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Capsule Filling Technical Tip: Alignment of Upper to Lower Segments

Expertise Series

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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GKF 400/700 Preventative Maintenance Kits

At Bosch Packaging Services we understand the importance of a good preventative maintenance program. Such a program requires the routine replacement of certain wear parts. We have identified select bearings, seals and parts which we recommend be replaced in a preventative maintenance program for the GKF 400/700, DMW 700 encapsulation machines. …more


Empty Capsule Conveying System

Bosch Packaging Services offers an empty capsule conveyor that will automatically keep your GKF capsule hopper full during production.  The conveyor is constructed of 304 stainless steel and is fully GMP compliant.

The conveyor is shown this PDF file.

Please feel free to contact us at 763-424-4700 with inquiries.


GKF Cleaning Station Kits

Bosch Packaging Services has developed two different GKF cleaning station kits.  One kit is an upgrade for the GKF 2000 & GKF 2500 models that improves the effectiveness of the factory installed cleaning station.  The other kit is a low cost simple cleaning station that can be easily added to older GKF 1200 & GKF 1500 models that do not currently have a factory installed cleaning station. …more


Capsule filling: bronze to aluminum guide ring upgrade

Bosch Packaging Services has developed a kit to upgrade older GKF 1200 & GKF 1500 models from the fixed bronze guide ring to the new modern aluminum guide ring design.

Please click on this link for an informational flyer on this substantial upgrade.


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