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OYSTAR USA Pharmaceutical Packaging Division: OYSTAR introduces OYSTAR XSPress® Bi-Layer Tablet Press

The OYSTAR Manesty, XSpress® is a new generation of R&D bi-layer rotary press and offers complete segregation between compression, mechanical and electrical zones.
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The OYSTAR USA Process Division, which is responsible for all sales, service and support in North America for OYSTAR Manesty and OYSTAR Hüttlin pharmaceutical processing equipment, introduces the OYSTAR XSpress® R&D Bi-layer Tablet Press.

It can be fitted three different turrets; a 16 station with D punch, a 20 station with B punch as well as a unique hybrid turret with eight B and eight D punches. This flexible turret arrangement allows rapid format change without the need to exchange turrets by simply exchanging the 2-piece upper cam-track and fill cam made out of delrin. The press comes fully automated with a high-resolution touch screen allowing for data acquisition for up to seven channels for graphic representation and analysis of factors such as pre and main compression force, ejection force, scrape-off force, punch displacement and Heckel plots.

The XSpress Bi-layer press also offers:

• 10kN tamping and pre-compression force

• 60kN main compression force

• Rotary feeders and gravity feeders for small quantities

• Double-sided cams similar to larger rotary presses

• First layer and final tablet sampling. First layer ejection cam is raised via pneumatic cylinder for ejection of first layer.

• Fully automated control system with product recipes and motorized adjustments

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