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Pharmaceutical Lab Instruments & Equipment
Pharmaceutical Laboratory Equipment
Most of us have been aware of what Pharmaceutical Laboratory equipment’s are and what their utilization is. In general, we get to know them more in our early days of college. Most of us who deal in science and come from a science background do have a little bit of knowledge about what Pharmaceutical Laboratory looks like and what type of experiments do take place there. Today I take the opportunity to discuss the Pharmaceutical Laboratory equipment’s in brief and I will take this perfect opportunity to throw a light at some of the uses of few of the well known equipment’s that are being used on a regular basis.
Pharmaceutical Laboratory equipment’s are of different size, shape, style and moreover uses. There is the Bunsen burner, one of the well known apparatus which allow us to heat up the mixture when in need to a required amount of degree for performing the experiment. Then there is the analytical balance, which works in all close proximity and allows us to take perfect weight of elements before we start the reaction in the lab. It provides an accurate reading to us as no air is allowed to enter the close chamber for a more detailed reading. Other than this, there are different apparatus or equipments like Vortex mixture, Oscilloscope, dasymeter, Gooch crucible, comparison microscope. We have the other form of safety equipments that are being used for safety purposes, like gloves, goggles to protect our body parts from any hazards or accident caused by vigorous chemical reaction and getting directly in contact with the skin. This in turn can really cause severe irritation, bleeding and other forms of trauma to our skin. Spatulas and scoopulas are the most important equipment’s too. They are used to dissect or check with the condition of the chemical reaction in the Pharmaceutical Laboratory when in process. Droppers, Pipettes, Burets, tongs and forceps, balances are some of the other common forms of equipments that are generally been found in a Pharmaceutical Laboratory for experiment purposes.
These Pharmaceutical Laboratory equipment’s play a major part in the Pharmaceutical Laboratory research as these are the tools by which complex and simple chemical formulations are being directed and providing result to final outcome. These equipment’s are found in different sizes and shapes, but whatever may be the size or shape of these equipments each one of them are as important as the other. The more the intricacy and complex nature of the chemical formulation and process is the more the important is the right choice of these equipments means. Some of these apparatus do cost pretty high and are very much brittle in origin. In terms of safety, these equipments are tender and brittle in origin as mentioned and needs proper attention and care when handling them. Overheating or extreme coldness to these apparatus that is beyond the resistance capability can create a lot of issues. These apparatus would tend to crack and burst which can be fatal while experimenting. Thus one must know the proper handling and the nature of the activities of these Pharmaceutical Laboratory equipment’s in order to avoid any kind of accidents or mishaps.
Drawing a conclusion to this short brief to this topic, it is always important and mandatory to check with all these equipments prior to use. It takes years of practice and expertise to be able to use and handle these Pharmaceutical Laboratory equipment’s perfectly and safely. Thus it is always recommended that one must use safety devices such as gloves, goggles, protective eye-care and others in order to perform all the Pharmaceutical Laboratory activities safely. Be always comfortable and safe while using these.
Tablet press machine is used to press dry raw materials into tablet form. Tablet Press are increasingly used in a variety of industries to compress materials like Pharmaceuticals and Life Science Industries, Ayurveda Industries, Silica Industries, Confectionary Industries, Ferrites, Electronics and Defence Industries, Vitamins & Nutraceuticals Industries Salts, Detergents & Metals, API & Bulk Drugs, Food & Confectionary, Nutraceuticals, Ferrites.
