Capsule Filling Machine is designed for quick changeover.

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Able to fill 175,000 capsules/hr, GKF Capsylon 3005 features time-synchronized modular stations as well as height-adjustable metering disk that simplifies adjustment between product formats or filling amounts. Dosing station precisely fills sticky and fine-grained powders, while touchscreen assists in operating and administration of production parameters. Machine is suitable for applications requiring large batch runs and frequent product changes.



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Capsule Filling Machine GKF Capsylon 3005 from Bosch Designed for Quick Product Changeover



Fills 175,000 Capsules per Hour

High efficiency supports frequent product changeover

Easy operation and maintenance

Dosing station with high filling precision for sticky and fine grained powder

Bosch Packaging Technology has developed the fully automated capsule filling machine GKF Capsylon 3005 for economically filling powder, pellets, and granulates. The dosing station can fill sticky and fine grained powders precisely. The height adjustable metering disk allows for quick adjustment between product formats or filling amounts.

The GKF Capsylon 3005 features time synchronized modular stations and is designed for an output of 175,000 capsules per hour. The machine is suitable for big batch runs and frequent product changes. For operating and administration of production parameter the GKF is equipped with a touch screen. The machine fulfills the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and allows quick changeover and cleaning with a few tools. All product contact parts are easily accessible and the operator can clean the machine quickly.

"The GKF Capsylon 3005 is a prime example of cost efficiency," says Melanie Beck, Product Manager at Bosch Packaging Technology. "We offer economical, low maintenance technology based on 50 years of experience designing capsule filling machines for powder, pellets, and granules."

After training from one to two days the operator has the ability to operate and maintain the machine. This ease-of-use makes the machine a cost efficient solution for a co-packer in the nutraceutical and healthcare industry. In addition to the 3005 model for high output, the Capsylon series also includes two other capsule filling machines: the GKF Capsylon 705 with an output of 42,000 capsules per hour and the GKF Capsylon 1505 with an output of 92,000 capsules per hour.

About Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is the leading supplier of holistic systems for packaging and process technology. In 15 countries worldwide, the company develops, produces and distributes modules and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and cosmetics industries, as well as other food and non-food industries. In 2008, 4,650 associates achieved a turnover of approximately 700 million euros. Learn more at www.boschpackaging.com.

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Christian Bosshard

Bosch Packaging Services AG

Bosch Packaging Technology

Rheinstrasse 36

CH-8212 Neuhausen

Phone: +41 52 674 67 71

Fax: +41 52 674 63 50

christian.bosshard@bosch.com

Switzerland

Contact for reader inquiries:

Melanie Beck

Product Manager

Robert Bosch GmbH

Stuttgarter Strasse 130

71332 Waiblingen

Tel: +49 711 811 57 255

Fax: +49 711 811 57 442

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, some 282,000 associates generated sales of roughly 45 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2008. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 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. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "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.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

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