Romaco at Vitafoods in Geneva
Focus on food applications
Romaco Kilian K 720 double-sided rotary press
The tablet presses in the Romaco Kilian K series impress with their excellent value for money. The K 720 double-sided rotary press was configured by Romaco Kilian for the production of mono and bi-layer tablets and can be switched flexibly between the two operating modes. This high speed press has a maximum output of 1,000,000 tablets per hour. The technology is used both in the pharmaceutical industry and in the non-pharmaceutical sector, and is particularly suited for compressing effervescent tablets, nutraceuticals and drugstore items. The systematic reduction of product loss was a top priority when Romaco Kilian developed the K series. Amongst other features, this is achieved by means of product scrapers, which are in constant contact with the die table surface due to magnetic force. Targeted measures to improve the Kilian K 720's productivity, availability and quality have simultaneously increased its overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The hermetic separation of the tablet press process area from the changeover and service areas moreover restricts cleaning to a minimum and extends the production time of the Romaco Kilian K 720 rotary press.
Romaco Innojet VENTILUS® V 5 processing machine
The laboratory-scale version of the Romaco Innojet VENTILUS® V 5 is used for granulating, drying and coating particle sizes from 10 µm to 2 mm. Due to its special design and enhanced processing efficiency, the VENTILUS® V 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.
Romaco Innojet IHD 5 hot melt device
The Romaco exhibit will also include the innovative Innojet IHD 5 hot melt device. This CIP capable device complies with all GMP requirements for coating and granulation with organic waxes and fats. The fact that there is no evaporation during the hot melt process is a crucial advantage. The processing times are up to 85% shorter as a result. What's more, since there is no need to heat the air in order to dry the product, energy efficiency is improved. The IHD 5 features a design with all components - including the valve block, dosing unit and melting container - integrated in a compact, block-like housing. This makes it easy to connect the mobile device to the VENTILUS® V 5 whenever this is called for by the formulation. All laboratory equipment in the VENTILUS® V 5 series can simply be fitted with the spray air heater which is essential for hot melt applications. Heating the system to 120°C prevents the coating liquid from cooling down in the feeding channels and clogging the spray nozzle. The pulsation-free application of the hot melt coating ensures outstanding precision and product quality.
On show at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva (Switzerland) from May 7 to 9, 2019 (Palexpo, Stand H 135).