40 March 2017 Tablets
A survey of what's available
Stokes Model 623
h e i g h t - a d j u s t a b l e
tablet deduster fits any
tablet press configura-
tions and uses vari-
able-pitch tray to con-
trol how long tablets
stay on screen.
no tools, and tray assembly removes easily from vibrator in
one piece for fast cleaning between products. Controls
beneath tray allow you to regulate air flow and vibration.
Deduster features adjustable vacuum, disconnects quickly,
and moves on casters. Product-contact parts are made of
stainless steel and plastic.
Compression Components & Service, Warrington, PA.
Tel. 267 387 2000
Stainless steel deduster simul-
taneously elevates and dedusts
as many as 1 million tablets per
hour. Features include variable-
speed control, automatic pol-
ishing of sides/angles, and long
dedusting path. Feeding height
ranges from 33 to 39 inches;
chute adjusts between 42 and
48 inches. It operates on 110
or 220 volts. Company also
offers tablet compression tooling, tablet presses, replacement
parts, accessories, and services.
Natoli Engineering, St. Charles, MO.
Tel. 636 926 8900
DS71 capsule selector-polisher
uses filtered air jet to separate
empty, partially filled, or crushed
capsules from on-spec filled cap-
sules. Unit also removes dust from
exterior, handling as many as
160,000 capsules per hour.
Machine uses different selection
wheels for different capsule sizes,
and air flow adjusts to suit capsule
weight. LED indicator shows percentage of air flow used.
Installed at capsule filler's discharge, adjustable-height unit
prevents stoppages; it operates independently.
IMA North America, Leominster, MA.
Tel. 978 537 8534
Single or double surge
hopper connects down-
stream of company's
KD70 series dedusters,
tablet presses, or cap-
sule fillers to delay
products' entry into
intermediate bulk con-
tainer (IBC). Delay
enables you to sample
easily so you can con-
duct quality checks. If quality falls outside specification, hop-
per prevents off-spec products from entering IBC, thus lim-
iting problem to fraction of total production. In two-hopper
configuration, manual or automatic diverter valve guides
products into appropriate IBC. At hopper outlet, 4-inch-
diameter valve with silicon flap smoothly feeds tablets/cap-
sules to IBC(s). Optional sensors for monitoring product level
in hopper interface with company's integrated controller or
with tablet press or capsule filler. You select hopper volume
to suit application.
Kraemer US, Allendale, NJ.
Tel. 201 962 8200