Utilization of Bosch Peristaltic Pumps

Bosch Packaging Technology offers the Pharmaceutical  industry a new way to make an efficient, safe and user friendly production with a new peristaltic pump. Boscny key advantages, especially when integrated with a disposable filling system. However, even for traditional filling, this pump is gentle for shear sensitive products.  The pump is available in two sizes: for fills from less than 1 up to 30ml, and a larger pump for up to 500ml.  The compact pump is made primarily of stainless steel and is ergonomically optimized for single handed tubing exchange. The offset arrangement of the rollers reduces flow pulsations increasing precision and also reduces stress on the tubing. …more


Bosch offers the GKF 702, continuing the success of the GFK 701 capsule filling machine for R&D and pilot-scale filling applications

GKF 702
  • A solution for liquids, tablets, pellets, and powders
  • Innovative, expandable platform for future filling stations
  • Flexible usage for pharmaceutical development

At Interpack 2011 Bosch Packaging Technology presented the GKF 702 capsule filling machine, which will replace the previous GKF 701 model. With the GKF 702, customers can expect the same flexibility and user-friendliness that was a mainstay of the GKF 701 for the past 8 years. …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


Advantages of Bosch GKF 2500 as compared to the GKF 1200/1500

GKF 2500

It’s no secret that the GKF 1500 is a robust, tried and true capsule filling machine proven by continued use in our  industry. The current model, the GKF 2500, has proven worthy to follow in these footsteps. With a new design comes an advantage – efficiency – not more-with-less but more-with-more. More speed with more bores running more cycles per minute. More user friendly set-up, more accessibility with a more GMP-minded design. More filling options, more  flexibility, and more yield. …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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