Tablets are still the predominant dosage form for pharmaceutical products. The drug industry has long experience manufacturing tablets, but equipment and processes keep evolving as new materials and formulations challenge conventional production methods. This month's products were designed to improve the versatility and efficiency of tablet-manufacturing lines. The S250 Smart tablet press from IMA facilitates turret changeover and cleaning processes. DRIAM's DRIACONTI-T pharma film coater includes a cylindrical drum that enables continuous processing. The AF-200(T) capsule filler from ACG North America accurately fills low doses at high speeds.
Film coater enables continuous operation
Tablet press offers flexibility
The S250 Smart tablet press has a maximum production speed of 300,000 tablets/h. One available model of the machine meets pharmaceutical standards such as 21 CFR 11. The model regulates tablet weight by taking measurements and providing feedback. The device's electric components are included in the machine housing, thus giving the unit a compact design. Personnel operate the press through a touch screen control. The device's software was designed to be self-explanatory.
Encapsulator combines accuracy and high output
The device's feeding design handles difficult formulations (e.g., loose, dusty, and heat-sensitive powders) and reduces dusting to as little as 1%. The feeding design thus enhances operator safety and reduces mechanical changeover time. The unit's proprietary Zero Relative Motion technology helps minimize dust segregation to 1% or less. In addition to powders, the encapsulator also fills capsules with microtablets and pellets. Users control the AF-200(T) machine with a touch screen and adjust its speed with the main panel. The encapsulator is appropriate for facilities with limited floor space.
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