Tablet Press Buyers Guide:
Important Specifications of Tablet Press You need to Check Before Buying:
Capacity of Torque main motor
Water cooling system
Gravity Feeding System
Bi-Layer Tablet Attachment
Very low Noise level
Type of tooling D
Rated output (tablets / hour)*
Turret speed (rpm)
Max. Compaction force-Main (kN)
Max. Compaction force-Pre (kN)
Biometric Fingerprint lock system
Equal Pre & Main compaction of 100 kN
Single Tablet Rejection even at highest speed of operation
High & Updated Motorised Machine
Bi-Layer Tableting with a lot of ease and Separate first Layer Sampling available
Machine Interlocks with indicating alarms as a Safety Device
Compaction Force Control (CFC) system for Auto Weight Control
Computer Panel for SCADA
3 – Paddles Force Feeding System
Super Thick Upper Guards
Sound Reduction & Operator Safety
No. of station
Max. Tablet diameter (mm)
Max. Depth of die fill (mm)
Max. Tablet thickness (mm)
Upper punch penetration-Main & Pre comp. (mm)
Torque direct drive (kW / hp)
Power consumption (kW / hp)
Overall dimensions (cm)
Net weight (kg)
Tablet Press Machine Parts=Principal components of Tablet Press:
• Fill Tray
• Upper Punches and Lower Punches
• Upper Tracking and Lower Tracking
• Upper Pressure Cam and Lower Pressure
• The Hopper holds the dry materials that will be compressed.
• The Fill Tray distributes the dry materials into the Die bores and pushes tablets into the Ejection Chute.
• The Dies define the size and shape of the powder.
• The Upper Punches and Lower Punches compress the materials within the Dies.
• The Turret houses the Tooling.
• The Upper Tracking and Lower Tracking guide the Tooling.
• The Upper Pressure Cam and Lower Pressure Cam compress the Upper Punches and Lower Punches to create the tablet.
• Dont apply too much force to the powder.
• Dont Try to fill the Die with powder by hand.
• Dont insert Tooling that is too big for the machine.
• Properly mount the machine.
• Dont use powders that could explode under pressure.
• Dont use wet or damp material.
Be aware of risk of entanglement and pinch
point due to moving parts.
• Do not operate in a wet environment or with wet hands due to risk of electrical shock or burn.
• Do not operate if any wires are damaged,pinched, or frayed due to risk of electrical shock or burn.
• Keep fingers away from all moving parts.
• Ensure that machine is secure with antivibration feet on the workspace floor.
• Inspect machine before use.
• Check that nuts and bolts are suitably tightened.
• Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual.
• Do not modify the machine in any way.
• Turn off and unplug the machine before conducting cleaning and maintenance.
Tablet Press Machine Price
The price of the tablet press is different with different manufacturers. the price depends also on the purpose of the press designed for. the overall cost varies between 4 lakhs to 50 lakhs.
When we speak about Pharmaceutical equipment & machinery we speak about endless number of equipment and machinery that are being used on a day to day basis in order to improve the quality of pharmaceutical products and its activities towards treatment. The field of pharmaceutical requirements is huge and is tied up with different avenues which make it more important for the equipment’s and machinery to work perfectly and produce high quality of products that are error free on a whole. Today we will be trying shredding few lights on some of the equipment and machinery in use and a little bit about how they are working.
Firstly speaking about the pharmaceutical equipment there are many different types and sizes that are found. Each of them perform specific tasks and have their own distinct actions as well. One of such is Homogenizer Equipment which under high pressure reduces the size of the pharmaceutical product particles and provides turbulence, impact and acceleration along with it making them more clinically effective and stable. Then there is Pharmaceutical Drying Equipment which has the capability of gently drying of pharma ingredients especially crystallization from water by means of filter process or from one or more organic solvents. Speaking about the pharmaceutical filling equipment, these equipment are specifically used for expediting small and large scale product manufacturing with providing constant output demands. The equipment works on automated or semi-automated control. Out of different types of instrument and equipment that are being used one of such equipment that have a very effective part to take place is Powder filling equipment. These equipment are used to fill the pharmaceutical powder products. The equipment works automatically and helps in the production. There is the Auger filling machine as well which also works in the same way as Powder filling equipment. There are different other equipment like spray drying accessories, syringe filling equipment, Vial filling equipment, pharmaceutical checkweighers, pharmaceutical extrusion equipment which have their own functionalities and working procedures.
