Hand operated Capsule filling machine Consists of:
- A bed having 200-300 holes.
- A loading tray having 200-300 holes.
- A powder tray.
- A pin plate having 200-300 pins
- A sealing plate has a rubber top.
- A lever.
- A cam handle.
The empty capsules are filled in the loading tray and it is placed over the bed. The cam handle is operated to separate the capsule caps from their bodies. The powder tray is placed in a proper position and filled with an accurate quantity of powder with the scraper. The excess powder is collected on the platform of the powder tray. The pin plate is lowered and the filled powder is pressed by moving the pin downwards. After pressing, the pin plate is raised and the remaining powder is filled into the bodies of the capsules. The powdered tray is removed after its complete filling. The cap-holding tray is again placed in position. The plate with the rubber top is lowered and the lever is operated to lock the caps and bodies. The loading tray is then removed and the filled capsules are collected. With a 200-hole machine, about 5000 capsules can be filled in one hour, whereas in a machine having 300 holes, about 7500 capsules can be filled in one hour.
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