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Tablets are pharmaceutical solid dosage forms containing drug substances. In addition to the active ingredients, tablets contain excipients such as diluents, binders, glidants, and lubricants, that play a different role in tablet formulation. Tablets are commonly made by compression of granules or powder blends but can be shaped by molding.

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Tablet press

Slugging press for extra-large tablets

When producing tablets, quick and easy format changeover is essential to make tablet...

Semi-automatic forming and sealing blister machine

As a producer of light bulbs, the packaging is a critical factor in pr...

Automatic medical forming and sealing blister machine for packing capsules and tablets

Product safety is very importa...

Clinical trial lab sealer for a laminar airflow bench

When running small production for clinical trials, stability studie...

High speed bottle filler with inspection

Medicines in tablet, capsule, or soft gel forms undergo various processes before r...

Particle analysation monitor

Products like granules, tablets and capsules require inspection at numerous steps in the produc...

Lifter and De-duster for Tablets

The use of several different tools for lifting, de-dusting, and polishing in the pharmaceut...

High Speed Visual Inspection System for Tablets

In order to ensure quality and standard specifications of tablets, capsule...

Contained Visual Inspection System

In the medicine industry, it is important to ensure there are no defects in tablets or c...

Granulation line for pharmaceutical solid dosage forms

Granulation is a common technique in production of pharmaceutical ...

Industrial scale tablet coater

During the coating process, tablets pass many stages that can make them wet and sticky or cra...

Fluid bed dryer for pharmaceutical solid dosage form

Fluid bed drying is a pharmaceutical process carried out to reduce t...

Industrial high shear mixer granulator for drug formation

It is rather difficult to successfully produce a pharmaceutica...

Tablet coater for laboratory scale

Tablet coating can be applied for adding colours or glosses, or based around sugar in or...

Tablet counting machine

Production of pharmaceutical solid dosage forms usually require complete accuracy, flexibility, and c...

Pharmaceutical bottle unscrambler

Pharmaceutical packaging industry requires the ability to quickly manage the process yet ...

Dessicant inserting machine

Desiccant canisters play an important role in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. T...

High Speed Double-Sided Tablet Press

To achieve as much as double the output of single-sided tablet press, the upper and lo...

Laboratory Tablet Press

Pharmaceutical research and development projects may require small samples of high quality tablets fo...

High Speed Tablet Press

High speed pharmaceutical tablet presses convert powder to tablets. The operations should be quick an...

High Speed Containment Tablet Press

High speed containment presses make pharmaceutical tablets in closed environments with ...

Metal detector for bottles

For metal contamination detection in finished products that are bottled, traditional solutions re...

Metal detector for tablets and capsules

Identification of metallic contaminants is a vital part of pharmaceutical quality c...

Dust-tight metal detector for tablets

For FDA-compliant production of tablets, the elimination of airborne dust containing ...

Wash-in-Place metal detector for tablets

Where hygiene and decontamination are vital, traditional pharmaceutical metal dete...

Side-load case packer

As the final stage in the packaging process, an automated case-packing solution can ensure that your co...

Entry-level blister packaging machine

Blister packaging is a popular packing method in the pharmaceutical industry thanks t...

Industrial blister packaging machine

High-volume, fully-automated blister packaging is the perfect choice for large scale p...

Plate sealing blister machine

Blister packaging is the preferred choice for most large-scale pharmaceutical lines, and a pla...

Automatic blister packaging machine

Automated blister packaging is a popular choice for pharmaceutical production thanks to...

Horizontal cartoner for pharmaceutical applications

Automatic cartoning for cosmetic or pharmaceutical products is a requ...

Automatic filling line for solid doses

For medium-scale production of solid doses such as tablets, capsules, and softgels t...

Benchtop tablet press

For lab work or small-scale production, a purpose-designed tablet press that meets your exact requireme...

Electronic capsule counter

For lab work or small batch production, hand counting of solid doses into dispensing containers i...

Automatic capsule filler

Capsule filling should be a worry-step in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturing.  The right...

