GEA unveils newest rotary tablet press

The German engineering group will debut the PERFORMA D at P-MEC India

The PERFORMA D key differentiator is the turret enclosure (Photo: GEA)

GEA has announced its newest rotary tablet press. Benefitting from a very small footprint for a high-output commercial-scale machine, the PERFORMA D offers a great size-to-output ratio in terms of both cost and square meterage per tablet.

Making its debut at P-MEC India (Stand 11.C07), the commercial-scale PERFORMA D is the latest addition to GEA's portfolio of rotary tablet presses. Designed for the reliable and cost-effective production of oral solid dosage forms, the new model combines the benefits of flexibility and robust performance, even for difficult-to-process formulations.

Created for reliable, high-output operation in a competitive industry, the PERFORMA D has been designed to offer the smallest footprint per tablet produced in the market. This double-sided rotary tablet press is easy to maintain, clean and operate, and ensures the cost-effective and energy-efficient production of both single and bilayer tablets.

Unique to the PERFORMA D and a key differentiator from other available tablet presses is the turret enclosure

Unique to the PERFORMA D and a key differentiator from other available tablet presses is the turret enclosure. The exchangeable turret is encased in a barrier system that, compared with standard machines, provides higher levels of operator protection, enables rapid and tool-free changeovers and also supports GMP-compatible production. A further benefit is the ability to perform intermediate dry cleans during extended manufacturing campaigns. The press also offers multiple compression modes including GEA's Advanced Dual Control system.

Featuring a longer, PAT-compatible double-paddle forced powder infeed system that maximises output, the PERFORMA D is fitted with an anti-bridging agitator that keeps the powder column above the paddle feeder constant, resulting in a uniform pressure and reduced weight variation.

And, with energy efficiency and ease of maintenance in mind, servomotors with integrated drives and datalogging functionalities have been incorporated to facilitate troubleshooting and avoid downtime. A substantially smaller electrical cabinet and improved ergonomics also improve accessibility and make the PERFORMA D easier to service and operate.

Customers wishing to test their own product or run trials on a PERFORMA D are invited to get in touch and discover the advantages that this new addition can deliver. And, for further information about GEA's processes, products and solutions, contact

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