Automated Small-Scale Tablet Press Aids Development

April 22, 2015

SMI's Bilayer Nova development and pilot-scale double-layered tablet press is fully automated.

The Bilayer Nova from SMI is a fully automated development and pilot-scale double-layered tablet press with single-layer capabilities. The intuitive human-machine-interface control touchscreen allows full visible access of the machine with accesible controls. The standalone unit does not require any additional consoles or cabinets, which is ideal for tight working environments. The machine has nine-ton, first- and second-layer compression capabilities that are suitable for bilayer tableting requirements. New 'Director Pro' software is designed to reduce operator error and increase product yield. The software will automatically maintain individual tablet weights and reject tablets that are outside of user-specified tolerances.