Bosch adds Manesty Xpress tablet coaters to portfolio

Updated Xpress 700 produces up to one million tablets per hour

The Xpress 700 is compact with integrated electrical and pneumatic control components

Bosch Packaging Technology has enhanced its competences in process technology by adding Manesty tablet presses and coaters to its portfolio.

The new Xpress 100 tablet press and the Xpress 700 in its updated version, as well as the XL Cota 150 tablet coater, are among these products.

Bosch says the Xpress product range offers flexibility and safety, as well as low investment and operation costs.

The new Manesty Xpress 100 with its data acquisition system provides a platform for evaluation of new tabletting formulations.

With a range of flexible turret options, clinical trial batches can also be produced. On the Xpress 100 the same mpowersoftware is used as on the production machines, enabling easier comparison of test results.

The Xpress 700 double-sided tablet press manufactures up to one million tablets/hr. A single-layer tablet press can be converted to the bi-layer version in less than one hour. The machine features automatic weight control for each layer and complete segregation of different materials for a clearly defined demarcation line of the tablets.

The Manesty tablet presses offer fast and simple opening of both upper and lower pressure rolls

Manesty has completely segregated the production and mechanical zones, which not only helps avoid product contamination but also protects maintenance staff. Fast and simple opening of both upper and lower pressure rolls ensures easy access to the compression zone and significantly reduces tool changing times. A newly developed combination of removable turret and exchangeable die plate offers fast changeover and easier cleaning meeting the demands of the pharmaceutical industry for high productivity and process flexibility.

The XL Cota 150 was developed for batches up to 230 litres. Designed for use with aqueous, organic solvent or sugar coating media, optional control and cleaning systems provide a comprehensive solution for tablet coating.