The machine operates
at 5,050 tablets per minute, our sorting target was 6,000 pm.
demanded the new process removed "capped" and broken tablets as well as reduce the build
up of dust prior to the feed.
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
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.