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30 April 2015 Tablets & Capsules A survey of what's available Double-sided tablet press FE75 double-sided tablet press accepts as many as 115 punch stations to produce more than 1.6 million tablets per hour. Its four compression rollers can be configured to operate with two intermediate pressures. Pneumatically controlled tablet scrapers apply constant surface pressure, minimizing product loss. Conical filling units allow accurate, easy processing of complex mixtures. Separate lubrication of punch head and punch shaft coupled with closed cam-track assembly reduce contamination. Tubeless extraction unit with fixed-position connection speeds installation during changeover and clean- ing. Turret changeover is automated and requires no tools. Two-part frame and pneumatic suspension dampen vibration. Fette Compacting America, Rockaway, NJ. Tel. 973 586 8722 Benchtop tablet press/analyzer Computer-controlled GTP-1 tablet press and fracture analysis system (photo) facilitates QbD R&D, process optimization, and small-scale batch manufacturing of single-layer and multi-layer formulations. Punch speed is 0.1 millimeter per second and traces V-shaped compression wave form, com- pressing 2 to 400 milligrams of material using punches 2 to 15 millimeters in diameter. Load is reproducible to within 1 percent between compressions. Options include humidity control and SafeTab HEPA-filtered containment that accom- modates cytotoxic and highly potent APIs for conducting feasibility testing with very small amounts of material. Gamlen Tableting, Nottingham, UK. Tel. +44 115 912 4271 multi-layer tabletting Double-sided tablet press Cadpress II high-speed, double-sided tablet press converts easily to bi-layer production. It uses 37, 45, 55, or 61 stations; accepts D, B, and BB tooling; and produces as many as 439,200 single-layer and 200,000 bi-layer tablets per hour. Pre-compression facilitates handling of difficult materials. All parameters can be fine-tuned during operation from outside compression area, ensuring hygienic production and operator safety. Options include standard, PLC-based, or full com- puter-based control with touch-screen interface. Other options include three-piece turret, automatic tablet rejection during machine start and stop, gravimetric feeding, hopper level monitoring, and spray lubrication for producing effer- vescent tablets. Company also offers presses for manufactur- ing tablet-in-tablet (core-coated) forms. CMC Machinery, Princeton, NJ. Tel. 609 720 9800

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