For more than 30 years, pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide have been using the KA tablet checkers by L.B. Bohle. At Interpack 2017, the specialist machine builder from Ennigerloh will be presenting the KA 280, the latest generation of effective tablet sorting machines.
The thickness of sugar coated tablets and film tablets is one of the most important criteria in the production of pharmaceutical solids: Nuances decide whether a tablet has been produced with the correct dimensions and can thus be further processed or whether it has to be disposed of. The control of such subtle differences presents both organizational and economic challenges for the producers – after all, each tablet must be inspected. For more than three decades, L.B. Bohle has offered the tablet checker KA. The latest KA 280 version has been further refined in terms of precision and throughput: up to one million tablets can be checked by the device per hour.Precise and low-maintenance
These tablets are filled into the hopper. A vibration system transports the tablets to the rotating sorting discs arranged in pairs. Here, the tablets are divided into three different groups: Too thick tablets are placed in a tray above the dispensing tray Tablets that are too thin are discarded on a tray below the dispensing tray in the middle. Tablets of the correct size are fed to the production area. Employees can control the entire process via a touch panel (HMI) and change the settings for thickness measurement, for instance. The lowest measurable deviation is ± 0.1 mm.
In the design of the new KA 280, the Bohle developers focused on ergonomic and simple handling with low-maintenance.
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