Gerteis to Exhibit its Roller Compactor Systems at INTERPHEX 2014
Press Release | Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG
MARCH 06, 2014
Jona, Switzerland: –Gerteis, the world-renowned specialist in roller compactors and dry granulation, will exhibit its Mini-Pactor® at the International Pharmaceutical Expo INTERPHEX 2014 in New York in March.
The Gerteis roller compactors have attracted world-wide attention for their ideal suitability to start-up QbD programs, with innovative technologies that assist in linear scale up from R&D to High volume production, with outputs ranging from 10-gram trials up to 400 kilograms per hour. The machines have also introduced a patented gentle roller compaction method with interchangeable surfaces that creates consistently uniform granule properties while avoiding waste and minimizing temperature variations, extending dry compaction to new industries.
Machines on view will include:
- Mini Pactor®: A high containment roller compactor designed for R&D applications and the most stringent GMP requirements, utilizing a unique (patented) feed and force control system, for controlling the compaction of products, large diameter rolls to maximize dwell time in the nip area and a superior punch & die designed compaction roll system. The Mini Pactor® line are capable of producing from 10 grams of product up to 100 kg/hr continuous production while maintaining OEL levels as low as 0.1µg/m³.
- Macro Pactor®: A larger high containment roller compactor that also uses the patented feed and force control system, large diameter rolls and punch & die designed roll system and is capable of producing from 10 grams of product up to a production requirements of 400 kg/hr continuous production, again while maintaining OEL down to 0.1µg/m³.
- Mini Polygran® Plus: Designed for small scale R&D, this roller compactor brings the science of dry compaction to less regulated industries such as nutraceuticals. The Mini- Polygran® uses the same design and similar control systems as the Pactor® Series to produce up to 50 kg/hr. The Mini Polygran® Plus is equipped with different roll surfaces and easily interchangeable screens that make it easier for the end-user to maximize output efficiency.
- Polygran®: The larger Polygran® compactor can produce up to 300 kg/hr by using similar control systems as the larger Pactor® Series and also uses the different roll surfaces and easily interchangeable screens for maximized output efficiency.
Visitors to the Gerteis stand (booth 2156) will be able to see the Mini-Pactor® in action, running dry powder processing demonstrations throughout the three-day event.
Hartmut vom Bey, Gerteis Vice-President in charge of Sales & Technology, said the company had consistently exhibited at INTERPHEX for the past six years or more.
“We particularly look forward to meeting project engineers, production people and scientists with new projects in development with whom we can exchange insights and provide new solutions to dry granulation processing challenges, ” said Mr. vom Bey.
“Anyone seeing these machines in action and appreciating the technologies and expertise that shapes their design will soon understand that we are the best partners in roller compaction and dry granulation, not just for our engineering but also for the pharmaceutical, food and chemical formulation and dry granulation processing expertise we can share,” he added.
Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG is a Swiss-based company that has rapidly established itself as a world leader in the field of premium roller compactors. The company’s products and services cover all aspects of dry granulation processes, with unparalleled experience in this field built up since the company was founded in 1986.
Gerteis manufactures a wide range of high quality roller compactors that are versatile enough to process a vast range of powders, even notoriously problematic ones at both laboratory and production scales. The company’s patented technologies are widely used by the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.
Rapidly increasing demand recently forced the company to move from its original site in Jona on the shores of Lake Zurich to larger and purpose designed premises nearby, in a move completed at the end of 2013.
As well as manufacturing machinery, Gerteis offers complete solution packages that help customers increase productivity including support on identifying ideal formulations and in-house training courses on dry granulation processing. Gerteis constantly seeks to expand its knowledge on dry granulation, participating in numerous research collaborations with German universities.
About INTERPHEX 2014
INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo) has become a globally recognized single source event for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing and processing solutions and technologies. The Expo showcases equipment, accessories and technologies while offering networking and peer-to-peer sharing opportunities, presentations and interactive demonstrations.
This year’s event will feature more than 650 vendors and is expected to attract some 12,000 pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry professionals.
More than a thousand product lines will appear at INTERPHEX 2014, including bioprocess systems & services, cleanroom equipment, contract research development, manufacturing &packaging, facility design and construction, laboratory & testing services, instrumentation, quality assurance and control (QA/QC) systems, materials handling & logistics, packaging equipment & accessories, processing machinery and automation systems.
INTERPHEX 2014 is organised by Reed Exhibitions with PDA (Parenteral Drug Association) as principal sponsor.
Hartmut vom Bey, Gerteis VP Sales & Technology, Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG
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