For smaller particles such as powders, granules, seeds, crystals, pellets and small tablets, the PRECISION-COATER™ offers a time- and cost-effective alternative to traditional bottom spray coating systems.
Features and Applications
The product is coated and partially dried by being blown upward through a central column with atomized liquid and drying air. The material falls into the outer part of the container where heated air completes the drying process.
On reaching the air distributor at the base of the module, the product flows into the central column for further coating. This process continues until the specified degree of coating is obtained.
Special features include high spray rates for short processes, highly controlled product movement and minimal agglomeration or granulation.
The PRECISION-COATER™ provides higher yields by reducing agglomeration and attrition; it improves productivity by accelerating the coating and drying process; and it significantly improves product quality by ensuring that a coating of uniform thickness is applied, thus ensuring optimal clinical efficacy. It is ideal for coating applications involving particles from 50 microns to 3 mm in diameter.
GEA believes that no other currently available product is better suited to the industry’s need for a highly effective coating system (pellet production) with excellent scale-up characteristics.