Romaco will show the Kilian rotary press, sharpening Romano’s effervescent profile, in addition to its retrofit kit and innojet technology at Powtech
Romaco Kilian KTP 590X rotary press
The KTP 590X was designed by Romaco Kilian with three separate compression stations for effervescent products. The powder is first of all tamped to prevent air pockets, then pre-compressed and finally converted into finished effervescent tablets in the main compression unit.
The dwell time is significantly longer owing to the use of 28/41 tooling, meaning less risk of capping and the option of harder tablets. The KTP 590X can also be fitted with two standard fill shoe modules at any time and used to manufacture bi-layer formats.
The new fill shoe generation processes even out poorly flowing or sticky powders extremely efficiently. Thanks to the optimised paddle design, the powder is uniformly distributed in the die and homogeneously compressed. All in all, the Kilian KTP 590X boasts a maximum output of up to 510,000 tablets per hour.
The KTP 590X rotary press is the newest model in Romaco Kilian’s KTP series. With its three design features: Cool, Fast & Clean. The technology is particularly ideal for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.
‘Cool’ stands for process temperatures of less than 30°C, which is an advantage when processing temperature sensitive vitamins or medications. ‘Fast’ denotes the optimised retooling and cleaning times which enable fast product changes. ‘Clean’ refers to the hygienic design, which improves both product quality and process reliability. The compaction, retooling and service areas are strictly separate for this reason. The patented bellows protect the tablets from contamination with lubricants during compression.
A comprehensive electronic upgrade extends the service life of Romaco Kilian tablet presses in the following series: E 150 (Plus), LX, RTS, RX, S 250 (Plus), T 100, T 300, T 400 and TX. The upgrade systematically brings all control and regulating components into line with the latest state of the art.
The retrofit package includes the provision of an external electrical cabinet and the integration of a modern, ergonomic HMI panel. Installation and validation can be performed directly at the customer’s facility, saving time and money and reducing downtime to a minimum.
The mechanical components can be overhauled together with the electronic upgrade, so that users profit for a much longer period from highly reliable processes on their Romaco Kilian tablet presses. Remote Assist, the new online support system from Romaco Service, can also be implemented on request. Remote Assist permits a support case to be activated directly on the machine, immediately setting up a connection to a Kilian expert.
The laboratory-scale version of the Romaco Innojet VENTILUS V 2.5 is used for granulating, drying and coating particle sizes from 10 µm to 2 mm. Due to its special design and enhanced processing efficiency, the VENTILUS V 2.5 allows up to 25% shorter batch times.
The homogeneous flow conditions inside the cylindrical product container enable extremely gentle intermixing of the batch. The process air is controlled by the ORBITER booster, an ingenious container bottom consisting of overlapping circular plates.
Together with the ROTOJET, the central bottom spray nozzle, the ORBITER booster forms an innovative functional unit that 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 between 10 and 15% less spray liquid.