Dinovite, a petcare products manufacturer that sells its animal care items only online, has developed quite a following. Many of its vitamin supplements, cleansing shampoos (such as Dogosuds) and gravy treats are packaged in squeeze tubes. As demand for the products increased, the company realized that it needed to automate with a tube-filling system, which ultimately led Dinovite to discover ProSys Innovative Packaging Equipment (www.prosysfill.com) and a suitable, low-cost tube filler. Dinovite chose the standard RT60 tube filler, a new squeeze-tube model that has exceeded its expectations and solved some esthetic and quality issues. Dinovite is now producing up to 60 finished tubes/min and the tube seals are attractive and consistent with the company's desired image, it reports.
The automatic RT60 system typically includes a tube-storage bin, a tube loader, an orienter and filling and closing stations for metal or plastic tubes.