FLUX Pumps for cosmetics

Cosmetic

Every detail is important when it comes to a well-groomed appearance. That is why cosmetic products in particular are available in every colour. At FLUX, we ensure that these often costly ingredients are always precisely dispensed or metered.  Flux is a highly regarded supplier to the world's finest cosmetics manufacturers.

Rely on Flux Pumps to carefully transfer sensitive gels or pastes, for example Vaseline or high-viscosity cosmetics such as mascara, at a constant flow rate. We can dispense almost any product safely and accurately into a variety of different sized containers.  We 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 variety of facial and body peeling creams are to be transferred from drums and mixing containers to the filling process.

Solution:
F560 GS eccentric worm-drive pump
Three-phase electric motor
Accessories, hoses and fittings

Application description:
Prior purchasing the FLUX eccentric worm-drive pump, the facial and body peeling creams were transferred by hand into filling machine feed hoppers. This proved to be not only slow and inefficient, but also hygienically problematic. Now the FLUX F 560 GS eccentric worm-drive pump has improved transfer speeds and improved hygienic conditions.

The material is pumped from drums and mixing containers placed alongside the filling systems. Low rotational speeds ensure very gentle pumping action. Shearing of the product is very low – as is the case for FLUX worm-drive pumps in general – and therefore there is no danger that the consistency of the products will change. Product level in the feed hoppers is monitored using level sensors and the F560 pumps are switched on and off automatically as needed.  Consequently the filling process is faster and more efficient – delivering significant ROI for the customer.

Transferring shampoo raw materials

Task:
Shampoo raw materials are to be dispensed from 200-litre plastic drums into a mixing tub – previously this had been done manually. A simple and, most importantly, time-saving solution was required.

Solution:
F560 GS eccentric worm-drive pump
F458 fully sealed commutator motor
Accessories and hoses

Application description:
A mid-size company producing high-quality natural cosmetics had been transferring raw materials by manually scooping them from drums. Not only time-intensive but also resulted in a high degree of spillage and waste. The F 560 GS FOOD eccentric worm-drive pump is now used for these transferring the materials.

Being light-weight, portable and easy to clean, this pump is an ideal solution. Removing products up to 25,000 mPas from the 200-litre drums is problem free. The materials are quickly dispensed into a mixing vessel, where the final product is produced. Finished product is then metered into consumer bottles on a filling line and packaged for sale.

Filling high-viscosity liquid soap

Task:
Filling of high-viscosity liquid soap, and the raw materials for its production, e.g. glycerin, from IBCs into various production containers. Most of these products are high-foaming when splash filled.

Solution:
F 560 GS eccentric-worm drive pump
F 458 fully sealed commutator motor
FMO flow meter
FLUXTRONIC® batch controller
FSV100 Switched-mode amplifier
Hoses and accessories

Application description:

The Flux F560 GS eccentric worm-drive pump is ideal for rapidly and safely transferring soaps. It is available in two hygienic designs, with either 3A or FDA / EC1935 FOOD certification.

The compact F 560 GS model is portable, easy and safe to use. A double-walled IP55 sealed motor guarantees that carbon deposits from the motor cannot accidentally contaminate the customers products. If the container (e.g. IBC) is only accessible via the bottom outlet, a trolley mounted version (TR version) could be used as an alternative.

These pumps provide gentle, pulsation-free pumping with extremely low shear forces. This reduces the chance of extreme foaming. The F550 can even handle thicker soap deposits that may have formed at the base of the vessel.

Our FMO flow meter with FLUXTRONIC® batch controller can be fitted to our eccentric worm-drive pumps. This enables the pump to be upgraded to a semi-automated filling system, recommended for repeat, high-accuracy filling of smaller containers, or for batch transfer to mixing vessels.

Dispensing 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:
VISCOFLUX mobile S drum emptying system
F560 S eccentric worm-drive pump
Spur gear motor
Hoses and accessories

Application description:
Transferring Vaseline from a 200-litre drum to a filling hopper. Since the transfer distance, with 10-meter DN 40 pipeline and 4-meter hose, is relatively long, the discharge piping will be heated. This reduces product viscosity, keeping the pipeline back pressure within calculated limits. The VISCOFLUX mobile S drum emptying system for high-viscosity, non-free-flowing media, combined with our F 560 S eccentric worm-drive pump is the perfect hygienic solution.

The VISCOFLUX mobile S is rolled up to the drum and the follower plate lowered onto the surface of the product. The pump is turned on. At the end of the discharge line, an employee measures the Vaseline into the batching tank which stands on scales. Once the desired weight is reached, the employee closes a ball valve. The rising pressure is monitored with a pressure switch and the  pump is switched off automatically. The pump starts again when the ball valve is reopened and pressure drops. The cut-out/cut-in pressure can be predefined precisely in accordance with the process parameters.

Pump speed can be varied easily using the spur gear motor, meaning pump speed can be increased or decreased to handle changes in viscosity between summer and winter temperatures.

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.