Manesty's new generation of tablet presses - the Xpress 300, 500 and 700 - have a number of innovative features, including the new zero clearance feeder, stepped cabinet design and rapid product changeover facilities.
The zero clearance feeder design excels in maintaining consistent weight uniformity at a wide range of press operating speeds whilst achieving yields well over 99%. This capability is maintained whether wet granulation or direct compression formulations are used.
The stepped cabinet design permits total segregation of the mechanical zones and product, and ensures excellent access for cleaning all surfaces. The flexibility to produce different batch sizes efficiently is important in meeting current and future production demands. To assist in fulfilling this requirement, Manesty's Xpress range not only offers an innovative turret exchange system but also impressively fast, conventional product changeover times. To enhance operational flexibility still further, all three Xpress tablet presses have 100kN pre and main compression force capability as standard.
The Manesty Xpress is equipped with Mpower integrated control technology. This purpose-built control system is designed with a user-centric philosophy to maximise ease of use and productivity. Manesty's novel integral air cushion allows the operator to easily move the press safely around by hand to the required position. The air cushion is a standard feature on the Xpress 700 and optional on the Xpress 500 and Xpress 300.
A new patented bi-layer system has been introduced for the Xpress 700 tablet press. Featuring automatic weight control of each layer and complete segregation of different materials, tablets produced will be free from cross contamination and have a clearly defined demarcation line between the layers. Conversion from a single layer version to a bi-layer version can be achieved quickly and easily at any time in the future by means of a retrofit kit.