PACKAGING RESOURCE CENTER: The Latest in Capsule Fillers

Precision Filling

A machine fills powders, pellets and tablets, coated tablets, or combinations into hard gelatin or vegetable-based capsules. The K150i capsule filler allows for dosing precision during high-speed filling with a multiple-tampering process and standardized format tooling to reduce maintenance costs and downtime, according to the manufacturer. User-friendly touch screen control aids quick changeover as with a recipe management system that can store more than 100 product profiles. Index Encapsulation Equipment LLC, Warminster, PA; 267/387-3000; www.indexencap.com.


Continuous-Motion Filler

A company offers its latest continuous-motion capsule filler. The Planeta features output of 100,000 capsules per hour, with a modular design that allows for multiple-sized dosing unit filling at once for powders, pellets (up to four types in one capsule), microtablets, tablets, liquids, or herbal products in either single or multiple doses and in many combinations, according to the manufacturer. A built-in NETT Weight Control System provides full fill-weight verification, and an on-board industrial PC offers color monitor, Windows NT, and a user-friendly interface to control machine functions, according to the manufacturer. MG America, Fairfield, NJ, 973/808-8185, www.mgamerica.com.


 

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