Now speaking about Pharmaceutical machinery, the use and application of them in case of pharmaceutical products does have a high significance. There are different types of machinery that are into use namely, Vibro sifter, Tablet Press, tableting machine, Rapid mixer granulator, Mass mixer, multi mill, coating pan, V blender, tablet making machines, tablet coating machines, sigma mixer and the list is endless. Now where tablet press, a specific machine that is used for compressing powder into tablet and giving it a specific form and shape, Pharmaceutical Vibro sifter is used for separating different materials based on the size of their particle and use. The tableting machine is another very important machinery that is used in the pharmaceutical production houses. This device is used for making tablets for consumption. Rapid mixer granulator is another important machine that is used for formation of granules by the process of rising, tumbling and whirling motion of material. The drying machine is done by adding up all the ingredients into the RMG. Mass mixer is used for mixing of ingredients whereas multi mill, a self contained portable unit is used for shredding, high speed granulating, mixing, pulversing and chopping purposes. It has multifunctional working capabilities and one of the most prime machinery used in pharmaceutical production houses.
On conclusion it can be easily said that these machinery and equipment are an integral part of pharmaceutical production and without their use things would have been something very much different and difficult to handle. These products cost very highly due to the extreme capabilities they possesses and thus needs proper guidance when handling.
Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) Utility to Determine Equipment and Instrument Re-qualification Frequency
An Introduction to Equipment Qualification
The pharmaceutical industry induces full of experiments and it often requires conducting batch reactions using toxic or flammable materials. In many cases, complex chemical reactions are carried out with significant energy release. Such exothermic reactions processing can cause fire, explosion or runaway reaction hazards and these are quite life threatening for personnel and facilities. Equipment qualification is a critical step in overall process validation (PV), typically referred to as Stage 2A of the PV life cycle. It is outlined in many regulation and guidelines, including the FDA’s 2011 Process Validation Guidance and Annex 15 of the EU GMP, among others.
While handling the Equipment, one is likely to face the ambiguity of how often to do a given task or activity using them. It is necessary for the equipment to be periodically re-qualified if there is a performance dip with consistent working to ensure the quality of products. Here the focus is on the re-qualification decision-making framework based on the use of the preliminary hazard analysis (PHA), a tool used in quality risk management.
Prior to use in production or quality control testing all new equipment should require passing through all stages of qualification such as
Design qualification (DQ)
Installation qualification (IQ)
Operational qualification (OQ)
Performance qualification (PQ)
A robust equipment qualification program is appropriate based on the uses and risks of the equipment. The activities of each of these qualification steps should be well documented, to provide evidence that the equipment is fit for its intended purpose, and those records should be available for review by request.
Figure 1: Stages of equipment and instrument qualification
In the figure above, if we follow the illustration we see that once the equipment has been initially qualified, the qualification program should speak to the periodic re-qualification of equipment. It is a part of implementing any changes through a defined change control process impacting the qualified state of the equipment. Based on the criticality of the equipment used in production or on the quality control testing of products the extent of the re-qualification should be done. Documentation of the periodic review of pertinent data is indispensable to confirm that a process/method/system continues to consistently produce a result meeting predetermined acceptance criteria.
PRINCIPLES OF QUALITY RISK MANAGEMENT
Two primary principles of quality risk management in the pharmaceutical industry are:
The risk evaluation of quality should be based on scientific knowledge and concern about the protection of the personnel and facilities.
The quality risk management process should be commensurate with the level of risk with respect to the level of effort, formality, and documentation.
ICH Q9 on Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA)
As continuing to the question of “When or at what frequency should the periodic review is performed?” How should one structure the program to help the user determine when to perform the review? What guidelines to follow to create this aspect of the qualification program?
The answer to these is to perform the ICH Q9 (Quality Risk Management) – the risk management tool PHA. According to ICH Q9, the definition of PHA is that it is a tool to analyse hazardous situations and events that might cause harm, to estimate probable hazards in occurrence for a given activity, facility, product or system based on applying prior experience or knowledge of a hazard or failure to identify future hazards.
