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Auto Coater

How to use Auto Coater?

  • Prepare the coating material: The first step is to prepare the coating material, which may involve dissolving or dispersing it in a solvent or a solution. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for preparing the coating material.
  • Load the tablets or pellets: The tablets or pellets that need to be coated are loaded into the coating pan of the autocoater. The loading process may involve preheating the tablets or pellets to a specific temperature to ensure proper adhesion of the coating material.
  • Start the equipment: Once the tablets or pellets are loaded, the autocoater is started, and the coating pan is rotated at a specific speed. The airflow rate and temperature of the process air are adjusted as per the process requirements.
  • Spray the coating material: The coating material is sprayed onto the tablets or pellets using a spray gun or a nozzle. The spray rate and spray pressure are adjusted as per the process requirements.
  • Dry the coated tablets or pellets: After the coating material is sprayed, the tablets or pellets are dried using hot air. The drying temperature and time are adjusted as per the process requirements.
  • Cool the coated tablets or pellets: Once the drying is complete, the coated tablets or pellets are cooled down to room temperature before unloading them from the autocoater.
  • Unload the coated tablets or pellets: The coated tablets or pellets are unloaded from the coating pan and checked for any defects or inconsistencies in the coating. If any issues are detected, the process may need to be repeated.
  • Clean the equipment: After the coating process is complete, the autocoater needs to be cleaned thoroughly to prevent cross-contamination between batches. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance.

Applications of Auto Coater:

  • Modified-release formulations: Autocoaters are used to prepare modified-release formulations of drugs that require a controlled release over an extended period. The coating material can be designed to dissolve or erode at a specific rate to achieve the desired release profile.
  • Taste masking: Some drugs may have an unpleasant taste or odor, which can affect patient compliance. Autocoaters can be used to coat such drugs with a taste-masking material to improve patient acceptability.
  • Protection from light and moisture: Some drugs are sensitive to light or moisture and can degrade over time. Autocoaters can be used to coat such drugs with a protective material to prevent degradation and improve shelf life.
  • Enteric coating: Autocoaters are used to apply enteric coating to tablets or pellets, which can protect the drug from the acidic environment of the stomach and ensure targeted release in the intestines.
  • Aesthetic coating: Autocoaters can be used to apply a decorative or branding coating to tablets or pellets to improve their visual appeal.

Salient Features Of Auto Coater :

  • Controlled coating process: Autocoaters provide a controlled coating process that ensures uniform coating thickness and quality across all tablets or pellets.
  • Automated operation: Autocoaters are fully automated and require minimal operator intervention. The equipment is programmed to follow a pre-set coating process that reduces the risk of human error and variability.
  • Flexibility: Autocoaters are highly versatile equipment that can be used for a variety of coating applications. They can be programmed to apply different types of coating materials and achieve specific coating properties.
  • Accurate process control: Autocoaters provide accurate process control over various process parameters such as spray rate, temperature, and airflow rate. This ensures that the coating process is optimized for the specific product and results in consistent product quality.
  • Improved efficiency: Autocoaters can coat a large volume of tablets or pellets in a single cycle, which reduces the overall processing time and improves production efficiency.
  • Quality control: Autocoaters have built-in quality control features that allow operators to monitor the coating process and detect any defects or inconsistencies in the coating. This ensures that the coated product meets the desired specifications and quality standards.
  • GMP compliant: Autocoaters are designed to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations and guidelines, which ensures that the equipment and the coated products are safe and of high quality.

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Model BPE 24” BPE 36” BPE 48” BPE 60”
Approximate working capacities* 10 Kgs 75 Kgs 150 Kgs 350 Kgs­
Pan Diameter 610 mm 915 mm 1220 mm 1575 mm
Drive Motor (Flame proof) 1 HP 2 HP 3 HP 7.5 HP
Exhaust Fan Capacity 350 CFM 1350 CFM 2750 CFM 6000 CFM