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Film Coating Machines

Film Coating Machines

Tablet Film Coating

Model FCS Series Advanced Film Coating Machines are widely used in pharmaceutical, nutriceutical, herbal, chemical, food and confectionary industries. Featuring high quality-advanced design and manufactured in conformance to the cGMP Standard. United Pharmatek's film coating machines are an ideal equipment for coating tablets, pills, capsules or candies with organic film, water soluble film, slow and controlled release film and sugar film. We have state-of-the-art technology to solve difficult to coat products, they are high-efficiency, energy saving, minimal waste material and easy to clean. Tablet coating machines work on the simple principle of applying the coating solution through a set of spray guns on a group of tablets inside the coating pan in a bed that may move horizontally or vertically. A concurrent flow of heated air helps to evaporate and dry the coating solution . The coating is equally distributed to the tablets through the rotation of the pan. The rotating motion causes the tablets to tumble within the pan. Coating solution is applied to the rotating tablet bed by spraying in atomized form which produces a faster and more even distribution. Spraying nozzles are positioned inside the drum to evenly coat the tablets as they are tumbling inside.

All the operations of the film coating machines, including expansion of PLC modules, setting and control of hot air temperature and adjustment of drum speed, are controlled by SIEMENS HMI (Human Machine Interface) with SIEMENS Color Touch Screen Panel.  The operating panel is a fully enclosed light touch film interface which does not influence the cleaning of main machine, thus featuring reliable operating, stable performance and conforming to the requirement of cGMP. All high quality SIEMENS electrical components.

Perforated tablet FIlm coating pan
Tablet coating machine ensures consistent and accurate coating.
Perforated film coating pan
Coating Pan Baffle Design
Perforated Coating Pan with Baffles
Allows for short coating times
Spray Gun System
With High Quality Pneumatic anti-block Spray
Film Spraying nozzles


Film Coating Machines Diagram

Within the fully perforated coating pan movement, the tablets form a bed which is preheated at the desired temperature through the heater of the inlet air. During the heating process, the heat exchanger removes the air producing a vacuum; once the set temperature has been reached, the injection of the coating solution suspension begins and the tablet coating process will start until all the tablets have a uniformed coating. Upon completing the desired weight gain from the coating solution, the injection is stopped and the cooling step takes place.

FCS Film Coaters

Film Coating Machines

# Model FCS-40E FCS-75E FCS-150E FCS-350E
1 Capacity 40 (kg/batch) 75 (kg/batch) 150 (kg/batch) 350 (kg/batch)
2 Coating Pan Depth 640mm 720mm 960mm 1220mm
3 Coating Pan Diameter Ø 850 (33") Ø 950 (37") Ø 1200 (48") Ø 1580 (60")
4 Coating Pan Opening Diameter (mm) Ø 380 Ø 380 Ø 580 Ø 580
5 Number of Spray Gun 2 2 3 4
5 Dimensions of Main Machine (mm) 1260 x 920 x 1640 1350 x 1010 x 1630 1570 x 1260 x 1950 2000 x 1560 x 2330
6 Dimensions of Hot-Air Machine (mm) 1100 x 900 x 2140 1100 x 900 x 2140 1100 x 1050 x 2300 1610 x 1090 x 2370
7 Dimensions of Exhaust Machine (mm) 720 x 780 x 1950 720 x 780 x 1950 800 x 920 x 2050 1050 x 1000 x 2100
8 Weight of Main Machine (kg) 500 550 900 1600
9 Weight of Hot Air Machine (kg) 400 400 500 700
10 Weight of Exhaust Machine (kg) 310 310 450 550