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Capsules, being a common and easy-to-produce pharmaceutical dosage form, are gelatin, collagen or cellulose based containers that enclose medicine in solid, paste or liquid forms. Capsules in general contain a single dose of active ingredients and are taken orally. It is vital that the API filled in the capsules should not attack the shell and release the content of the capsules and that capsule shell helps to delay the release of the API into the digestive tract.

What capsules equipment do you need?

Semi-automatic forming and sealing blister machine

As a producer of light bulbs, the packaging is a critical factor in pr...

Automatic medical forming and sealing blister machine for packing capsules and tablets

Product safety is very importa...

Clinical trial lab sealer for a laminar airflow bench

When running small production for clinical trials, stability studie...

Cold forming aluminum blister machine for capsules

Working with capsules, you have high standards regarding packaging. Th...

High speed bottle filler with inspection

Medicines in tablet, capsule, or soft gel forms undergo various processes before r...

Particle analysation monitor

Products like granules, tablets and capsules require inspection at numerous steps in the produc...

Effective Visual Inspection System for Capsules

The attribute of capsule packing is a critical parameter that controls the...

Lifter and De-duster for Tablets

The use of several different tools for lifting, de-dusting, and polishing in the pharmaceut...

High Speed Visual Inspection System for Tablets

In order to ensure quality and standard specifications of tablets, capsule...

Contained Visual Inspection System

In the medicine industry, it is important to ensure there are no defects in tablets or c...

Granulation line for pharmaceutical solid dosage forms

Granulation is a common technique in production of pharmaceutical ...

Industrial scale tablet coater

During the coating process, tablets pass many stages that can make them wet and sticky or cra...

Fluid bed dryer for pharmaceutical solid dosage form

Fluid bed drying is a pharmaceutical process carried out to reduce t...

Industrial high shear mixer granulator for drug formation

It is rather difficult to successfully produce a pharmaceutica...

Tablet coater for laboratory scale

Tablet coating can be applied for adding colours or glosses, or based around sugar in or...

Tablet counting machine

Production of pharmaceutical solid dosage forms usually require complete accuracy, flexibility, and c...

Pharmaceutical bottle unscrambler

Pharmaceutical packaging industry requires the ability to quickly manage the process yet ...

Dessicant inserting machine

Desiccant canisters play an important role in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. T...

Metal detector for tablets and capsules

Identification of metallic contaminants is a vital part of pharmaceutical quality c...

Semi-automatic capsule filler

Hard gelatin capsules are a popular format for delivering a wide variety of pharmaceutical dos...

Automatic filling line for solid doses

For medium-scale production of solid doses such as tablets, capsules, and softgels t...

Automatic capsule loader

Capsules are a popular method of dosage delivery for a wide range of compounds. For anything other t...

Semi-automatic powder dosing machine

Powders or granules are common dose types used in many pharmaceutical and nutraceutica...

Electronic capsule counter

For lab work or small batch production, hand counting of solid doses into dispensing containers i...

Suppository filling machine

Small-to-medium scale production of suppositories using pre-formed shells can be slow where manu...

Laboratory capsule filler for liquid solutions

A recent important change in the industry is the trend toward providing liq...

Automatic laboratory capsule filler

Innovators in the highly regulated and highly dynamic pharmaceutical market place need ...

Automatic capsule filler

Capsule filling should be a worry-step in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturing.  The right...

Industrial capsule checkweigher

Pharmaceutical manufacturing demands the highest quality standards and completely consistent...

Capsule checkweigher

The production of pharmaceutical capsules requires that individual doses are checked for accuracy. In a ...

Laboratory scale soft gelatin capsule machine

Softgel (or soft gelatin) capsules are a very popular method for providing o...

Softgel tumble dryer

Softgel (or soft gelatin) capsules are a very popular means of delivering oral doses in the pharmaceutic...

Softgel capsules polisher

The final stage in high quality softgel (or soft gelatin) capsule production is the capsule polish...

Softgel drying tunnel

Softgel capsules require a controlled secondary drying to reduce water content in the capsule to levels...