Hammer mill

A hammer mill crushes aggregate material into smaller pieces; the most common applications can be found in food, c...

Stand-alone aggregation station

The aggregation of pharmaceutical products for tracking purposes is already compulsory in ma...

Serialization coding and labeling equipment

In the pharmaceutical industry, product serialization is the cornerstone of al...

GMP washer

In order to guarantee zero cross-contamination between production batches, the proper cleaning of all product-conta...

GMP chamber washer

The thorough cleaning of small product contact parts has always been challenging, and traditional manual c...

Loading basket for GMP washer

To ensure perfect cleaning of contact parts they must be placed in the GMP washer in such a wa...

Portable IBC washer

The thorough cleaning of bulk containers and other storage and processing equipment is a vital step in th...

IBC bin washer and dryer

Many pharmaceutical processes use IBCs of multiple sizes throughout production. Careful washing and ...

CIP system for bulk tanks

Clean in Place (CIP) technology offers many advantages, but traditional systems are often inflexib...

Bulk chamber washer

The production of cosmetics, nutraceuticals or unregulated pharmaceuticals often requires the cleaning an...

Entry-level chamber washer

When cleaning smaller products contacting filling or compressing components used in the productio...

Economic tablet press

Successful pharmaceutical manufacturers know that high quality, reliable equipment is essential in orde...

Single rotary tablet press

Creating batches of consistent high quality pharmaceutical grade tablets from your powdered ingre...

Contained capsule filler

For pharmaceutical formulations that are highly active specialized capsule filling equipment is ofte...

High-yield capsule filler

Pharmaceutical manufacturers require maximum yield from their encapsulation process for efficient ...

Feeder with flexible wall hopper

The varying properties of dry powder products mean that specialized feeders are required fo...

Small feeder with flexible wall hopper

In many laboratory applications and production processes, smaller quantities of powd...

Colloid mill

For creating extremely fine emulsions and high quality dispersions a high pressure homogenizer is often chosen.  ...

High-pressure homogenizer

When processes call for homogenized emulsions with extremely fine particle sizes the traditional t...

Conical mill for drug formulation

The efficient size reduction of granular powders is a key step in many pharmaceutical pro...

Automatic tablet coater for lab scale

The ability to coat tablets in an even and controlled way is an important stage in th...

Tablet auto coater for lab scale

Many pharmaceutical doses in tablet form require a coating before they are ready for use. T...

Single and double layer tablet press

High performance tablet presses that are capable of producing both single and double-l...

Lab scale single layer tablet press

Automated pressing of tablets saves time and improves quality. In R&D or laboratory...

Granulation line of mixer and fluid bed dryer

A complete granulation line allows for the mixing and granulation of pharmac...

Microencapsulation system for your drug delivery system

Whether you want to improve the stability of nutrients, protect a...

Single layer tablet press

High performance tablet presses for the modern production environment need to be fast, accurate an...

Rotary tablet press

For pharmaceutical tablet producers looking to reduce waste, costs and  increase production volume, a hig...

Fluid bed dryer for production scale

Fluidized bed drying (FBD) is a common process in the pharmaceutical industry for dryi...

Fluid bed dryer for lab scale

Fluidised bed drying (FBD) is a common process in the pharmaceutical industry for drying compo...

Fluid bed dryer and mixer for lab scale

Designed for pharmaceutical R&D, a lab-scale fluid bed dryer and mixer/granulat...

High-shear mixer

For the efficient mixing of larger batches of pharmaceutical compounds and high-shear mixer provides the opti...

Entry-level high-shear mixer for drug formulation

For pilot and lab-scale pharmaceutical formulations, a high-shear granu...

Starch-free depositor for hard candy

Forming hard candies requires careful handling of syrups in order to avoid quality iss...

In-line colour or flavour addition for confectionery

The addition of colourings and flavourings increases value and quali...

Thin-film cooker for confectionery products

Producing excellent confectionery products requires high quality cooking. Trad...

Dissolver of confectionery syrups

Many high quality confectionery products require a dissolved syrup as their starting poin...

