Romaco Noack blister line: efficient primary and secondary packaging
The presentation of the versatile Noack 960 blister line will place the focus on Romaco’s line business. Romaco Promatic cartoning solutions have already been firmly established in France and Wallonia for a good many years. The blister technology in the Romaco Noack 960 series is now making an impression with short cleaning times, quick format changes and an advanced level of automation. The interchangeable QuickFeed unit can be exchanged in a matter of seconds and enables parallel operating steps instead of sequential. The Noack 960 blister machine is offered with either rotary or platen sealing and can pack any standard pharmaceutical solids. Users can choose between a dedicated and a highly automated feed unit for particularly reliable product feeding. The QuickTrans module connects the blister machine to a cartoner in the Promatic PC 4000 series. This servo-driven transfer station with vacuum assisted overhead conveyor is configured independently of specific formats and passes the blister stacks directly to the cartoner’s bucket chain.
The continuous motion cartoners in the Promatic PC 4000 series are very flexible in use; they feature a cGMP compliant balcony structure and an ergonomic design. The retractable carton magazine permits optimal access to all cartoner components, making retooling and cleaning much easier. The servo-controlled carton pick-up with its positive opening system protects the materials highly effectively and is a hallmark of all Promatic cartoners. In addition to this, servo motors and belt drives guarantee low vibration and noise levels. When installed in an in-line configuration with the Noack 960, the Romaco blister solution has a maximum output of 700 blisters and 420 cartons a minute.
Romaco Kilian KTP 420X: cool, fast & clean design principle
Longstanding customers of Romaco Kilian in France and Wallonia can take advantage of the ALL4PACK show to see for themselves how the modern KTP 420X high speed press suits for pharmaceutical applications. The “cool, fast & clean” design principle reflects the crucial development objectives of the Romaco Kilian technology. “Cool” sums up all measures which keep the temperature in the process area below 30°C. The KTP series is consequently ideal for processing temperature sensitive medications such as Metformin or Ibuprofen. Special compression rollers, bolts and bearings reduce mechanical friction to a minimum. At the same time, the efficient cooling of the V-ring seals and drives avoids unwanted heat. “Fast” stands for the optimised retooling and cleaning times of the rotary press. The number of product-contacted format parts has been systematically reduced and access to the various components is now easier than ever.
With a maximum output of 360,000 tablets per hour, the Kilian KTP 420X can be unequivocally described as a high speed press. “Clean” refers to the hygienic design, which improves product quality and process reliability. The strict separation between the compaction and service areas prevents tablet dust from entering the machine compartment during the production process. The patented bellows protect the tablets from contamination with lubricants during compression. The excellent OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) and TCO (total cost of ownership) values are key characteristics of Romaco Kilian’s KTP 420X.
Romaco Kilian STYL’ONE Evolution: next-generation tableting robot
Romaco Kilian will take advantage of ALL4PACK to unveil the newest generation of its STYL’ONE Evolution single-stroke press. This tablet press, which was specially designed for R&D projects, scale-up applications and the production of very small batch sizes, ships with a whole set of innovative features. The compression cycles have been speeded up by more than 60%, for example, with a constant compression force of up to 80 kN. For the first time, the performance of high speed rotary presses like the Kilian KTP 420X can now be simulated precisely. The single-stroke press processes mono-layer, multilayer or core tablets (tab in tab) with a maximum output of 1000 tablets per hour. ANALIS, the intelligent PAT software, automatically determines the compression force profiles according to the required tablet thickness of each specific product. The new STYL’ONE Evolution models also have an exchangeable process worktable, which is a great advantage when handling highly abrasive products. The disassembly tool for replacing the fill shoe, which allows unused product to be processed further in a GMP compliant way, is another new feature. The cost saving is enormous, particularly when it comes to expensive development products. Moreover, cleaning and maintenance of the Romaco Kilian STYL’ONE Evolution are now much easier owing to the status lamps and utility connections integrated in the machine frame. Finally, the redesigned tablet press has a lower height, so that it fits through all standard door sizes and can be transported without any problems.
Romaco Innojet VENTILUS® V 2.5: laboratory-scale all-rounder
The laboratory-scale version of the Romaco Innojet VENTILUS® V 2.5 is used for granulating, drying and coating particle sizes from 10 μm to 2 mm. A proven allrounder, it is the perfect system for handling powders, granulates, pellets and other free-flowing bulk materials for the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. Due to its special design and enhanced processing efficiency, the VENTILUS® V 2.5 allows up to 25% shorter batch times. The homogeneous flow conditions inside the cylindrical product container enable extremely gentle intermixing of the batch. The process air is controlled by the ORBITER booster, an ingenious container bottom consisting of overlapping circular plates. Together with the ROTOJET, the central bottom spray nozzle, the ORBITER booster forms an innovative functional unit that meets all the requirements for linear scale-ups. The air flow bed technology ensures accurate control of the product movement and equally precise application of the spray liquids. The resulting formulations can achieve the required release profile with between 10 and 15% less spray liquid. The Romaco Innojet process technology is based on the internationally patented air flow bed technology originally developed by Dr. h.c. Herbert Hüttlin.