Continuous in-line softgel drying system

High output softgel (or soft gelatin) capsule encapsulating machines can operate b...

Automatic soft gelatin capsule machines

Soft gelatin (or softgel) capsules have become a popular mode of oral liquid dosing...

Gelatin melters and tanks

When producing high quality softgels its important that the gelatin base is processed and stored c...

GMP washer

In order to guarantee zero cross-contamination between production batches, the proper cleaning of all product-conta...

GMP chamber washer

The thorough cleaning of small product contact parts has always been challenging, and traditional manual c...

Loading basket for GMP washer

To ensure perfect cleaning of contact parts they must be placed in the GMP washer in such a wa...

Portable IBC washer

The thorough cleaning of bulk containers and other storage and processing equipment is a vital step in th...

IBC bin washer and dryer

Many pharmaceutical processes use IBCs of multiple sizes throughout production. Careful washing and ...

CIP system for bulk tanks

Clean in Place (CIP) technology offers many advantages, but traditional systems are often inflexib...

Bulk chamber washer

The production of cosmetics, nutraceuticals or unregulated pharmaceuticals often requires the cleaning an...

Entry-level chamber washer

When cleaning smaller products contacting filling or compressing components used in the productio...

Automatic capsule filler for liquid solutions

Use of liquid filled hard capsules is increasingly popular with today’...

Contained capsule filler

For pharmaceutical formulations that are highly active specialized capsule filling equipment is ofte...

High-yield capsule filler

Pharmaceutical manufacturers require maximum yield from their encapsulation process for efficient ...

Colloid mill

For creating extremely fine emulsions and high quality dispersions a high pressure homogenizer is often chosen.  ...

High-pressure homogenizer

When processes call for homogenized emulsions with extremely fine particle sizes the traditional t...

Conical mill for drug formulation

The efficient size reduction of granular powders is a key step in many pharmaceutical pro...

Granulation line of mixer and fluid bed dryer

A complete granulation line allows for the mixing and granulation of pharmac...

Microencapsulation system for your drug delivery system

Whether you want to improve the stability of nutrients, protect a...

High capacity capsule filler

In the highest volume pharmaceutical production environments, capsule filling needs to be extre...

Scale up capsule filler

For higher production volumes of pharmaceutical capsules, speed, accuracy and reliability of producti...

Entry level capsule filler

For the production of pharmaceutical doses in capsule form complete accuracy of fill is paramount...

Rotary tablet press

For pharmaceutical tablet producers looking to reduce waste, costs and  increase production volume, a hig...

Fluid bed dryer for production scale

Fluidized bed drying (FBD) is a common process in the pharmaceutical industry for dryi...

Fluid bed dryer for lab scale

Fluidised bed drying (FBD) is a common process in the pharmaceutical industry for drying compo...

Fluid bed dryer and mixer for lab scale

Designed for pharmaceutical R&D, a lab-scale fluid bed dryer and mixer/granulat...

High-shear mixer

For the efficient mixing of larger batches of pharmaceutical compounds and high-shear mixer provides the opti...

Entry-level high-shear mixer for drug formulation

For pilot and lab-scale pharmaceutical formulations, a high-shear granu...

Starch-free depositor for hard candy

Forming hard candies requires careful handling of syrups in order to avoid quality iss...

In-line colour or flavour addition for confectionery

The addition of colourings and flavourings increases value and quali...

Thin-film cooker for confectionery products

Producing excellent confectionery products requires high quality cooking. Trad...

Dissolver of confectionery syrups

Many high quality confectionery products require a dissolved syrup as their starting poin...

Automatic weigher and mixer of confectionery ingredients

The production of accurately proportioned and homogenous slurrie...

Waste minimization weight sorter for tablets & capsules

For medium scale production, you can improve line efficiency and ...

High capacity weight sorter for tablets & capsules

By employing a weight sorter that is fully flexible and able to ha...

Benchtop weight sorter for tablets & capsules

For laboratory pharmaceutical R&D work or use in clinical trials, a...

Versatile weight sorter for tablets & capsules

Saving costs and improved production efficiencies are possible by opti...

