Cosmetics industry

With a global value of hundreds of billions of dollars per year, the cosmetics industry is significant to many economies. The highly automated processes used to produce skincare, hair care, make-up, perfumes, toiletries and deodorants require reliable, high-quality manufacturing equipment. Minebea Intec is a leading supplier of industrial weighing equipment of every sort with a wide range of dosing, formulation, sorting, filling and packing solutions.

A reliable partner for quality control and process equipment for the cosmetics industry

Minebea Intec has many years of experience in the development and manufacturing of innovative production and quality assurance equipment for weighing purposes. Much of this experience has been in cosmetics industry applications, where quality control plays a vital role in ensuring product safety and quality while also maximising the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of production processes. Hygienic considerations such as cleanability are at the forefront of the design process for equipment for such applications, and high-quality materials such as stainless steel are used to ensure corrosion resistance. Precision is also of importance, and all solutions offer IP protection and explosion protection. Ease of calibration is also standard, as is ease of integration in existing processes and compatibility as well as connectivity with different data processing systems.

As a reliable partner of cosmetics manufacturers around the world, Minebea Intec invests heavily and constantly in testing and certification in accordance with various national and international standards and regulations, such as

  • for materials and products: EHEDG/FDA/HACCP/IFS/EAC/AAA/NSF
  • for Ex applications (explosion protection): ATEX/FM/CSA/IECEx/EAC
  • for calibration: OIML/NTEP - for ingress protection (IP): up to IP69k
  • for manufacturing: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) 

We are well prepared to meet the widely varying needs of cosmetics manufacturers – and, of course, to provide the associated quality documentation that might be required for any application.

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Our products and solutions in the cosmetics industry

Bench and Floor Scales

Our bench scales and floor scales such as Signum are designed for high-precision weighing of cosmetics ingredients with weights from 0.001 g to 3000 kg, and can be supplied for connection to a weighing terminal or directly to a customised control system. They are also available for Ex applications and many other challenging manufacturing steps in cosmetic industry environments..

Filling Solutions

Our control units and software for filling solutions such as ProRecipeXT® in the cosmetics industry are highly accurate and easily adjustable to suit widely varying requirements in terms of quantity, varying ingredients and material.

Process Vessel Weighing (hygienic solutions)

Our process vessel weighing solutions for hygienic applications are developed to also be used in the cosmetics industry. They facilitate easy cleaning and thorough inspection, with surfaces that are highly resistant to cleaning with aggressive agents. They are also available for Ex applications and many other challenging manufacturing steps in cosmetic industry environments.

Process Vessel Weighing (standard/digital solutions)

Our range of process vessel weighing solutions includes analogue load cells and also load cells with Digital Assistance Technology, which facilitates quick commissioning and easy monitoring of system status. All our weighing solutions for cosmetics industry applications minimise installation and calibration times.

Silo Weighing Solutions

Our silo weighing solutions can be applied to silos of all sizes, to meet a wide range of precision requirements of the cosmetic industry, and may be supplied for Ex applications, hygienic environments and windy or seismic conditions.


Our range of weight transmitters such as the PR5230 process weight values reliably and highly accurately from silo and vessel scales with analogue and digital load cells. The EasyFill® software, integrated as standard, for one-component dosing of fluids, powders and granules reduces programming time and enables fast and flexible process changes.

Floor Scales

Our floor scales such as the Flat-bed scale IF are designed for high-precision weighing of loads ranging from 3 kg to 3000 kg, and can be supplied for connection to a weighing terminal or directly to a customised control system.

Statistical Process Control

Our user-friendly SPC@Enterprise software gives a 360-degree view of the manufacturing site. It can combine various elements of the production process, such as classic fill quantity control and dynamic process control, for a wide range of systems, thereby supporting production process quality management – efficiently and reliably.

Truck scale components and solutions

Our truck scale components are extremely robust and reliable, being designed to withstand severe loading from heavy road vehicles, but offer a very high degree of weighing precision for cosmetically produced processes.

Applications of our products

Goods In

Checking of incoming materials
Ensuring that all materials that will be used in the production process are exactly as ordered is the first step in production quality control. If not, the integrity of the entire manufacturing process is at risk before it begins, and the quality of the end product is already jeopardised.
Minebea Intec has everything needed to check incoming goods and stored materials for weight content efficiently, reliably and fully compliantly with applicable quality and safety standards.

R&D, Engineering & Quality Control

Weighing equipment for engineering and quality control work
Engineering work, such as research and development in particular, plays a key role in every-developing the cosmetics industry, and quality control is vitally important for health, safety and product quality reasons. The use of the appropriate quantities of the correct materials must be ensured, generally requiring the use of high-accuracy weighing equipment.
Minebea Intec’s extensive range of weighing products, which covers both automated applications and manual formulation work, has a solution for every such need, helping make engineering and quality control processes efficient, effective and reliable.


Weighing and inspection equipment for the production process
Minebea Intec’s weighing and filling solutions are designed to be seamlessly integrated into modern production processes, whether manual or fully automated, with a strong focus on GMP processes such as validation and control of completeness. The product range includes bench and floor scales as well as process vessel scales which are available for hygienic applications and with digital assistance technology.
All equipment can be easily calibrated, and offers the speed required to avoid slowing down the production process. The solutions ensure process and product safety, e.g. in relation to explosion protection, and offer the precision and reliability required to ensure the quality of the product and the cost-effectiveness of the manufacturing process.

Filling and Packaging

Weighing and checking during filling and packing operations
Minebea Intec’s weighing solutions are ideally suited to meeting the needs of manufacturers in their filling and packaging operations, ensuring that the product leaving the factory will satisfy customers’ expectations. The extensive range includes filling solutions and statistical process control software.

Goods Out

Final weighing before delivery
Once products have been packaged, they can be stored until required and then transferred to Goods Out for delivery to customers. Here, reliable control and documentation of the product transfer is important for commercial and risk-avoidance reasons.
Minebea Intec’s wide range of industrial scales covers every such application, efficiently and reliably. Systematic recording of the details of all delivered goods may be integrated into the company’s commercial quality control system can provide invaluable information in the event of a customer complaint or a product recall.

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Disturbing influences on weighing results

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How-to Guide

Single point load cells

This How-to Guide describes the characteristics of single point load cells.

This should facilitate the selection of the appropriate load cell for the application.

The target audience is the user who has to select and correctly use sensors and cells for integration into machines and static scales as part of product development.


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Cosmetics production at the highest level

From precise scales to innovative software: how to optimize your processes.

The cosmetics industry requires maximum precision and quality control throughout the manufacturing of products to ensure demanding standards are met and profits can be maximized. As a leading manufacturer of weighing and weighing-software technologies, Minebea Intec is the ideal partner for manufacturers throughout the industry. This article highlights the benefits of using the Signum® high precision scale, the Maxxis 5 weighing controller and the ProRecipe XT® software application in the manufacturing process of cosmetic products.

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Best Practice: Cosmetics manufacturer transforms their pre-weigh department

A world-class leader in the development and production of high-quality make-up, skin care, hair care, bath & body care and over the counter products

The customer required a more robust process solution for their pre-weigh department and variations within the formulation of products required stringent levels of control. The customer had difficulties with the recording and accuracy of data as well as controlling the quantity of product. The Minebea Intec software ProRecipe XT® was the solution to overcome these challenges.

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