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A capsule filling machine, also known as a capsule filler, is a machine designed to fill and seal capsules with powders, granules or other types of products. These primary packaging machines are used in the capsule packaging process.
Capsule filling machines are found in the pharmaceutical and food industries. These machines can be used alone or integrated into a production line.
A distinction is made between manual, semi-automatic and automatic filling machines. They are suitable for different capsule sizes and types and can be adapted to production requirements. (Format 0, 00, 1, 2, 3, 4)
First, the capsules are opened in half. This step is called separation. They are then conveyed to the filling station.
On an automatic model, capsules are filled automatically by a rotary filler with intermittent or continuous motion. A predefined amount of product is poured into each capsule. The capsules are then checked by a control station. Non-conforming and damaged units will be rejected and ejected from production.
Capsule feeding machines usually have settings to adapt them to the different existing formats. These machines differ from each other in terms of output. This depends mainly on the product used.
Finally, after filling, the capsules are automatically transported to the sealing station. The machine closes the capsules.
This sealing step is followed by the evacuation and discharge of the capsules. The capsules, correctly filled and sealed, are removed from the machine. On a semi-automatic filler, the transfer between each station (separation, filling, sealing) must be done manually.
After this process, the capsules are ready to be packed in a secondary packaging. They can be blister-packed or packed in bottles or boxes.
Optional: external cleaning module via a compressed air jet.
Buying a second-hand capsule filling machine remains a high investment for some companies. Prices vary depending on the condition, brand, location and year of manufacture of the machine.
Osertech offers a selection of available and functional second-hand filling machines, ready to use, to satisfy the needs of any type of budget.