Today, we’ll discuss the factors to consider when selecting pharmaceutical equipment and how Thomas Processing can fulfill your equipment needs.
Pharmaceutical companies have several factors to consider when deciding which equipment is suitable for their needs. A company in the research and development stage (R&D) works with smaller drug product batches than contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) that produce over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and require different machinery for their manufacturing processes.
Factors To Consider When Selecting Pharmaceutical Equipment
There are many factors to think about when trying to find the right supplier for your pharmaceutical equipment.
What is the Reputation of the Equipment Seller?
Pharmaceutical industry machinery is a significant investment. Purchasing from a reputable manufacturer will help to ensure that faulty equipment won’t sideline your drug development process.
What is the Throughput Capacity?
A drug still in clinical development requires smaller batches than a drug past the clinical trial phase. Knowing what throughput you need narrows down your options.
What Digital Capabilities Does the Equipment Have?
Pharmaceutical equipment with advanced digital capabilities may cost more, but it provides increased efficiency, which will boost your overall production and make for a more cost-effective manufacturing process.
Is The Equipment Easy to Clean?
Cleaning the equipment is a key component of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. Machines that are easy to disconnect are quicker to clean, allowing for less downtime during manufacturing.
What Are the Pharmaceutical Machinery Options Offered by Thomas?
Thomas Processing offers a variety of tablet coating machinery options for the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmaceutical R&D Tablet Coating Solutions
Pharmaceutical drugs still in the R&D phase require small batch production. Whether you’re developing a new prescription drug or updating a drug already in production, Thomas Processing’s R&D tablet coating machines are up for the challenge.
Our FLEX 05 is a practical coating platform for many applications, especially when high weight gain, drug layers, and modified release coating are required. It’s a convenient and versatile machine ideal for rapid product development, feasibility studies, and other early drug discovery stages.
Thomas’s FLEX 100 is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated tablet coating system. It was built to comply with industry standards and features an exchangeable drum for easy cleaning. Our FLEX 100 offers multi-language capabilities and simple controls, making it a worldwide solution for pharmaceutical R&D small-batch tablet coating needs.
CMO Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Solutions
Pharmaceutical companies that deal with drugs that are in production require machines for large-scale production. Thomas offers a wide range of large-scale coating tablet machines for prescription and over-the-counter medicine.
Our FLEX 200 is a recipe-driven tablet coating system designed for high performance. It offers ideal mixing action that provides maximum coating quality and efficiency. The drums on the FLEX 200 are exchangeable, which makes for easy cleaning and limited downtime between batches.
Our FLEX 500 is a manufacturing solution that increases tablet coating productivity while maintaining overall quality. The higher output rate provided by the FLEX 500 leads to increased profit and smoother operations for our clients. It’s become one of the preferred choices for processing tablets using film, sugar, functional, and drug layer coatings.
Thomas’s FLEX 1000 is the world’s highest-capacity production-class tablet coater with exchangeable drums. It’s the ultimate option in coating versatility for large-scale production, featuring a multi-language operating system.
Our FLEX 1000 is the world’s highest-capacity production-class tablet coater with exchangeable drums. It’s the ultimate option in coating versatility for large-scale production, featuring a multi-language operating system.
Our Accela-CTC 500 extends the capabilities of pharmaceutical equipment. Featuring an advanced design, it provides pharmaceutical manufacturers with an improved manufacturing process that eliminates material waste
Our Accela-Cota PRO features a fully perforated coating drum that revolutionized the coating process industry when it was introduced in 1969. The Accela-Cota PRO continues to set the standard with unrestricted airflow, thermodynamic efficiency, and flexibility. Accela-Cota PRO features a fully perforated coating drum that revolutionized the coating process industry when it was introduced in 1969. The Accela-Cota PRO continues to set the standard with unrestricted airflow, thermodynamic efficiency, and flexibility.
Our Accela-Cota D-Series features double-wall construction that allows for greater thermal efficiency and ease of cleaning
How Thomas Helps You Pick the Right Pharmaceutical Equipment
For over half a century, Thomas has provided high-quality tablet coating pharmaceutical equipment. Our pharmaceutical R&D and CMO pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment is designed to provide the highest levels of manufacturing process cleaning. Contact Thomas today to learn more about our equipment options.