The tool consists of the following components:
identification of the possibilities that the risk event happens
qualitative evaluation of the extent of possible injury or damage to health as an outcome
using a combination of severity and likelihood of occurrence, relative ranking of the hazard is given
the detection of the possible remedial measures
Figure 2 denotes the PHA worksheet. If we can build a worksheet to organize the analysis and assist with the facilitation of the activities, the PHA tool could essentially address all the review of the parameters, as well as correlate the risk priority ranking to a periodic review frequency for the subject equipment.
It requires team expertise in the quality risk management process, how to use the PHA tool, scoring criteria, and key definitions. It generally consists of equipment owners, process owners, and quality assurance to perform the analysis possessing a strong understanding of the whole hazard analysis. The inputs of each column to the worksheet are directed and provided by a two-step triage approach using risk blocks scored against criteria as high, medium, and low rankings as in Tables 1, 2, and 3.
Figure 2: PHA worksheet example
Table 1: Severity Rankings
Table 2: Probability (Occurrence) Rankings
Table 3: Detectability Rankings
Figure 3: Risk class determination
The preliminary risk class based on severity and probability (or occurrence) was first determined as in Figure 3.
Figure 4: Risk priority ranking
Table 4: Example of Periodic Review Frequency
Further the hazard parameters are evaluated against detect-ability, resulting in a risk priority ranking (Figure 4). It correlates to the periodic review frequency for the subject equipment (Table 4). Once the worksheet is completed with input from team members, the periodic review frequencies should be reviewed and agreed to by all. The following PHA worksheet (Figure 5) provides an example of a completed analysis activity.
Figure 5: PHA worksheet example — completed analysis activity
Inferences drawn about how this method of hazard analysis can be beneficial
The PHA tool enables to build a usable worksheet allowing all members of the team to participate in the risk analysis activity to provide subject matter expertise, voice concerns, and promote issues for further discussion.
Additionally, by facilitating the team meetings, time schedules were managed and those issues that were a challenge were tabled and discussed offline.
At the end of each completed worksheet, team members provide feedback regarding the risk analysis activity noting the efficient use of time, effective use of risk management tools, and delivery of risk priority rankings for subject equipment in correlation with the periodicity frequency.
Therefore, using a risk management tool such as PHA, a periodic review frequency can be identified and applied to qualified equipment. This enables a timely recheck of the equipment by means of pertinent data like manufacturing performance trend data, change history, and/or deviation history and that in turn would help in assuring consistent production results meeting the predetermined acceptance criteria.
In pharmaceuticals, formulation (or dosage form) refers to the creation of a structure such as a capsule, a pill, tablet, or an emulsion, prepared according to a specific procedure or “formula”. Competently designed formulations for particular applications are safer, more effective, and more economical than any of their components used singly. There are a range of automated and semi-automated machines and equipment that can assist in the highest quality formulation of pharmaceuticals.
The pharmaceutical industry has the most precise requirements and manufacturing guidelines in terms of quality. As a result, it is critical that pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment comply with good manufacturing practice (GMP). Pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment includes a wide variety of equipment, such as capsule filling machines, x-ray inspection systems, and spray drying accessories. In order to ensure precise manufacturing and formulation development, almost every process can be automated. As a result, there is a piece of pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment involved in every step.
