FLUX Pumps for the Cosmetic sector

Cosmetic

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 these usually costly media are always precisely filled, decanted, and metered.

In order to carefully transfer pastes, gels, Vaseline or high-viscosity cosmetics such as mascara at a constant flow rate and decant them into a variety of containers, rely on FLUX pumps, which reliably deliver what our customers expect: perfect filling results and 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).

Filling of various essential oils, perfume oils, fragrancing agents and essences

Task:
Various basic cosmetic ingredients, such as oils, fragrances and other essences, require filling from 200 l drums. The pump must be certified (hygiene approval, e.g. FOOD certification) and must be suitable for use in areas subject to explosion hazards.

Solution:
Drum pump F 430 S with mechanical seal
Commutator motor F 460 Ex 
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
Using the FLUX FP 430 S drum pump with FOOD and Ex certification, the media in question can be filled quickly and easily.

The FP 430 is made from extremely high quality stainless steel and can be used for a wide variety of liquids. Even frequent changes of medium are no problem since the pump can be cleaned in no time. It can be dismantled into two parts without any special tools and in just a few easy steps meaning that all areas in contact with the medium are easily accessible. A mechanical seal keeps the separate shaft guide tube closed, thereby preventing the medium from penetrating the tube. 

Different liquids can be filled easily and on the go from various drums without any great effort.

Decanting of various perfume oils into mixing systems

Task:
A wide variety of perfume oils require decanting into a mixing system from 200 l standard drums with a drum pump.

Customer's requirement's:
- Easy to clean
- Portable

Solution:
Drum pump FP 430 S with mechanical seal
Commutator motor F 460 Ex 
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
The FLUX F 430 S drum pump with FOOD and Ex certification is recommended as the ideal solution for the quick and easy decanting of a wide variety of perfume oils.

The FP 430 S drum pump, made from high-quality stainless steel, can be used for a multitude of different liquids. Even with frequent medium changes, it is quick and easy to clean. 

The drum pump can be dismantled into two parts without any tools meaning that all areas in contact with the medium are easily accessible. Since the separate shaft guide tube is closed with a mechanical seal, no medium is able to penetrate it. This means that the same drum pump can be used again and again with different media.

The operator responsible carries the drum pump to the point of use, puts it in place and it can then be operated straight away. This allows various perfume oils to be filled from different drums easily, in multiple locations and with a minimum of effort. The fill quantity is controlled via scales.

Filling of ethanol

Task:
Ethanol requires filling from IBCs and 200 l drums into smaller containers without any loss and with quantity measurement.

Customer's requirement:
- Explosion protection
- No residue
- Quantity measurement

Solution:
Drum pump F 425 S for 99.98% drum emptying
Commutator motor F 460 Ex 
Flow meter FMC 100 
Chemical hose with hose sleeves
For the application designed accessories on request

Application description:
The FLUX F/FP 425 drum pump in stainless steel and with explosion protection certification for flammable liquids is the perfect solution for drum emptying with minimal residues.

When filling from 200 l drums, the F/FP 425 drum pump makes residues of less than 0.05 l possible. Furthermore, the non-return device on the drum pump prevents the medium from flowing back into the emptied drum. This enables optimum use of the product which means that FLUX can guarantee a reduction in drum cleaning and waste disposal costs.

Removing the liquid is simple: The drum pump is placed in the relevant IBCs.

Using our FMC flow meter with FLUXTRONIC® evaluation electronics, the desired fill quantity can then be securely and accurately metered into small containers.

Combined with a switched-mode amplifier, the fill quantity can be predefined and filling can be done automatically at the touch of a button. Once the specified fill quantity is reached, the drum pump stops automatically and the filling process can start again.

Filling of healing clay

Task:
Abrasive healing clay requires decanting from 200 l drums into a conveyor system or supply container where the healing clay is then poured into the packaging directly via two integrated metering pumps. The customer required a mobile system as a replacement for manually filling with a "ladle".

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:
Our VISCOFLUX mobile S portable drum-emptying system is ideal for transferring demanding, high-viscosity and abrasive healing clay. The system was specially developed for use in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries.

Consisting of a process device with IP 66 rating, spur gear motor, eccentric worm-drive pump, a follower plate and a process seal, it offers highly efficient drum emptying with residues of less than 1%.

The VISCOFLUX mobile S is easy to clean and impressive due to its simple operation and various control options.

Optionally, FLUX offers flexible control technology such as automatic filling with quantity specification. In addition, the spur gear motor's speed control can also set a specific fill speed in advance.