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Capsule Filler For Small Batches
Designed specifically for R&D laboratories, clinical trials, small batch outputs, and special productions, a capsule filler can produce up to 3,000 capsules per hour. The unit can function at continuous or intermittent motion depending on the type of dosing unit installed. Multiple dosing units may be installed and utilized simultaneously, enabling the filler to manufacture capsules with combinations of products, an important asset for its research-focused target audience. The unit can fill powders, pellets, microtablets, tablets, liquids, and certain low-dosage powder inhalants. The machine also can perform capsule-into-capsule functions. Other features of the FlexaLAB Capsule Filler include a touch-screen panel with graphics and multi-language display; PLC for machine functions control; and motorized adjustment of machine speed from the monitor. Options such as a 100% weight inspector (for filled capsules) and a dry oil-free air compressor also are available. MG America, Fairfield, NJ; 973/ 808-8185; www.mgamerica.com.
A capsule filler features fast capsule filling speeds of 200,000 capsules per hour for powder formulation and up to 170,000 capsules per hour for pellets. The unit offers micro-dosing capability of up to 15 mg with an accuracy of
±2 mg depending upon the formulation characteristics and flow properties. The unit is equipped with patented ZRM Technology, which minimizes segregation during operation. The technology reduces waste and fugitive dust, ensuring nearly zero dusting. The unit’s features include zero relative motion between dosing disc and support pad, which minimizes dusting and waste. The ZRO 200 T can also handle heat-sensitive and sticky formulations efficiently. The company reports that it is the second largest capsule manufacturer in the world, offering capsules, blister films, and machines such as capsule fillers, tablet presses, blister packing units, and cartoners. It has been selling its products in North America since 1999. For the past decade, it has marketed its capsules under Universal Capsules and its machines under PAM USA. ACG North America LLC, South Plainfield, NJ; 877/618-3344; www.acg-northamerica.com.