MiniCap

Fully Automated Capsulation Machine

The MiniCap – Fully Automated Capsule Filling Machine is used for a hand-free, fully automated filling of hard gelatin capsules. It was developed for the use in R&D, for Galenic Development and for small batch production. The Mini-Cap – Fully Automated Capsule Filling Machine is – contrary to manual capsulation systems- a perfect choice for Process Scale-Up and Preparation of Master Manufacturing Procedures.

Mini Cap Fully Automated Capsulation Machine

Mini Cap Fully Automated Capsulation Machine

Operating Range

The Mini-Cap – Fully Automated Capsule Filling Machine is one of the first automatic bench-top capsule filling machine for powder and pellet filling. This machine has been designed to fill gelatin capsules. The Mini-Cap is equipped with PLC controls and it is designed as per GMP and CE standards.

Thanks to its compact size and its smart design; it is easy to install the machine on any solid work bench. A massive L316 Stainless Steel trolley is available as an option. The work cycle is totally automatic and is controlled by Programmable Logic Control (PLC).

All contact parts are made of GMP compliant materials and can be sterilized in accordance with GMP.

Safety Measures

  • Electrical front panel box positioned on front side of the machine
  • Low-voltage 24-V Front panel control plate with push buttons & key type MMI
  • Red emergency push-button on the control desk
  • Upper doors front & rear provided with hinge blocks for protection against moving parts & safety switch interlocking in the compression zone
  • Lower guards provided for driving assembly with screw locking system & safety switch interlocking
  • Vacuum pump with electronic switch & filters
  • AC variable drive with PLC Unit is used for turret drive controls

Features

  • User friendly
  • Smart design
  • Versatile and flexible feed
  • Fully automated capsulation work cycle
  • Practical and economic
  • GMP compliant

Advantages

  • Compact, automatic bench-top machine
  • Easy to install on any workbench
  • Easy operation, cleaning and service
  • Proper for powder, granules and pellets feeds
  • Auto rejection of un-opened capsules
  • Auto ejection of correct capsules
  • Good solution for R&D, galenic development and small batch production
  • Necessary for process scale-up and preparation of master manufacturing procedures
  • Corrosion resistant, medical & food grade contact parts.
  • Human touch-free capsulation

Application Specifications

Parameter Specification
Operation principle Rotary fully automatic capsule filling machine with integrated powder feeding and capsule closing system
Process range »         Hand-free, fully automated filling of hard gelatin capsules

»         R&D, galenic development and small batch production

Feed characteristics   Free flowing granules, pellets and powders
Range of applications Pharmaceutical, herbal & alternative medicine, agriculture, chemicals

Capsulation Specifications

Parameter No. of Units
Upper Bushings 8 Units
Lower Bushings 8 Units
Dosing Disc with Counter Disc 1 Unit
Capsule Orientation Group 1 Unit
Pins for Powder Compression 4 Units
Pin for Powder Transfer 1 Unit
Pin for Capsule Closing 1 Unit
Dosing Discs (see encl. table) 1 Each

Technical Specifications

Parameter Specification
Production Rate Up to 3000 capsules/h.*
Compatible Capsule Size 00, 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4
Electric Voltage 230 V ±10%, single phase, 50/60 Hz.
AC Motor Rating 90 W, 1400rpm, 230V, gear box ratio=30:1
Rated Power 0.75 KW, including vacuum pump
Vacuum Pump for Capsule Opening 6 m3/h. (VTE 6)
Aspiration Vacuum Pump 90 m3/h. pressure drop=120 mbar
Air Compressor 50l./min. at work pressure 1.5 bar
Pneumatic Requirements Flow 300l/min. at 6bar
Instrument dimensions Approx. 660 × 650 × 880 mm (width x depth x height)
Packaging dimensions Approx. 815 x 820 x 1050 mm (width x depth x height)
Net/ Gross weight (without sieve stacks) Approx. 286 / 435 kg

We reserve the right to make technical changes without any prior notice.

Included in the Standard Scope of Supply

The Mini Cap (part. no. 40-02400) comes with the following standard scope of supply:

  • IQ, OQ and User Manual

Dosing Disc

Size Dosing Plate
00 24.5; 22.5; 20.5
0 20.5; 18.5; 16.5
1   18.0; 17.0; 15.0
2 16.0; 13.7
3 12.5; 11.5

Average Capacities of Capsules

Capsule Size Volume [cm³] Capacity [mg]
  For Powder:

ρ = 0.6 [g/cm²)

For Powder:

ρ = 0.8 [g/cm²)

For Powder:

ρ = 1.0 [g/cm²)

For Powder:

ρ = 1.2 [g/cm²)

000 1,37 822 1096 1370 1644
00 0,95 570 760 950 1140
0 0,68 408 544 680 816
1 0,50 300 400 500 600
2 0,37 222 296 370 444
3 0,30 180 240 300 360
4 0,21 126 168 210 252
5 0,13 78 104 130 156

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