iCaps – capsule polisher with metal check “HC” High Containment ≤OEB5

The iCaps range offers great flexibility, enhanced output, and superior polishing efficiency.
Thanks to its modular design, the iCaps is customizable to meet specific customer requirements.

Key benefits
  • Operator and product safety up to ≤OEB5 containment level
  • Pressure monitoring with fail security valves and Pressure decay
  • Total emptying with all capsules type
  • 4 elevation heights from 1000 mm to 2200 mm
  • FDA-approved light components to handle and wash
  • Ergonomic, Efficient, Robust, Reliable
  • No risk of cross contamination - Easy validation
  • Central HMI with OPC UA, CFR 21 Part 11 compliant

When manufacturing or planning to manufacture potent drugs, a containment unit is needed to protect the operator and his environment. To ensure an ≤OEB5 containment level, our iCapsHC” – High Containment – features:

  • A contained test sample inserter to avoid contact between the product and the operator while testing the metal detector operation.
  • An automatic metal detector testing: the Autocheck
  • A continuous pressure monitoring to ensure the equipment remains under negative pressure at all times, preventing dust particles from escaping.
  • A pressure decay, which is a self-test putting the machine under vacuum to check that there is no leakage before starting the manufacturing process.
  • Fail-safe pinch valves, automatically creating a safe environment for the operator if a problem is detected.
  • Simple and highly-contained disconnection of peripheral process equipment, using our Flex Connect pipe in conjunction with a double LDPE barrier and Clip & Cut.
  • A unique antistatic patented metal check connectivity allows the machine to have easy tightness while discharging potential static electricity from the capsules.
  • A washable solution, to ensure all volatile dust is removed before dismantling the equipment, with two possible configurations:
    • WIP version (Washing In Place, also called Washing in Line), the polisher is washed in the production room and can be linked to the capsule filling machine. The system remains connected and closed between the production and washing processes.
    • WOL version (Washing Off Line), instead, the polisher should be disconnected from the production machine in a High Containment fashion, and washed in a separate washing room.   In this case, since the WOL trolley remains in the washing room, it can handle several machines, resulting in a cost-efficient solution.


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Products to process Capsules
Polishing technology Patented helicoidal brush system with side vacuuming
Polishing effect High performance level
Vacuum On each elevation tube section
Total emptying Yes, all formats and weight
Conveyor material FDA Hi-tec polymer
Small capsules Size 4-5 Up to 750.000 caps/h
Medium capsules Size 1-2-3 Up to 400.000 caps/h
Large capsules Size 0-00 Up to 250.000 caps/h
Interfacing/Connectivity HMI with OPC UA capability
Inlet Height 558 mm (center of inlet tube DN50)
Available elevation heights 1000/1400/1800/2200 mm
Pressure monitoring Standard
Pressure decay Standard
Metal check CEIA/PH21N - Head aperture Ø 70 mm
Intrinsic sensitivity SS 316L 0,40 mm
Ferro: 0,25 mm
Non ferro: 0,30 mm
Metal check Lock Insight - Head aperture Ø 70 mm
Intrinsic sensitivity SS 316L 0,50 mm
Ferro: 0,30 mm
Non ferro: 0,35 mm
Autocheck for metal detector Optional
Empty Capsule Eliminator N/A
Diverter Optional - 2 ways/ 4 ways / Euro Pallet
Occupational Exposure Band "HC" High Containment ≤OEB5
Noise level <72 dB(A)
GMP compliance Yes
CE compliance Yes
Material certificate Available
IQ-OQ protocole Available
Cleaning and Dismantling
Manual cleaning Easy access for cleaning/No tools required
Automatic cleaning Washing in place - Washing off line
Floor dimension 711 mm x 460 mm
Frame mounted on wheels Yes

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