Automatic Bench Top Capsule Filling Machine

The MiniCap – Fully Automated Capsule Filling Machine is used for a hand-free, fully automated filling of hard gelatin capsules with free flowing granules, pellets and powders. It was developed for use in R&D and for small batch production producing up to 3,000 capsules per hour. The Mini-Cap is an ideal solution compared to manual capsulation systems. It is one of the first automatic bench-top capsule filling machines on the market.

The MiniCap is equipped with PLC controls and it is designed as per GMP and CE standards.Thanks to its compact size and its smart design; it is easy to install the machine on any solid work bench. A Stainless Steel trolley is available as an option making the unit mobile. The work cycle is totally automatic and is controlled by Programmable Logic Control (PLC). All contact parts are made of GMP compliant materials and can be sterilized in accordance with GMP.

Ideally suited for:

  • Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Herbal, Cannabis, Veterinary
  • Product Development, Scale Up and Small Batch Manufacturing
  • High value, low volume products 


  • Easy to Use
  • Mini Compact Size
  • Human Touch Free Capsulation
  • Maximum Output of 3000 Capsules / Hour
  • Auto Rejection of Un – Opened Capsules
  • Fully Automated Capsulation Work Cycle
  • Change Over Time 50 Minutes
  • All Contact Parts of SS 316
  • Machine manufactured as per CE , CGMP, GAMP Norms
  • Minimum BULK required for Trial is 100gms. ( 0.7 to 0.8 gm/cc TBD 

Safety Measures

  • Electrical front panel box positioned on front side of the machine
  • Low-voltage 24-V Front panel control plate with push buttons & key type MMI
  • Red emergency push-button on the control desk
  • Upper doors front & rear provided with hinge blocks for protection against moving parts & safety switch interlocking in the compression zone
  • Lower guards provided for driving assembly with screw locking system & safety switch interlocking
  • Vacuum pump with electronic switch & filters
  • AC variable drive with PLC Unit is used for turret drive controls

Optional Features

  • Liquid filling attachment
  • Tablet filling attachment
  • Extra change part for capsule size
  • Partial filling attachment
  • CE certification
  • Extra change part for tablet attachment
  • Dozing disc
  • Recommended spares
  • IQ, OQ, DQ documents and test certificates provided on requirement

Technical Specifications

Parameter Specification
Production Rate Up to 3000 capsules/h.*
Compatible Capsule Size 00, 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4
Electric Voltage 230 V ±10%, single phase, 50/60 Hz.
AC Motor Rating 90 W, 1400rpm, 230V, gear box ratio=30:1
Rated Power 0.75 KW, including vacuum pump
Vacuum Pump for Capsule Opening 6 m3/h. (VTE 6)
Aspiration Vacuum Pump 90 m3/h. pressure drop=120 mbar
Air Compressor 50l./min. at work pressure 1.5 bar
Pneumatic Requirements Flow 300l/min. at 6bar
Instrument dimensions Approx. 660 × 650 × 880 mm (width x depth x height)
Net/ Gross weight (without sieve stacks) Approx. 286 / 435 kg

Capsulation Specifications

Parameter No. of Units
Upper Bushings 8 Units
Lower Bushings 8 Units
Dosing Disc with Counter Disc 1 Unit
Capsule Orientation Group 1 Unit
Pins for Powder Compression 4 Units
Pin for Powder Transfer 1 Unit
Pin for Capsule Closing 1 Unit
Dosing Discs (see encl. table)

1 Each

MiniCap Inside View

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