Equipment

At Metrics Contract Services we strive to use best-in-class equipment and continually invest in and evolve our equipment list to meet customers’ needs. Take a look at our current equipment below.


Pre-Commercial
  • Specialized/Manual/Semi-Automated Capsule Fillers

    • Specialized (Powder in Capsule) Filler (2); Xcelodose Capsule Filler, 600-S
    • Semi-Automatic Capsule Fillers (3): 100 capsules per tray; Dott Bonapace Minicap100
  • Roller Compactors

    • Gerteis Mini-Pactor
    • Vector TFC-LABO (2)
    • Fitzpatrick IR 220
  • High Shear Granulators

    • Key, vertical shaft high shear (2) – 1L and 5L bowls
    • Pharm-X High shear – 1L, 2L, 4L, 8L bowls
    • Fuji VG-10 (10L)
    • Quest HSM III 15L, 30L, and 65L bowls with Direct Torque End Point Determination
    • Fielder PMA 25/65, 25L and 65L bowls
    • Fielder PMA-100 (2) 100L bowls
  • Fluid-Bed Dryers

    • Glatt GPCG-1 (3) – Dryer/top spray granulating/roto-granulating/bead coating
    • Glatt GPCG-10 – Dryer/top spray granulating/roto-granulating/bead coating) – 40 and 60L bowls; 7” and 12” Wurster; solvent capable.
    • O’Hara FBDG-30 – Dryer/top spray granulating; 100L bowl
    • O’Hara FBDG-120 – Dryer/top spray granulating; 400L bowl

     

  • Tray Dryers

    • Tray insert for O’Hara LabCoat II-X
    • Tray insert for O’Hara LabCoat M
  • Mills

    • Conical mills (6): Quadro Comil Model 197S
    • Impact mill, Table-top: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model L1A
    • Impact mill, Development-scale: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model M
    • Micronizer (3), Jet-type, Development-scale: Fluid Energy Aljet Model 0101
    • Oscillating mill: Frewitt MG333
  • Tablet Presses

    Single Station Press:
      • Korsch XP-1 single station – instrumented
      • Globe Pharma MTCM-11 (2)
    Rotary Presses:
      • GlobePharma MiniPress II (2)
      • Piccola PLC-C, SMI Instrumentation – B Tooling
      • Manesty Betapress – SMI Instrumentation; B tooling
      • Manesty Diamond Unipress (2) – B tooling
      • Compacta (2), SMI Instrumentation – B/D Tooling
      • Korsch XL-100 Instrumented Press (2) – B Tooling
      • Fette 1200i, Instrumented; B tooling
    Bilayer Rotary Press:
      • Korsch XM-12 single/bi-layer press – B/D Tooling
  • Tablet Coating

    • O’Hara LabCoat M 5-, 12- and 15-inch coating pans
    • O’Hara LabCoat MX 12-, 15- and 19-inch pans
    • O’Hara LabCoat II-X – 15-, 24- and 30-inch coating pans
    • O’Hara Fastcoat-48 (48-inch diameter pan)
  • Encapsulation (automated)

    • Bosch GKF-400 (2) (powder filling)
    • Bosch GKF-702 (powder and pellet filling)
    • MA Zanasi 16E Plus (powder, minitablets and pellets filling)
  • Blenders

    • Blender: Turbula T2F
    • Blender, V-shell: 1 pt to 2 qt; Patterson-Kelly
    • Blenders (3), V-shell: 2, 4, 8, and 16 qt; with Intensifier Bar: GlobePharma
    • Blenders, Patterson Kelley V-shell (2): 8 qt
    • Blender, V-shell: 16 qt Cross Flow
    • Blender, Bin-type: 1, 2, 3 cu.ft.; Flo-Bin
    • Blenders (2), Bin-type: 1, 2, 3 cu.ft.; Globe Pharma
    • Blender, Bin-type: 8.5 cu.ft.(3), 15 cu.ft.(2), 30 cu.ft. (3), 46 cu.ft (5).; CDM Single Pedestal
  • Product Development Labs: dedicated non-GMP facility

    • Granulator: Key KG-5, Globe Pharma
    • Conical Mill: Quadro Comil 197
    • Impact Mill: Fitzmill L1A
    • Micronizer: Fluid Air 00
    • Blenders: V-shell (two complete drive sets: 2, 4, 8, 16 quart), Globe Pharma
    • Manual Encapsulator: Torpac Profiller 1100
    • Tablet Press: Globe Pharma Minipress
    • Tablet Press: Globe Pharma Versa Press (Full Instrumented)
    • Tablet Coater: O’Hara Labcoater M (8.5-inch, 12-inch, 15-inch)
  • Test Equipment

