Capsule Filling Technology Capsule Filling Machine with a New Design
Planeta Q, MG2’s capsule filling machine boasts of a new design that allows users to access the machine with ease for their operations. With a production speed ranging from 6,000 to 100,000 capsules/hour, the machine proves useful for a wide range of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.
The first novelty of Planeta Q is the new design, which is the result of the company’s 50 plus years of experience in the development of capsule filling technology. In fact, a careful study of the operator-machine interaction has led to a more ergonomic design that allows the user total accessibility to the machine in order to carry out routine operations, whether they consist in actual production or maintenance programmes.
The machine’s edgy parts have been reduced and the internal layout has been conceived by focusing on ergonomics. The safety guards are ‘gull-wing’-shaped and the empty capsule selector SR/I is integrated into the machine, thus allowing faster intervention by the operator, states the company.
The control panel is mobile, which allows it to rotate around the machine Q at an angle of 180 degrees, and it is equipped with a 21-inch touchscreen HMI to make the control of every operation user-friendly. According to the firm, the VPN connection allows faster remote access for online technical assistance. Connectivity is also enhanced thanks to the network that has been designed for full integration with the customers' corporate network systems.
With a production speed ranging from 6,000 to 100,000 capsules/hour and a complete coverage of the product range – from powder to pellets, from low dosages of powders to liquids, from tablets to microtablets – for both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, the machine summarises the leading features of the firm’s high technology which is now a standard for its customers all over the world.
Talking about flexibility, it is also possible to combine multiple products inside the same capsule thanks to two dosing units placed in the machine. Net weight control is guaranteed by the firm’s patented weight control systems, which comply with the highest quality control standards required by customers, mentions the company.
OEB4 Containment Level
Planeta Q, unlike Planeta, offers high-level containment standards. The machine, thanks to its innovative design, complies with the OEB4 level, by ensuring maximum safety for both the operator and the environment, even while handling high-risk pharmaceutical products, opines the firm.
The machine is equipped with gloves for safe access to the production area, special seals for the isolation of the operational area from the technical area, suction lances for dry cleaning and wetting guns. Finally, there is the possibility of integrating the machine with state-of-the-art protection devices, such as high-containment valves for product introduction and continuous liner for sample collection.
The machine is already available at the company’s showroom located at the production plant in Pianoro, Italy.