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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