The Capsule Machine

Printablef Instructions




1 2
 
  • Put base on stand.
  • Separate capsules.
  • Put longer part of capsule in base, shorter part in top (open ends up).
 
  • Put base on shallow bowl or plate.
  • Pour powder.
  • Spread with enclosed card.
3 4
 
  • Use tamping tool to compact powder, if desired, and then pour in more powder
  • Spread excess off of open corner into bowl or plate
 
  • Replace top
  • Remove CAPSULE MACHINE from stand
  • Put on flat surface
  • Press down firmly until unit bottoms out
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  • Capsules are automatically joined and held in top.
 
  • Press top evenly and firmly...capsules are automatically ejected

 

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Want to fill with oils?

Here's some noteworthy information from one of our loyal customers:

"You should let people know that they can fill capsules with all kinds of oils -- walnut, olive, garlic, mega-3, grape-seed and any other oil they may like to take. I have been filling my own for four years with no problem. On the other hand water or your mouth will melt one in less than a minute. I make up to 500 at a time using your machines. I bought 10 from you. It takes about ten days for us to take all of them. They do not melt in the bottles. No oil that has any water whatsoever should be used or it will melt the capsule." Allen Mason


NOTE:
The type of plastic on the top and base is ABS. ABS has good chemical and stress-cracking resistance to inorganic salt solutions, alkalis, mineral acids (except strong oxidizing acids), and some mineral, vegetable, and animal oils. Petroleum-based oils, solvents, and paints SHOULD NOT BE USED, as they will cause the material to craze. There is a possibility that the plastic can be damaged by powders with a high oil content of eugenol. Eugenol is an essential oil that is contained in herbs such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and bay leaf.

Capsule Sizing Information

Print Chart that shows Actual Capsule Sizes

"00" holds about 735 mg. "0" size holds about 500 mg. #1 holds about 400 mg. #2 about 300 mg. #3 about 200 mg.

One teaspoon will fill about 7 "0" capsules and about 5 "00" capsules. The weight depends on the density of the powder you are using. Some powders are much denser than others. It also depends on the fineness of the powder. The only way to be sure is to check the weight of each individual material. On a scale accurate to within one-tenth of a gram or even to one-tenth of an ounce or even to a gram, you can weigh 24 empty capsules and then compare with the weight when full. If you only want a small amount of active ingredient, then you can mix with a material such as milk powder or rice powder as a filler. That way you can use "0" or "00" size capsules with various weights of active ingredients.

Detailed Capsule Size Data:

Size 00 0 1 2 3 4
1. Weight
Average weight in mg 118 95 75 60 47 38
Tolerance in mg ± 7 ± 6 ± 6 ± 4 ± 3 ± 3
2. Capacity
Volume in ml 0.91 0.68 0.50 0.37 0.30 0.21
Powder Density - Capsule capacity mg
0.6 g/ml 546 408 300 222 180 126
0.8 g/ml 728 544 400 296 240 168
1 g/ml 910 680 500 370 300 210
1.2 g/ml 1092 816 600 444 360 252
3. Length of the capsules
Body inches 0.796 0.726 0.654 0.601 0.535 0.480
Tolerance inches ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018
Body mm 20.22 18.44 16.61 15.27 13.59 12.19
Tolerance mm ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46
Cap inches 0.462 0.422 0.385 0.352 0.318 0.284
Tolerance inches ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018 ± 0.018
Cap mm 11.74 10.72 9.78 8.94 8.08 7.21
Tolerance mm ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46 ± 0.46
Size 00 0 1 2 3 4
4. External diameter
Body inches 0.322 0.289 0.261 0.239 0.219 0.199
Body mm 8.18 7.34 6.63 6.07 5.57 5.05
Cap inches 0.336 0.300 0.272 0.250 0.229 0.209
Cap mm 8.53 7.64 6.91 6.35 5.82 5.32
5. Overall closed length
Inches 0.917 0.854 0.765 0.709 0.626 0.563
Tolerance inches ± 0.012 ± 0.012 ± 0.012 ± 0.012 ± 0.012 ± 0.012
Mm 23.3 21.7 19.4 18.0 15.9 14.3
Tolerance mm ± 0.30 ± 0.30 ± 0.30 ± 0.30 ± 0.30 ± 0.30

 

What is The Capsule Machine made of?

The type of plastic of the top and base of The Capsule Machine, as well as the stand and tamper is ABS. ABS plastic material adheres to requirements regarding contact with food and drinking water, which have been established by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Health Office, the den Regulations of the British Plastics Organization, and the Bedarfsgegenständeverordnung as well as other national and international regulations. ABS has good chemical and stress-cracking resistance to inorganic salt solutions, alkalis, mineral acids (except strong oxidizing acids), and some mineral, vegetable, and animal oils. Petroleum-based oils, solvents, and paints SHOULD NOT BE USED, as they will cause the material to craze. There is a possibility that the plastic can be damaged by powders with a high oil content of eugenol. Eugenol is an essential oil that is contained in herbs such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and bay leaf. The two springs of The Capsule Machine are made of Delrin Acetal plastic. This material adheres to the regulations established by the Food and Drug Administration for repeated contact with food and the regulations established by The National Sanitation Foundation for use in drinkable water. The spreader card is made of PVC. If you don’t want to use PVC, you can make a card by cutting paper card stock or cover stock, or another material.

 

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