The Laboratory KiTech in Cologne, Germany is the expert centre for all your questions relating to the tableting process. KiTech, Romaco Kilian’s test laboratory, provides you with direct access to a wide range of tableting expertise, from recipe analysis through compression trials to analysis of your final product.
Using state-of-the-art analysis equipment and the all-in-one R&D instrument KTP 1X, Romaco Kilian’s KiTech particularly focuses on optimising your tableting processes and equipment to achieve maximum overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Performance improvement of tablet presses
Output improvement of tablet presses
Process speed improvement
Characterization of product and formulation
Sticky / temperature sensitive products
Capping and lamination of products
Provision of expertise in tableting special products e.g. hair colour, coal powder, algae powder, catalysts, veterinary drugs
Provision of expertise in tableting different product geometries
Support for the entire process from granulation to tableting and coating
Performance optimisation of tablet presses, e.g. by increasing the output or process speed
Characterization of products and formulations
Determination of characteristic tableting parameters, e.g. with hardness and compression force measurements
Comprehensive analysis of all required specifications for powder, granule and tablet production
Troubleshooting challenges like capping and lamination or sticky / heat sensitive products
Scale-up to identify the appropriate tablet press
Customisation of tablet presses for special applications
Testing of new machine features and machine developments
…and many more
Access to all current machine features such as: brake magnets, punch bellows, different fill shoe systems and smooth-running compression rollers
All-in-one R&D instrument KTP 1X
Six fully equipped press rooms and three conference rooms
Various production presses and analytical instruments
Comprehensive expertise, simulation tools and test possibilities
Production of IBUPROFEN which runs on a Synthesis 700 with 40 rpm turret rotation speed. Goal: Increased machine output speed and a continuous production without any cleaning issues.
Production of effervescent tablets, customer visited a competitor to make trials with original product and 90.000 tablets/h. Goal: Increased machine output speed on a KILIAN tablet press.
Production of double layer dental cleaner effervescent tabs which runs on a KILIAN RX tablet press with 1,800 tablets/h. Goal: Increased machine output speed on a KILIAN SYNTHESIS 700 2G.
Production of fast dissolving tablets. Goal: Continuous production on a force feed rotary tablet press by using multiple punches and achieving the output capacity of 4 existing machines.
Our expertise covers the whole processing process. In addition to the KiTech services, we also help you optimise the flow behavior or the compressibility of powders and granules. Furthermore, if required, we support you in choosing the right coating solution for final tablets.