to 50mm in Diameter; 52mm to 250 mm in Height. Fill Volume: 3.5 cm³ to 377 cm³. Equipped with 100 liter stainless steel product hopper with agitation, cassette tube magazine, tube depressor, 12 pocket rotarty turret, registration, bottom up fill, no tube / no fill, heat sealing jaws, stations, cooling station, trim station with blow off scrap discharge, stainless steel tube discharge chute, variable seal temperature controls and interlocking safety guarding. Mounted on height adjustable legs.

OAD: 60" L x 48" W x 108" H

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Saga Tube Plastic FS-22-2

  • Manufacturer: Saga
  • Model Number: FS-22-2
  • Frain Number: 5E0122

Saga FS-22-2, Automatic, double fill, plastic tube filler and sealer capable of 50 to 120 tubes per minute – depending on materials and application. Tubes: 7/16" – 1 1/2" diameter filling two tubes per index or up to 2" diameter filling 1 tube per index. Has 22 tube position rotary disc, 2 1/2 cu.ft. stainless steel jacketed product hopper, two 8 oz product pistons, cam operated tube closing doors after tube fill, heat crimp end plastic tube sealer, air blow to cool crimp seal, tube discharge, stainless steel product contacts, and E-stop. Mounted on steel-it frame.

OAD: 104"L x 67"W x 81"H

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Arenco Tube Plastic GAN

  • Manufacturer: Arenco
  • Model Number: GAN
  • Frain Number: 5F0810

Arenco Model GAN, automatic tube filler and sealer. with number of containers per minute – depending on materials and application. Tube size: up to 1-1/2" in Diameter; up to 7-1/4" in Height. Equipped with empty tube magazine, stainless steel product hopper, 40 pocket turret, tube cleaner station, registration, 4-1/2" Long by 3/8 ID piston with 1/4" OD nozzle, bottom up fill, heat sealing, cooling jaw assembly with chiller and trim station. Control panel start, stop and e-stop controls.

80" L x 48" W x 70" H

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Norden Tube Plastic 400

  • Manufacturer: Norden
  • Model Number: 400
  • Frain Number: 5G0320

Norden 400, Automatic, hot air, plastic or laminate tube filler / sealer rated from 10 to 40 tubes per minute – depending on materials and application. Tube size range: 3/8" to 2" in Diameter; 2" to 10" in Height. Fill size range: 1 to 10oz with change parts required per application. Equipped with 20" long automatic cassette style tube magazine, tube depressor, 16 pocket rotary turret, air blast cleaning station, registration, bottom up fill, no tube / no fill, hot air sealing system, cooling station, trimmer, and interlocking safety guarding. Mounted on a stainless steel frame with casters.

60" L x 58" W x 85" H

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Kalix Tube Plastic KXE500

  • Manufacturer: Kalix
  • Model Number: KXE500
  • Frain Number: 5G8861

Kalix, Model KXE500, automatic, hot air, plastic or laminate tube filler and sealer. Rated from 20 to 60 tubes per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Tube size range: 13½mm to 50mm in Diameter; 45mm to 170mm in Height. Fill size range: 1ml to 400ml. Equipped with 40" long x 24" high tube magazine with tube shaker, tube depressor, 24" OD x 18" deep stainless steel product hopper, 12 pocket rotary turret, registration, no tube / no fill, hot air sealing system, emboss coder, trim station and interlocking safety guarding. Change parts required to accommodate size and fill range.

OAD: 67"L x 38"W x 81"H

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Unipac Tube Plastic SILVER 100

  • Manufacturer: Unipac
  • Model Number: SILVER 100
  • Frain Number: 5G8862

Unipac, Model Silver 100, automatic, hot air, plastic or laminate tube filler and sealer. Rated from 10 to 40 tubes per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Tube size range: 10mm to 50mm in Diameter; 50mm to 250mm in Height. Fill size range: 3ml to 230ml, Proper change parts required per application. Equipped with tube magazine, tube depressor, air blast cleaning, 18" ID x 20" Deep jacketed stainless steel product hopper with agitation and level detection, 16 pocket rotary turret, registration, bottom up fill, no tube / no fill, hot air sealing system with emboss coder, trim station and interlocking safety guarding. Control panel has push button start / stop and digital temperature controls. On / off switches for orientator, no product, product level, agitation, tube cleaning, blower and heater. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.

