Capsule Filling Machine is designed for lab-scale operations.

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Designed to produce small batches directly in laboratory for R/D or clinical purposes, GKF 702 can fully simulate production parameters required later during production. Mini-Bowl filling station is suited for product batches between 100 and 300 mL, and slide-gate system is available for providing option of filling free-flowing granulates or pellets via powder station. Design includes industrial PC with 17 in. touchscreen as well as various interfaces (LAN, USB) and DVD burner.

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New Bosch Lab-Scale Capsule Filling Machine

  • One solution for liquids, tablets, pellets, and powders
  • Innovative, expandable platform for future filling stations
  • Flexible usage for pharmaceutical development

    Bosch Packaging Technology presents the GKF 702 capsule filling machine, which will replace the previous GKF 701 model. "The GKF 702 will continue the success of the previous model. Its performance was upgraded and improved during the re-development process," explained Product Manager Melanie Beck. With the GKF 702, customers can expect the same flexibility and user-friendliness that was a mainstay of the GKF 701 for the past eight years.

    To keep up with the demands of the modern pharmaceutical industry, the GKF 702 has been designed to produce small batches right in the laboratory. The production parameters required later during production, such as the machine speed, can be fully simulated. "Therefore, the machine is able to produce small batches for research and development (R&D) or clinical purposes under realistic production conditions," Melanie Beck pointed out. For laboratory use a specially designed filling station, known as the "Mini-Bowl" was developed for small product batches between 100 and 300 milliliters, which gives higher powder yields. This is especially suitable for expensive and limited powder volumes during the development phase, providing a very economic filling solution. A "slide-gate" system, from the GKF 1400/2500 series, is also available, providing significantly higher batch yields and the option of filling free-flowing granulates, or pellets, via the powder station.

    The GKF 702 is a "future-proof" machine. Its modular design offers the possibility to re-tool the machine for any future filling needs and any new developments from Bosch will be compatible with this machine type. As an example, the micro-dosing station on the GKF 2500 will soon also be available for the GKF 702. Furthermore, the user-friendliness, ergonomics, and the accessibility of the previous GKF 701 machine have been transferred and improved upon in the GKF 702. Most format parts from the GKF 700 and GKF 701, with the exception of the dosing plate in combination with the "slide-gate" system, can also be used on the GKF 702. The new design includes an industrial PC (IPC) which is 21 CFR part 11 compliant and features a 17" touchscreen. Various interfaces such as LAN, USB and a DVD burner, make batch documentation easier to access.

    Melanie Beck,
    phone: +49 711 811-57255

    The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. More information at

    The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

    Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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