Bosch Introduces Upgraded Capsule-Filling Model

July 29, 2011

Among its enhanced features, the GKF 702 enables companies to produce small product batches right in a laboratory, while simulating the production parameters that would be used during full production.

Bosch Packaging Technology (Waiblingen, Germany) has announced the launch of its upgraded GKF 702 capsule-filling machine, which the company says will replace its GKF 701 model.

Among its enhanced features, the GKF 702 enables companies to produce small product batches right in a laboratory, while simulating the production parameters that would be used during full production, such as machine speed.

“Therefore, the machine is able to produce small batches for research and development or clinical purposes under realistic production conditions,” says Melanie Beck, product manager.

Other lab-friendly features include a specially designed filling station, known as the “Mini-Bowl,” that was designed for small product batches between 100 and 300 ml, to provide higher powder yields. The company says that this suits expensive and limited powder volumes during the development phase. A slide-gate system is also available to provide significantly higher batch yields and the option of free-flowing granulates or pellets, via the powder station.