OAD: 60"L x 60"W x 87"H

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Norden Tube Plastic 400

  • Manufacturer: Norden
  • Model Number: 400
  • Frain Number: 5G7460

Norden, Model NM400HA, automatic, hot air, plastic or laminate tube filler and sealer. Rated from 10 to 30 tubes per minute – depending on materials and application. Tube size range: 3/8" to 2" in Diameter; 2" to 10" in Height. Fill size range: 1oz to 10oz, Proper change parts required per application. Equipped with cassette style tube magazine, tube depressor, 16" OD x 22" Deep stainless steel product hopper, 16 pocket rotary turret, registration, bottom up fill, no tube / no fill, hot air sealing system, with trim station and interlocking safety guarding. Control panel has an AB contoller with start, stop, e-stop controls. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.

OAD: 68"L x 58"W x 83"H

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Norden Tube Plastic 400

  • Manufacturer: Norden
  • Model Number: 400
  • Frain Number: R24402

Norden 400, Automatic, hot air, plastic or laminate tube filler / sealer rated from 10 to 40 tubes per minute – depending on materials and application. Tube size range: 3/8" to 2" in Diameter; 2" to 10" in Height. Fill size range: 1oz. to 10oz. with proper change parts. Equipped with 15" OD x 24" Deep stainless steel product hopper, cassette style magazine loader, tube depressor, 16 pocket rotary turret, registration, bottom up fill, no tube / no fill, hot air sealing system, trim station and interlocking safety guarding. Proper change parts required per application.

60" L x 58" W x 85" H

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Kalix Tube Plastic KX

  • Manufacturer: Kalix
  • Model Number: KX
  • Frain Number: 5G6378

Kalix Model, KX, semi-automatic, 16 station rotary plastic tube filler, heat sealer rated from 10 to 40 tubes per minute – depending on materials, application and operator dexterity. Tube size range: up to 1-3/4" OD: up to 8" in Height. Fill range: 1/2oz to 9oz (with proper change parts). Equipped with 22" ID x 24" deep stainless steel product hopper, 16 pocket rotary turret, with 1-1/2" ID x 5" long piston and 1/2" OD, product nozzle, bottom up fill, no tube / no fill, radiant heat sealing and cooling section with trim and ejection station. Control panel with fill head and restart controls. Mounted on base frame with safety guarding and casters.

OAD: 40" L x 40" W x 70" H

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Tonazzi Tube Plastic COLIBRI40

  • Manufacturer: Tonazzi
  • Model Number: COLIBRI40
  • Frain Number: 5D1611

Tonazzi COLIBRI 40, plastic / laminate tube fill and seal machine rated from 10 to 30 tubes per minute – depending on materials and application. Size range: 10mm to 50mm in Diameter; 50mm to 200 mm in Height. Filling capacity 3 to 240 ml. Equipped with agitated product hopper, bottom up fill, ultrasonic sealer, trim station and Lexan guarding. All stainless steel contact parts. Requires changes parts to accommodate size range.

OAD: 48" L x 48" W x 84" H

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Arenco Tube Plastic GAB

  • Manufacturer: Arenco
  • Model Number: GAB
  • Frain Number: 5D1251

Arenco GAB, Semi automatic laminate tube filler/sealer capable of 20 to 60 tubes per minute – depending on materials and application. Fill volume range: 1ml – 240ml. Currently has 55mm dia piston for a .85oz- 8.1oz (25-240 Ml) fill range. Unit has a tube size range: (Length) 45mm – 210mm (Diameter) 10mm-45mm. Equipped with Philips high frequency sealer for laminate tubes, photo registration, trimmer, no tube/no fill, air tube blowout and 3’6"L X 6"W discharge conveyor.

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