Case Study: Settling And Compacting Product At A Pharmaceutical Company

Problem

A West Coast pharmaceutical company had a weighing and packaging machine that required employee intervention with a tapping hammer in order to settle the contents properly.

Situation

The capsules or tablets were loaded into five-gallon buckets, but the weighing and packaging machine does not have a vibratory table. In order to properly settle the material and pack these containers, one full-time employee must constantly tap on the sides of the container with a rubber hammer. Furthermore, the line required 24-hour continuous operation to meet consumer demand and the equipment would reside in a high wash down environment.

Solution

Martin Vibration Systems installed a MARTIN® NTP™ Continuous Impacting Linear Vibrator providing precise and controlled air vibration solution, while meeting the high wash down and non-stop requirements of this capsule packaging line.