CottonStar™ (Cottoner)
The CottonStar automatic cotton inserter is designed for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications, and includes a servo-driven cutting knife. The unit can provide up to 240 BPM (dual unit system) of cotton, rayon or polyester for 12 grams and more.
Tablet Line Equipment
Sachet or canister desiccant


Constructed with a heavy-duty stainless steel frame, it can also be equipped with either a standard feedscrew or pneumatic indexing system. Its toolless changeover feature provides operators an effective means to switch from one container to the next within minutes. The CottonStar can be set to produce multiple inverted U-shaped insertions from two to nine inches in length. The compact footprint makes it effortless to integrate this unit with an existing or new line. Yet, its simple and eloquent design provides many years of dependable performance and easy maintenance.
  • Servo motor and total mechanical drive design
  • Frame made of 304 stainless steel
  • Wide inspection door for routine maintenance
  • Adjustable support legs for inline positioning and levelling
  • Enclosed electrical/mechanical parts (no air required)
  • Bottle detection, bottle back-up, and “no cotton” sensors


  • Up to 120 BPM (single unit system)
  • Up to 240 BPM (dual unit system)
  • Operates with cotton, rayon or polyester
  • Motorized height adjustment
  • Produces cotton lengths from 2 to 9 inches
  • Multiple cotton insertions
  • Conveyor
  • Tricoloured beacon light
  • Servomotor-driven knife system
  • Rejection system
* Speed and performance criteria are subject to testing with actual samples.
** BPM = Bottles Per Minute.