Capsules 201: Beginner Level

Our entry-level course covers the essentials of capsule filling, introducing students to the basics of capsule types, sizes, and powder properties.

Start on February 4, 2025

All of our courses are all-inclusive, including food and a hotel room.

Skills You'll Develop

Understanding Capsule Types

Proficiency in Tablet Press Operation and Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Skills

Leadership in Managing Tablet Press Maintenance and Optimization

Powder Formulation Basics for Encapsulation

Expertise in Diagnosing Mechanical and Production Issues

Process Optimization

Ability to Perform Root-Cause Analysis for Tablet Press Problems

Capsule Filling Machine Operation

Skill in Preventative Maintenance for Tablet Presses

Maintenance Fundamentals

Insight into Optimizing Tablet Press Production Lines for Maximum Efficiency

Quality Assurance

Advanced Knowledge in Tablet Press Setup and Calibration

Regulatory Compliance

Understanding the Relationship Between Formulation, Tablet Design, and Manufacturing Challenges

Capsules 201: Beginner Level

3 days in Fort Worth, TX

Through hands-on sessions, participants will gain practical experience with fully automatic capsule filling machines, learning how to set up, operate, and troubleshoot them to ensure the production of high-quality capsules. After completing this 3-day training session, participants will feel confident operating capsule fillers, identifying common manufacturing issues, and diagnosing basic mechanical problems.

Course Outcomes: After completing this 3-day training session, you will be proficient in operating capsule fillers. You will also be equipped to recognize and address common problems in capsule manufacturing and diagnose fundamental mechanical issues.

Enrollment Requirements: None

You'll receive:

Course Certificate upon Completion

On the last day of class, you will receive a personalized, embossed certification that declares you have completed one of SDU’s capsules courses. This credential not only validates your expertise and dedication to continuous learning but also positions you as a valuable asset in solid dose manufacturing.

Capsules Course Professor

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John Karmazin

John Karmazin's diverse career began in retail at JCPenney, where he developed foundational customer service skills before moving into a role at Northeastern Building Supply and Kitchen Design in Jackson, NJ, gaining experience with general contracting materials and heavy machinery. In 2014, he transitioned to Index as the shipping and receiving manager, quickly advancing to a mechanical service technician under the mentorship of an industry veteran with over 40 years in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry. Today, as a lead mechanic at Index, John specializes in assembling, maintaining, and training on high-tech capsule filling and polishing equipment, such as the Index K120i and K90i capsule fillers. His role at Solid Dose University involves training professionals on the operation, troubleshooting, and optimization of capsule filling machinery, leveraging his extensive practical knowledge to enhance workforce readiness in the solid dose manufacturing industry.