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FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Yield, Creep And Recovery - Why Are They Important?
    Yield, Creep And Recovery - Why Are They Important?

    Material flow behavior may include the phenomenon called “creep” which applies to various liquids and semi-solids, like gels and lotions that continue to move slightly even after placement on the skin. R&D’s intent when formulating the substance is to minimize movement because the medicinal effect is best accomplished by keeping the material in the original position where it is applied. By Robert G. McGregor, General Manager – Global Marketing, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers
    Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers

    This white paper explores five tips for dispersing powders into liquid more efficiently.

  • When Powders Fail To Flow

    There are many traditional measurement methods for characterizing the “flowability” of powders: angle of repose, flow cup, tap test. Practitioners know that the information may not be useful some of the time, but experience helps to separate the meaningful test results from those that may be suspect.

  • Robolux Valves And ELEMENT Control Heads: A Combination To Facilitate The Next-Generation Of Plants
    Robolux Valves And ELEMENT Control Heads: A Combination To Facilitate The Next-Generation Of Plants

    Maintaining sterile process conditions is a vital but daunting task for manufacturers. Separation processes like filtration and chromatography place considerable demands on sterile systems and must be done properly to ensure the purity of media. 

  • Medication Errors -- A Threat To Patient Safety: Mitigating Errors With Tablet Appearance
    Medication Errors -- A Threat To Patient Safety: Mitigating Errors With Tablet Appearance

    Medical prescription drug errors by doctors, pharmacists and patients account for 1.5 million incidences of sickness, injuries or deaths in the U.S. each year. By Jay Anbil and Steve Yoder 

  • Film Coating For Pediatric Oral Solid Dosage Forms
    Film Coating For Pediatric Oral Solid Dosage Forms

    From a recent survey conducted within the pharmaceutical industry, by Colorcon, it was confirmed that oral solid dosage forms are a preferred choice for formulation of pediatric medicines.

  • Dry Granulation And Its Application In Dietary Supplements Manufacturing
    Dry Granulation And Its Application In Dietary Supplements Manufacturing

    The dietary supplement label contains information about the product, like its intended use, direction for use, safety information, and, in addition, it fully, clearly and accurately discloses each ingredient contained in the supplement. Therefore, it should be of importance for consumers to judge the quality of the dietary supplement but based on the label it is difficult to determine the performance, benefits and features like containing the proper amount of ingredients in such a way that their absorption and corresponding efficacy are guaranteed. The grade of quality depends on the production process, which involves the quality control of the manufacturer, the suppliers and other involved parties. By Martin Purpura

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Unused IMA Powder Filling System, MF400

Unused IMA Powder Filling System, MF400

One (1) Unused IMA aseptic microdoser powder filling line, model MF400, speeds up to 400 vials/minute depending on number of fill stations, currently set up with 2 filling stations, 20 - 32 mm vial diameter range, 40 - 75 mm vial height range, 20 mm stropper diameter with stopper bowl feeder, currently set up for 240 vials/minute at 1 grams doses and 60-80 vials/minute at 4 gram doses, unit mounted in isolator glovebox with external vacuum, machine# DH 1032, built 2014. Unit has had FAT and is unused.

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator Roller Compactor

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator Roller Compactor

One (1) used Fitzpatrkc Chilsonator, model DM, series L83, stainless steel product contact surfaces with 1.5" wide x 8" diameter grooved rolls, horizontal screw feeder with stainless hopper, driven by .25 hp dc motor, vertical precompression screw driven by .5 hp dc motor, 3 hp variable speed roll motor drive, 230/460 volt with model J Homoloid mill, stainless steel construction, direct couple hp motor discharging into 24" Kason screen, model , stainless steel contact surfaces, on base with hp motor, on board stainless steel control panel with feeder scr controllers, mill vfd motor controller on stainless steel base with stainless steel legs, serial# 349.

