Romaco at Pharmtech & Ingredients 2021 in Moscow
Sustainable pharmaceutical machinery
Unity 300 blister packaging line from Romaco Noack
The integrated Unity 300 blister packaging line from Romaco Noack is designed for the low to medium speed segment and meets all the requirements for more climate-friendly pharmaceutical production. For the first time, a sustainability monitor with smart standby functions has been implemented to oversee the power and air consumption of the single-track blister line and reduce the base load of the machine without any negative impact on overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). At less than eight metres long, the monobloc is comparatively short, so that carbon dioxide emissions are much lower, especially in the cleanroom for the primary packaging. The space-saving design is due, amongst other things, to a swing-out IPC magazine, which ensures convenient access to the die-cutter behind it in case of format changes. And there is also the option of repositioning the forming foil reel inside the machine. An extremely compact, energy efficient indexing wheel transfers the blisters from the rotary sealing machine to the continuous motion cartoner. All in all, the Unity 300 achieves a maximum output of 300 blisters and, depending on the cartoner, either 200 or 300 cartons per minute. The blister line is fitted with one hundred percent recycled acrylic glass panes and is additionally available in a carbon-neutral version on request. Romaco Noack’s quality promise for the Unity 300 is underlined with a three-year warranty on all spare parts, and the manufacturer also guarantees to take back the machine free of charge at the end of its service life in the interests of a circular economy.
TP R Optima tablet coater from Romaco Tecpharm
The TP R Optima perforated coating pan from Romaco Tecpharm genuinely processes any batch size from 10 to 100 percent with one and the same drum and achieves optimum coating results, no matter how small the filling volume. Its wide range of applications is the outcome of the full automation of the tablet coater with its GMP-compliant in-wall design. An extendable spray arm with movable spray nozzles ensures not only the correct spray distance but also the ideal spray angle. Both the batch volume and the tablet bed inclination, which varies according to the turning speed of the pan drum, are measured continuously using sonar technology. The patented spray system is thus capable of aligning the nozzle distance and angle automatically throughout the entire process. Furthermore, air exhaust flaps that can be opened steplessly allow exact adjustment of the air path inside the drum. This precise flow control provides loss-free application of the coating suspension and efficient drying of the tablet bed. Apart from shorter processing times, this simultaneously reduces energy consumption and cuts coating liquid usage by up to 60 percent. In short, the TP R Optima supports sustainable production of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Last but not least, Romaco Tecpharm’s smart coating technology includes a system for detecting and accurately identifying blocked spray nozzles.
VENTILUS® Pilot fluid bed processor from Romaco Innojet
The VENTILUS® Pilot fluid bed processor from Romaco Innojet is a mobile all-rounder for pilot scale applications or small batches. The technology impresses with excellent results in terms of flow properties as well as powder and granulate compressibility. 100 percent natural granulation is now possible without any chemical additives. Mounted on four wheels, this compact machine fits through any standard door frame and is designed for plug & play installation. An all-in-one solution intended for batch sizes from 4 to 25 litres, it granulates, dries or coats particles of any size from 10 μm to 2 mm. The technology meets all the requirements for laboratory use as well as for GMP-compliant production of clinical samples. The spray liquid is applied with the central ROTOJET® nozzle using a bottom spray system or alternatively by means of the conventional top spray method. The cylindrical container featuring the ORBITER® booster permits controlled, gentle batch intermixing. The homogeneous flow conditions improve product quality and reduce the spray liquid consumption while simplifying scale-ups. In addition, the VENTILUS® Pilot is suited for hot melt coating processes, which merely requires connection of the patented Innojet IHD hot melt system. The processing time is consequently up to 85 percent shorter and the processor’s carbon footprint is significantly lower.
On show at Pharmtech & Ingredients in Moscow (Russia) from 23 to 26 November 2021 (Crocus Expo IEC, Pavilion 2, Hall 8, Booth A4067, A5063).