Piscataway, N.J. – ACG the only supplier in the world offering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry – recently helped a prominent US pharmaceuticals company increase batch yield for a product whose dust-prone formulation was resulting in unacceptable wastage of more than 5%. In 2019, modifications made by ACG Capsules Technical Services Team to the manufacturers’ four ACG capsule filling machines resulted in drastically reduced product waste and vastly diminished equipment downtime.
The project involved ACG’s AF-90T Capsules Fillers, which can produce up to 90,000 capsules per hour. The Capsule filling machine from ACG Engineering has become a preferred machine range at pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities around the world, with over 1,000 capsule filling machines installed and operating. Reliable and robust, the AF-90T is suitable for filling a wide range of formulations including powder, pellets and tablet-in-capsule.
Utilizing custom-made attachments, ACG’s Capsule Technical Team designed and fabricated a dust collection unit made from stainless steel. Powder collected in the trays could then be reused with the formulation at regular intervals. At the same time, ACG modified the tamping plate assembly and eliminated bearing jamming to help prevent unnecessary downtime.