Automatic Capsule Filler

Automatic Capsule Filler

Automatic Capsule Filler (automatic capsule filling machine) including automatic encapsulation machine performs automatic mode filling operations of capsules. Machine adopts intermittent motion and multi-position tamping method to complete capsule orientation, separation, filling, closing and ejection etc. With help of different size parts, machine is suitable for size #00, #0, #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5 capsules. The production speed can be controlled by means of a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive). Machine is designed in accordance with cGMP standards. All product contact parts are made of Stainless Steel 316 & machine covered by Stainless Steel 304. Advantage of the machine is advanced design, study structure, precise dosing, and safe and reliable, high filling rate etc.

Being a encapsulation machine manufacturer we design with our experience spanning close to two decades and the technology available with us on secure filling and closing of capsules.  The design and construction of the machine encompasses all the cGMP aspects of pharmaceutical sanitation. Interestingly, additional station of tablet feeding or pellet filling in capsules can be offered on demand. We also offer Capsule polishing, sorting, inspection, metal detection machines which makes complete Automatic Capsule Filling Line.

Automatic Capsule Filler, ACF – 40

Automatic Capsule Filler, ACF – 70

Automatic Capsule Filler, ACF – 150



Exclusive Features of Automatic Capsule Filler Machine

  • Compact cGMP model.
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) & display of all operations
  • All the drive elements and the cabling at the bottom side separate panel
  • Crevice free smooth stainless steel pharmaceutical grades
  • Automatic intermittent motion Driving Zone completely separate at bottom and production zone at upper side.
  • Fill weight can be easily achieved by dosing disk thickness; the weight variation can be maintained ± 3% by accurate dosing disc.
  • Powder sensor maintains constant level of powder in the dosing chamber and there will alarm in case of low level of powder in dosing chamber.
  • Easy to operation by central control touch screen and easy to change dosing disc, tamping pins, capsule feeding & orientation parts, capsule segments.
  • Product contact parts are 316L SS and the other parts non-corrosive material.
  • Capsule can fill powder or pellets.
  • Non-separated capsule will be ejected automatically.
  • Option of attaching Capsule Polisher Line which includes capsule polishing, sorting, metal detection machines.
  • IQ/OQ documentation can be provided.
  • Sampling system can be provided on demand.

Working Principle
of Automatic Capsule Filler Machine

After starting up the machine, the empty capsules in hopper will be fed into the slot of magazine vertically. With each stroke of machine, the fingers of magazine will release one row of capsules into rectifier raceway. The horizontal fingers rectify the direction of capsules and vertical fingers push the capsules into hole of segment with all caps on the up position. The capsules in the holes are sent to each working station along with the intermittent rotation of the turn table.

  • At the 1st & 2nd station, the vacuum system separates the capsules in position.
  • At 3rd station, the lower segment with capsule body extends out ready for the filling.
  • 4th station uses to fill pellets.
  • At the 5th station, the tamping pins push the pressed powder slug into capsule body.
  • 6th station to re-joint cap & body segments.
  • At 7th station non-separated capsule get eject.
  • At 8th station vertical pins pushing body of capsule into the cap for re-join and close the filled capsules.
  • The 9th station is to eject the finished capsules.
  • At the 10th station the holes of segments are cleaned by vacuum cleaner and compressed air. Then the segments are ready for next cycle of operation.

Capsule Filling Procedure

The powder from a SS hopper entered to a chamber of dosing plate & temping pins for dosing, the height of the powder is controlled at chamber by a material level sensor. Tamping device is work by a 6-working station of intermittent mechanism, there are 6 groups of standard holes on dosing disc. The powder filled in holes was made of a slug that reaches the weight of dose after 5 tamped. At the 6th working station the slug pushed by tamping pin into capsule body. Adjusting the height of tamping pin holder can be changed the filling weight of powder.

Capsule Filling Process

Technical Specification
of Automatic Capsule Filler Machine

Machine Model ACF– 25 ACF – 40 ACF– 70 ACF – 90
Production Output / hour Up to 25,000 capsules Up to 40,000
Up to 70,000 capsules Up to 90,000 capsules
Capsule Combinations 00/0/1/2/3/4/5 00/0/1/2/3/4/5 00/0/1/2/3/4/5 00/0/1/2/3/4/5
Contact parts SS 316 SS 316 SS 316 SS 316
Non – Contact parts SS 304 SS 304 SS 304 SS 304
Power Supply 4 K. W. (6 H. P.) 4 K. W. (6 H. P.) 6 K. W. (8 H. P.) 6 K. W. (8 H. P.)
Power Voltage 415 Volts, 3 Phase, 50 Hertz 415 Volts, 3 Phase, 50 Hertz 415 Volts, 3 Phase, 50 Hertz 415 Volts, 3 Phase, 50 Hertz
Air Required 4 CFM 4 CFM 4 CFM 4 CFM
Machine Dimensions Approx.
Net Weight Approx. 850 kgs. 850 kgs. 1400 kgs. 1600 kgs.

* Power voltage can be adjusted as per customer’s domestic power voltage requirements.
* Rights of technical improvements & modification reserved.
* Illustrations & dimensions are shown for information purpose only.


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