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Finding a Used Capsule-Filling Machine

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Buying used is a great way to save money. And you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice service or quality to do it. Most capsule filling sales sites offer gently-used machines at a discounted price and still offer their same level of service, protection, and training. When you begin your search for a used capsule filler, seek out information regarding these things:

1. Support and Service

  • Good Photographs of the Machine
  • Contact for Questions or Training Purposes
  • Positive Seller Rating

2. Location of Seller

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1. Customer Support or Service

Service will vary based on the website from which you purchase your machine. Many websites sell their used equipment while offering the exact same level of service as if you had purchased a brand new machine. However, there are science and lab supply sites that are merely a portal through which sellers can post their items for sale.

A trustworthy seller will post clear, well-lit photos of the machinery and be able to explain it clearly., for instance, is an online store which sellers can join to sell their machinery (new or used) and be paid via PayPal. You will need to deal directly with the seller in that situation, rather than contacting for your service questions. (

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2. Location of Seller

Keep in mind that when purchasing a used item, you may be relying on the seller to arrange for shipping of the item. If the machine will need to make a long journey across one or multiple states, you will want to assess the seller’s protocol for shipments. A shipping quote may be required, which can take as many as 3 days. So, be sure to learn as much as you can about the seller’s shipping method before purchasing from them so that your machine does not arrive damaged. (

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Buying a used capsule filling machine takes as much research as buying a new one, plus a little more. No matter how much money you are saving do to buying used, you are still investing thousands of dollars into your business and want to rest assured that you are investing not only in the machine, but in the company. Will the company or seller support your requests for shipping or your need for training with the equipment? Finding out their level of involvement once the machine is purchased is crucial to knowing if you want to purchase from them in the first place.

Invest in a machine backed by  a company that cares about customer service over time. Call us at 801-225-7040 and visit the About Us section of our website at to find more support for your capsule filling machine purchase needs.

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Three Questions to Ask When Buying a Capsule Polisher

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As with any large purchase, you should do your research before purchasing a new capsule polishing machine. Knowing how you intend to use it and how much you have to spend are crucial before handing your money over for the machine of your choice. This article will discuss the questions you should ask before choosing your capsule polisher and how the answers to those questions will aid you in making the best possible informed decision. 

  1. What is my budget?
  2. Do I need this machine?
  3. Is a Capsule polishing machine cost-effective?

What is my Budget?

Without a set budget in mind, it is impossible to decide where to begin shopping. Since a capsule polishing machine is such an advanced precision instrument for professional pharmacies, you are looking at spending upwards of $1,500 on an average machine. Depending on the number of capsules you want polished and at what speed, you could even spend over $4,000. When setting your budget, you need to determine how much income you will be able to gain from having such a machine. If it will benefit your business and increase profits, then it should fit into your budget.(

Do I Need This Machine?

If you are planning to distribute and sell capsules, then you absolutely need a capsule polisher. Packing capsules requires blisters to seal and pieces to fit properly together. If excess powder builds up on your capsule filling machine and in all the tools you use to package the capsules, you will find yourself with capsules that appear messy, dirty, and unprofessional. Three things are especially important (in regards to the product) for the clients who purchase capsules from you:

  • Hygiene
  • Consistency
  • Neatness of Appearance

Just imagine trying to swallow a capsule that is covered in a sticky dust. The taste alone would be so off-putting you would most likely be unable to swallow it even with copious amounts of water!


Clients will not want to spend their money on something they would not want to put in their bodies. With any product, appearance is paramount. The capsule polishing machine is essential to your business for that fact alone. (

Is it Cost-Effective?

Manual capsule-filling, polishing, and sorting is slow work. And to hire it done for you is expensive in the long-term. A machine does not need health benefits, sick leave, time off, or human resources. It is an up-front investment for long term savings. A capsule polisher is capable of handling 300,000 capsules in a single hour. And with that high of an output done by human hands, there are bound to be some errors. But with the polishing machine, accuracy is constantly upheld. (

Purchasing your capsule polishing machine will improve your productivity and help grow your business. Doing your research and understanding which questions to ask will lead you to the right choice. Your budget, your needs, and the long-term cost of running your machine should all come into consideration.


If you are looking to purchase your first capsule filling machine or you want to update your old one, start your search with TES Equipment Supplier. Visit the About Us section of our website at to learn about our leasing options, support, training, and equipment we offer. You may also call us at 801-225-7040 for more information.


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