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News & Highlights
9th April 2014
Design Studio Expansion [read more]

20th March 2014
Toolrite Expands Service Portfolio [read more]

1st March 2014
Toolrite goes 3D [read more]

1st November 2013
Acquisition of 2 Noack 760 machines [read more]

30 October 2013
Plug'n'Play brush box [read more]

16 August 2013
Noack 623 installed [read more]

25 July 2013
British theme at Total-Pack [read more]

15 February 2012
Toolrite score in Texas! [read more]

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Case study
TIPS Schematics

Toolrite recently completed the design, manufacture and installation of a Toolrite In-line Product Sorting system (TIPS) at a UK pharmaceutical site.

The supplementary assembly was installed in combination with an existing IMA C65 tablet blister packaging line.

The user requirement was to reduce the machine downtime/stoppages caused by broken or damaged tablets passing through to the feed area.

The machine operates at 5,050 tablets per minute, our sorting target was 6,000 pm.

2.      The URS demanded the new process removed "capped" and broken tablets as well as reduce the build up of dust prior to the feed.

3.      The main restraint was the available space between the supply of tablets and the feed into the blisters.

The design and build process took 10 weeks due the physical constraints of the existing machine, and involved a series of waterfall sieves, driven with pneumatic vibratory units. The IMA C65 operates with a number of  products, the specification included ease of removal and cleaning. The ability to be utilised for alternative products with dedicated change parts for GMP was also needed. 

Installation by the Toolrite team took place in July, and after the 2 days of on-site development was put through it paces with 2 product strengths. In both cases the removal of damaged product was effective. This resulted in an immediate reduction in downtime of approximately 1 hour per shift, an increase in output of 300,000 tablets per shift. The TIPS system provided a prompt and effective solution, with accelerated payback for our clients from their capital investment. 

The combination of Toolrite's design, precision tool making and process skills allowed us to offer a complete solutions management service in this highly specialised sector.

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