PDF Formulation Equipment List
Pharmaceutical Formulation Machinery
Economic tablet press
Single rotary tablet press
Laboratory capsule filler for liquid solutions
Automatic capsule filler for liquid solutions
Automatic laboratory capsule filler
Contained capsule filler
High-yield capsule filler
Automatic tablet coater for lab scale
Tablet auto coater for lab scale
Microencapsulation system for your drug delivery system
Waste minimization weight sorter for tablets & capsules
High capacity weight sorter for tablets & capsules
Major Formulation Equipment
Vector FLM-1 and FLM-3
fluid bed processors
High Shear Granulator
High shear granulator/blender
Single station tablet press
Instrumented sixteen station tablet press (“B” Tooling)
Various semiautomatic compression and encapsulation machines
Various granulation and compounding equipment
Capsule Sealer & Capsule Printer
Perforated coating pans (15″, 19″, 24″ & 36″)
Conventional coating pan
Today’s technology has much improved with the advancement of time. Science has provided us with different ways in order to motivate our life and get the best out of it. A revolution has also taken place in terms of manufacturing and processing machinery as well. Over the last decade things seems to have change drastically and has provides us with a new horizon of opportunities that we can boost with and help our life grow bigger and better over the coming days. Manufacturing and processing machinery today has greatly changed over the course of time and most have touch different avenues and left a mark for itself to carry on with. Today we are going to discussed about some of the formulation and processing machinery and next articles we see how it has changed human life.
In this article we deal with the list of Medical Laboratory Equipment and all lab supplies and Instruments. Clinical Laboratory Devices are also included in the list. Pharmaceutical equipment always play a vital part in production of the pharmaceutical products. There are wide range of products that are involved with this process from big to small, light to heavy, semi-automated to fully automated, metal to steel and of different shapes and sizes. Today we try to list up some of the most important of the pharmaceutical equipment that are generally used in the production unit.
In today’s date “tablets” h0old an essential part of our life. Most of us consume tablets everyday be it a teenager, middle aged or an old man. Now consumption of tablets has become a part of our life for most of us if not all. Looking back at the process of making tablets in the Industry, it is a typical process and passes through certain phases before it is completely done and sealed pack for selling. Today we will be hereby discussing how tablets making machine is helping to make tablets in short and a precise way.
Tablet Making Machine India – Cost Price Manual
The tablet making machine is generally known as the Tablet Press and consists of two different types mainly. One is known as the single-punch and another is called the rotary tablet presses. The punches and dies used for making tablets come in different variety of sizes, shapes, designs and can be easily customized according to need and generally is manufactured with manufacturer codes and scoring lines which makes it more easier for the user to break the tablet at once. Now depending on the size, shape, material and configuration of the press, the machine (press) can produce from around 250,000 to over 1,000,000 tablets an hour on a general basis as per stats obtained from various production houses. Now speaking about its mechanism, tablet presses work in a very high speed and takes the form of a rotating turret. It simply holds number of punches as customized before production. Once it starts to rotate around the turret, the punches come close in contact with the cams in use and control the punches in a vertical position for the tablets to get manufactured.
The tablet press that we are speaking of here has a simple mechanism to work with. The main objective of the machine or device is to compresses powder into tablets which comes out in a uniform manner in terms of shape, size and weight as per the requirement of the production house. The press has got a high potential and generally used to manufacture tablets of different types in conjunction to the variety of materials used. This can include illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, cleaning products and cosmetics as well. The granulated material in order to be given a proper shape into a tablet is firstly metered into a cavity form. This is done by the use of two punches and a die. Once this is done, the punches are pressed together with great force. This in return fuses the materials together giving a shape of a tablet. For most of the tablet press machines the most integral part of it remains the same ie. Hopper, Die, Punches, Cam track and feeding mechanism.
Different types of machine
Now speaking about tablet press and its actions, it is has been found that this tablet making machine comes in two different variants. One is called the single station or eccentric press and another is the multiple station or popularly known as the rotary tablet press. The Single station is relatively compact in nature to that of the multiple one and is basically easier to operate among the two in comparison. It is used to produce chewable tablets, Effervescent and other compressed tablets. Whereas speaking about the multiple station, its setting up is much more streamlined and can be fined tuned for more customization than that of the two with much higher production rate and obviously the capability of it is immense when compared. The machine has capability of ejecting, filling and removal of the tablet as well after compression procedure.
Pharmaceutical Machinery Manufacturers in India: In today’s world when most of the countries are on the verge of extending their capabilities in each and every spheres of life and implementing new ideas and innovations to satisfy life on a larger scale, India is also on the same track as well. When pharmaceutical machinery manufacturing in India is concerned, today India is considered to be one of the best in the world and is simply reaching new heights of success on a whole. Hereby we try to figure out some of the prime manufactures in India who are a leading brand in manufacturing pharmaceutical machinery and about their activities in short.
