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Tablets & Capsules January 2017 9 D capsule filling Resolving weight variation on tamping-style capsule fillers Stephen W. Lee CapsCanada Weight variation in filled two-piece capsules is a common occurrence. This article tells you why the weight of your filled capsules can vary and how to fix the problem. uring a webinar about capsule filling last year, I asked attendees to choose the most prevalent problem they faced operating their capsule filling process. As Figure 1 shows, the audience—comprising people working in 20 different countries—made it clear that weight variation dominated. Not only was weight variation of filled cap- sules the primary cause of difficulty, it received more votes than the next two leading categories combined.

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