A low cost tube filling machine – claimed to cost 40% less than comparable machinery – has been launched in the UK by IWKA PacSystems.

Aimed at cosmetics, food and healthcare industries, the model TFS10 gives speeds up to 60 tubes/min and can be equipped with either hot air sealing for plastics and laminate tubes or a folding assembly to handle aluminum tubes. Its volumetric doser operates over the range 2-400ml.

The price, including print registration, end-seal coding equipment and one set of tube size parts, is £57 000.

“This is up to 40% less than comparable tube filling equipment available on the UK market,” says sales and marketing director Mike Nicol. “An extensive programme of value engineering, the use of parts common to other IWKA machines and production in larger batches than usual have meant substantially reduced costs.”