Pharmaceutical Metal Detector | Tablets, Capsules & Powders | MT

Where are pharmaceutical metal detection systems placed on a production line?

Pharmaceutical tablet metal detections systems such as METTLER TOLEDO Safeline's Tablex 2 and Tablex-PRO, should be installed after tablet presses, de-dusters and other pharmaceutical process equipment to support manufacturers in complying with the needs of both internal standards and external regulatory requirements.

PharmaGF-PRO metal detection systems are commonly used to inspect bulk pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in powder or granular formats in-flight, including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

What metal detection standards are used in the pharmaceutical industry?

A range of METTLER TOLEDO Safeline pharmaceutical metal detection systems can support compliance with pharmaceutical regulatory standards and external codes of practice including:

  • 21 CFR Part 210 - GMP Predicate Rule
  • 21 CFR Part 211 - GMP Predicate Rule
  • 21 CFR Part 11 - Electronic Records & Signatures
  • Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP).

What reject mechanisms are available for pharmaceutical metal detectors?

Manufactured from mirror-polished stainless steel, and incorporating pharmaceutical-grade FDA-approved contact parts throughout, METTLER TOLEDO Safeline's range of Tablex and Pharma GF-PRO metal detection systems have flexible reject mechanisms to suit your application. Two interchangeable reject devices are available on the Tablex 2 and Tablex-PRO metal detectors. A Side Diverter is suitable for use in vertically restricted height installations and offers the shortest overall throughput length. Alternatively, a Lift Flap Diverter is available which is ideal for straight-line product flow.

An integrated diverter is available for the Pharma GF-PRO metal detector, which incorporates a fully integrated high-speed reject device to divert contaminated product flow.

Do you provide pharmaceutical metal detectors at different sizes to accommodate smaller production spaces?

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline's Tablex 2 and Tablex-PRO metal detectors are available in three standard aperture sizes to accommodate a wide variety of tablet and capsule sizes and throughput rates. There is also a choice of two interchangeable reject devices to suit all product types, applications and configurations.

Our Pharma GF-PRO metal detectors provide efficient inspection of powdered and granular pharmaceutical products under free-fall conditions, a process as important as inspecting tablets and capsules. Pharma GF-PRO metal detectors are compact in size, so they can be installed in restricted spaces. Apertures are available in a choice of two standard sizes to accommodate a wide variety of throughputs. A fully integrated high-speed reject device can also be incorporated to divert contaminated product flow.

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