Tablet coating is a process step where the benefits of handling a full batch in a single Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) are significant. Compared with traditional drums, considerable time can be saved during loading and unloading the coating system.
By elevating the IBC on a Pillar Lift, or feeding from the floor above, the full coating batch can be automatically loaded into a batch coater in a matter of minutes.
This replaces the time-consuming hand feeding required when using traditional drums and vastly improves the OEE rates of the coater. The IBCs can be sized to match coating batches – one batch in one IBC.
The automatic operation of the IBC removes the burden of manual handling which risks operator health & safety.
With one batch in a single IBC there is no need to track multiple drums around the system, thereby reducing the risk of error.