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Tablet coating is an important process step in tablet production. The pharmaceutical industry needs solutions that meet coloring and taste-masking requirements, as well as high demands from applications such as enteric coatings, controlled release coatings or the addition of an active ingredient. With our vast experience from the former Manesty brand, combined with Hüttlin’s strong innovation and process expertise in mixing, spraying and drying, Syntegon has created a new benchmark for tablet coating: our new Sepion tablet coater.
Features of our tablet coater
Closed, clean and contained
The Sepion drum coater is designed for closed charging, sampling, and discharging. Its door is equipped with 3-clamp connections that allow for flexible interfaces, e.g. for a containment upgrade for coating tablets with highly potent active ingredients. Additionally, Sepion comes with a fully automatic cleaning system.
A drum like no other
The extended drum length ensures a shallower tablet bed and results in a higher coating frequency per tablet, while allowing for an increased number of spray guns. The result: high spray rates and shorter process times. The 51% open drum area further supports a higher drying capacity.
Flexible batches and uniform mixing
The drum of our Sepion coater is unique: its fully welded mixing baffles achieve filling levels between 10 and 100% with no baffle changes. At the same time a 100% filling level ensures uniform blends with a relative standard deviation of less than 3% in less than 8 minutes.
An automated spray arm
Our drum coater comes with an automated spray arm. Depending on the filling level, you can adjust the optimum gun-to-bed distance via the HMI. This allows you to maintain the ideal spray angle without further manual intervention and enhance operator safety.
An optional laser measures the gun-to-bed distance and allows for a fully automated recipe-driven adjustment, eliminating the need for manual operator intervention. For temperature-sensitive products and maximum product safety, the Sepion coater can be equipped with an infrared sensor to accurately measure the tablets’ surface temperature.
Spray arms for all needs
The standard spray arm of our Sepion coater provides anti-bearding spray guns with individual supply tubes for liquids. The optional Pro version has a common liquid and compressed air supply that integrates all hoses and features a tool-free quick-release system, avoiding misalignment and further reducing set-up and cleaning times.
With our cleaning systems, we aim for the highest efficiency. Depending on the product and available cleaning media on site, you can choose between different cleaning skids. A zoned, recipe-driven system combined with cleaning nozzles for all product contact surfaces achieves reproducible and validatable results.
Are you looking for a solution for early-stage development?
Our tabletop unit Solidlab 1 enables you to test small R&D batches in a fast and easy way. As an ideal solution for your feasibility studies, it can be equipped either with a fluid bed or a drum coater module. The drum coater version comes with two different drums for batches from 0.25 to 1.2 kg. Unlike most other solutions in the market, the Solidlab 1 comes with our PROVICON control system featuring open recipe creation and management for a time-saving product development.
Use case scenarios
Tablets at their best
Outstanding granule properties like smooth flowability and an ideal particle size distribution result in excellent compression characteristics – even at very low API concentration, e.g. for cancer therapy.
Technical data of our tablet coating machines
Solidlab 2 Plus
XL Lab 02
|Drum size (l)||
2; 4; 8; 16
16; 35; 70; 100
175 – 1,000
fixed drum size
|Batch size (kg)||250 g to 1.2||0.8 to 12.8||6.6 - 80||14 to 800|
|At a density of (kg/l)||0.8||0.8||0.8||0.8|
Why choose a Syntegon tablet coating machine?
Oral solid dosage forms (OSD) are our specialty: in the course of our long business history, we have supported countless industry players across the globe and shared our rich expertise in tablet coating. As an innovation-driven company, we are far from maintaining the status quo: over the last few years, we have been actively pursuing new ways to advance OSD manufacturing. Download our selection of brochures to find out more.
OSD: Many facets – one partner
Oral solid dose (OSD) manufacturing is a demanding endeavor. There is no better partner to tackle those tasks with than Syntegon. Our OSD services and process technology will make your production a rock-solid success. Find out more in this video.
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