Pharmaceutical Metal Detector - APEX 500 Rx

The Thermo Scientific™ APEX 500 Rx Pharmaceutical Metal Detector provides cost-effective, industry-leading sensitivity in demanding pharmaceutical settings while meeting the U.S. Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) stringent requirements for validated production.

Pharmaceutical Metal Detector - APEX 500 Rx

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The APEX 500 Rx Pharmaceutical Metal Detector is a transportable, adaptable, and dependable option for tablet presses, capsule filling, and deduster applications. The APEX 500 Rx Pharmaceutical Metal Detector has a multi-coil design that is unaffected by changes in the environment or impacts of products. It also has the following features:

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Input Types 6 Inputs - Active 12 VDC+ 12 V auxiliary supply for input sensors
Languages English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Czech, Russian, Polish, Thai, Korean, Brazilian, Portuguese
Sensitivity Detects metal contaminants as small as 0.3 mm
Electrical Requirements 85/260 V AC single phase plus earth ground; 47/65 Hz, 100 watts max.
For Use With (Application) Metal detection: Pharmaceuticals
Description APEX 500 Rx Metal Detector
Construction Stainless steel 304 straightlined case, high polish optional. All plastics used are FDA-approved.
Certifications/Compliance cCSAus, CE; ISO9001 certified
Speed 0.5 m/min. (1.7 ft./min.) to 100 m/min. (330 ft./min.) for the system
Operating Temperature -10 °C to +40 °C (14 °F to 104 °F)
Input Allocation Speed Sensor, Keylock, Product Select 1, Product Select 2, Infeed PEC, Reject Confirmation 1 and Bin Full External Suppression, Reject 1 Complete, Clear All Warnings/Alarms/Faults (selectable via menu), External Alarm and External Reset
Input Applications Speed Sensor, Keylock, Product Select 1, Product Select 2, Infeed PEC, Reject Confirmation 1 and Bin Full External Suppression, Reject 1 Complete, Clear All Warnings/Alarms/Faults (selectable via menu), External Alarm and External Reset
Output Types 6 Relay outputs: Relays: 250 volt AC 2 amp max. 50 volt DC 1 amp max.
Output Allocation Reject 1, Reject 2, AuditCheck, Fault, Alarm, Warning, QAT lamp (selectable via menu)
Output Applications Reject 1, Reject 2, AuditCheck, Fault, Alarm, Warning, QAT lamp (selectable via menu)
Air Supply 5.5 bar (80 psi) nominal, 4 bar (60 psi) minimum - for AuditCheck and/or pneumatic rejector (not required for electronic rejector)
Communications Optional ModBus serial or Ethernet modules
IP Rating Type 3 enclosure, metal detector and control panel only
Relative Humidity 20 to 80% non-condensing
Unit Size Each

 

  • Compliant: Remain in compliance with GMPs in 21 CFR part 210 and 211
  • Adjustability: Handles for adjusting height and angle
  • Rejecter installation and disassembly are easily accessible for quick cleaning
  • Various aperture sizes: Made to order for the manufacturing process
  • User-friendly interface: Solid-state, touch control panel with icon-driven interface
  • Exceptional sensitivity to find metal fragments as tiny as 0.3 mm
  • Enhanced throughput of products to 500K tablets or caplets in an hour
  • Uninterrupted product flow to prevent product damage
  • Verification of performance: Use the Quality Assurance Test (QAT) and AuditCheck functions of Thermo Scientific™ to validate the APEX 500 Rx Pharmaceutical Metal Detector

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