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30 January 2017 Tablets & Capsules A survey of what's available Vibratory fluid-bed dryer Vibro-Bed fluid-bed dryer handles lab/pilot and medium-high volumes of moist pellets, granules, and coated tablets. Vibra- tory processor comes on mobile frame that eliminates heavy- gauge walls and cross braces and allows use of small vibratory motors. Self-contained unit arrives ready to plug in and requires only one air inlet and outlet. Processor's few weld seams and quick-disconnect housing speed cleanup. Rental units are 18 and 24 inches in diameter; production units are as large as 84 inches. Kason, Millburn, NJ. Tel. 973 467 8140 Continuous granulation suite Lödige's Granucon continuous granulation suite combines company's CM 5 continuous high-shear wet granulator with its LCF 5 continuous fluid-bed dryer. Dryer's integral screw conveyor—which operates in close tolerance to unit's hemi- spherical bottom screen—eliminates wide variation in resi- dence time. Screw removes quickly and easily for cleaning. Features include exchangeable bottom screen, wash-in-place system, individual cleaning of filter elements, and control over air volumes in dryer's three chambers. Company offers custom mixing elements, choppers, liquid addition methods, heating and cooling elements, and pressure/vacuum con- struction. Modwave, Hermosa Beach, CA. Tel. 310 918 6772 granulation & drying Conical rotor processor Granurex conical rotor one-pot processor forms granules, lay- ers dry powder APIs, and dries polymer coatings onto cores. Each process produces high-density, uniform spherical par- ticles as small as 100 microns. Unit achieves product yields as high as 97 percent and API content of 90 to 95 percent. Benefits include fast processing times, minimal use of solu- tion/solvent, and ability to process micronized API powders with very low loss. Seven processing inserts let you vary batch size between 0.5 and 200 kilograms. Freund-Vector, Marion, IA. Tel. 319 377 8263

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