The GKF 60 system features piezo station, which enables to fill very small quantities beginning at 0.1mg filling weight


Syntegon has launched GKF 60 capsule filling machine. (Credit: Syntegon Technology GmbH)

Process and packaging technology provider Syntegon Technology has introduced a new capsule filling machine called GKF 60.

Designed for lab-scale capsule filling, the new capsule filling machine provides high flexibility and low space requirements for laboratories and research-based pharmaceutical companies.

Featuring six stations, the new compact machine is said to require significantly fewer format parts.

Syntegon solid pharma senior market expert Matthias Mössinger said: “Nevertheless, a total of three filling stations can be integrated in parallel.

“Customers can choose from numerous options ‒ from the newly developed piezo dosing to the familiar dosing modules for dry powder inhalation (DPI), pellets, tablets, or liquids, to the mini-bowl station for a scale-up to the next larger production machine.”

The piezo station of the GKF 60 filling machine enables to fill very small quantities beginning at 0.1mg filling weight.

Syntegon’s GKF 60 system also features new automated process development (APD) tool, which will help determine the optimum parameters for filling and automatically adjust them during the filling process.

Also, each dosing station can be optionally equipped with a gravimetric 100% weighing system for each component dosed.

Syntegon is allowing customers to select the GKF 60 either in the standard version, as well as the containment variant or as a combi solution.

In addition, the separate control cabinet with an integrated operator interface and user-friendly dashboard enables to further save space.

Mössinger further added: “The GKF 60 is a future-proof machine that will continue to develop in the direction of automation and Industry 4.0. The great interest of our customers shows that we are right on target with this far-sighted and very flexible development.”

In March this year, Syntegon launched a new Versynta flexible filling platform (FFP) for liquid pharmaceuticals.