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Korsch America will present its 4th generation XL 400 tablet press at Interphex 2023, April 25-27. At Booth 1001, the company will showcase the XL 4004 SFP tablet press, which offers a dedicated, single-layer capability.
Advancements in the new XL 4004 include an integrated electrical cabinet for a smaller footprint, a torque drive to deliver optimal performance, a fully sealed machine design, and a fast-change capability to drive gains in uptime and efficiency. Featuring a completely redesigned HMI environment, the XL 4004 offers an intuitive operating experience, with integrated online help, including access to manuals, schematics, procedures, and support videos directly at the machine. The new XL 4004 is available in two versions.
Offering a dedicated single-layer capability, the XL 4004 SFP features an ergonomic, accessible design and the fastest changeover of any machine in its class. An exchangeable turret execution with internal lift device permits the production of any size tablet on a single machine. Designed with a 100 kN precompression column, a 100 kN main compression column, and an innovative compression dwell bar between the compression stations, the XL 4004 SFP is rugged and robust. With a maximum press speed of 120 rpm and an extended feeder length, the XL 4004 SFP is geared for high-speed production with a maximum output of more than 300,000 tablets per hr.
Offering single-layer, bi-layer, tri-layer, tablet-in-tablet, and microchip-in-tablet capability in a single machine, the XL 4004 MFP can produce a tablet of any size, shape, and format. Its modular feeders, compression stations, and cam tracks allow the press to be reconfigured for all applications over the course of a normal changeover.
In single-layer mode, the XL 4004 MFP is process-identical to the XL 4004 SFP, and the two machines share common product contact parts and full turret interchangeability. The XL 400 platform also offers a comprehensive containment capability with fully integrated solutions for OEB 3, OEB 4, and OEB 5 applications.
All key components, including turrets, feeders, and cams, are fully interchangeable with 3rd generation XL 400 machines, permitting seamless integration at existing installations. The XL 4004 SFP and MFP share an identical PLC-based control system and HMI environment with secure login, product recipe, electronic audit trails, and full network integration, including domain login and centralized product recipe and batch data storage, as well as transfer of all process parameters to a centralized SCADA or historian.