Pharmaceutical Machinery Manufacturers in India
Pharma Tech International
Pharma Tech International is considered to be one of the finest Pharmaceutical machinery manufacturers from India. The company came into existence in the year 2007 with a current annual turnover of Rs 50 lacks to 1 Crore according to stats obtained from sources. This company boots itself in producing high profile machines like automatic capping machine, capsule section machinery, ointment section machinery, tablet section machinery, crushing machines, globule making machines and the list goes on. The products are really durable in nature with capabilities of performing accurately and mostly are fully automatic in nature and require less amount of human interference.
Prism Pharma Machinery
Prism Pharma Machinery from the land of Gujarat came into existence in the year 2003. They provide some of the best durable and highly sophisticated pharmaceutical machinery. With a reputed base and trust of serving this industry from a long time they boost their capabilities in providing machines like high shear mixer granulation, RMG, Tray dryer, oscillating granulator, bin blender, Tumbler bender, Drum mixer blender, mass mixers and others. They are best in making Roll compactor, Vibro shifter, basket extruder, movable hoist, automatic tablet coater, colloid mill, capsule polishing machine, sealing machine and the list is endless.
Today they stand as one of the finest in the business and provide some of the best products for pharmaceutical use.
Harrison’s Pharma Machinery Pvt. Ltd
This ISO certified company from Delhi since its inception days in the year 1983 have always been in the limelight with the quality of machines they manufacture and have the repute also of providing wide range of products as well. The list is long and some of the wide variety of products they manufacture includes ointment plant, lami tube filling & sealing machine, stainless steel storage tank, Mini Pulverizer, Cyclone Type Pulverizer, Powder mixer and rotary bottle washing machinery as well. They also produce some of the finest quality machines in relation to laboratory use, syrup manufacturing, multipurpose equipments and many more.
Top Pharmaceutical Machinery Manufacturers in India – Pharma Machinery Suppliers
This is another innovative manufacturer from the state of Kerala which is considered to be one of the finest pharmaceutical machinery manufactures in India. They have a huge number of productivity which includes Liquid filling machines, Semi automatic blister sealing machines, Hydro pneumatic blister trimming machines. They are capable of providing some of the best quality products available in the market today with capabilities of producing high range products for use. They also deal in automatic rubber machinery, packaging solutions and manufacturing machines yielding rubber accessories as well.
Given above are some of the finest pharmaceutical machinery manufacturers from India who really have done a great job and helped largely improving the quality of pharmaceutical products on a whole. There are different other companies as well which do have the similar potentials and produce a great variety and quality machines that not only improve the quality but also improves the volume of manufacturing.
Pharmaceutical Machinery Manufacturers in Mumbai: Today we will be concentrating on some of the best pharmaceutical machine manufacturers from Mumbai, India who have who have constantly given enough effort and hard work to make world class product and compete in the market on a global scenario. Most of them have years of expertise in this specific field and have managed to earn goodwill in the market by their effort. Here are few of the most trusted brands from Mumbai who develop and manufacture pharmaceutical machinery.
Pharma machinery manufacturers in navi mumbai
Jay Pharma Machinery Equipments
This is one of the most trusted companies that are situated in the heart of Mumbai city, India. Over the last six years the company has grown from strength to strength increasing the numbers of their clients with good service and maintenance of quality product. This company has the perfect expertise in manufacturing pharmaceutical machinery like wet mixtures, milling machines, washing system, blender, filter press, Ointment Manufacturing Plant, Inline Homogenizer, pallets, cooting system and the list goes on and on. Today Jay Pharma Machinery Equipments stands high among its rival companies serving the best out of the best.
