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In addition, the Flexitab machine produces single layer, bilayer, and trilayer tablets. Three hoppers are mounted on the press’s die table. Each hopper has a pneumatically driven slide-feeder mechanism that automatically fills each tablet layer and compresses between each layer.
Michel adds that operators can set the unit’s dwell time and punch displacement and store various compression profiles in the device’s memory.
The system’s sender transmits rapid bursts of microwave energy to a corresponding receiver, which can be mounted as far as 100 m away. The presence or absence of the signal at the receiver switches a relay for indication or control purposes. The detector’s sensitivity is adjustable, and operators can allow the system to tolerate buildup or changes in material properties.
Systems are available in remote and stand-alone configurations and are not intrusive to manufacturing processes. The product is suitable for blocked-chute detection in wet-, dry-, and bulk-material conveying and transfer systems.