Cosmetic Industry


The Cosmetic Industry requires the ability to fill a wide range of products into a wide range of containers.  A single PER-FIL® auger filler can dose fine powder, creams, and lotions, by simply changing tooling.  Quick and easy changeover for various colors, shades and container sizes.  Capable of filling all shapes and sizes of cosmetic containers, down to containers with 4 mm opening.  Depending on your application and spec, PER-FIL offers a range of Automatic Inline Multi-spindle and High-speed Rotary Continuous Motion auger fillers.


Case Study
Acrylic nail powder

Objective
To fill acrylic nail powder into small containers of various shapes and sizes.

Problem
Customer’s small containers range from round to square to rectangular and all containers need to be overfilled with product requiring bottom up/compression filling. Various color powders require quick cleaning and changeover.

Solution
PER-FIL® Micro-2C auger filler fills two containers at a time to meet customers rates of 70 cpm and starwheel indexing insures precise container handling. No tools changeover on all container handling parts ensures quick changeover between container types and sizes. A dual lift station at the fill position provides bottom up fill to compress the product in the containers.


Case Study
Buttermilk Bath Powder

Objective
To fill 330 gr. of Buttermilk Bath Powder into glass bottles at high fill rates.

Problem
The glass bottles have a small opening and testing determined that the bottles only hold 295 gr of Milk Bath Product.

Solution
PER-FIL® PF-23 Single Head Automatic auger filler with four-up dividing head assembly allowed four bottles to be filled at once. Since four bottles were filled at one time, the auger could be slowed down and the bottles filled with intense vibration. The bottles were vibrated for an additional 4 seconds after the fill to further settle the product in the bottles.


Case Study
Filling Fine Powder at High speed

Objective
High speed filling of a Talc, Cornstarch and Baby Powder into round, rectangular and oval shaped plastic bottles.

Problem
Customer previously used vacuum filling equipment for high speed filling of his personal care products but was experiencing inaccurate fills and excessive downtime. He needed accurate dispensing and clean container handling. Due to the cornstarch product, the equipment must meet Class II, Div II, Group F & G explosion proof requirements.

Solution
PER-FIL® MF-4C auger filler features four servo driven augers in one common hopper so four containers are filled at one time. By directly augering the powder into each bottle, we have optimum control over fill accuracy and fill speed. The bottles are lifted at the fill position to insert the nozzle into the bottle ensuring a dust free dispense. Feedscrew container handling with hold down rail allowed the oval containers to be handled without shingling. Explosion proof components and air purged head and electrical enclosures made the equipment suitable for Class II, Div II environment.


Case Study
Filling Eye Shadow into roller ball applicator tubes

Objective
To fill small plastic tubes with 2.9 gr of eye shadow.

Problem
The roller ball applicator tubes have a very small fill opening (7/16″) limiting the throughput of the auger. Additionally the mica is extremely abrasive causing frequent wear of augers, causing high replacement parts cost.

Solution
PER-FIL® Micro-2 auger filler.  Utilizing two augers in one common hopper allows an operator to manually fill two tubes at one time, doubling the throughput of customer’s previous filling system.  Additionally, high speed agitators on each auger shaft, move the product down into the auger flights without using an overflighted auger preventing this abrasive product from causing premature wearing of the augers.

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