Semi-automatic Capsule Filling Machine

The production of semi-automatic capsule filling machine needs assistance from an operator by moving the filling plates between the different sections in the process. It‘s more cost-friendly and user-friendly.

Capable Capsule sizes:

Semi-automatic capsule filling machine is available in 8 kinds of standard capsule sizes.
Capsule Size#000#00#0#1#2#3#4#5
Locked Length26.14mm23.30mm21.7mm19.4mm18.0mm15.9mm14.3mm11.1mm
Capsule Volume 1.37 ml 0.91 ml0.68 ml0.5 ml0.37 ml0.3 ml0.21ml0.13ml

(The filling amount may vary because of the powder difference)

How Semi-automatic Capsule Filling Machine works?

Except for just simply injecting the solid ingredient into a capsule, rich packing, semi-automatic capsule filling machine is equipped with working sections and technologies to ensure a smooth and efficient production process.
Capsule Separation
The empty capsules are sowed in to the filling bores and then separated in to caps and bodies using a vacuum.
Ingredient Filling
The bottom of the capsule is moved around to the powder hopper and filled with the ingredients.
Capsule Closing
The top and bottom of the capsule are pushed back together.
Capsule Ejection
And then the capsules are ejected out of the machine.

The Complete Range of Semi-automatic Capsule Filling Machines

A wide variety of machine models with different capacities and budgets for you to choose from.
Not sure which machine is best for you? Our team can provide a proposal based on your needs and budget!
Model CGN-208 CGNT-209
Output 28,000pcs/h 40,000pcs/h
Applicable Capsule 000#、00#、0#、1#、2#、3#、4#、5#
Power supply 2.12kw 2.2kw
Power 380/220V 50Hz(customizable)
Net weight 400kg 405kg
Packing size 1640*720*1700mm 1640*720*1700mm

A Wise Investment for Pharma

We are committed to manufacture machines with superior quality to meet GMP standards while with efficient and utility features.

Easy to Use

Equipped with Siemens programmable control (PLC) device, touch screen operation, it is convenient to monitor


Compared to automatic capsule machine, the price is cheaper. And it can provide a higher output with more operators.


By controlling the loading and rotary speed of the capsule tray, the dose can be filled accurately and the error can be kept within 3%.

Safe to Operate

The machine is equipped with a protection system, which can ensure the safety of the operator in emergency.

No Pollution

Equipped with a vacuum pump, the operating table is free of pollution and mess.

We've Got Your Back with Comprehensive Service

Stand by you through the whole process, from choosing the suitable machine to taking good care of it for life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some main specifics that you need to consider, such as capsule size and type, applicable ingredient, production capacity, machine size, and warranty. Due to the cost of the machine is a huge budget, a complete and long aftersale service can help a lot for a long run business.
No. There is no need to change the tooling and it is available with all the material.
CE: Conformite Europeenne GMP: Good Manufacturing Practices ISO: International Standards Organization FDA: Food and Drug Administration
  1. Lubricate cam regularly to keep it in good condition.
  2. Disassemble and clean the filling station to clear the excess material to prevent blockage and rust, after the production is finished.
  3. Add lubricating oil to the vacuum pump regularly and clean up the dust.
  4. Fill enough water over half of the barrel body in water tank regularly.
Ingredient hopper, PLC control monitor, filling auger system, pneumatic System, capsule filling plate, rectifier, electric parts and machine body.

Semi-automatic Capsule Filling Machine Working Principle

A semi-automatic capsule filling machine separates empty capsules, fills them with the desired material, and closes them.

It involves following steps:

  1. Capsule separation
  2. Filling station setup
  3. Filling the hopperial
  4. Capsules alignment and orientation
  5. Dosage adjustment
  6. Filling the capsules
  7. Capsule Closing
  8. Ejecting the filled capsules
Semi Automatic Capsule Filling Machine-Sowing
Semi Automatic Capsule Filling Machine-Sowing
Semi Automatic Capsule Filling Machine-Powder Filling
Semi Automatic Capsule Filling Machine-Locking

Automatic vs. Semi-automatic Capsule Filling Machine

Automatic Capsule Filling Machine


Automatic machines offer high-speed production capabilities, filling capsules quickly and efficiently, which is beneficial for large-scale manufacturing.

They require minimal manual intervention, reducing the need for extensive human labor and increasing productivity.

Automatic machines are designed for precise dosing, ensuring consistent and accurate filling of capsules.

They often come with additional features such as capsule sorting, automatic capsule orientation, and online inspection systems, enhancing overall operational efficiency.


Automatic machines tend to have a higher upfront cost compared to semi-automatic machines, making them a significant investment.

Operating and maintaining automatic machines may require specialized training and technical expertise due to their complex nature.

These machines may have limitations when it comes to accommodating small-batch production or frequent product changes.

Automatic machines are generally larger and require more space in the manufacturing facility.

Semi-automatic Capsule Filling Machine


Semi-automatic machines are generally more cost-effective, making them a viable option for smaller manufacturers or startups with limited budgets.

They offer more flexibility in terms of production versatility, allowing easier adaptation for small-scale or diverse product lines.

Semi-automatic machines are relatively simpler to operate and require less technical expertise, enabling easier training and maintenance.

These machines are typically smaller, occupying less space in the production area.


Semi-automatic machines require more manual handling, involving operators in the capsule filling process, which can be time-consuming and potentially introduce errors.

The filling speed is limited by manual handling, resulting in slower production rates compared to automatic machines.

There may be slight variations in filling accuracy or capsule quality due to the manual nature of the process.

Some semi-automatic machines may be less durable or prone to more frequent breakdowns compared to their automatic counterparts.