STI-CB 15 Capsule Banding Machine
The CB-15 is designed to band the joint portions of the cap and body of the filled gelatin or non-gelatin capsules. The banding takes place as the capsules pass over two rollers that are partially immersed in gelatin or non-gelatin material, which is electrically heated and temperature controlled. The result is a smooth, liquid-tight band, which produces a seamless joined capsule. The banded capsules pass over drying fans as they progress to the pull-off station where they are discharged from the machine by vacuum. The result of this process is a banded capsule that prevents leakage of product, reduces oxidation of the product, minimizes odor problems, and most importantly, provides a tamper resistant band. The CB-15 has a maximum capacity of 15,000 capsules per hour. STI Laboratory (LabTop) Model Capsule Bander.
STI LabTop Capsule Banding Machine
Simulates the banding process of a high-speed production banding machine. The machine is capable of producing approximately 100 banded capsules per hour making it is perfect for low-volume runs for clinical trials, comparative studies, stability studies, etc. It is designed to band the joint between the capsule cap and body in order to prevent leakage of liquid products, reduce oxidation of the contents of the capsule, and to minimize the odor problems associated with both solid and liquid products. However, the most important feature demonstrates the tamper resistant nature of the band. Once banded, the capsule is almost impossible to open and re-close without leaving evidence of tampering. The ease of changeover from one capsule to another also makes it possible to evaluate a variety of capsule and banding color combinations.
Capsules can be filled with any of a number of liquid, gel or paste products (as well as solid dosage forms) are manually loaded into the capsule carrying slats. The slats pass through the banding process identical to the production machines. This ensures a complete and highly accurate banding operation.