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



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


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



Barrier System Retrofits

Bosch Packaging Services offers a variety of barrier system upgrades for existing Bosch or TL filling systems. Barrier systems range in complexity from simple guarding to systems with integrated air handling systems for the highest level of aseptic safety possible. A barrier system can add new function and extend the life of an existing filling system and is an excellent investment. …More


Detection of raised and missing stoppers

There has been a lot of recent discussion concerning the necessary changes to GMPs for capping due to the updates to Volume 4 of the EU Guidelines to Good Manufacturing Practice Medicinal Products for Human and Veterinary Use. Please take a minute to review the recent trends reflected in Annex 1, Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products: …More


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