In the domain of packaging machinery, tube fillers stand as indispensable units, especially for industries that deal with products in tube-like packaging, such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or food. This article aims to unpack the technical elements of tube fillers, spotlight the industry's major manufacturers, and provide guidance for those considering the purchase of such machinery. In addition, we'll explore the advantages of purchasing via Exapro, a trusted platform designed to ease and support the purchasing process.

 

Cadmach machinery KTF 40 Tube filler

Year: 2004

Max filling range (specify)
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

TONAZZI MOD. COLIBRI DA - Tube filler for metal tubes used

Year: 1985

Nbr of filling stations 12
Max filling range (specify)
Motor Power 0.9 kW
Tube type Metal
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

Liquide stick pack machine

Year: 2018

Fully automatic 4 line stick pack packaging machine for liquids from Turpack. - In very good condition, hasn't been used a lot Don't sell in Bulgaria. Filling weight range Up to 60 cc- seller products were 5, 10 and 15 ml. Stick width- 30 mm - Fixed Stick Length (55 – 165 ) mm width of the foil roll - …

TGM TECNOMACHINES E-250 SEMI Tube filler

Year: 2005

Max filling range (specify) 200 ml
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

Norden NM 2002 DF Tube filler

Year: 1988

Capacity units/hour 12002 u/h
Max filling range (specify) 1-300ml
Tube type Plastic
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

Rotary Screw Filler For Bottles PKB ROBO

Year: 1987

Max container Ø 70 mm
Max filling range (specify) 10-500 ml
Motor Power 1.5 kW
Max container height 250 mm
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

Gordic F120 Tube filler

Year: 2004

Capacity units/hour 120000 u/h
Max container Ø 35 mm
Max filling range (specify)
Tube type Metal + Plastic
Max container height 180 mm
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

Metal Tube Closer KALIX DUPUY KX 14 S

Year:

Capacity units/hour 4000 u/h
Tube type Metal
Max container height 220 mm
Nbr of filling stations 16
Max container Ø 20 mm
Max filling range (specify) 2- 290 ml

Norden 700 HA Tube filler

Year: 1997

Capacity units/hour 4200 u/h
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)
Max filling range (specify)

Marchesini Tonazzi MI 120 Tube filler

Year: 2010

Capacity units/hour 3000 u/h
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)
Motor Power 8 kW
Max filling range (specify)
Electrical power 400 V

Norden NM 400-HA Tube filler

Year: 1992

Capacity units/hour 2400 u/h
Tube type Plastic
Max container height 245 mm
Nbr of filling stations 1
Max container Ø 50 mm
Max filling range (specify) 300 ml

Used Forain FRN-2019-084 Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

Year: 2019

Used in Oil and gas exploration and Petroleum Refinery. The liquid flows through the bundle of tubes in a chamber where the exchange of heat occurs. It is mostly suited for high pressure applications. Two fluids flow through the chamber with different temperatures one through the tubes and other flows inside the chamber. A heat exchanger is a device used …

IWKA TFS15 Tube filler

Year: 1995

Capacity units/hour 4200 u/h
Max filling range (specify)
Electrical power 1200 V
Tube type Metal
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

Kalix Dupuy KX 14 Tube filler

Year: 1989

Capacity units/hour 4000 u/h
Tube type Metal
Max container height 220 mm
Nbr of filling stations 16
Max container Ø 20 mm
Max filling range (specify) 290 ml

TONAZZI Colibri 80 Tube filler

Year: 1991

Capacity units/hour 4800 u/h
Tube type Metal + Plastic
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)
Nbr of filling stations 12
Max filling range (specify) 3-200 ml

Turkish made tube filler

Year: 2020

Capacity units/hour 1200 u/h
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)
Max filling range (specify) 500

Neweco NTT-200 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2018

Max filling range (specify)
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

Comadis C75 Tube filler

Year: 1989

Max container Ø 30 mm
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)
Max filling range (specify)

Pablo TB-250 Tube filler

Year: 2020

Capacity units/hour 5000 u/h
Max container Ø 50 mm
Max filling range (specify) 250 ml
Tube type Plastic
Max container height 210 mm
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)

COMBI PVC UNIPAC Tube filler

Year: 2002

Tube type Plastic
Max filling range (specify) 3 ml to 240 ml
Max container Ø 55 mm
Current tooling (ex. 1ml, 5 ml, 8 gr...)


The Components and Working of Tube Fillers

A tube filler, at its core, comprises several critical components:

 

The Tube Feeding Device orients the tubes and sends them to the filling station. The Filling Station pumps the product into the tube with the help of a piston or peristaltic pump, depending on the machine type. The Sealing Station then folds, crimps, or heat-seals the tube. Lastly, the Ejection Unit discharges the filled and sealed tubes from the machine.

 

The entire operation is orchestrated with precision timing to ensure efficiency and product quality.

 

Top Manufacturers of Tube Fillers

Norden Machinery: A leading global player, known for their reliable, high-performance tube filling machines.

IWK Verpackungstechnik: Renowned for their technologically advanced and efficient machinery.

Kalix: Kalix, based in France, is celebrated for its precision-engineered, versatile tube fillers.

Prosys Innovative Packaging Equipment: Known for their custom-tailored solutions and excellent customer support.

Romaco: Romaco offers a wide range of efficient and versatile tube filling machines, ensuring optimal packaging results across industries.

 

What to Check or Ask When Buying Tube Fillers

When purchasing a tube filler, here are some points to consider:

 

Inspect the machine's condition and ascertain the functionality of all parts.

Assess whether the machine's production speed aligns with your needs.

Check if the machine is compatible with the tube material and the product to be filled.

Inquire about maintenance needs and the availability of spare parts.

Benefits of Buying Through Exapro

Exapro provides a clear and supportive purchasing experience. While they don't ensure a secure buying process, they offer assistance at each stage of the sales process, providing valuable advice and helping facilitate communication between buyers and sellers.

 

Budget Considerations

Used tube fillers typically range in price between 20,000€ and 57,000€. Remember to account for ongoing operation, maintenance, and potential repair costs when setting your budget.

 

Organising Transportation

While transportation is the responsibility of the buyer, the seller or Exapro can provide assistance if necessary. A thorough check of the machine before transportation is crucial to secure all parts and prevent potential damage, helping avoid any unwelcome surprises or additional costs down the line.