By combining these pieces of equipment into one machine O’Hara believes it can help pharmaceutical facilities involved in numerous phases of production simplify their operations.
In addition to reducing expenditure, both in terms of initial capital investment and good manufacturing practice (GMP) space needed, combining the three technologies increases equipment utilisation, according to O’Hara.
The new system, named Labcoat M/MX 3-in1, builds on the features of O’Hara’s stand alone tablet coating technology. O’Hara says its Labcoat M/MX’s use of a wide range of interchangeable pans boosts production flexibility and gives users 0.8-10kg of working capacity.
To further increase flexibility for the user O’Hara has designed the Labcoat M/MX to be portable. Coupled to the relatively small floor space it occupies this allows to modify operations to best utilise available space and resources.
Furthermore, the system is equipped with an anti-beading spray nozzle, built in peristaltic pump, supply and exhaust fans and a “user-friendly operation panel”. The equipment is fully validated and “requires minimum installation efforts”.
The launch of Labcoat M/MX 3-in-1 is a continuation of O’Hara’s efforts to combine multiple technologies into single pieces of equipment, which it believes brings numerous benefits to the user.
Labcoat M/MX 3-in-1 joins the FBGT 1 BT in O'Hara's portfolio of multi-purpose machines. FBGT 1 BT is a fluid bed system for processing fine particles and pellets. The system can be used for pellet coating, drying, granulating and pelletting.