Capsules 202: Advanced Level

Solid Dose University’s advanced level capsule filling course delves into the more intricate aspects of the encapsulation process.

Start on May 13, 2025

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

Skills You'll Develop

Optimization of Machine Parameters

Proficiency in Tablet Press Operation and Troubleshooting

Preventative Maintenance Planning

Leadership in Managing Tablet Press Maintenance and Optimization

Quality Control Mastery

Expertise in Diagnosing Mechanical and Production Issues

Machine Setup and Calibration

Ability to Perform Root-Cause Analysis for Tablet Press Problems

Advanced Powder Formulation

Skill in Preventative Maintenance for Tablet Presses

Root Cause Analysis

Insight into Optimizing Tablet Press Production Lines for Maximum Efficiency

Troubleshooting Expertise

Advanced Knowledge in Tablet Press Setup and Calibration

Hands-On Machine Experience

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

Capsules 202: Advanced Level

3 days in Fort Worth, TX

Participants will learn how to optimize machine parameters for enhanced efficiency, manage variables impacting capsule quality, and understand the intricacies of different powder formulations. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll practice making critical adjustments on semi-automatic fillers on the first day, followed by two days of intensive training on fully automatic machines. This approach ensures you develop the confidence to address and resolve typical challenges in capsule filling.

Course Outcomes: By the end of this training, you will confidently identify the root causes of most capsule defects. You will learn how to develop and implement a preventative maintenance program for various encapsulation machines. Additionally, you will gain a thorough understanding of setting up and calibrating capsule fillers.

Enrollment Requirements: Completion of SDU’s encapsulation 201 class or 3 years of encapsulation experience.

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.