How the brush box feeder works

The products pass from the hopper to the vibrating chute, where dust and breakages are separated out. The process then moves on to the brush box, where rotating brushes and agitators brush the tablets and capsules into the film pockets. The speed of the brushes and agitators, as well as their distance from the film, can be regulated for an optimized filling level. The drives of the brush box feed are separated from the film web in compliance with GMP.

The brush box feeder is suitable for thermoforming films and can be used for both continuous and intermittent film movement . For aluminum forming foils, we recommend a vibratory feeder, the SimTap feeder or a customized feeding solution.

Advantages of the brush box feeder

Economical

Uncomplicated feeding thanks to few and simple format parts.

Versatile

Suitable for numerous product shapes that can be easily brushed into the blister pockets. Robust against product tolerances and breakage.

Economical

Uncomplicated feeding thanks to few and simple format parts

Versatile

Our brush box feeder is suitable for all tablets, dragées, spheres, lozenges and capsules that can be striped into the film pockets – especially for products with convex contours without sharp edges. Robust against product tolerances and breakage.

Media Gallery: Brush box feeder in focus

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SimTap 4 + Brush Box feeding systems
1 basic module for 2 feeding principles: easy and quick changeover from SimTap to brush box feeder due to identical basic module

Brush box feeder in detail

Questions & answers about the brush box feeder

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the brush box feed?
The strengths of the single brush feeder are its economy, simplicity and reliability. A disadvantage, depending on requirements, can be their performance, which is in the lower range compared to other Uhlmann feeders. Those who rely on high speed feeding of pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals should consider a vibratory feeder or SimTap feeder as alternatives.

Does the brush box feed place special demands on the blister design?
The blister pockets must be adapted to the products in such a way that no two products can be striped into one pocket. We will be happy to advise you on the blister design and which infeed is best suited for your product.

In which variants is the brush box feeder available?
The brush box feeder is available as a stand-alone version for all Uhlmann blister machines. In addition, a SimTap of the latest generation can be equipped with a simple brush box box. How this can be attached in place of a SimTap format, you can see in this video. This means that the advantages of the single-brush feeder can be used at a slightly lower output (e.g. for small batches) without having to change the feeder completely.

Can I replace the brush box feeder if I need another feeder at a later stage?
Our solid product packaging lines are designed so that feeders can be changed.
On standard machines, feeders can always be retrofitted with little effort. In addition, it is possible to operate several, even different feeders simultaneously with an extended filling section.
Those who already have plans in this regard can have a longer filling distance provided for when ordering the line. This means that two or three feeders can later be mounted one after the other, so that the right solution is available for every product.

How many format parts does the brush box feeder have?
Cover wedges at the front and rear and cover plates at the infeed and outfeed are the only format parts of the brush box feeder. Uhlmann also recommends procuring agitators and shut-off brushes specific to the format in order to keep changeover and cleaning times on the machine as short as possible.

How easy is it to clean the brush box feeder?
Thanks to the GMP-compliant design, cleaning can be dealt with quickly.

Does the brush box feeder require a separate control?
Like all our feeders, the brush box feeder is integrated into the HMI of the packaging line. This is where our user-friendly SmartControl control system comes into play.

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Our feeders at a glance

  Type Product forms Packing Performance
Parenteral products Ampoules, vials, cartridges and vials Blister and folding box;
Direct in Box
Up to 1,450 products per minute
Parenteral products Syringe sizes with diameters from 6.5 to 26 mm Blister and folding box;
Direct in Box
Up to 350 syringes per minute
Solid products Convex solids and capsules Blister In many cases, the most economical solution
Solid products Solids with simple geometries such as tablets, oblongs or capsules Blister The all-rounder that represents a good compromise between performance and effort.
Solid products Solids with simple and complicated geometries Blister The most flexible and powerful feeder

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