FLUX Pumps for the Cosmetic sector

Cosmetic

In the world of commodities, every detail is decisive when it comes to a well-groomed appearance. That is why cosmetic products in particular are available in every shade. At FLUX, we make sure that the usually costly media are always precisely filled, decanted, and metered.

In order to carefully transfer pastes, gels, Vaseline or high-visity cosmetics such as mascara at a constant volume and fill or decant them into a variety of containers, we rely on FLUX pumps, which do exactly what they should and reliably deliver what our customers expect: convincing filling results in consistent quality.

Application examples

  • Abrasive paste
  • Alcohols
  • Cleaning oil
  • Concentrates
  • Essential oils
  • Ethanol
  • Face mask
  • Glycerine
  • Hair gel
  • Hand cream
  • Iodine
  • Lanolin
  • Liquid soap
  • Make up
  • Mascara
  • Ointments/Creams
  • Peeling creme
  • Perfume
  • Perfume oils
  • Propylene glycol
  • Serum
  • Shampoo
  • Silicone oil
  • Toothpaste
  • Various alcohols
  • Various cleaners
  • Vaseline
  • Wax

Application descriptions

Transfer of peeling cream for filling

Task:
A wide variety of facial and body peeling creams are to be transferred from drums and mixing containers to the filling process.

Solution:
Eccentric worm-drive pump F 560 GS
Three-phase motor
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Prior to the use of the FLUX eccentric worm-drive pump, the various facial and body peeling creams were transferred by hand into the supply containers for the filling machines. This proved to be not only time intensive but also hygienically problematic. Now the FLUX F 560 GS eccentric worm-drive pump in the gear unit version has taken over this transferring path.

The material is pumped out of drums and mixing containers that are placed alongside the filling systems. Low rotational speeds ensure very gentle pumping. Shearing is very low – as is the case for FLUX eccentric worm-drive pumps in general – and therefore there is no danger that the consistency of the peeling cream will change. The levels of the supply containers are monitored, i.e. the eccentric worm-drive pumps are switched on and off as needed. All in all, the filling process runs much more quickly – with significant time savings for the customer.

Transferring shampoo raw materials

Task:
A wide variety of shampoo raw materials are to be filled from 200-litre plastic drums into a mixing tub – this had previously been done manually. A simple and, most importantly, time-saving solution was sought.

Solution:
Eccentric worm-drive pump F 560 GS
Commutator motor F 458
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
A mid-size firm producing high-quality cosmetics (natural cosmetics) had been filling its raw materials manually, for example by dumping them out of drums. This proved to be cumbersome and above all time-intensive; therefore the FLUX F 560 GS FOOD eccentric worm-drive pump in the gear unit version is now used for these media.

This pump is ideally suited for this, because it can be flexibly and easily used. Removal from the 200-litre drums is problem free. The raw material for shampoo and also for creams can be quickly filled into the mixing tub, where the final product is produced. Then the finished product is metered into consumer bottles in a filling line and packaged.

Filling high-viscosity, but still liquid soap

Task:
Filling of high-viscosity, but still liquid soap, and the raw materials for its production, e.g. glycerin, from IBCs into various production containers. Most of these media are extremely foamy.

Solution:
Eccentric worm-drive pump F 560 GS
Commutator motor F 458
Flow meter FMO
Evaluation unit FLUXTRONIC®
Switched-mode amplifier
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:

Our eccentric worm-drive pump F 560 GS in the gear unit version is ideal for rapidly and securely filling this soap. It is available in various hygienic designs, e.g. with 3A and FOOD certification.

The compact F 560 GS model with gear can be used quickly by operating personnel and is easy and safe to use. A commutator motor is used as the drive here.  If the container (e.g. IBC) is only accessible via the bottom outflow, a console-mounted version (TR version) can also be used there alternatively.

Our eccentric worm-drive pumps ensure gentle, pulsation-free pumping with extremely low shear forces. In this case, this will also avoid extreme foam formation. Removal is possible even if a more solid portion has already formed on the tank bottom due to storage.

Our FMO series flow meter with FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronic can also be fitted to our F 560 GS eccentric worm-drive pumps. This enables the F 560 GS to be upgraded to a semi-automated filling system. This is particularly recommended where the same quantities require filling several times consecutively.

Filling Vaseline from 200-litre drums into batching tanks

Task:
High-viscosity Vaseline requires dispensing from a 200-litre drum into a batching tank via a heated pipeline.

Solution:
Drum emptying system VISCOFLUX mobile S
Eccentric worm-drive pump F 560 S
Spur gear motor
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
High-viscosity Vaseline requires removing from a 200-litre drum and feeding into a batching tank. Since the conveyor section, with its 10-meter DN 40 pipeline and 4-meter hose, is relatively long here, the pipe will also be heated. This reduces the viscosity, keeping the pipeline counter-pressure within the limits. The portable and mobile VISCOFLUX mobile S drum emptying system for high-viscosity, non-free-flowing to pasty media, combined with our F 560 S eccentric worm-drive pump is the perfect solution here for hygiene requirements.

The VISCOFLUX mobile S drum emptying system is driven up to and placed on the drum and then filling can begin. At the end of the 10-meter pipeline with its 4-meter hose, an employee measures the Vaseline out into the batching tank which stands on scales. Once the desired volume is reached, the employee closes a ball valve. The rising pressure is monitored with a pressure switch and the eccentric worm-drive pump is switched off if necessary. The pump starts again when the ball valve is reopened. The cut-out/cut-in pressure can be predefined precisely in accordance with the process parameters.

The speed can be controlled easily using the spur gear motor. This means that the speed can be adapted to the circumstances in the event of changes in the viscosity (summer/winter).

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