tabcoater

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 Fluid Air TABCOATER® system is a flexible solution for improving the performance of aging coating equipment.

Dimensions of the TabCoater system

System Dimensions

Typical arrangement shown. Spray manifold support may be adapted to any coater door configuration. Pump configuration may be adapted to meet custom requirements.

Improve Coating Results

Internal Recirculating Spray Nozzles

The TABCOATER system features a specially-designed patent-pending 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 & 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.

Air Atomizing Manifold

54000 Modular Air Atomizing Manifold

The 54000 Modular Air Atomizing Manifold from Spraying Systems Co. features anti-bearding nozzles, patent-pending internal recirculating guns, a shut-off valve that keeps liquid moving, reducing product build-up, and a mounting design which prevents tablet entrapment. For users without an existing manifold system or those looking to upgrade, we will work with you to design and fabricate a manifold system to fit your coater's exact specifications.

Process Control Systems

Batch Architect™ Process Controls

With the custom PLC and touch-screen the process controls automates the liquid delivery skid or entire pan operation with phase or recipe-based controls to provide optimal results. CFR 21 Part 11 compliant with data logging and security.

customized fluid delivery skids

Customized Fluid Delivery Skids

TABCOATER features a liquid delivery skid which can perform manually and automatic operation with closed-loop solution/liquid delivery metering using loss-in-weight, mass flow sensing, and totalizing, ultimately saving time in costly trial and error efforts. Precise, low-pulsation peristalitc pumps eliminate "dead-leg" liquid distribution.

Options for TabCoater Systems

Customize Your System

Design Options Include

  • Custom Nozzle Manifold configurations and support
  • Manual “push button” standalone liquid delivery solutions
  • Automatic Batch Architect standalone liquid delivery systems
  • Manual or Automatic liquid delivery systems that interface with existing control systems
  • Full Coating pan automation using Batch Architect Pro control systems

Spray It On!

The coating of tablets is not too dissimilar from getting a car freshly detailed, or even having one’s nails polished. In the past, sugar-based solutions were the common coating go-to, but the modern process revolved around film coatings that can adhere to a wide range of dosage forms. These forms include capsules, pellets, and drug crystals.

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