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Unit improves UV-vis measurements
In addition, the part of the device in contact with the solution is disposable, thereby eliminating the risk of carryover and contamination in the measurements. The disposable contact part also reduces turnaround time between measurements and enhances sample-volume control. After the unit has been programmed, it does not require operator oversight.
System enables rapid, continuous inspection
The device performs accurate color, size, and shape analysis and checks for both defective and foreign capsules. It has a "particular strength for softgel doses," according to Donovan. The machine's product imaging presents products randomly on a conveyor belt, thereby enabling the inspection of many different doses with few change parts. When foreign capsules are detected, the system creates an alarm, stops product flow, and preserves an image of the foreign capsule. The machine removes defects and foreign capsules with a pneumatic-ejection mechanism. An additional set of cameras confirms that ejections are performed.
Machine quickly prepares samples
The system's flow cell features a sonicator within a cooling jacket. When a partially dissolved tablet mixture passes through the pipe, the sonicator quickly completes the dissolution without adding heat to the solution. This heat protection prevents drug degradation and formulation changes.
Unlike other sample-preparation systems, the Tablet-Pro unit dispenses 98% of the solvent by volume, and the rest by weight. Dispensing by volume facilitates fast and accurate solvent measurement.
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