    • Moisture Analyzers (2): Arizona Instruments Compu-Trac Max 2000, MA-35 Sartorious
    • Powder/Granule Tap Density Testers (6): VanKel Model 50-1000
    • Powder/Granule Sonic Sifter (4): Gilson GA-1
    • Tablet Hardness Testers (6): Key Int’l HT-300; HT-500
    • Tablet Auto Tester: Sotax ST50
    • Tablet Friabilators (4): Natoli FT400
    • Tablet/Capsule Disintegration Tester (2): Van-Kel 71A660A3
    • Tablet and Capsule Printer (2): Hartnett Delta, double sided
    • Envelope Density Analyzer: GeoPyc 1365
    • Gas Pyncnometer: AccuPyc 1345
    • Powder Rheometer: Freeman FT4
    • Horiba Camsizer® P4
  • Miscellaneous Equipment

    • Capsule Polisher/Selector (4): Key Int’l CP350
    • Capsule Weight Sorters: Sade SP140 (3); Sade SP440 (1)
    • Extruder: Luwa EXKS-1
    • Spheronizers (2): Luwa QJ-400 and Luwa QJ230
    • Liquid Filler: Development-scale (5 mL to 2 liter volumes); Accutek Model SAPD1
    • Metal Detector (2): Metalchek MET 30+
    • Metal Detector (6): Ceia THS/PH21N
    • Peristaltic Liquid Pumps (3): Cole Parmer, MasterFlex
    • Powder Filler (2), Laboratory-scale: San Diego Scientific Instruments DOA-2300A
    • Sifters, Mechanical: MM Industries Vorti-Siv RBF-15 (3); Russell Finex 17300 22” (4)
    • Tablet Dedusters (8); Key Int’l CP TD101WD
    • Tablet Thickness Sorter: MW Technologies, RS-200-12
    • W. Technologies Tablet Sorter: Model RS200-4 (1), Model RS200-12 (1)
    • Tablet and Capsule Inspection System: M.W. Technologies, Model RB-300
    • Blister Packaging: EZ Blister II, Thermoformed and Cold-formed
    • Spray Dryer: BÜCHI B-290 Mini Spray Dryer with B-295 Inert Loop
    • Enercon Induction Sealers (3)
    • SecurePak Torque Testers (2)

Commercial
  • Roller Compactors

    • Gerteis Mini-Pactor
  • High Shear Granulators

    • Sejong SM50 (1)
    • Glatt VG-400, solvent capable
    • Sejong SM-300
  • Fluid-Bed Dryers

    • Glatt GPCG-120 Pro (Dryer/top spray/bead coating/solvent capable)
  • Mills

    • Oscillating mill: Frewitt MF3
    • Conical mills (6): Quadro Comil Model 197S
    • Conical mill: Quadro Comil Model 196
    • Impact mill, Production-scale: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model D
    • Impact mill, Production-scale, XP Rated: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model D6A
  • Tablet Presses

    Rotary Presses:
    • Fette 2200i with instrumentation and Gratex Dedusters – B & D Tooling
    Bilayer Rotary Press:
    • Fette, FE-55 instrumented and fully automated w/ all-in-one tester, fully contained bilayer capable – B Tooling
  • Encapsulation (automated)

    • Bosch H&K1500 (powder filling)
    • Bosch GKF-720 (powder and capable of pellet filling)
    • IMA Adapta 100 with integrated weight check (powder, minitablets and pellets filling)
  • Miscellaneous Equipment

    • Capsule Checkerweigher: Bosch KKE 1700 (2)
    • Peristaltic Liquid Pumps (3): Cole-Parmer, MasterFlex
    • Potent Product Containment Flow Hood: 8 ft; Flow Sciences FS2260BKDVA
    • Sifters, Mechanical: MM Industries Vorti-Siv RBF-15 (2), RBF-2; Kason Model 24 (2)
    • Vertical Drum Dumper: Custom Design & Machine
    • Jacketed Tank: 350L with bottom agitation
  • Packaging Equipment

