Pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Sanico has installed four Insight PH metal detectors and raised tablet inspection at its Belgium Turnhout facility to 100%.
The Insight PH units are in-line installations for metal contaminant inspection during compression.
As the tablets leave the press, they pass through the units in containers before moving to blister packaging.
Tablet size ranges from 3-25mm in diameter and total output is between 30,000 to 300,000 tablets per hour.
Sanico production manager Wim Roelants said: "Lock’s INSIGHT PH unit impressed us with its highly intuitive user interface and streamlined, GMP design which offers easy disassembly for cleaning."
The company, which installed detectors from Lock Inspection Systems, will improve quality standards for its global customer base.
Lock Inspection Systems marketing manager James Chrismas said: "The units operate 24 hours a day, five days a week in a controlled and monitored, clean-zone production environment to European Pharmacopeia standards – so design, efficiency and performance of the metal detector units are all key."
Following a two week trial of one unit, Sanico was confident that our INSIGHT PH units would meet its stringent manufacturing requirements," Chrismas added.