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ACE 500 cotton pad production machine

Following the outstanding success of the ACE 400, the next generation higher capacity ACE 500 cotton pad punching and packaging machine was launched.

The ACE 500 is designed for the highly efficient production of one product size (such as 57 mm pads), while complete size changes can be carried out as well.

This cotton pad punching and pakaging machine includes a higher number of punch dies and processes a web width of 500 mm, leading to a higher output when compared to the ACE 400.

The ACE 500 can easily be transported as it fits in a container and enables fast installation and commissioning on site.

Product highlights

  • 60 bags per minute, even with 80 pads per bag
  • Basic footprint only 10 m²
  • No foundation required
  • Low consumption of power and compressed air


The ACE 500 will produce and pack cotton pads of round, square or oval shapes. The ACE 500 replaces up to four manual systems and two machines can be operated by one operator.

The cotton web is automatically inserted in the ACE cotton pad production machine with the unwinder unit. The punch unit with dies, punches the pads out the cotton web in nice stacks into a product carrier. A swift change-over to a large variety of pad shapes by switching product related parts ensures a highly flexible production level. Every format punching tooling such round, oval or square is available in a stitch and non-stitch version.

The punched cotton pads are automatically pushed out of the product carriers in bags when the product carriers are full. The numbers of cotton pads depends on the size of the bag and the programmed amount of desired pads per bag. The bag magazine turns after the bags are filled, enabling a new row of bags ready to be filled. The full bags turn to the sealing unit. After the bags are sealed, a conveyor belt transports the bags out the machine for further processing. The web that is left-over from the punching can be recycled.

The bag magazine consists of three stations with bags to be filled, enabling the ACE machine to fill, seal and at the same time get an operator to refill a station with empty bags.

The ACE 500 processes a cotton web up to a width of 500 millimeters. Depending on the amount of cotton pads in one bag, it can fill up to 60 bags per minute. The ACE 500 is designed for the highly efficient production of one product size, while size changes can be carried out as well.

ACE 500 cotton pad production machine

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