Bright Pharma Machinery
Situated in Andheri, East Mumbai, Bright Pharma Machinery this company is one of the leading manufacturers of Pharmaceutical machinery along with production of cosmetic, bio product machinery as well. From 20 years this company has been working in the market with infusing and implementing new ideas for the betterment of the business. It has expertise in designing and manufacturing machines in relation to ointment/cream manufacturing plant, transfer pump, metering pump, filtration unit, cream manufacturing plant, fluid bed dryer, coating pan, spray coating machine, Vibro shifter, rapid mixer granulator and the list is a long one indeed. This company over the years has a good repute of producing the best when it comes to business on a whole.
Prince Pharma Machinery Bombay
Incorporated in the year 2007 at Mumbai, Prince Pharma Machinery has the perfect expertise in providing impeccable quality of pharmaceutical machinery that are of world class standards. Since its establishment, the company has paved itself to the top with a team of members who have a vision to think big and innovative in the field of pharmaceuticals. Today they have an arsenal of some of the best machinery which includes manufacturing of fluid bed dryer, Vibro shifter, Mutlil mill, coating machine, starch paste kettle, Zero hold up filter press, tray dryer, Octagonal blender and much more. This manufacturing unit is considered to be one of the finest in the business today.
Mec Well Pharma Machinery Company – Mumbai
From Thane, Maharashtra Mec Well Pharma Machinery has the perfect capabilities and adequate infrastructure to design and develop some of the most needed pharmaceutical machinery that are of high quality and capable of producing volume productivity. The company boost itself with manufacture of highly efficient machinery like blending machine, fluid bed dryers, Vibro shifter, blending vessel, liquid manufacturing plant, ointment plant, Ointment Manufacturing Plant, Pharmaceuticals Processing Plant, oral liquid manufacturing plant, pharmaceutical ovens, fermentation tank and the list is endless. This company today stands as one of the finest manufacturing company and have been serving clients globally with trust and quality. They have successfully marketed themselves with hard and dedication as one of the best in the business
There are other companies too like Chamunda Pharma Machinery Pvt. Ltd, Harish Pharma Engineeringm Pharma Fab Industries, S K Pharma Machinery Private Limited, Champion Pharma Machines and etc. from Mumbai who are considered to be equally capable, well trusted and rewound when it comes to manufacturing of Pharmaceutical machinery in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Pharmaceutical Packaging Machinery: In today’s date Pharmaceutical packing machinery hold a very important position when it comes to doing business with the same. As we all known good packaging not only increased the overall quality appearance of the product but also helps it to do a good branding and provide successful business also. Today there are different companies who are specialized in this field of work. They solely work on packing and distributing pharmaceutical packaging. There are different types of machinery which are uses in this case. The list is pretty long and most of them are complex in nature whereas there are also simple machinery as well. Today we are going to discuss about few of the most important Pharmaceutical packaging machinery in short and their use.
One of the most well known Pharmaceutical packaging machines used very often is Blister Packing Machine. It is available both for large and small batches of drug processing expediting marketability of Pharma products via blister packing. Next there is the Pharmaceutical Automatic Capping Machine. It is used for capping of the pharmaceutical products and is considered to be one of the final steps of ensuring the quality of the product as well. Next is the Pharmaceutical Filling Machine which simply expedites the current process of packaging. This filling machine perfectly works for large scale filling used to measure sterility and dispensing of correct volume when in use. One of the most well-known and widely used machines is Pharmaceutical Ampoule Filling Machine. This machine is a very complex one and works on a very sophisticated or delicate procedure. These types of machinery are basically used for pharmaceutical ampoule filling equipment. The process is a fully automated one and works on a constant basis to provide the required result. It provides the option of weight checking of product and as well as laser sealing as well. Another one of the important packaging machinery used for pharmaceutical products is Pharmaceutical Liquid Filling Machine. It is used for manufacturing of liquid drug suspensions. This packaging machine is used in variety of forms and use. It comes in both small and large size. The operation involves filling of liquid.
