Line Vac Improves Pharmaceutical Application

This application is for a pressed powder tablet operation. The tablet press mold has a small hole in it which pulls a vacuum on the formed tablet to keep it in place and remove any leftover powder from the mold.

A vacuum generator that is used to hold the tablet in place had low vacuum flow and did not always remove the residual powder from the tablet press. This resulted in poor quality tablets with pitting on the tablets.

An EXAIR Line Vac model #6058, our smallest Line Vac product, used with 3/8″ inside diameter hose provided a boost to the vacuum flow and recovered any residual powder from the tablet press. The powder moved easily through the Line Vac hose and dumped into the central vacuum recovery system. The quality issues were eliminated.

Kirk Edwards
Application Engineer
kirkedwards@exair.com

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