Pulliq-M: Combine fluid and powder in PVOH-unit

Pulliq-M: Combine fluid and powder in PVOH-unit

Pulliq-M can be configured to produce the following kind of single dose units, made of water soluble foil:  

  • PVOH-pods filled with 1 or 2 powders (separated compartments)
  • PVOH-pods filled with 1, 2, 3 or 4 liquids (separated compartments)
  • PVOH-pods filled with 1 powder and 1 fluid- PVOH-pods filled with powder(s) and 1 pill 
  • PVOH-pods filled with liquid(s) and 1 pill

Stay ahead of the competition with new powder and liquid combinations

The possibility to combine fluids with powder or gel, creates new marketing and product development opportunities. It is no longer necessary to choose between liquid of powder pods. Pulliq-M even makes it possible to combine liquid with powder and pills or to combine gel with liquid or powder.

Up to five compartments in one pouch or pod

Creating compartments in a pod enables new shapes to be developed. The Pulliq-M can create up to five compartments in one pod. The precision liquid and gel suppliers guarantee that every compartment will get exactly the right filling. The design of the pod is transferred to the moulds placed on the beam. The shape of the pod is only limited by the possibilities offered by the chosen water soluble foil and fillings. Each foil has its own characteristics and some interaction with ingredients from the filling may occur.

Constant temperature for optimal PVOH processing

The heart of the Pulliq-M is a drum with a 1500 mm radius. The drum has a rubber casing which keeps the temperature of the foil constant and precise at a preset temperature. This is important, because the water soluble foil is very sensitive to temperature and moisture fluctuations.

Make up to 1200 multi-compartment pouches per minute

Beams of moulds are placed on the drum. Depending on the size of the mould a minimum of 70 beams and a maximum of 85 beams can be placed. With 7 to 15 moulds per beam, Pulliq-M has a maximum output of approximately 1200 pouches per minute, if filled with 2 liquids. Be aware that the output strongly depends on the types of filling used and shape of the pouches.

Increase output of pouches with automatic splicer

To increase output, an automatic splicer is placed on the Pulliq-M 660. This automatically switches rolls as soon as one roll of water soluble foil is empty. This means that the operator can place a new roll on the Pulliq-M 660, while the platform keeps running.

Flexibility in switching shapes of pods

Every Pulliq-M platform is configured to the specific needs for making a product. The drum-techniq ables the Pulliq-M to be used for more than one kind of pod. There is enough space above the drum to switch between fillers and the drum itself can be replaced quickly by a drum with other shaped moulds. By switching the drum and adjusting the settings, a new product can be created.

Healthy and safe pouch-making machine

The drum of the Pulliq-M is placed in a closed casing. When opening the doors, the machine stops automatically. This keeps the operators safe. The casing also prevents operators coming into contact with loose enzymes. Although there is no clarity yet about the consequences of enzymes, at EME Engel we would rather be safe than sorry.

Optimal function in conditioned environment

To function optimally the Pulliq-M should be placed in a conditioned environment at a constant temperate and humidity. Additionally the water soluble foil and fillings should be stored under standard conditions. Water soluble foils react strongly to changes in temperature and humidity influencing the quality of the pouches made by the Pulliq-M.

Technical data
Amount of compartments
Up to five compartments in one pod/pouch
Combinations of filling
powder, liquid, gel, pill (in all combinations possible)
Maximum output
1200 pouches/minute
Options
automatic splicer