Medicines Packing Equipment Types
Now pharmaceutical packaging machinery comes in different price range and in different shapes and sizes. There are different companies who are best at making these types of machinery. Some of them are small and some are big production houses. These production houses basically deal in making pharmaceutical packaging machinery that are all in compliance with FDA standards and maintain a strict protocol as per general guidelines. Some are semi automatic in nature, some are fully automatic. When we speak about these type of Pharmaceutical packaging machinery there are different vendor who have earned a good name in the market over the years and have provided world class quality products on a regular basis. Some of them are Marchesini Group with its headquarters at Italy. Then there is Mg2 as well from Italy along with Multivac Sepp Haggenmuller. Bosch and Romaco are two of the most important names that we can add to this list as well and both are from Germany who have the repute of consistently providing quality machinery in this field as well.
Coming to the concluding part of this discussion, it has been found that these packaging machinery are a very important part of the production of the pharmaceutical products worldwide and provides safety to the finish products as well. Proper packaging not only ensures the safety of the product but also maintains a proper hygiene to the pharmaceutical products as well which is essential.
Pharmaceutical Mixing Equipment: Mixing has always been a very integral part of manufacturing pharmaceutical equipment. In order to form a right pharmaceutical product with proper compositing and content mixing plays a very important and integrated part. Today we will be looking at some of the well known and primary pharmaceutical mixing equipment that are widely used in the production units for manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. We try to look at few of them in a very short and precise way.
Pharmaceutical Mixing Equipment – Pharmaceutical Blending & Mixing pdf
Depending on type of mixing we can categorize the procedures accordingly which are as follows:
There are different types of mixtures used for mixing liquid with liquid in the pharmaceutical production units. This process is quite complex and requires additional monitoring. There are different types of mixers used for this purpose namely, Shaker mixers, Propeller mixers, Paddle mixers, Turbine mixers, sonic and ultrasound devices such as Rapisonic homogenizer. These equipment are uses for manufacturing antacid suspensions, different emulsions, anti-diarrhoeal mixtures and other such pharmaceutical products.
For solid to solid mixing of pharmaceutical products there are different types of equipments in use on a general basis. This includes Agitator mixers, Tumbling mixers, Double cone mixers, and V-blenders and others. These equipments are generally used for mixing of dry (solid base) powders. These are mainly used for making tablets of various types and sizes.
Then there is semi to solid mixing equipment perfectly designed for this specific purpose also. For this purpose there are different types of Agitator mixers that are in use like sigma mixers and planetary mixers. Other than this there is Shear mixer like triple roller mills and colloidal mills as well. These are basically used for wet granulation procedure while manufacturing tablets and also in the production of ointments as well. Sigma mixture can also be used in case of solid to solid mixing as well.
Other than the above mixing equipment there are different types of mixtures that are also in use while making up of Pharmaceutical products. These include tumbling mixer. These are close vessel mixer rotating about its axis. They are basically found in double cone, V-mixer and rotating cube as well. Here the quality of mixing is limited and works on diffusive mixing mechanism.
Then comes Convective mixers which is accompanied with some diffusive and shear mixing. This machine works typically less than 60 rpm. Here ribbon blenders are used on a horizontal axis in a static cylinder set on a circular pattern within in a static shell. Paddles or rotating blades are used in this machine.
Other important pharmaceutical mixing equipments include Conical screw mixer, Muller mixer, Pug mill, Pan mixer, Change can mixer, Banbury mixer and the list is endless.
On a whole it can be easily said that these different types of mixing equipment are used in order to serve different purposes and to obtain a specific result in the pharmaceutical product manufacturing. Most of these mixers work on a very complex process and generally have an automatic procedure to work on. This really is a complex process and needs lot of understand and one must go through years of experience in order to progress and handle these types of machine with care and in a right way. Without prior knowledge about these type of machine, handling can really be difficult and would produce inverse reaction to the pharmaceutical process. Most of these equipment are built in a specific way according to their way of action and mostly are brittle in nature and use of pharmaceutical mixing equipments can really be challenging.