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Ointment Section / Cream Section

Ointment Section required to handle various formulations for e.g. transdermal drug delivery system in the form of gel and other external preparations. It is provided with fully automatic lami tube filling line inbuilt with tube cleaning, filling, sealing and embossing stations integrated with online cartonator, online batch coding and check weighing system.

Ointment Manufacturing PlantOintment Manufacturing Plant

  • Ointment Manufacturing Plants are ideal for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries for the production of ointment, Ointment Manufacturing Plantcreams, tooth paste, lotions and other emulsions and homoginizations.
  • To ease cleaning, efficiency of agitators, ease of maintenance
  • The combined action of horizontal blade and specially designed anchor ensures most efficient mixing with shearing action of homoginizer, important when working with viscous products.
  • Ointment plant comprises components such as manufacturing vessel and agitators with flush bottom valve, wax/water phase vessel with side mounted fast speed stirrer, flush bottom valve and conical filter, manufacturing vessel with double speed anchor and fast speed emulsifier fitted with mechanical seal, lifting pneumatically for manufacturing vessel, spray ball on top cover for cleaning main vessel, monitoring of the product temperature with digital indicator on panel, electric control panel board with all necessary controls.
  • Ointment Manufacturing Plant is very useful for creams, lotions, gels, shampoos, tooth pastes and such preparations.

Ointment Manufacturing Plant: Operations

  • All waxes and oils are dissolved in the wax phase vessel separately
  • All aqueous phase materials are added in the water phase vessel and processed separately
  • Both phase vessels are jacketed and are provided with motor driven propeller type of agitators which facilitate thorough mixing
  • Once the phases are ready, they are transferred to the main Ointment manufacturing vessel by opening respective valves. This transfer takes place through filters and pipelines due to the vacuum created within the main vessel with the aid of a pump.
  • The Ointment Manufacturing vessel is provided with anchor type of stirrer along with Teflon scrapper at the ends, the agitator is driven by dual speed motor.
  • A built-in high speed emulsifier ensures proper emulsification of the ointment, The MIMIC feature in the control panel controls the time of emulsification with the aid of timers.
  • The finished product is transferred to storage vessels by means of the bump pump.
  • Transfer from storage vessel to the filling hoppers is achieved by means of reciprocating metering pumps at the required rate.
  • Special scrappers are provided for transfer of the complete product and to avoid wastage.

Planetary MixerPlanetary Mixer

Planetary Mixer is used in various applications such as Ointments, Pharmaceutical Creams, Cosmetic Creams, Ceramics, Ink Pastes, Colour Pigments, Rubber, Compounds etc. Planetary Mixer is useful for thorough mixing of ointments, creams, lotions, toothpastes etc. in sterile or non-sterile conditions.

  • Intimate and homogeneous mixing of products is employed by planetary motion of beaters and centrally locatedPlanetary Mixer homogeniser.
  • Product container provided with jacket to heat and cool for circulation of steam / cold water. Mixer is also designed to operate under vacuum to remove air entrapment in product during mixing.
  • High speed dispenser suitable for homogenising the product with independent drive at the center of top dish
  • Product bowl mounted on castor wheels for easy portability, washing & transporting mixed materials.
  • Jacketted bowls available for heating or cooling of products during mixing.
  • Provision to mix materials under vacuum for de-aeration purpose.
  • Double beaters open type to cover full cross section of products in bowl.
  • For ointments / paste / cream / lotions etc. high speed emulsifier provided for homogeneous mixing and to produce lustrous product.
  • Scrapper of suitable design to avoid localized heating or cooling & ensure uniform mixing.
  • Flameproof construction optional.
  • Motorized drive assembly for lifting and lowering.
  • Needs comparatively smaller area for installation.
  • Electrical control panel with back up fuses and indicator lamps for easy process control.
  • Contact parts of SS 304 Q. material. SS 316 construction optional.

Tube Filling Process:

  • The empty tubes are first loaded in the cassette, which then travels through the guides to be held in the feeder by vacuum.
  • The tube is then fed into the tube holder by the feeder.
  • The tube holders are fitted on the circular turret which intermittently takes the tube to all the stations.
  • The tube then passes through the centering station which presses the tube from top and lodges it into the tube holder.
  • It then travels to the orientation station for positioning the ‘I’ mark. Here the tube is lifted and revolved. The moment the ‘I’ mark comes in front of the scanner, the tube stops revolving and comes down.
  • It is then carried to the filling station where the dosing action of the piston in the cylinder forces out the required volume of material through the hose pipe onto the suck back device and then from the nozzle into the tube.
  • The tube then travels through the individual pressing, crimping and coding stations after which it is ejected out at the ejecting station.
  • In case of lami/plastic tubes, after the filling station, the tube travels to the hot air blowing station where hot air is blown onto the inside of the end of the tube by a nozzle having holes on its periphery.
  • The tube then goes to the sealing station where the tube is pressed and sealed. It then travels to the dual coding & trimming station where the tube is first coded with metal stereos on the seal and the irregular shape at the tube end is trimmed by a set of blades.
  • It is then ejected out at the next station.

Tube Filling MachineTube Filling Machine

Automatic Tube Filling Machines fill ointment/cream in cylindrical aluminium collapsible/ lami/ coextruded plastic tubes and close it absolutely safely and symmetrically.

  • No tube - No fill device which makes sure that filling does not take place if tube is not present at the filling station. Tube Filling Machine
  • At the orientation station, when the tube is lifted, its presence is checked by a sensor and this signal is relayed to the filling station. Hence if a tube is not there, the dosing action does not take place and hence there is no fill.
  • If the tube is not ejected out by the ejector, the machine stops in order to avoid damages.
  • In case of any jamming on the indexing system, to avoid breakages, the load is sensed by the variable drive through the PLC & the machine stops automatically.
  • Blow off device and tail cutting arrangements to avoid the paste / cream touching the sealing portion of the tube.
  • Over load clutch to protect the indexer and all the related shafts rods etc.
  • Solid state no tubes no fill device mechanism.
  • Tube holders are of spring loaded type to take care of any tube diameter variation.
  • Over load clutch to protect the indexer and all the related shafts rods etc.
  • Audiovisual Alarm Annunciation System for any abnormal conditions of the machine.
  • Comprehensive control panel with all protection features.


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