Automatic weigher and mixer of confectionery ingredients

The production of accurately proportioned and homogenous slurrie...

Laboratory mill for small batches

The Alpine Picoline is a series of miniature laboratory machines for processing samples d...

Waste minimization weight sorter for tablets & capsules

For medium scale production, you can improve line efficiency and ...

High capacity weight sorter for tablets & capsules

By employing a weight sorter that is fully flexible and able to ha...

Benchtop weight sorter for tablets & capsules

For laboratory pharmaceutical R&D work or use in clinical trials, a...

Versatile weight sorter for tablets & capsules

Saving costs and improved production efficiencies are possible by opti...

R&D electronic counter for capsules and tablets

This machine has been designed to offer an ever-precise and reliable ...

R&D automatic capsule filler

Automatic capsule filling machine for powders, pellets, tablets, mini-tablets, capsule in c...

Transfer system for high-containment environments

A high-performance transfer port system that combines ultimate safety, ...

Purified water systems

Highly Purified water is used in the preparation of medicinal products where bacterial endotoxins need...

Half-suit tester

Designed to allow operators to perform sterility testing in an aseptic environment providing assurance of mat...

Glove tester

Testing device of the containment capability of gloves, which is as important as the other parts of the integrate...

GMP homogenizing system

Manufacturers need production mixing equipment that is capable, flexible, and easy to maintain. Accur...

Premium vacuum conveyor

When you have a need to tailor make your conveyor and still have the high requirement on hygiene, e.g...

Air classifier mill

Suitable for the comminution of numerous products and it’s utilized in every branch of industry. It...

Sorption dehumidifier with air-chilled condenser

It is not always possible to duct out the wet air from a dehumidifier ser...

Small portable dehumidifier

Water damaged areas require dehumidification to limit the damage and prepare the area for restor...

Sorption dehumidifier for large temperature differences

Small, humid areas can be difficult to dehumidify in humid ambien...

Sorption dehumidifier for deep drying

Humid ambient conditions such as those in tropical climates make dehumidification mor...

Dehumidifier for difficult wet airflows

Sealed rooms can be challenging to dehumidify with ordinary dehumidifiers. The wet ...

Sorption dehumidifier for overpressured rooms

Small humid spaces, used for processing or storage, often need a simple dehu...

Heat recycling sorption dehumidifier

Facilities that handle large amounts of water can become very humid. High humidity may...

Industrial desiccant dehumidifier

Dehumidification of medium sized manufacturing and processing facilities can be a dauntin...

Large scale desiccant dehumidifier

Moisture sensitive processing and storage facilities need low humidity environments to s...

Customizable dehumidifier

Dehumidification needs can vary significantly from one project to another. Dehumidifiers with a fi...

Negative pressure isolator

Used for products biologically hazardous, that also require minimized cross contamination.

Corundum disk mill

Wet milling and grinding of viscous liquids or pastes containing solid particles such as peanut butter,mus...

Downflow booth

Provides the highest levels of operator protection from potentially harmful airborne contaminants generated dur...

Vertical laminar flow cabinet

HEPA filtered vertical laminar airflow (down flow) creates an ISO 14644-1 (Class 5) work area ...

Horizontal laminar flow benches

HEPA filtered horizontal laminar airflow (crossflow) creates an ISO 14644-1 (Class 5) work a...

Compact horizontal laminar flow bench

HEPA filtered horizontal laminar airflow (cross-flow) creates an optimized free space...

Microbiological safety cabinet class II

This handy device offers the most advanced features in product-operator protection ...

Biosafety cabinet class II for cytotoxic medicines

For the manipulation of hazardous substances utilized during the prepa...

Positive pressure isolator

Ideal for products which have no biological risk but require high sterile conditions.

Biological safety cabinet class III

Specially designed for the handling of microbiological agents, when working with indige...

Dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Equipment operating under the rotor/stator principal is often employed wh...

Economic dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

For products of medium viscosity and relatively consistent par...

