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Article | July 21, 2014
Bosch Packaging Technology: Tablet press
The Manesty TPR 500 tablet press increases output and reduces maintenance efforts.
Bosch Packaging Technology’s new Manesty TPR 500 tablet press is equipped with a die table, torque drive, and tablet discharge chute as well as an intuitive human machine interface (HMI). The machine requires minimal maintenance and is easy to use, thereby lowering the total cost of ownership and making the TPR 500 suitable for customers that require flexibility.
The TPR 500 is equipped with a new 56-station die table and can produce more than 400,000 tablets/hr, reducing process and production time. The modular powder feeding system allows for more flexibility with a two-paddle design that can easily be upgraded to three paddles, depending on product properties and powder characteristics. Thanks to the scaled setting, all filling parameters can be easily reproduced, and the tablet press consistently achieves high-quality yields.
To ensure the smooth delivery of tablets, the new “True Flow” tablet discharge chute features an easy-to-clean pneumatic gate mechanism and an optimized take-off angle, significantly reducing product damage and increasing output, especially with shaped or friable tablets.
Connected directly to the turret, the new Siemens torque drive achieves high torque at low revolutions per minute (rpm) while saving space in the mechanical area. It generates little heat and has no wear-and-tear parts, allowing customers to reduce maintenance. The machine’s overall accessibility promotes easy tool changes and cleaning. Turret removal is possible in 10 minutes, while complete product changeover can be achieved in less than one hour.
Due to the hygienic design of the Manesty TPR 500, production is completely separated from the mechanical area, preventing powder contamination in the mechanical zone. State-of-the-art, off-the-shelf Beckhoff controls paired with an intuitive 21-in. HMI ensure efficient operations as well as easy machine setup. The improved usability of the interface allows customers to reduce operator training time.
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