New Tablet Coater Bridges the Gap Between Market Demand and Manufacturing

The new FLEX 500 tablet coater bridges the gap between market and manufacturing by introducing flexible manufacturing technologies to tablet coating operations. FLEX 500 is the only production class tablet coater with exchangeable drums. Equipment utilization is enhanced by permitting fast product transitions and by reduced cleaning times. The coater is suitable for a range of coating processes including film, sugar, enteric, modified release and drug layer.

Hoffman Estates, IL, November 12, 2009 --( Thomas Engineering has introduced the Accela-Cota® FLEX 500 tablet coating platform to help producers take advantage of flexible manufacturing technology in their coating operations.

The Accela-Cota® FLEX 500 is the only production class tablet coater with exchangeable drums. There are five different drum configurations available so that manufacturers can now select a drum and mixing baffles that best suit a particular product, batch size or coating process, and provide best handling for sensitive tablet cores.

Each drum can process tablet loads from full volume capacity all the way down to batches as small as one fourth of capacity. Using an innovative positioner, spray gun angle and distance to bed can be maintained over the full range of bed heights within each drum. Mixing baffles are easily exchanged to best suit desired bed depth, mixing action and tablet core properties.

The innovative design of the exhaust plenum has adjustment features to ensure that warm process air is directed through the tablet bed to promote efficiency, uniformity, and good film development.

This tablet coater will be on display in New York at Interphex 2010, April 20-22 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center.

Thomas Engineering is a leading manufacturer of tablet coating machines for product development, pilot plant and production scale manufacturing. Having more than 40 years’ experience with tablet coating systems, our customers depend on our expertise to help them achieve the maximum return on their investment. This partnership in progress is their assurance that their Thomas Engineering coating system will deliver reliable performance and consistently good finished products for many years.

Thomas Engineering Inc.
Edward Novit
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