Containment Capsule Filling Update

A growing containment portfolio and strong partnerships are the basis for solutions and innovations that Bosch can provide to their customers.

Bosch and the contract packager Excella in Germany have formed a strategic partnership in which both will benefit from each other’s years of expertise. Bosch provides systems design expertise while Excella provides real world capsule filling experience. Together they will help each other improve their business.

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Liquid Filling Aftermarket Product Library Now Online

Please check out our updated library of upgrades and aftermarket products for Bosch Packaging Services’ pharmaceutical liquid product line. Look for more information on disposable product contact parts and our PREVAS line soon. We are your OEM provider of support for all Bosch pharmaceutical packaging products. Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Technical tip for Bosch capsule fillers

Expertise Series

 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

Expertise Series

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


Preventive Maintenance Agreements: Peace of mind and lower expenses through regular maintenance visits

A Preventive Maintenance Agreement ensures that appropriate periodic maintenance activities are carried out at the right time. This does not replace the ongoing maintenance by your own staff, but complements it with expert insight and ongoing knowledge transfer to plant mechanics and operators. …More


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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Green Package Solution

InlayFragile products, such as syringes, vials, carpules, small bottles and ampoules, or a combination of these (multiple-piece packages), require product protection together with gentle handling. Based on these requirements, Bosch and folding carton manufacturer Faller from Waldkirch/Breisgau developed and patented a carton tray with product-adapted inlays. …More


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


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