Dispersing machine for very fine emulsions and suspensions

For continuous high performance mixing of solid and liquid ra...

Ultra-fine dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Producing the finest micro-emulsions and suspensions require...

Cone mill

When your raw materials include agglomorated suspensions of grainy or crystalline solids and your process needs a st...

Inline batch mixer for solids and liquids

Several issues often arise when your process requires batch-wise mixing of powde...

Continuous homogenizing system

Certain mixing tasks present unique challenges and manufacturers need equipment that is speci...

High accuracy homogenizing system

When extremely high accuracy is required in your recipe or formulation traditional mixing...

Horizontal kneader

For high viscosity products, better results and reduced process times can be achieved with kneading type r...

Vertical kneader

Production of highly viscous products with high solid content often benefits from kneading processes rather t...

Continuous kneader

Effective mixing of highly viscous products with extremely high solids content can be difficult and the re...

Batch dispersing machine

Equipment operating under the rotor/stator principal is often employed when more traditional methods...

Batch dispersing machine for abrasive products

For mixing and dispersing tasks that cannot be completed by conventional st...

Batch dispersing machine for bottom entry into vessels

When your process requires high performance mixing or dispersion b...

Cost-effective homogenizing and emulsifying system

Manufacturers need production mixing equipment that is capable, flexib...

Dust-free continuous homogenizing system

Producers in a wide variety of industries benefit from equipment that can continuo...

Dilution system for two or more liquids in one pass

Onsite dilution of liquid process ingredients has historically been a...

Small-scale laboratory dispersing machine

Developing and validating new processes requires reliable and highly versatile e...

Pilot dispersing machine for testing and scale-up

Innovators in process development need laboratory equipment that helps ...

In-line laboratory dispersing machine

Innovators in a wide variety of industries need laboratory equipment on which process...

Laboratory dispersing machine for low-viscous masses

Laboratory mixers have not always been easy to work with.  Getting a...

Jet flow agitator for high-viscosity media

Processes including homogenization, dispersing, suspension, emulsification and ...

Agitator for medium viscosity media

Mixing fluids of medium viscosity for many production processes requires an agitator wi...

Agitator for low viscosity media

Reliably agitating fluids in open or pressure-less vessels in a laboratory or small scale p...

High-speed blister machine

If you are looking for a compact machine that produces blisters with an output of up to 700 blist...

Horizontal intermittent motion cartoner

User-friendly cartooning solution with an intermittent motion for a wide range of p...

Horizontal continuous motion cartoner

An automatic cartoning machine designed for both high-speed operations and medium pac...

Strip packaging machine for effervescent tablets

Pack your effervescent tablets with extreme precision and care at a speed...

Entry-level blister machine

A start-up solution for contract packing and generics manufacturing with an easy-to-get upgrade ...

Compact blister machine

A compact blister machine ideal for packing tablets, capsules, ampoules and syringes and other applic...

Case packer for cartons and bundles

Pack cartons and bundles into RSC (Regular Slotted Case) cases and perform functions li...

Stretch bander

A compact wrapping machine to seal your boxes with a max speed of 50 packs per minute.

Vertical cartoner

A cartoning solution that can be operated in either continuous or intermittent mode depending on the carton...

Aseptic barrier systems

Designed for sterile product and Potent API’s either with low or high OEL requirements.

Restricted-access barrier systems

Create a physical barrier between the operator and the product. More flexible than an iso...

Sterility test isolators

Designed to avoid this risk and protect the product from both the process and externally generated f...

Laboratory horizontal agitated ball mill

Tabletop model for the wet grinding of small to ultra-small product batches down t...

Laboratory hammer mill

A Laboratory hammer mill in pharma design for the comminution of pharmaceutical and chemical products....

Laboratory fine impact mill

A laboratory fine impact mill is used for fine and ultrafine grinding, for defibration, and for ...

Pharmaceutical granulators

Pharmaceutical granulators are often used with active substance mixtures to be processed into gra...

