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Small businesses, in particular, welcome the new Bosch capsule filling machine Capsylon GKF705

GKF 705

The new capsule filling machine Capsylon GKF705 has been on the market since May 2010.  It thus completes the cost-optimized Capsylon machine family, consisting of the Capsylon 705 (up to 42,000 capsules/h), Capsylon 1505 (up to 92,000 capsules/h) and Capsylon 3005 (up to 175,000 capsules/h). Thanks to the excellent reputation of the already established Bosch GKF models, the first orders were placed in a very short time. Several Capsylon 705s, which produce up to 42,000 capsules an hour, were ordered for dietary supplement and health care products as well as pharmaceutical products. Prior to placing their orders, the manufacturers, all of which are small companies, initially considered capsule filling machines from aggressively-priced competition, however, they finally decided on the Bosch model Capsylon 705 – and thus on Bosch as business partner for the first time – because of the obvious advantages for their production and the intrinsic value. …more



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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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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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.


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