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NDC gauges are used in production processes to improve quality and reduce costs. At Powtech, NDC presents its solutions for continuous measurement of moisture content for the pharmaceutical industry.
NDC PH710e pharmaceutical moisture gauges can be used to provide real-time measurements of the drying process. The gauge can either be used to make non-contacting measurements of the powder during the drying process by measuring through a sight glass, or, in fiber-optic format, be used with the GEA Lighthouse™ probe.
The combination of the PH710e with the automated GEA Lighthouse probe is a powerful viable in-process alternative to off-line LOD testing and complements the other real-time outputs used to run a granulation suite by providing:
• a robust real-time measurement of moisture
• improved drying process visualization
• full CIP capability and wash-in-place during production
Achieving reliable on-line moisture measurement requires the fulfilment of two key criteria:
• reliable and robust analyzer measurement technology
• reliable and robust process interfacing to guarantee that the analyzer measures representative product
The combination of GEA's Lighthouse probe with NDC's PH710e analzyer ensures delivery of both. The Lighthouse Probe™ uses a combination of fiber optics and mirrors to give an exceptionally compact design suitable for simple mounting on the smallest processors without disrupting the process. At the same time it offers the ability to ensure that the analyzed sample volume is consistent with the scale of scrutiny required with respect to a unit dosage.
For further information on NDC’s Series 710e On-line Gauge for the Pharmaceutical Industry, visit www.ndc.com/pharma.