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MG America Unveils Patented Powder Dosing Unit

Article-MG America Unveils Patented Powder Dosing Unit

MG America Extrudor powder dosing unit
MG America Extrudor powder dosing unit

MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, introduces the newly patented Extrudor powder dosing unit.

The Extrudor requires only one dosing disk per capsule size, regardless of the dosage. The new system promises increased flexibility and reduced size parts.

Traditionally, capsule filling has necessitated different dosing disks depending on specific fill weights. By doing away with this mix-and-match approach, Extrudor not only simplifies the capsule filling process, but also improves dosing accuracy and fill weight consistency by using a redesigned dosing container and dosing disk for excellent product layer uniformity.

The Extrudor technology was developed for MG2's AlternA70N intermittent motion capsule filler, which is suitable for dosing and filling powders and pellets into hard-shell gelatin capsules. Capable of producing up to 70,000 capsules per hour, the machine features a tamping pin and can handle capsules ranging in size from 00 to 5, DB, elongated. The AlternA70N is equipped with a touchscreen operator-machine interface for easy control of all machine functions.

Another advantage of the Extrudor system is reduced product wastage, a result of a “capping” concept that maintains the powder inside the dosing disk and dosing container. This diminishes powder loss, improves yields, and reduces cleanup time and preventative maintenance costs.

MG America, a subsidiary of MG2, Bologna Italy, is a leading supplier of an innovative family of precision-crafted processing and packaging machinery that includes capsule fillers, tablet presses, material handling, primary packaging equipment, secondary packaging equipment, checkweighing/weight control systems, tablet & capsule inspection, and line integration solutions. From sales, field service and spare parts to machine trials and local service/support representation, MG America offers a true "Partnership for Success."

MG America, Fairfield, NJ 973-808-8185 www.mgamerica.com    

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