Some tablet coating manufacturers allow you to test their pharmaceutical lab equipment for tablet coating in a trial lab before you purchase it.
Thomas Processing explains the different types of coating machines you can test in our trial lab before you invest in your next coating system.
Factors To Consider When Selecting Pharmaceutical Lab Equipment
Before thinking about testing pharmaceutical coating technology in a trial lab, there are a few factors to consider related to selecting the right pharmaceutical lab equipment for tablet coating:
When finding the right tablet coating system provider, consider the manufacturer’s reputation. Find out how long the company has been in business, the different types of equipment they offer, and what makes them stand out from the competition. If a provider offers a tablet coating trial lab at their facility, it’s a good indicator they stand behind their machinery, allowing you to put quality control to the test before making a big purchase.
In the tablet coating industry, you can measure success by your product’s quality, uniformity, and production throughput. Although it’s important to have efficient throughput rates, settling for anything less than excellent puts you at the bottom of the market. When searching for the right tablet coating system provider, ask what the throughput capacity is for each of their machines. A good indicator a machine has an impressive throughput rate is if it can coat tablets at 500 kg/hr. If tablet coating equipment manufacturers have a trial lab, you can get an idea of different equipment’s throughput rates before purchasing.
Pharmaceutical coating technology changes rapidly, improving advancements to boost coating uniformity and lower production costs. When searching for the right tablet coating system provider, it’s a good idea to partner with a manufacturer that includes the latest technology and digital capabilities into their equipment designs, and allows you to test the features in their trial lab.
Many pharmaceutical tablet coating machine manufacturers include improved good manufacturing processes (GMP) into their equipment. An efficient coating system equipped with GMP features means that the equipment is easy to clean and maintain by using fewer screws and removing blind spots and sharp corners, giving you open access to the coating chamber. During your search for a tablet coating equipment supplier, be sure to ask about equipment cleanability, how their machines align with GMP guidelines, and if you can test machine cleanability in their trial lab.
Our Pharmaceutical Lab Equipment for Tablet Coating
As industry innovators, Thomas stands behind our coating equipment, allowing you to test their capabilities in one of our four trial labs:
R&D Tablet Coating Systems
Our R&D tablet coaters have a wide range of features that streamline your operations, like:
- Superior Visibility
- Intuitive PC Controls
- Fully Perforated Drums
- External Gun Positioning
- Wash-in-Place Options
- Optional Independent Control of Atomizing and Pattern Air
Production Batch Tablet Coating Systems
With our production batch tablet coating systems, you can double your tablet coating productivity without sacrificing facility space. Our production batch coaters are equipped with inlet and exhaust air handling systems, wash-in-place capabilities, and innovative solution preparation systems that take up the same footprint as other batch coaters.
Continuous Coating Tablet Coating Systems
Investing in one of Thomas’s continuous tablet coating systems provides you with a wide range of benefits like optimized coating uniformity, higher throughput on a continuous basis, and reduced stress on your coated tablets.
Putting Our Tablet Coating Equipment to the Test in a State-of-The-art Trial Lab
We offer a variety of pharmaceutical lab equipment for tablet coating that optimizes your coating processes, increases efficiency and productivity, and reduces downtime. At our new location in Elgin, Illinois, Thomas has four state-of-the-art trial labs where you can comfortably observe our tablet coating systems in action—before you purchase one. In one of our four trial labs, you can test a variety of different equipment like our FLEX CTC, ACCELA CTC 500, and the FLEX 500. Contact us to schedule your lab demo today.