R&D semi-automatic capsule filler

Semi-automatic filling machine suitable to open, fill and close empty hard gelatin ca...

R&D hard gelatin capsule sealing machine

When encapsulating products at temperatures up to + 80°C, these tend to solid...

R&D electronic counter for capsules and tablets

This machine has been designed to offer an ever-precise and reliable ...

R&D automatic capsule filler

Automatic capsule filling machine for powders, pellets, tablets, mini-tablets, capsule in c...

R&D capsule orientater

A semi-automatic orienter for capsules with an output speed up to 6000 capsules.

Transfer system for high-containment environments

A high-performance transfer port system that combines ultimate safety, ...

Purified water systems

Highly Purified water is used in the preparation of medicinal products where bacterial endotoxins need...

Half-suit tester

Designed to allow operators to perform sterility testing in an aseptic environment providing assurance of mat...

Glove tester

Testing device of the containment capability of gloves, which is as important as the other parts of the integrate...

GMP homogenizing system

Manufacturers need production mixing equipment that is capable, flexible, and easy to maintain. Accur...

Negative pressure isolator

Used for products biologically hazardous, that also require minimized cross contamination.

Corundum disk mill

Wet milling and grinding of viscous liquids or pastes containing solid particles such as peanut butter,mus...

Downflow booth

Provides the highest levels of operator protection from potentially harmful airborne contaminants generated dur...

Vertical laminar flow cabinet

HEPA filtered vertical laminar airflow (down flow) creates an ISO 14644-1 (Class 5) work area ...

Horizontal laminar flow benches

HEPA filtered horizontal laminar airflow (crossflow) creates an ISO 14644-1 (Class 5) work a...

Compact horizontal laminar flow bench

HEPA filtered horizontal laminar airflow (cross-flow) creates an optimized free space...

Microbiological safety cabinet class II

This handy device offers the most advanced features in product-operator protection ...

Biosafety cabinet class II for cytotoxic medicines

For the manipulation of hazardous substances utilized during the prepa...

Positive pressure isolator

Ideal for products which have no biological risk but require high sterile conditions.

Biological safety cabinet class III

Specially designed for the handling of microbiological agents, when working with indige...

Dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Equipment operating under the rotor/stator principal is often employed wh...

Economic dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

For products of medium viscosity and relatively consistent par...

Dispersing machine for very fine emulsions and suspensions

For continuous high performance mixing of solid and liquid ra...

Ultra-fine dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Producing the finest micro-emulsions and suspensions require...

Cone mill

When your raw materials include agglomorated suspensions of grainy or crystalline solids and your process needs a st...

Inline batch mixer for solids and liquids

Several issues often arise when your process requires batch-wise mixing of powde...

Continuous homogenizing system

Certain mixing tasks present unique challenges and manufacturers need equipment that is speci...

High accuracy homogenizing system

When extremely high accuracy is required in your recipe or formulation traditional mixing...

Horizontal kneader

For high viscosity products, better results and reduced process times can be achieved with kneading type r...

Vertical kneader

Production of highly viscous products with high solid content often benefits from kneading processes rather t...

Continuous kneader

Effective mixing of highly viscous products with extremely high solids content can be difficult and the re...

Batch dispersing machine

Equipment operating under the rotor/stator principal is often employed when more traditional methods...

Batch dispersing machine for abrasive products

For mixing and dispersing tasks that cannot be completed by conventional st...

Batch dispersing machine for bottom entry into vessels

When your process requires high performance mixing or dispersion b...

Cost-effective homogenizing and emulsifying system

Manufacturers need production mixing equipment that is capable, flexib...

Dust-free continuous homogenizing system

Producers in a wide variety of industries benefit from equipment that can continuo...

Dilution system for two or more liquids in one pass

Onsite dilution of liquid process ingredients has historically been a...

Small-scale laboratory dispersing machine

Developing and validating new processes requires reliable and highly versatile e...

Pilot dispersing machine for testing and scale-up

Innovators in process development need laboratory equipment that helps ...

In-line laboratory dispersing machine

Innovators in a wide variety of industries need laboratory equipment on which process...

