Capsule Fillers Handle Liquids and Solids
Capsules can be filled with liquids, pellets, tablets, or powders—or a combination of them.
A semiautomatic capsule-filling machine handles up to 28,000 capsules per hour and is easy to operate because loading, filling, and closing operations are automated. The P+AM SA-9 is available with change parts ranging from 00 to 4. The lightweight magnesium loading rings reduce operator fatigue and increase production efficiency. The company also offers the SA-8, which fills up to 22,000 capsules per hour; the MF-30 manual capsule filler; and a capsule polisher and dedusting machine. Encap Systems Inc., Carlsbad, CA.
Three capsule-filling machine models are available. The SeJong Model SF-40 features a liquid-filling device and liquid hopper, a rejection station for unseparated capsules, and a capsule-closing station. The SeJong Model SF-90 fully automatic capsule filler offers high accuracy, high productivity, and easy maintenance. The unit can handle capsule sizes from 0 to 4 at speeds of 21,600 to 57,600 capsules per hour. The SeJong Model SF-100 fills up to 100,000 capsules per hour and can accommodate capsule sizes from 00 through 4. Capsule sizes 000 and 5 are optional. The SF-100 can fill capsules, pellets, and tablets simultaneously with the correct tooling. DJS Enterprises, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada.
Using the multiple tamping method of powder dosing, a capsule-filling machine fills up to 150,000 capsules per hour. The K150i incorporates as a standard feature the I-Station 2000 control system with a 10.5-in. color touch screen operator interface. The I-Station controls all operations of the capsule filler and facilitates storage of all recipe set points for more than 50 individual products. The K150i also includes an actual production counting system through fiber-optic detection. Romaco Inc., Morris Plains, NJ.
A series of capsule fillers offers a range of capacities, the largest being 96,000 capsules per hour. The ZJT capsule-filling series includes the ZJT 1500 and 900 automatics and the ZJT II semiautomatic. The company offers on-site training, technical support, a toll-free help line, and next-day delivery. Tradimex Equipment & Supply Inc., Orem, UT.
Suitable for research and development, an automatic capsule-filling machine is rated at 40,000 capsules per hour. The SeJong SF-40 features PLC touch screen controls, a PIAB pneumatic vacuum system, and the ability to formulate capsules with any combination of powders, tablets, and pellets. The company also offers the SF90, rated at 90,000 capsules per hour and the SF135, rated at 140,000 capsules per hour. The CPT-22 is rated at up to 22,000 capsules per hour, depending on capsule size and operator experience. The machine can be fitted with Capsugel- or Elanco-type tooling. CapPlus Technologies Inc., Phoenix, AZ.
A continuous-motion capsule filler can fill capsules with liquids, powders, tablets, or herbal products in either single or multiple doses. The Futura is designed specifically for the pharmaceutical and nutritional markets and can fill capsules at rates of 6000, 12,000, 24,000, and 48,000 capsules per hour. The multipurpose Futura also has a capacity of 96,000 capsules per hour while filling four different types of pellets into a single capsule. The company specializes in manufacturing high-speed, fully automated capsule-filling machines. MG America, Fairfield, NJ.
Hard gelatin capsule-filling machines can fill powders, pellets, and tablets in several different filling patterns. The GKF 2000 operates at speeds of up to 2500 capsules per minute for most standard sizes. The GKF's filling area is completely separated from the drive section and the outside environment, ensuring contamination-free filling and operator protection. Easy and complete cleaning is achieved through a cornerless, rounded-edge design and a cleaning system located in an isolated compartment that is located outside the filling area. Bosch–TL Systems, Minneapolis, MN.