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Office Hours
8:05-4:25 Central Time
Monday - Friday
Phone: 1-800-251-8182
Fax: 1-615-672-4989

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ENCAPSULATION

 

Raw Material Weigh Up of Capsule Ingredients

Ingredients are brought  into a weigh room where they are weighed according to a written formula for a predetermined number of capsules specified in the Manufacturing Batch Record (MBR).

 

Raw Material Parameters for Capsule Ingredients

Encapsulating machines operate at extremely high speeds. Conformity from batch to batch in the filling operation depends on the characteristics of the Raw Material such as particle size, shape, and size distribution. The following parameters must be controlled:

*Particle size and shape *Uniformity of particle size *Homogeneity of the mixture *Flow properties *Moisture content *Tap density

 

 

Blending of Capsule Ingredients

Ingredients are blended according to another set of predetermined written instructions specified in the Manufacturing Batch Record (MBR).

When the blending process is completed, the blended ingredients are placed in drums and transported to the capsule filling room for encapsulation.

 

 

 

 

Capsule Filling Machine Setup

Using precision engineered tooling (dosing disk and tamping pins) the size specified in the Manufacturing Batch Record (MBR), our production staff sets up the capsule filling machine. The operator has Quality Control approve the setup, fills the hopper with raw material and starts the machine to begin production of the batch.

 

Capsule Filling Machine Operation

Dee Cee's high speed encapsulating machines fill up to 45,000 capsules per hour. The operator continuously monitors and controls key functions such as filling, tamping of the raw material and capsule ejection. Enclosed stainless steel construction assures optimum manufacturing conditions.

 

 

 

In Process Testing of Capsules

Capsules are tested at the beginning of each batch and the beginning of each shift to ensure that they meet USP <2091> requirements for weight conformity. Every 15 minutes during operation, a random sample of ten capsules is checked for weight and length compliance.

 

 

 

 


Disintegration Time and Dissolution Rate of Capsules

Capsules disintegrate and release contents within a period of 2 minutes up to a maximum of 10 minutes. Capsules are recognized as having superior disintegration properties compared to tablets.

 

Quality

Each capsule machine operator is responsible for assuring that the capsules they manufacture meet the exact specifications in Manufacturing Batch Records (MBR). Each step of the manufacturing process is monitored by supervisory personnel and verified by quality control.

 

 

Finished Goods Inspection

As each batch is completed, a representative sample is tested in the laboratory. Manufacturing Batch Record (MBR) and finished goods records are thoroughly reviewed and verified for accuracy before the product is given a final stamp of approval and released for packaging and shipment.

 

 

 


Dee Cee Laboratories, Inc.
304 Dee Cee Court
White House, TN 37188

Office Hours
8:05-4:25 Central Time
Monday -  Friday
Phone: 1-800-251-8182
Fax: 1-615-672-4989
After Hours: 1-800-251-8182