PACKPEDIA – The Encyclopedia of Packaging by UP

Feeding Systems – Tablets & Pills

Feeding systems for tablets and pills are integral to the functionality of vertical packaging machines. Let’s explore the different aspects of manual and automatic feeding for tablets and pills.

Manual Feeding: involves human intervention in loading tablets and pills into the packaging machine. This method suits smaller-scale operations where precision and speed may not be critical factors. While offering simplicity and control, manual feeding might not match the efficiency of automated alternatives.

Automatic Feeding Solutions for Tablets:

  1. Vibratory Feeders use vibrations to move and align tablets or pills, ensuring a consistent flow into the packaging machine. They are effective for small to medium-sized tablets.
  2. Belt Conveyors elevate and transport tablets and pills along a continuous belt, providing a controlled and steady flow into the packaging process. Suitable for various sizes and shapes.
  3. Rotary Feeders use rotating mechanisms to orient and feed tablets or pills onto the packaging line. They are suitable for high-speed operations.
  4. Vacuum Conveyors use suction to transport tablets or pills, ensuring gentle handling and precise positioning. Ideal for fragile or coated tablets.

Choosing the appropriate automatic feeding systems for tablets and pills depends on factors such as the type and size of tablets or pills, production speed, and the desired level of automation. Each system aims to optimize efficiency, accuracy, and the overall packaging process for pharmaceutical products.


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