Following the introduction of the new handkerchief production lines in 2021, Tau Machines has continued to develop its machines to offer the best solutions to the tissue converting market. The new upgrades of the 2040 lines deliver increased production performance, lower energy costs and faster and easier production and format changes. All this takes place via the machine’s control system or remotely. In addition to the new lines Tau Machines can offer new units for reclosable adhesive labels, delivering up to 500 packets per minute and ensuring better product quality and considerable savings in raw materials and production costs.

A further important development has been the introduction of the new CS120 packaging machine with actual speeds of up to 120 packets per minute, which incorporates all the developments made to the earlier CS80 model and is suitable for the production of bundles of handkerchiefs, packets of napkins and interfold products.
Tau Machines has been serving tissue producers in the international market for over 25 years, supplying complete lines with innovative technical features that have paved the way for flexibility and ease of use in the tissue sector since the beginning of the millennium. Their main technical features were:

  • modular machine construction so customers can compose the machine to their requirements; this is achieved through a plug-in system, which can be upgraded even after purchase, for example:
  • one embossing unit; two embossing units; a softening unit; fully automatic paper unwinder and splicer; non-stop automatic film splicer and reel unwinder; system to vary the number of single sheets per packet from 7 to 15, on-the-fly through a computerised system; fast changeover system between “pocket” and “compact” packet formats.
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Our tradition of leadership in this technology along with our motto “there is no limit to doing better” has continued over the years and has led to the medium-sized machines supplied to our customers becoming the benchmark for ease of use, flexibility, reliability and performance.

At the beginning of the 2020s, despite a difficult worldwide market situation due to Covid-related events, we introduced further important developments that have reinstated Tau Machines at the highest technological level in handkerchief production, with a special focus on sustainability. Our technology is oriented towards the highest possible energy consumption efficiency, which on average is up to 20–30% lower than that of our direct competitors.

Our packaging can also use 100% recyclable paper and film, which has led to significant cost savings and a high degree of environmental friendliness.
For new machines, Tau Machines has designed all the components across the entire line from scratch, including all the mechanical parts and all the electronic systems for motion control and production management. Some of their technical features are:

  • Full control over working parameters through HMI panels on the machine.
  • Production management from on the machine or in remote mode.
  • Scheduled maintenance management from the control panel on the machine.
  • Option of connecting to company ERP systems for production management.
  • Machine construction complies with EC regulations and Industry 4.0 rules.
  • Guaranteed production rate of 140,000 to 160,000 packets per shift.
  • 2/3/4 ply and 100% recyclable papers can be used.
  • Standard or 100% biodegradable packaging films can be used.
  • Extremely easy to use and maintain.
  • Use of packaging film with standard sizes and print layouts compatible with all machines currently on the market.

New CS120 bundle machine with actual speeds of up to 120 packets per minute is the top of its category in terms of performance and product quality. Its various options can be used for packaged bundles of handkerchiefs, napkins
and interfold products.
Like the renowned CS80, it incorporates an automatic system for changing formats and types of production. This means that previous work orders can be replicated automatically
via a product labelling system that can be operated on the machine panel or remotely via the company ERP.