26 - 28 September 2017 // Nuremberg, Germany

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KTP 420X

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The Romaco Kilian KTP 420X is a versatile, high speed tablet press, which can be combined with the novel CWC (Continuous Weight Control) system. This groundbreaking machine, equipped with numerous patented features, compresses up to 360,000 tablets an hour absolutely reliably. The Kilian KTP 420X is ideal for the production of mono-layer, bi-layer or core tablets (tab-in-tab), and it can also be used to process poorly flowing materials. It is characterised by high effective availability, low costs for maintenance and spare parts and very simple handling. The Kilian KTP 420X is winner of this year’s iF Award for innovative design.

Patented features

The patented CWC in-line scale allows the weight of the tablet being produced to be measured continuously at the discharge as the products are pressed without destroying them. The KTP 420X makes Romaco Kilian the first manufacturer worldwide to offer to offer a solution for continuous weight control. The weighed tablets are placed in the “good” duct using compressed air. As a result of the new process, there is no longer any need to make sample tablets in order to check the weight and product loss is reduced to zero. This automatic weight control system helps avoid unnecessary costs, especially when processing expensive (active) ingredients. One tablet is measured per turn of the turret rotor with an accuracy of 0.1 milligrams. The CWC system is fully integrated in the PLC and stored in the HMI (human machine interface) panel. The results of the measurements can be leveraged directly to control the machine and greatly improve the reliability of the process. CWC can be supplied as an option for all models in the KTP 420X and KTP 720X series and is also available as a retrofit kit.

High flexibility and low total cost of ownership

The wear-free torque motor, extremely durable compression rollers and wear-free lower punch brake with patented magnets underlie the very low total cost of ownership (TCO). The likewise patented punch bellows protect the tablets from lubricants. Thanks to the hermetic separation of the compaction and service areas, no product or oil gets into the machine compartment of the press. The optimised hygienic design permits quick and easy cleaning. At the same time the new, ergonomic, Windows 7 based HMI panel guarantees reliable handling. The significant reduction in press noise adds to the user friendly working environment.

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