Next-Generation Tablet Press Has Industry 4.0 Capability

January 9, 2020

A new tablet press from Korsch is available in single-layer and multifunctional versions.

Korsch will present its next-generation XL 4004 tablet press at INTERPHEX 2020. The new press, with smart Industry 4.0 capability, is available as a single-layer version and a flexible version, which permits the production of single-layer, bi-layer, tri-layer, tablet-in-tablet, and microchip-in-tablet product formats on a common machine platform.  

The new press has an integrated electrical cabinet for a smaller footprint, a torque drive to deliver optimal performance, a fully sealed machine design, and a fast-change capability. A completely redesigned human-machine interface offers an intuitive operating experience, with integrated online help that includes access to manuals, schematics, procedures, and support videos directly at the machine.

The KORSCH XL 4004  SFP (Single-Function Platform) has dedicated single-layer capability, an ergonomic design, and fast changeover. An exchangeable turret execution with internal lift device permits the production of any size tablet on a single machine. It is designed with a 100 kN precompression column, a 100 kN main compression column, and a compression dwell bar between the compression stations. The equipment has a maximum press speed of 120 RPM, an extended feeder length, and a maximum output of more than 300,000 tablets per hour. 

The KORSCH XL 4004  MFP (Multi-Function Platform) can produce a tablet of any size, shape, and format. Its modular feeders, compression stations, and cam tracks allow the press to be reconfigured for all applications over the course of a normal changeover.  In single-layer mode, the XL 4004  MFP is process-identical to the XL 4004 SFP, and the two machines share common product contact parts and full turret interchangeability. The XL 400 platform also offers a comprehensive containment capability with fully integrated solutions for occupational exposure band (OEB) 3, OEB 4, and OEB 5 applications.  

All key components, including turrets, feeders, and cams, are fully interchangeable with third generation XL 400 machines, permitting seamless integration at existing installations. 

Source: KORSCH