tablet coating 54000 manifold

Tablet Coating Systems

Revitalize Your Existing Coater

Replacing a costly tablet coater or coating pan is not the only way to improve coating results. Designed to upgrade only the core components of your existing coater, the new TABCOATER® system is a flexible solution for improving the performance of aging coating equipment.



Package Flexibility

While the complete TABCOATER system consists of a manifold, spray nozzles, a fluid delivery skid, and process controls, many users may only need to upgrade one or two of these components. Whether you're looking to change your entire coating system or just need to replace a worn out spray nozzle, Fluid Air will work with you to evaluate your current process and customize a solution that fits your requirements.



Internal Recirculating Spray Nozzles

The TABCOATER system features a specially-designed air atomizing manifold from Spraying Systems Co. to deliver superior spray performance. Each manifold is equipped with 4 or more individually-fed, re-circulating VMAU spray nozzles, allowing the coating solution to flow continuously and re-circulate through the system while the nozzle needle is extended for cleaning/shut-off.

Reduce Clogging and Improve Coating Uniformity

For solutions/suspensions with a high concentration of solids, this is especially significant. In ordinary liquid-delivery systems, when the shut-off needle is extended, the solids in the coating solution can drop out of suspension, leading to uneven coating or nozzle clogging. In addition, temperature-sensitive solutions can harden or stagnate in a nozzle, causing blockages. Recirculating the solution inside the spray nozzle/liquid delivery system eliminates these issues, allowing the shut-off/clean-out needles to be extended for cleaning/inspection of the nozzle or to suspend the coating process.

Connection Hub Eliminates the Need for Multiple Liquid/Air Lines


The 54000 Air Atomizing Manifold's connection hub eliminates the need for multiple connections to each nozzle, greatly simplifying setup time. Because the VMAU spray nozzles' liquid recirculation return is housed inside the nozzle body and ported through the manifold, fewer liquid lines/connections are required; this reduces the number of tubes that ultimately go inside the coating pan, reducing cleaning/changeover time.


Features and Benefits

54000 Modular Air Atomizing Manifold
with VMAU Nozzles

  • Patent-pending internal recirculating guns
  • Prevents tablet entrapment
  • Anti-bearding nozzles eliminate clogging
  • Shut-off valve keeps liquid moving, reducing product build-up

Batch ArchitectTM Process Controls

  • Automates fluid delivery skid or entire pan operation
  • Phase or recipe-based controls
  • Security, data logging and CFR 21 Part 11 compliance capabilities
  • Custom PLC and touch-screen controls

Customized Fluid Delivery Skids

  • Custom GMP design configured for your process area
  • Closed-loop solution/liquid delivery metering using loss-in-weight, mass flow sensing, and totalizing
  • Precise, low-pulsation peristaltic pumps eliminate "dead-leg" liquid distribution
  • Liquid flow shut-off with optional recirculation
  • Nozzle liquid feed pressure sensors detect clogging
  • Nozzle clearing circuit, line clearing and purge system
  • Manual and automatic operation
  • Atomizing air and fan air pressure control with flow sensors

System Dimensions