    • Accumulator Table (3): SureKap Model SKT-36A
    • Bottle Cappers (3): SureKap Model SK6000-SP
    • Bottle Labeler (1): NJM-CLI UNI-300V Cap
    • Retorquer (3); SureKap Model SK600 Cap
    • Torquer: Swanmatic C-300
    • Conveyor with 2 right angles: SureKap Model SKC4520
    • Induction Sealer (4): Pillar Model 2KW
    • Shrink Tunnel: Axon EZ-24-BR
    • Swift Count/Swift Pack
    • Tablet/Capsule Filler (2)
    • Tablet/Capsule Bottle Filler: 60 bottles/minute; (1) Countec Model DMC-60; (2) Countec Model DMC-120
    • Unscrambler Table (2): SureKap Model SKT-36U
    • Portable Induction Sealer: Enercon Compak Jr. and Enercon SuperSeal Jr.
    • Cottoner (2): Lakso 52
    • IMA Bottle Unscrambler (1): Model A300
    • Omega Bottle Unscrambler (1): Model 3D-RP-1-10
    • Omega Shrink Bundler (1): Model FSB-SL-20
    • ZEPF Shrink Bundler (1): Model SA 27
    • NJM/CLI Topserter (2): Model 305VPL
    • NJM/CLI Minicolt 120 Labeler (1)
    • Omega Desiccant Feeder: CDF101
    • Countec Desiccant Feeder: CT-0G-120
    • Inspector (1): MW Technologies
      In-Line Checkweighers (2): Mettler Hi-Speed XE2
    • Liquid Filler: IMA Fillit and Fillkit
    • Orifice Seating Device: Tirelli Mini-Nebel
    • Video Jet Printer: Model 1210
    • Domino Ink Jet A320
    • Econocorp Spartan Cartoner
    • NJM Unisort Bottle Unscrambler
    • NJM Palace Desiccant Dropper
    • NJM CF-622 4 Head Cremer Filler (2)
    • NJM Tablet Elevator
    • NJM Level Inspection System
    • NJM CL200 Dual Head Cottoner
    • NJM Beltorque Capper
    • NJM Enercon Induction Sealer
    • NJM Beltorque Retorquer
    • NJM Bronco 130 Labeler
    • NJM Automatic Topserter
    • IMA Vertical Cartopallet HS Case Packer and Palletizer
    • Optel TrackSafe Serialization System
    • Omega SL-18 bundler
    • Omega CDF-101 Desiccant Dropper
    • Powder Filling: All-Fill M-SV-600-4 Multi Auger Filling Machine

Analytical
  • Analytical Equipment

    • HPLC systems (Agilent 1100–1200 series, Shimadzu LC-2010 CHT, Waters 2695)
    • HPIC systems (Dionex ICS-2500)
    • UPLC systems (Waters Acquity H-Class, Shimadzu Prominence UFLC) – Detectors for HPLC/HPIC/UPLC can include Refractive Index, Ultraviolet, Visible, Charged Aerosol Detector, Conductivity, and Photo Diode Array
    • LC/MS systems – Agilent 6530 Accurate Mass Q-TOF equipped with Jet Stream Focusing, ESI and APCI for MS and MS/MS Analyses
    • GC/MS systems – Agilent 6890 with 5975 MSD, Agilent 7890 with 5977 MSD
    • GC systems (10) – Perkin Elmer Clarus and Agilent 6890 and 7890’s – Capabilities of GC systems include – Capillary and packed column, Static Headspace, Direct Injection, FID, and TCD
    • UV/VIS Spectrophotometers (4)
    • Dissolution Baths (USP Apparatus I, II, III) (40) – 32 Manual sampling, 8 Automated sampling
    • TLC (with photo documentation)
    • FTIR
    • Titrations (colorimetric and potentiometric)
    • pH
    • Karl Fischer (oven, homogenizing, blending, volumetric, and coulometric)
    • Atomic Absorption (AA) — Flame, Graphite Furnace, and Cold Vapor
    • Atomic Emission (AE)
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP/MS and ICD/OES)
    • Viscometer, Polarimeter, Refractometer, Osmometer, Fluorometer
    • TOC
    • Laser Diffraction Particle Size (Malvern Mastersizer 3000)
    • Air Jet Sieve (Hosokawa)
    • TGA-Thermogravimetric Analysis (TA Instruments)
    • DSC-Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TA Instruments)
    • Olympus Polarized Microscope with Digital Camera
    • Melting Range
    • Disintegration Apparatus (Agilent 100)
  • Metrics Stability Program

    Chambers available:

    • 5°C
    • 30ºC/65%RH
    • 25°C/60% RH
    • -80°C
    • 60°C
    • 40°C/75% RH
    • -20°C
    • 50°C
    • 30ºC/75%RH
  • Microbiological Equipment/Services

    • Sterility Testing – Millipore Steritest Equinox per USP <71>
    • Bacterial Endotoxin Testing – Pyros Kinetix Turbidimetric System and Gel-Clot per USP <85>
    • Particulate Matter Light Obscuration (HIAC) and Optical Microscopy per USP <788> & <789>
    • Water Testing – Milliflex Pump System
    • Water Activity Testing – AquaLab 4TEV
    • Microbial Enumeration Tests and Tests for Specified Microorganisms – per Harmonized USP <61> and <62>
    • Antimicrobial Effectiveness – per USP <51>
    • Antibiotic Assay – cylinder Plate Analysis per USP <81>

     


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