PKB Cosmetics, toiletry and fragrance filling lines

PKB SYNCHRO COSMETICS : filling/capping machine up to 50 bpm

PKB SYNCHRO COSMETICS : filling/capping machine up to 50 bpm
  • Filling and capping machine PKB SYNCHRO
  • Liquid cosmetics
  • Liquid cosmetics filling - SYNCHRO
  • Dispenser pump deposit - SYNCHRO
  • Screwing - SYNCHRO
  • Dispenser pump screwing - SYNCHRO
  • Pump capping - SYNCHRO
  • Capping

The PKB SYNCHRO filling and capping machine for cosmetics has succeeded in meeting the challenge of accomplishing a continuous and bottom-up filling completely synchronized to the intermittent rotation of the turret of this alternative machine (PKB patented process) offering impressive outputs in terms of volumes on an intermittent machine, up to 1.8 tons per hour!

This performance is partly attributable to the choice of dosing technology using mass flowmeter, enhancing PKB SYNCHRO COSMETICS filling lines on several levels:

  • Substantial saving of filling time since no time is required for recharging the filling circuits.
  •  Ideal prophylaxis due to a linear filling circuit, with no turbulence/disturbance, no retention area, no moving parts and no seals.
  • Reduced environmental impact in line with customers’ ecological requirements, due to the short linear circuit that minimizes the quantity of product in the circuits at the end of each batch, thus significantly reducing water consumption and effluent discharge.
  • Saving of space (smaller footprint) : capping and filling are carried out on the same machine ; therefore it avoids any risk of product contamination since the bottles are not transferred uncapped between machines.

Servodrives for ideal capping and optimal multi-format flexibility

Another important characteristic of the PKB SYNCHRO COSMETICS is the smart use of servodrive motors, for optimized multi-format operations and easy changeovers for bottle capping, with multiple advantages:

  • Extremely wide range of capping types (including dispenser pumps up to 80 mm).
  • High precision and optimization, not only in terms of tightening but also in terms of orientation of the caps.
  • The machine is initialized using an iterative program to ensure an optimal unscrew-capping torque : in automatic mode the first 9 bottles are subject to a tightening "approach" (tested by complete screwing and then measuring the torque required to begin unscrewing them). When the customer reference unscrewing torque is reached, the production starts.
  • Capping optimization via PKB patented multi-format vibrating bowl making it possible to use only one bowl for all the different types of cosmetic pumps.
  • Flexibility of the settings due to the servodrives reducing drastically format changeovers (tools and time).

Long dip-tube pump placement

The PKB SYNCHRO COSMETICS provides the solution for a recurrent problem in cosmetic packaging:  the placement of long dip-tube pumps. This is a delicate and demanding operation, due to the difficulty inserting a long and flexible dip-tube into a frequently narrow bottle neck.  
Using the ‘pick and place’ system for dispenser pumps fitted to the machine, the PKB SYNCHRO COSMETICS filling/capping machine overcomes this difficulty: the “positive” servodrive placing straightens and guides the dip-tube while simultaneously carrying out “positive” pre-screwing prior to screwing with torque control.
Diagnostics and remote maintenance assistance via Internet.