With its modern design principles “Cool, Fast & Clean”, the KTP420X rotary press from Romaco Kilian is firmly established in the market. The technology is also making an impression on pharmaceutical manufacturers in the U.S.
“Cool, Fast & Clean”: these attributes describe the key design features of the high speed KTP 420X press from Romaco Kilian.
“Cool” sums up all measures that keep the temperature in the process area at a constant level below 30°C. The KTP is consequently ideal for processing temperature sensitive medications such as Metformin or Ibuprofen. Special compression rollers, bolts and bearings restrict mechanical friction to a minimum. The process temperature is additionally lowered by the efficient cooling of the torque drive and the bottom die-table seal.
“Fast” stands for the optimised retooling and cleaning times of the rotary press. The number of product-contacted format parts has been systematically reduced. At the same time, the optimal access to all components enables fast product changes. With a maximum output of 360,000 tablets per hour, the Kilian KTP420X can be unequivocally described as a high speed press for pharmaceutical applications.
“Clean” refers to the hygienic design, which improves product quality and process reliability. The strict separation between the compaction, retooling and service areas prevents tablet dust from entering the machine compartment. In the opposite direction, the patented bellows protect the tablets from contamination with lubricants.
The excellent OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) and TCO (total cost of ownership) are key characteristics of Kilian’s KTP420X. The integrated HMI panel featuring swipe navigation inspired by modern smartphones turns operating the rotary press into child’s play.
On show at the Healthcare Packaging EXPO in Las Vegas/USA from September 25 to 27, 2017 (Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N-326).