Softgel encapsulation machine is an indispensable mechanical device commonly used in softgel capsule and paintball making industries. Listed below are the major components of softgel encapsulating machine and their respective functions.
a. Host machine
It is the most direct equipment unit used to complete soft capsule production. It is mainly composed of machine frame, machine head, material feeding pump, lifting device, pill feeder, gelatin skin wheels, gelatin coating system, lubrication system, conveyor, electric control box, control panels and other components.
b. Machine frame
It is the carrier for supporting and installing various functional components, and stainless steel coating is installed outside.
c. Machine head
It is used for installing the mold, and can drive the mold for synchronous rotation to complete the action of cutting pills. The rotation accuracy and synchronization accuracy of the machine head directly affect the molding quality of pressure pills.
d. Material feeding pump
The feeding pump is fixed above the machine frame, it sucks the material liquid in the hopper, and sends the liquid into the switch board combination through four feed tubes, a part of material liquid is sprayed out from the wedge-shaped sprinkler body after being distributed of the shunting plate in the switch board combination, and the other material liquid can be sent back into the hopper along with the return hose.
e. Lifting device
It is installed in front of the material feeding pump and above the machine head, and is composed of switch board combination, and a sprinkler body combination is fixed on the lower end.
f. Gelatin skin wheel
The gelatin skin wheels are fixed on both sides of the machine frame with one on the left side and the other on the right side, cooling medium is sealed in the gelatin skin wheels, the cooling medium commonly adopts clean water. Clean water can circulate in the gelatin skin wheel and the pipelines under the effect of circulating water pump of water cooling machine during work, meanwhile, the refrigeration system is started, the temperature can be set through the temperature control push button on the water cooling machine, the temperature of the gelatin skin wheels can be kept in the error range of the set value after certain time.
g. Gelatin coating system
It comprises tube pinching combinations, gelatin coating roll combination, oil roll combination and carrier roller. The tube pinching combination is used for controlling turn-on and turn-off of the gelatin inlet. The gelatin coating roll combination, oil roll combination and carrier roll are fixed on the aluminum plate in front of the machine frame, the power of the gelatin coating roll combination is sent out by the main motor, the rose work shaft in the gelatin coating roll combination is rotated to tear off the prepared gelatin skin from the gelatin skin wheels, and send it into the oil roll. The oil roll can coat oil on the gelatin skin to play a role of protecting the gelatin skin. The carrier roll is used for supporting and guiding the gelatin skin.