The XL 400 WipCon® is an innovative production scale, rotary tablet press that offers a comprehensive wash-in-Place and high-containment (OEB 4, OEB 5) capability for the production of highly active or potent compounds. The XL 400 WipCon® is available with a full complement of peripheral equipment including air handling, dedusting, metal check, and in-line tablet testing – to offer a fully integrated containment system.
The XL 400 features a common equipment platform that permits to choose between two different machines depending on your needs: Dedicated high-speed single-layer capability (SFP) or Flexible single and multi-layer capability (MFP). The XL 400 SFP permits complete turret and spare parts compatibility with the XL 400 MFP model. Further advantages are the identical control systems and HMI environment, process equivalent design for direct product transfer or the common procedures for setup, changeover, and turret exchange between both machines.
Featuring a 100 kN precompression and main compression capability, 120 RPM press speed capability, and an extended feeder length design, the XL 400 MFP is designed for speed. It offers a maximum output of 338,400 tablets per hour. A unique compression dwell bar between pre and main compression dramatically extends dwell time for the most difficult products.
Extreme flexibility permits a single-layer kit, bi-layer kit and tri-layer kit to be utilized on a common machine platform. The control system permits automatic layer weight control.
The turret design permits the removal of the complete turret, cam tracks, and press tools. A lightweight lifting arm is mounted on the internal lift device and the turret is staged for removal. A simple push-button triggers a safe, effortless, and semiautomatic turret removal sequence to place the turret on the transport cart.
The design concept of the XL-Series, with the multi-function column at the rear of the machine, and the carrier plate design which eliminates the need for corner columns around the compression zone – offers optimal access for machine set-up, cleaning, changeover, and maintenance.
Extremely user-friendly and fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, the control system offers password login, press force control, single-tablet rejection, product recipe, event log, reject log, alarm history and full network connectivity.
The unique and patented design of the carrier plate, with pneumatic dampers, fully isolates vibration from the head piece and machine base. The result is an extreme reduction in operating noise level, even with high compression forces and high press speeds (< 75 dB(A)).