Dedicated Tablet Conveyor Introduced

February 2, 2016

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Dedicated Tablet Conveyor Introduced
Piab introduces the piFLOWt dedicated tablet conveyor.

Successfully solving the problems of using vacuum technology to convey delicate tablets, Piab introduces piFLOWt, the industry’s first dedicated tablet conveyor.

 “A controlled low-speed, guided entry into the conveyor, and the elimination of all sharp edges are the keys to our success, ensuring that tablets are handled with great care in our conveyors. There will be no more chipped tablets in plants using piFLOWt,” said Jarno Tahvanainen, vice president of Piab’s Material Handling division.

Suitable for transporting up to four million tablets per hour, piFLOWt is primarily targeted at the pharmaceutical industry’s tablets and capsules. However, the tablet conveyor can be used to transport any fragile goods within a processing plant. Coated sweets/candy, roasted coffee beans, and whole nuts are other potential applications.  

Eliminating the use of inadequate standard equipment and alternative, physically demanding, manual procedures, piFLOWt will safely transfer tablets between the various processing units, such as tablet presses, coating drums, and blister packaging lines, avoiding all risks of damage to the tablets.

At the core of the unit is the proprietary piGENTLE, a technology (patent pending) that maintains a gentle tablet flow by regulating the feed pressure of the pump, ensuring that tablets, capsules, or other fragile products are handled as delicately as possible. piFLOWt is an extension to Piab’s range of piFLOW conveyors for powder and bulk materials, and is specially developed to meet the stringent demands regarding operational safety, and hygiene within the pharmaceutical (piFLOWp), food (piFLOWf), and chemical (piFLOWi) industries.

Piab, Hingham, MA 800-321-7422

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