Ideal For Filling Empty Capsules At Home Or Business
The increasing popularity of alternative medicine has led to changes in the customary way people treat their
ailments. There are now a growing number of people who are no longer satisfied with the over-the-counter drugs and
pills that are commonly available in their local drugstores. They found that alternative medicine and dietary
supplements are better in improving their health. Some who needs specific substances for their specific health
conditions have found it necessary to make their own supplements containing the nutrients that they need. This
situation brought about the need for filling machines, otherwise known as capsule fillers.
With capsule fillers, it is possible to make your own dietary supplements containing the substances that you
specifically need. These are the same machines that big pharmaceutical companies use in making their capsules. They
are relatively simple machines that can be operated easily. If you will make your own dietary capsules, you will be
able to get the substances that you really need and you will also be able to produce them at lower costs. Most
vitamin supplements that you buy from health stores have advertising, marketing, shipping and storage costs added
to them. You will not be saddled with these costs anymore.
||What Exactly Are Capsule Fillers?
Capsule fillers are the
equipments used in filling capsules with liquid or powdered substances. With modern man’s
dependency on medicinal treatments and dietary supplements, these machines became very important in
the production of a wide array of chemical substances and supplements in capsule forms. Hard
gelatin and vegetarian capsules are filled with the exact quantities of powder, liquid, gelatin,
pellets and even small tablets using these machines. Most of these machines, especially those used
in pharmaceutical companies conform to the GMP guidelines.
Who Can Benefit From These Machines?
There are three basic types of people who can benefit
from using capsule fillers.
• The entrepreneurs or businessmen who own big pharmaceutical companies are the biggest users of these
• The small-business owner who operates a home-based commercial health supply store
• The individual who needs to have his own formulation of supplements, or those who want to produce their
supplements at lower costs.
Types Of Capsule Fillers
Owing to the needs of the market, capsule fillers are available in
two basic set-ups: the professional and the small-scale or personal. The most expensive filling machines are the
professional or commercial set-ups because they are large and are equipped with all the contraptions and controls
necessary to produce gel caps in large quantities. The small-scale capsule fillers can be operated by just one
person where there is no need of complicated control systems.
How Do They Work?
No matter how big or small the capsule filling machine is, the system of
operation is basically the same. You only need to separate the body of the capsule from its cap. Then you need to
fix the other half of the capsules to the base of the filling machine and the caps to the cover of the capsule
filler. Then pour the amount of supplements into the base. You can then press the button or whatever control is
provided in the machine. It will cause the machine to cover the capsules with its caps. Almost all capsule filling
machines stores all the capsules in their cover after they are filled. So, you need to remove them or you can
depress the cover to eject the capsules from their seats.
With big capsule fillers, the filling and capping of the capsules are done automatically. These big machines are
equipped with all the controls, analog or digital which can regulate the capsule contents down to 1 milligram. The
process for commercial operation usually follows this pattern:
• Loading of the capsules
• Separation of the capsules
• Disposal of rejected capsules
• Filling of substances (powdered, gelatin, liquid, etc.)
• Locking of capsules
• Disposal of rejected capsules
Capacities Of Capsule Fillers
Pharmaceutical capsule fillers have the capacity to fill from
2,000 to 10,000 capsules per hour. Depending on the size of the machine, one single operation can fill from 50 to
200 capsules. Most of these machines are operated by leveling the base trays containing the body of the capsules
equally with the filling tray. Then the contents are poured into the capsules and spread out to fill them all
evenly. These fillers are equipped with precision weighing systems to regulate the capsule contents within an
accuracy of 1 milligram. On the other hand, if you’re a small health food business owner, it would interest you to
know that you can fill 50 capsules using a small capsule filler.