The ‘Twinkle’ is the most advanced, high-speed, pyramid tea bag manufacturing machine on the market. It makes triangular (pyramid) as well as single flat chamber (rectangular) tea bag with thread and tag at a speed of 200 bags per minute. The tea bags can be packed in regular flowpack or 3Sided seal packs. It is also possible to manufacture naked teabags, with or without, thread and tag and deposit directly into pouch or carton.

With Twinkle TPB-200, you can manufacture a large volume of pyramid teabags at high speed and high weight accuracy, which is less labour intensive, thus lowering the production costs substantially.

The Twinkle is equipped with a range of sensors for identifying any errors. A tea bag with sticky tape is automatically ejected, for example. This minimises the downtime of the machine. As a result, you can keep the OEE up for over 91% of the total production time. The thread is also located in the top of the pyramid bag, and not on the side, as is the case for similar machines; this means that the bag keeps its attractive triangle shape.

High productivity

Once the filter is assembled, the machine can run non-stop for at least 4.5 to 6 hours without stopping to replace the materials. This is in stark contrast with similar machines that use a modified filter including thread and label that must be replaced every hour.

Different types of tea

A 16 headed multi-head weigher is fixed to the machine so different types of tea can be packaged with a high accuracy. The machine is able to process different kinds of filter material such as woven, non-woven, nylon, PET, PLA and compostable.

Cost savings

Contrary to other pyramid tea bag machines, you do not have to buy an expensive (pre-tagged) filter. You can produce with a standard filter in which paper and thread are sealed ultrasonically.


By purchasing this Twinkle machine, your production costs are reduced considerably. As a result, you will earn back your equipment investment in a relatively short period of time.


The teabag packaging machine can make up to 200 (pyramid) teabags per minute. These often have to be wrapped in a flowpacker. Tsubakimoto and Omori have joined forces and developed a (robot) infeed system to take over the teabags, put them into the chain infeed, whereupon the teabags are wrapped with a European Omori with rotary seal at 200 packs per minute.

Working with the advanced Tsubakimoto equipment, presents me with a pleasant and challenging day, every day.

Brian Gouw – Service Engineer