Capsulator. Description. Soft gelatin seamless capsules can is stored in appropriate conditions up to 3 years. The technology offered by us where as a cover of future capsule liquid gelatinous weight is used, and the received capsules - soft seamless, spherical shape. When using similar technology there is an opportunity to regulate thickness of a wall of a gelatinous cover, diameter ready and the volume of filling of a gelatin capsule. The equipment makes only round capsules. Diameter of capsules can be adjusted from 2 mm to 10 mm. Outside a thin, but strong cover from gelatin, inside liquid oil. In the capsule there can be only an oil or liquid which is not destroying gelatin.
The Capsulator device consists of such main knots and details: Completely tight case isolating from influence of the environment; Pump of transport vegetable oil; The Pulsator - creates oil pulsations; System of hoses and gates; The Refrigerating unit and the refrigerator - provide cooling of transport oil in the Capsulator system; The LHC with heating elements serves for heating of gelatinous weight; Block of heads of formation of capsules; Electronic blocks of thermal regulation and stabilization of temperature in the refrigerator and a tank of heating of gelatinous weight; System of supply of compressed air; Panel and control unit.
Diameter of capsules is from 2 to 15 mm
The frequency of pulsations regulated 1,2,3,4,5 impulses \second
Temperature of a warming up of a liquid gelatinous cover of 60-70 degrees With
Temperature of filler is 12-40 degrees With
Filling of capsules adjustable from 0,05 to 0,4 grams
Oil pressure in a pulsator of 0.5-1.5 kg \cm
Power is 1,5 Kw
Overall dimensions of 700х600х2000 mm
Weight is 200 kg, with packing of 250 kg.
Installation is powered from the alternating current main, of 220 volts. Productivity of Capsulator is up to 15000 capsules per 1 hour. The production cycle since the beginning of capsulation before packing makes 2-3 days. The production site, numbering 5 people is capable to produce 1,5 million capsules a month. Production of soft seamless gelatin capsules is based on physical properties of gelatinous weight. Formation of capsules comes at the exit from a head of Capsulator in which under pressure of air filler and gelatinous weight moves. Under the influence of the pulsing oil in a head the stream is divided and at the expense of forces of a superficial tension of gelatinous weight the separated part smoothly takes spherical shape. The created capsule gradually stiffens in a low flow of the cooled vegetable oil. After formation of the capsule on the pipeline come to a baking sheet with the vegetable oil located on the regiment Capsulator Consumption of Filler and Gelatinous Weight it is regulated. At the same time receive capsules weighing filler from 0,05 to 0,4 grams. Oil pulsation frequency is equal in a head to the number of the created capsules and in the course of a production cycle is stable, but depending on the mass of filler can be changed from 60 to 250 capsules a minute. The room is equipped with the device for preparation of gelatinous weight, capacities for filler solution preparation, electronic scales. The device for preparation of gelatinous weight is equipped with the mixer and container with water in which the set temperature is automatically maintained. Solution of filler is prepared according to technological instructions. The prepared gelatinous weight and filler in necessary quantities are weighed and filled in in Capsulator tanks. After inclusion of Capsulator transport oil in system is cooled. The exit to "mode" takes about 10 minutes. During this time the Capsulator operator adjusts formation of capsules and their necessary dosage. In process of filling baking sheets change, moving on the lower regiments Capsulator. The room of an extraction of capsules from vegetable oil, is equipped with the centrifuge for an extraction and a sink for washing of baking sheets from vegetable oil. At the small volumes productions there is a manual method of an extraction excluding the centrifuge for an extraction. After an extraction of the capsule transfer to the site of drying. The room of drying of soft gelatin capsules equipped with the conditioner with the air dryer and shelves on which place baking sheets with damp capsules after an extraction. At the correct observance of the modes of temperature and humidity of the capsule dry in 24 hours. The dried-up capsules from baking sheets pour in capacity and transfer to washing with isopropyl alcohol. The room of washing of capsules, is equipped with capacity for isopropyl alcohol and the centrifuge for washing of the dried-up capsules from the remains of vegetable oil. Obligatory existence of the exhaust ventilation. Capsules fill up in a drum of the centrifuge in which via the gate a scattered stream isopropyl alcohol moves from capacity. At the small volumes productions there is a manual method of washing excluding the centrifuge.