Bosch adds capsule filling machine for lab scale applications

GF 702 with a specially designed filling station, known as the Mini-Bowl, provides one solution for liquids, tablets, pellets, and powders

A ‘slide-gate’ system is available, providing significantly higher batch yields and the option of filling free-flowing granulates, or pellets, via the powder station

Bosch Packaging Technology is replacing its GKF 701 capsule filling machine with the upgraded GKF 702, which produces small batches in the laboratory.

The GF 702 features a specially designed filling station, known as the Mini-Bowl, for small product batches of 100–300 millilitres, which gives higher powder yields. Bosch says this is especially suitable for expensive and limited powder volumes during the development phase, providing an economic filling solution.

The GKF 702 has been designed to produce small batches right in the laboratory. The production parameters required later during production, such as the machine speed, can be fully simulated

A ‘slide-gate’ system, from the GKF 1400/2500 series, is also available, providing significantly higher batch yields and the option of filling free flowing granulates, or pellets, via the powder station.

The GKF 702 can be re-tooled for any future filling needs and any new developments from Bosch will be compatible with this machine type. As an example, the micro-dosing station on the GKF 2500 will soon also be available for the GKF 702. Most format parts from the GKF 700 and GKF 701, with the exception of the dosing plate in combination with the slide-gate system, can also be used on the GKF 702.

The new design includes an industrial PC (IPC), which is 21 CFR part 11 compliant and features a 17in touch screen. Various interfaces such as LAN, USB and a DVD burner, make batch documentation easier to access.

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