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The new CB1-Family

Up until now swab machines had – if at all – very limited modularity. Once you decided for a machine that was it. There was little to no opportunity to let the machine grow with the needs in accordance with the growth of your business. The CB1 family addresses exactly this shortcoming, amongst many other benefits the family offers. You can start in the swab business with a very basic machine, the CB1 – BK Bulk and extend it to the most sophisticated machine, the CB1 – HP high performance with all available modules. Along the way you can add modules step by step to the basic machine thus making the best use of your initial investment. The table matrix shows all the possible combinations and all modules currently available; more modules are under develop- ment and are of course compatible with the CB1- family! You set the corner stone of your swab business and keep building in exactly the speed and requirements your business has. We are here to analyse and consider your current needs for the swab production and provide you with more information and advice. Please be in touch with us.

Significant improvement in the prooduction of cotton swabs:
The Falu Draft Module: FDM

The last 45 years all European cotton swab machines had to rely on a cotton sliver weight of around 1.5 g/m. It was one of the big challenges of the manufacturers of this industry. Now, in 2014, FALU AG brings a radical change into this industry.

FALU AG based in Rüti, Switzerland, original inventor of the current swab manufacturing process, introduces the international patented draft system
enabling the usage of 3 to 5 g/m standard slivers, called FDM (FALU DRAFT MODULE). The FDM offers several advantages. You simply rely on a standard sliver from the textile industry making you independent from producers of special 1.5 g/m slivers. This is less expensive. The sliver is produced on a conventional carding machine without special equipment. The increased load makes the carding machine much more efficient with a better quality sliver. The heavier sliver is stronger and does not break any longer; in addition it moves, for the same production rate of swabs, up to 3.5 times slower than today. Consequently you can use even shorter fibres. The use of 1 meter diameter coiler with a height of 1 m is now possible resulting in unin- terrupted cotton swab production for at least 8 hours. Last but not least the sliver weight can be standardized within your production process using the same sliver for normal swabs, safety (baby) swabs and cosmetic swabs, hence preventing excess stocks. 

The new Falu industrial drying system

A lot of countries suffer from high humidity which causes difficulties and inefficiency in the cotton swab production.

Falu offers a solution being integrated in a modular form to the CB1-High Performance cotton swab machine:  the industrial extra drying system.

This system dries the cotton swabs to a state where these can be packaged in an airtight package/container immediately after production, so there is no more need for extended machines or ovens for this purpose.

The special industrial design of the dryer reduces space utilization enabling an efficient and fast operation by only one operator. The encapsulation of the drying unit in combination with drying of the outgoing air prevents heat loss saving energy and costs.