Romaco to be at COPHEX 2017

Romaco has made changes to its tablet press, robot and laboratory scale and will be at COPHEX< Korea's top pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry exhibition

Romaco supplies solutions based on Kilian and Innojet technologies for granulating, tableting and coating pharmaceutical solids. Their portfolio includes both laboratory and production scale machines.

Below are three such machines.

Romaco Kilian KTP 420X tablet press

Romaco Kilian’s KTP 420X high speed tablet press keeps the temperature in the process area below 30°C, the right temperature for processing temperature-sensitive medications such as Metformin or Ibuprofen.

Special compression rollers, bolts and bearings reduce mechanical friction to a minimum. At the same time, the efficient cooling of the V-ring seals and drives avoids unwanted heat.

The number of product-contacted format parts has been systematically reduced and access to the various components has been made easier. The Kilian KTP 420X has a maximum output of 360,000 tablets per hour.

Romaco Kilian KTP 420X

The strict separation between the compaction and service areas prevents tablet dust from entering the machine compartment during the production process. The bellows protect the tablets from contamination with lubricants during compression.

The Kilian’s KTP 420X has well-rated overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and total cost of ownership (TCO). The HMI panels of this tablet press incorporate zoom and swipe navigation, inspired by modern smartphones..

Romaco Kilian STYL’ONE Evolution tableting robot

This single-stroke press is for R&D projects, scale-up applications and the production of small batch sizes. The tableting robot achieves a compression force of up to 80 kN. The compression cycles have also been speeded up by more than 60%.

For the first time, high speed rotary presses like the Kilian KTP 420X can now be simulated precisely at full power. With a maximum output of over 1,600 tablets per hour, this single-stroke press produces mono-layer, multilayer or core tablets (tab in tab).

Romaco Kilian STYL'ONE Evolution

ANALIS, the intelligent Portable Appliance Testing software, automatically determines the compression force profiles according to the required tablet thickness or hardness of each specific product.

The new STYL’ONE Evolution models also have an exchangeable process worktable, advantageous when handling abrasive products. Cleaning and maintenance of the Romaco Kilian STYL’ONE Evolution are now simpler, owing to the status lamps and utility connections integrated in the machine frame.

Finally, the redesigned tablet press has a lower height, so that it fits upright through all standard door sizes and can be transported easily.

Romaco Innojet Ventilus V 2.5, laboratory-scale all-rounder

The laboratory-scale version of the Romaco Innojet Ventilus V 2.5 is used for granulating, drying and coating particle sizes 10µm to 2mm. The machine handles powders, granulates, pellets and other free-flowing bulk materials for the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. The company claim that the Ventilus V 2.5 allows up to 25% shorter batch times.

The homogeneous flow conditions inside the cylindrical product container enable gentle intermixing of the batch. The process air is controlled by the Orbiter booster, a container bottom consisting of overlapping circular plates.

Romaco Innojet VENTILUS V 2.5

Together with the Rotojet, the central bottom spray nozzle, the Orbiter booster 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 10–15% less spray liquid. The Romaco Innojet process technology is based on the internationally patented air flow bed technology originally developed by Herbert Hüttlin.

The exhibition

Romanco will be at, Kintex 1, Hall 3, Booth 10K-101, at the Cosmetic Pharmaceutical Machinery and Equipment Exhibition (COPHEX), April 18–21, 2017. The exhibition is located in Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX).