Bosch Expertise Series


Bosch’s Thomas Mauritzen participates in Solid-Dose Pharma Manufacturing Roundtable in Life Science Leader Magazine

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Thomas Mauritzen, business development manager for Robert Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.’s pharmaceutical solid products, recently participated in a solid-dose pharma manufacturing roundtable for Life Science Leader magazine. Thomas provided some very interesting comments and insight that can be read by clicking this link, then scrolling to page 28. …more


Ensuring the headspace of a vial contains a specific gas

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When confronted with the task of ensuring that the headspace of a vial contains a customer specified gas there are several options available. However if the evacuation of atmospheric gasses and replacement with a specified gas is critical and must be verified, the challenge requires specialized equipment. …more


10 Ways to Reduce Powder Waste on your Bosch GKF Capsule Filler

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By Thomas Mauritzen,
Bosch Packaging Technology

Are you looking for ways to increase the yield on your encapsulation machine? This is something everyone faces, from contract manufacturers to big pharma, small pharma, and nutraceutical companies alike. Bosch GKF’s are robust and reliable machines, which is why there are so many of them currently in production. With an older model encapsulator you inherently don’t have the latest and greatest features, but there are plenty of things you can do to keep your machine running at top efficiency. …more


Technical tip for Bosch capsule fillers

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 This is a tip for GKF  1200 / 1500 & DMW 1500 / 2000 capsule fillers.
The springs on the upper segment carriers can easily be installed incorrectly, resulting in premature failure. An illustration of  the correct and incorrect orientation of these springs is below. Or, click this link to an informational flyer.

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Technical Tip: All GKF Models

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Here is a technical tip for properly aligning the segment turret and the dosing turret with respect to each other, resulting in proper transfer station alignment.

Whenever you need to re-align the segment turret because of removal for maintenance or because of a crash, the most accurate method involves using special transfer station alignment pins available from Bosch (see info below). The importance of proper transfer station alignment, is that all other alignments use this as a reference point. Aligning the segment turret by “eye balling” the closing or ejection pins in the center of the segments will get you close, but not perfect. …more


Capsule Filling Technical Tip: Alignment of Upper to Lower Segments

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By Dave Bethel,
Bosch Packaging Services

Alignment of the upper to lower segments is critical for proper capsule separation.  Poor capsule separation results in lower yields, which influence your bottom line.

One aspect of alignment that is commonly overlooked is the parallelism of the upper and lower segments on all of the GKF’s, and the center to center of the lower segment carriers on the newer GKF’s.

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