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ACG North America introduces AF-200(T) Automatic Capsule Filling Machine

June 2nd, 2010, South Plainfield, NJ: ACG North America introduces the latest in its AF Series of Capsule Filling machines, the AF-200(T). The AF-200(T) offers one of the fastest encapsulation speeds available, filling up to 200,000 capsules per hour. The AF-200(T) is equipped with ACG's new, patented ZRM technology which minimizes segregation during operation thereby reducing waste and fugitive dust.

ACG's AF Series of capsule fillers is one of the largest selling series in automatic encapsulation in the world with more than 15,000 ACG machines installed. The machines offer reliability, speed, performance and flexibility. ACG North America offers a wide variety of automatic, semi-automatic and manual machines that are capable of filling a wide range of capsules from size 000 to size 5.

The ACG AF-200(T) can fill a large variety of powder formulations, pellets, micro tablets and combination fillings into hard capsules capsules. It has an output of 200,000 capsules per hour for powder and 170,000 capsules per hour for pellets. Additionally, other dosage form combinations are possible. The machine is formulation friendly and uses a tamping process to form the slug that is inserted into the empty capsule.

The AF-200(T) features an easy to use touch screen and allows machine speed adjustment from the main panel. The precise slug dosing principle enables high filling accuracy, which increases yield and helps save money. It also allows partial filling capability for any size of capsule from 000 to 5. Capsule size and product changeover is quick and easy.

The AF-200(T) features Zero Relative Motion (ZRM) technology. This factory fitted mechanism, developed and patented by ACG Worldwide, ensures that there is virtually no gap between the slider, dosing disc and pad during the compaction stroke. ZRM technology improves manufacturing efficiency by minimizing segregation during operation at 130 strokes per minute. ZRM technology is suitable for full filling operations and partial filling for quantities as low as 15 mg +/-2 mg.

ACG capsule fillers are manufactured at ACG Worldwide's sophisticated plant in Mumbai. ACG's plant and machinery conform to ISO 9001 and UKAS quality and to GMP guidelines. ACG maintains an extensive inventory of machine spare parts in North America to support its customers.

ACG brings its capsule manufacturing experience and expertise in formulation handling to bear in the design and set up of our machines. As a result, ACG machines offer the highest level of integration between capsules and filling machines and the lowest capsule rejection rate in the industry. They also feature a unique filtration system ensuring significantly lower fugitive dust, a feature that creates a healthier environment for your operators and potentially saves thousands of dollars in product loss.

About ACG Worldwide
ACG Worldwide has served the global pharmaceutical, OTC and dietary supplement markets for more than 40 years. The company is known for its uncompromising quality, innovation and passion for providing the products its customers need to support their entire value chain. ACG serves more than 2500 customers in over 100 countries. Learn more about ACG Worldwide at www.acg-world.com.

About ACG North America
ACG North America is the U.S. subsidiary of ACG Worldwide, the second largest capsule manufacturer in the world and the only company to offer pharmaceutical, OTC and dietary supplement companies a full range of capsules, blister packing films, and machines - capsule fillers, tablet presses, blister packing and cartoning. The company is headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ. Visit ACG North America at www.acg-northamerica.com.

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