Laboratory dispersing machine for low-viscous masses

Laboratory mixers have not always been easy to work with.  Getting a...

Jet flow agitator for high-viscosity media

Processes including homogenization, dispersing, suspension, emulsification and ...

Agitator for medium viscosity media

Mixing fluids of medium viscosity for many production processes requires an agitator wi...

Agitator for low viscosity media

Reliably agitating fluids in open or pressure-less vessels in a laboratory or small scale p...

High-speed blister machine

If you are looking for a compact machine that produces blisters with an output of up to 700 blist...

Horizontal intermittent motion cartoner

User-friendly cartooning solution with an intermittent motion for a wide range of p...

Horizontal continuous motion cartoner

An automatic cartoning machine designed for both high-speed operations and medium pac...

Entry-level blister machine

A start-up solution for contract packing and generics manufacturing with an easy-to-get upgrade ...

Compact blister machine

A compact blister machine ideal for packing tablets, capsules, ampoules and syringes and other applic...

Case packer for cartons and bundles

Pack cartons and bundles into RSC (Regular Slotted Case) cases and perform functions li...

Stretch bander

A compact wrapping machine to seal your boxes with a max speed of 50 packs per minute.

Vertical cartoner

A cartoning solution that can be operated in either continuous or intermittent mode depending on the carton...

Aseptic barrier systems

Designed for sterile product and Potent API’s either with low or high OEL requirements.

Restricted-access barrier systems

Create a physical barrier between the operator and the product. More flexible than an iso...

Sterility test isolators

Designed to avoid this risk and protect the product from both the process and externally generated f...

Checkweigher for capsules

The new interactive indicator unit allows for even easier use. High-rigidity weighcells have been ...

Checkweigher

A check weigher that is equipped with high speed/high accuracy force balance load cell. It meets stringent accura...

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Capsules are usually seen in two types: hard gelatin capsules and soft gelatin capsules. Hard gelatin capsules consist of two parts, one is the body while another is the cap of the body. When two different properties of medicine are added in a capsule, one of them should be in the form of a tablet, pellet, or small capsule and then enclosed in the large capsule. Soft gelatin capsules, also known as softgels, are suitable for a non-aqueous solution such as oil. The active pharmaceutical ingredients are dissolved or suspended into a oil based form.

Softgel capsules. A quick introduction from 'How is it made'?

Soft gel capsules are made by preparing gelatin with water and a plasticizer or preparing your HPMC materials into a liquid mass. The fill material can be in the shape of a liquid, semi-solid solution or suspension and should be homogeneous to make sure API is distributed equally.

Veggie caps as an alternative for gelatine capsules

Being vegetarian, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) and starch capsule shells share religious and food preference advantage. Hypromellose comes from softwood trees, such as pine, spruce and fir trees and is a popular alternative for gelatine.

Gelatin capsules offer a lower cost of production, but HMPC capsules also offer certain advantages. Read more on how they compare here.

Industrial processing of hard shell capsules

For producing hard shell capsules, the shell manufacturing and capsule filling are not necessarily done by the same company. Shell making starts by preparing the gelatin made from collagen or other cellulose preparation. Afterward several moulding pins made of standardized steel are dipped into the gelatin to create a capsule cap and body. Pins are transferred towards the drying area while spinning around their axis in order for the gelatin to get distributed evenly. After drying, capsule body and cap halves are stripped off the pins, cut to a correct length and in the final step joined together into a pre-lock position before they get ejected into containers for transport and filling.

Capsule filling and packaging equipment

Encapsulation refers to the process of enclosing active ingredients in a relatively stable shell, known as a capsule, for oral consumption. To pick a suitable capsule filler for your process considerations include capsule size and shell, the physical form of the material to be filled, desired dosing accuracy and sterility and production speed.

Vitamin or food supplement capsules are often packed in a simple container together with a desiccant pouch to absorb moisture and maintain a controlled environment. Blister packs offer more protection and often preferred for medicines or capsules that require more care or stricter dosage. Complete blister packaging solutions often include coding and die-cutting systems but simple entry level batch machines are also available.

Capsule making equipment in action

HMPC capsules

Softgel manufacturing line

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