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator Roller Compactor, Model IR520

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator Roller Compactor, Model IR520

One (1) used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator, model IR520, stainless steel construction, 8" diameter x 2" wide rolls with rotary unions, horizontal pre compression feed screw with .5 hp drive, vertical conpression screw with 2 hp drive, 5 kw main drive, integrally mounted model D6A Fitzmill, stainless steel construction, XP design, system set up for product containment with nitrogen purge and vacuum system with external PLC control panel with motor controllers, external production containment cabinent, mill serial# 11282, chilsonator serial# 623, built 1997.

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator, Model L83

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator, Model L83

One (1) used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator roller compactor, model L83, stainless steel product contact surfaces, with horizontal feeder with agitated feed hopper driven by .25 hp dc motor, vertical compression screw driven by 1 hp dc motor, 8" diameter x 1.5" wide rolls driven by 2.5 hp, 230/460 volt variable speed motor drive on base with controls, serial# 248.

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator, 1 x 8.5 Diameter

Used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator, 1 x 8.5 Diameter

One (1) used Fitzpatrick Chilsonator, model 1.5X8D, stainless steel construction, 1.5" wide x 8" diameter smooth rolls, cored rolls with rotary unions, horizontal screw feeder with agitated feed hopper driven by .5 hp motor, vertical compression screw driven by hp motor, 5 hp main variable speed drive motor, motors are all 230/460 volt, xp design, on stainless steel stand, serial# 395.

Monitoring And Controlling Software For Manual Batches

Monitoring And Controlling Software For Manual Batches

ProRecipe XT® expands on the renowned functions of its predecessor ProMix, with an exciting range of new features and benefits.

Used Kalish Swiftpack Tablets and Capsules Bottle Filling Line

Used Kalish Swiftpack Tablets and Capsules Bottle Filling Line

One (1) used DT Kalish Swiftpack bottle filling line rated at speeds up to 60 bottles/minute consisting of the follwing: One (1) Palace bottle unsrambler, model P-2-H with integrated hopper and bottle elevator, air bottle cleaner out with blower, serial# 3680, One (1) DT Kalish desiccant feeder, model 8310, with vibrating bowl feeder, designed for single or dual desiccant feeds, serial# 803807, new 2001, One (1) DT Kalish Swiftpack electronic lane counter, model SV2 EFS3, 12 lane, two step, feed hopper, serial# M3060, new 2000 with SwiftLift portable product elevator with feed hopper and bucket, serial# M3061, One (1) NJM/CLI Arol rotary spindle capper, model Rotac3-01, EURO VP, 3 spindle with cap hopper and elevator, serial# 20399-01, 9713, new 2006, One (1) Enercon inline induction sealer, model LM4252-01, rating SUPERSEALMAX, 240 volt, 13.4 amps, on stand, serial# 16369-02, 36" Accumulation table, variable speed motor, One (1) Kaps All inline retorquer, model FA6-2, 3 spindle, side bump belts, torque montitor with printer, serial# 5281, One (1) Travtec transfer belt conveyor, model Paratran II, Two (2) Videojet inject coders, model IPRO with print heads, serial#'s 032270002WD, 032300004WD, One (1) Travtec transfer belt conveyor, model Paratran II, 30" DT Kalish accumulation table, model 7540, serial# 803957, new 2001, with all interconnecting slat conveyor, electrical chases and controls, Line currently set up for 60cc square bottle with change parts for 60 cc round, 120cc square and round, 175cc square bottles.

Used Alexanderwerk Roller Compactor – WP 120

Used Alexanderwerk Roller Compactor – WP 120

One (1) used Alexanderwerk Roller Compactor, Model WP120X40V. With stainless steel construction, 120mm diameter x 40mm faced rolls; horizontal screw feeder with pre-breaker, cantilevered rolls, flake crusher, pre granulator and fine granulator attachments; rated +/- 5g batch, 8 - 40 kg/hour continuous; with Allen Bradley operator interface and PLC controls, portable design.

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