Colibri-1001 Tonazzi automatic tube filler

The Tonazzi Colibri-1001 is an automatic tube filler suitable to fill and close aluminium, polyethylene and laminated tubes.

Main features

  • AISI 304 stainless steel machine body and bottom covers
  • AISI 304 stainless steel removable covers to easily reach inside parts
  • Electronic speed variator with digital setting of machine speed
  • Safety coupling to protect mechanical members
  • Parallel index drive similar to Ferguson
  • Anticorrosion treated upper parts
  • Electronic control and safety systems controlled by a Programmable Logic Control (PLC S7-300 SIEMENS)
  • SIEMENS “TP700” interactive display of machine functions and alarms provided with on-line help to solve minor problems; advanced control of adjustments, such as:
  • Machine speed
  • Product tail cut-off
  • Counter
  • Storage of operation parameters to form a collection of recipes of the different products filled on the machine
  • 12-position turntable with twin tube holders
  • AISI 316L stainless steel infeed hopper, 40-liter capacity
  • Automatic high capacity tube feeder, Mod “JUMBO”
  • Control of the presence of tubes having a wrong position on tube loading chute (capsized tubes)
  • Device to pneumatically hold tubes during transfer into tube holders
  • Pusher assembly ensuring tubes are properly positioned in relevant tube holders and consequently perfectly closed
  • Automatic tubes registration assembly with photocell and potentiometer to delay tubes stop in its correct position
  • AISI 316 L stainless steel volumetric dosing group with Tri-Clover connections
  • Mechanically operated dose adjustment enabling variations without machine stops
  • fixed injector with pneumatically operated nozzle-closing valve cutting product tail off and avoiding product leaks
  • Tubes bottom-up fill device lifting tubes holder during filling phase with an adjustable and progressive stroke of approx 135 mm
  • Device to stop the dosage if the tubes are missing (no-tube – no-fill)
  • One filling nozzle
  • One dosing piston
  • Control of non-ejected filled tubes stopping machine and enabling to remove a non-ejected ones
  • Device to stop tubes loading enabling to discharge tubes present on turntable before any planned machine stop
  • Safety guards in methacrylate with micro switches

Technical data

Filling accuracy

  • ± 1% for non-aerated products
  • The actual filling accuracy depends on the product characteristics and the volume to be dosed

Maximum mechanical speed

  • up to 80 Tubes/Minute
  • The machine output depends on the tube capacity and diameter, tube wall thickness, quality and color of the plastic material and on the type of product to be handled


  • From 3 to 44 ml

Tubes diameter

  • From 10 to 25 mm max

Tubes height with cap

  • From 50 to 140 mm

Commercial References

Gianluca Cavalli - Mirko Malatrasi Sales Managers

Ph. +39 349 392 0666 | +39 342 127 8487

Direct ph. +39 051 0116 303 | +39 051 0116 307

E-mail [email protected]

Ugo Bartolomei Sales & Business Development Manager

Ph. +39 342 778 6619

Direct ph. +39 051 0116 333

E-mail [email protected]


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