Laboratory roller compactor

For the laboratory or small amount compaction, granulation and briquetting of mineral and chemic...

Fluidized bed opposed jet mills

Fluidized bed opposed jet mills rely purely on particle-to-particle attrition in the center ...

Spiral jet mill

Jet mills are frequently used in the pharmaceutical industry and also for the production of fine-grade chemica...

Conical gentle crusher

For the gentle crushing of soft to medium-hard substances. Widely used in food industries for size red...

Ultrafine pin mill

Particularly designed for humid, oily, and greasy products.

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Originally only manufactured in discoid in shape, but now also triangular, rectangular, round, oval, oblong, or cylindrical forms have entered the market. Colors can vary to distinguish different medicines and tablets are often stamped with symbols, letters, and numbers which enable them to be identified.

Among all dosage forms in use today, tablets constitute the most common one. This widespread use of tablets is due to their many advantages: cost of production is relatively low, the package is very simple to be carried out and they are very easy to swallow. According to their route of administration and the method of manufacture, it is possible to classify tablets into sugar-coated tablets, film-coated tablets, chewable tablets, buccal and sublingual tablets to name a few, but the compressed tablet remains the most popular dosage form nowadays.

Dry granulation

Dry granulation is a process in which powder particles must adhere to each other through compaction or mechanical compression, forming larger entities without adding liquids. The force applied to the powder causes a size enlargement. The most popular method used in dry granulation is roller compaction in which the powder from the feeding system is fed into the rolling system which compresses the material into a ribbon. Dry granulation is suitable for moisture-sensitive and temperature-sensitive substances.

Wet granulation

In wet granulation, powder particles are bound together using liquid solutions to achieve particle enlargement. The granulating fluid should be volatile to be easily removed by drying and should be non-toxic. Liquids usually used as granulating fluid are water or other solvents. After adding a liquid to the powder, particles start to adhere together forming a small group of particles called nuclei. Adding more granulating fluid, granules collide with other powder particles and will increase in size.

Direct compression

Direct compression refers to a process in which powdered APIs are mixed with excipients and lubricants without involving granulation steps. It has grown in popularity because it provides the shortest, cheapest, and most effective way to produce tablets while minimizing processing time, steps, and equipment required. This method is suitable for moisture and heat-sensitive API ingredient. Direct compression requires a tablet press in which the upper and lower punches are pressed together within the die hole and compress the tablet until it is formed.

Production processes involved for making pharmaceutical tablets

In the pharmaceutical industry, the methods used to produce tablets can be classified as granulation (wet granulation and dry granulation) and direct compression. Granulation is a complex multi-stage process in which small powder particles are combined together to form agglomerates called granules.

The main difference between wet granulation and dry granulation is that wet granulation involves a granulating fluid like water, isopropanol, ethanol, or mixtures thereof, while dry granulation is the formation of granules without using any liquid solution. Dry granulation can be accomplished with two methods, slugging and roller compaction, and it is used above all for those tablet ingredients that are sensitive to moisture or are unable to withstand elevated temperatures.

Keep your tablet safe by choosing the suitable packaging

Solid dosage forms as tablets are commonly packed in blister packs. This type of packaging assures the integrity of each dose since each cavity is separate, so if one of their seals is breached, this doesn’t compromise the quality of the whole product. In pharmaceutical packaging, patient safety and quality prioritize appealing design since it is directly linked to its health. The main aim of pharmaceutical packaging, like all others, is usually to protect products from any physical and biological damage and from external conditions that can alter the property of the product inside. Maintaining the quality of the drug and an extended shelf life play an essential role as well.

When it comes to informing the buyer, medical packaging must provide correct information about product name, ingredients, use, dose, to mention a few. In this way, consumers are more aware of product origin or how they are made. To be able to access all this information, product traceability needs to be provided. The most commonly used standard to facilitate traceability on drug units is serialization. A barcode needs to be printed on a different level of drug packaging (primary, secondary and tertiary). With the help of this printed symbol, it is easier to track and trace the origin of a drug and to reduce the chance of counterfeit products.

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