Capsules are often the consumer’s preferred choice but they can be difficult, time consuming and expensive to fill accurately. The SACF 25 solves all these problems with a fast, highly efficient semi-automatic filling mechanism that allows a single operator to fill up to 25,000 capsules an hour. This capsule filling machine not only takes the drudge out of a laborious task, but just as importantly it ensures a very high level of accuracy, thereby saving money, ensuring quality and promoting customer satisfaction at the same time. Suitable for a wide range of applications, from pharmaceutical production to food supplements, vitamins and minerals, food technology, veterinary and other specialist uses, the SACF25 is a cost effective way to achieve rapid, dependable and accurate production of large volumes of capsules.
By taking the guesswork and repetitive actions out of capsule filling, the semi-automatic SACF 25 strikes the perfect balance between speed and efficiency on one hand, and cost on the other. The machine’s features include an inbuilt vacuum sucker that makes it fast and easy to load unfilled capsules onto the metal filling plate. The filling plates can be changed very easily, and they come in a range of sizes, which means that you can use the SACF 25 with any capsule from size 00-5. Other helpful refinements include an adjustable, corkscrew filling mechanism that sets the dose and ensures the capsules are filled with a consistent volume of powder, and a pressurised air sealing mechanism that forces the two halves of the capsule together to form a perfect, air tight seal.
On a practical note, this is a very well constructed piece of machinery, using robust internal components that need little maintenance and work consistently and reliably. This capsule filler requires very little operator training, as all the processes are logical and simple to execute. After filling a couple of plates of capsules to become familiar with the machine, even a novice user can quickly reach a filling speed of 10,000 capsules per hour. With a little practice, it is possible to reach a filling speed of up to 25,000. By avoiding the need for specialist technical staff, the SACF 25 further reduces unit costs.
Easy cleaning and maintenance are two important features that ensure that this capsule filler will suffer little downtime to mar its productivity. It is manufactured from stainless steel, to give long term durability, and promote the hygiene essential for dealing with foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals.
The SACF 25 comes with one capsule plate, an air compressor unit and water recycling system. There is an optional de-dusting unit available, to remove excess powder from the outside of the capsules to give a clean, professional appearance.
As will be apparent from the earlier sections, the SACF 25 is an extremely simple and efficient machine to use, requiring no formal technical skills and virtually no training. To make things easy it follows a logical pathway with independent stations for capsule loading, filling and closing. The operator simply loads empty capsules into the metal hopper, and the machine inserts them into the filling plate. The machine’s vacuum mechanism then separates the top and bottom part of each capsule, ready for filling with dry powder or granular material that is stored in a separate hopper.
The operator locates the bottom half of the filling plate, complete with empty capsule halves, into the filling section of the machine. The capsules are automatically filled with the correct dose of powder, which is set through a continuously variable control. The operator then places the plate containing the filled capsules into the sealing section of the machine, where compressed air inserts the capsule lids into place and forces them tightly closed. The whole process is fast and easy, requiring very little judgement or technical skill.
The SACF 25 offers several advantages that make it a rewarding machine to operate. The ability to take a comprehensive range of capsule sizes makes it suitable for use with almost any type of formulation, from bulky herbal or mineral supplements to small vitamin capsules. This strength is reinforced by the ease with which the amount of powder filled into each capsule can be changed.
As well as being very straightforward, it is also a very pleasant machine to use. Its quietness in operation avoids the stress of working in a noisy environment, while user safety is promoted by the simplicity of the operations involved, and by careful, safety conscious design.
There are no complicated controls on this capsule filling machine, with just a few clearly marked buttons, and its stainless steel construction makes it exceptionally easy to keep clean.
The SACF 25 is a sensibly priced, no-frills capsule filler. It is the perfect choice for producers who need to fill a substantial volume of capsules, but don’t want to make the heavy investment needed to buy a fully automated machine. Its simplicity of operation and high maximum capsule filling rate both contribute to low unit costs, making capsules a much more viable alternative to tablets.
|Vacuum pump||40 m3/h|
|Capacity of air compressor||0.1m3/min|
|Noise||Less than 60dB(A)|
|Overall dimensions (mm)||1200(L)x700(W)x1600(H)|
|Packing dimensions (mm)||1800(L)x800(W)x1810(H)|
|Net Weight||330 Kg|
|Gross Weight||525 Kg|