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
  • Blenders

    • Blender: Turbula T2F
    • Blender, V-shell: 1 pt to 2 qt; Patterson-Kelly
    • Blenders (2),V-shell: 1 pt to 16 qt; with Intensifier Bar: GlobePharma
    • Blenders (2), V-shell: 8 qt; Keith Machinery
    • Blender, Bin-type: 1, 2, 3 cu.ft. (5-30 kg capacity); Flo-Bin
    • Blenders (2), Tumble Tote: Totes: (5) 46 cu.ft., (3) 30 cu.ft., (2) 15 cu.ft., (3) 8.5 cu.ft. (50 kg to 400 kg capacity)
    • Blender, Bin-type: 1, 2, 3 cu.ft.; Globe Pharma
    • Blender, Bin-type: 8.5 cu.ft. to 46 cu.ft.; CDM Single Pedestal
  • Granulators/Mixers

    Granulator, Vertical-shaft, High-shear:
    • Quest HSM III, 3-25 kg capacity
    • Key KG-5, 1.5 kg capacity (2)
    • Fielder PMA 25/65, 8-25 kg capacity
    • Fuji 10-liter, 3 kg capacity
    • Fielder PMA 100, 40 kg capacity (2)
    Granulator, Oscillating Mill:
    • Frewitt MG-333
    Roller-Compactor:
    • Vector TFC-LABO (1)
    • Fitzpatrick IR 220
    • Gerteis Mini-Pactor (2)
  • Mills/Micronizers

    • Conical mills (6): Quadro Comil Model 197S
    • Impact mill, Table-top: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model L1A
    • Impact mill, Development-scale: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model M
    • Micronizer, Jet-type, Development-scale: Fluid Energy Aljet Model 0101
  • Fluid-Bed Processors/Dryers

    Fluid-Bed Processor
    • Glatt GPCG-1 (Dryer/top spray granulating/rotogranulating/bead coating), up to 2 kg capacity
    • Glatt GPCG-10 (Dryer/top spray granulating/rotogranulating/bead coating), up to 25 kg capacity
    • O’Hara FBDG-30 with 18” Wurster column (Dryer/top spray granulating/bead coating), 45/100-liter bowls with up to 40 kg capacity
    Tray Dryer
    • O’Hara LC II-X
    • O’Hara Labcoat M
  • Tablet Presses

    • Rotary Presses (2): 10-station, B-tooling, GlobePharma MiniPress II, Piccola PLC-C, SMI Instrumentation
    • Rotary Presses (3): 16-station, B-tooling, SMI Instrumentation; Manesty Betapress
    • Rotary Presses (2): 27-station, B-tooling, Manesty Diamond Unipress
    • Rotary Press: 35-station, B-tooling, Stokes BiLayer Tablet Press
    • Single Station Press: Key Minipress SC-2, Globe Pharma MTCM-11
    • Rotary Press: 14-station, B/D tooling, SMI Compacta, SMI Instrumentation
    • Rotary Press: 19-station, B-tooling, SMI Compacta, SMI Instrumentation
    • Korsch XL-100 Instrumented Press: 10-station, B and D tooling capable, instrumented
  • Capsule Fillers

    • Very Low Dose Powder in Capsule Filler; Xcelodose Capsule Filler, 600-S
    • Manual Capsule Fillers (8); 100 capsules per tray; Sizes 000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Feton, Inc., Cropharm
    • Semi-Automatic Capsule Fillers (2): 100 capsules per tray; Sizes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dott Bonapace Minicap100
    • Automatic Capsule Filler: 400 capsules/minute; Bosch H&K 400; sizes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and beadfilling station
    • Automatic Capsule Filler: 100,000 capsules/hr.; IMA Adapta 100; multi-fill, low dose, integrated checkweighing
    • IMA Zenasi 16E Plus
  • Coating & Printing Equipment

    • Tablet Pan Coater: 15, 24 and 30 inch diameter pans (2 kg to 40 kg); O’Hara LabCoat II-X
    • Tablet Pan Coaters (3): 8.5, 12, 15 and 19 inch diameter pans (200 g to 5 kg); O’Hara LabCoat M & MX
    • Tablet Pan Coater: 48 inch diameter pan (120 kg capacity); O’Hara Fastcoat-48
    • Coating Solution Mixing Tanks: 35, 100, and 125 gallon
  • Packaging Inspecting Equipment (3 packaging lines)

    • 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
  • Test Equipment

    • Moisture Analyzers (2): Arizona Instruments Compu-Trac Max 2000, MA-35 Sartorious
    • Powder/Granule Tap Density Tester: VanKel Model 50-1000
    • Powder/Granule Sonic Sifter (2): Gilson GA-1
    • Tablet Hardness Testers (5): Key Int’l HT-300; HT-500
    • Tablet Friabilators (4): Natoli FT400
    • Tablet/Capsule Disintegration Tester: Van-Kel 71A660A3
    • Tablet and Capsule Printer (2): Hartnett Delta, double sided
    • Envelope Density Analyzer: GeoPyc 1365
    • Powder Reometer: Freeman FT4
  • Miscellaneous

    • Capsule Bander, Laboratory-scale: Elanco (Shionogi) Quali-Fill
    • Capsule Polisher/Selector (3): Key Int’l CP350
    • 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 (3): Metalchek MET 30+
    • Peristaltic Liquid Pumps (3): Cole Parmer, MasterFlex
    • Powder Filler, Laboratory-scale: San Diego Scientific Instruments DOA-2300A
    • Sifters, Mechanical: MM Industries Vorti-Siv RBF-15 (2), RBF-2; Kason Model 24 (2)
    • Tablet Dedusters (8); Key Int’l CP TD101WD
    • Tablet Thickness Sorter: MW Technologies, RS-200-12
    • M.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 BÜCHI B-295 Inert Loop

Commercial
  • Blenders

    • Blender, Cross-flow: 16 qt; Patterson-Kelley
    • Blender, Slant-cone: 3 cu.ft., Gemco, 1 cu.ft.; Gemco
    • Blender, Double-cone; 10 cu.ft. (120 kg capacity); Bush Industries
    • Blenders (2), Tumble Tote: Totes: (5) 46 cu.ft., (3) 30 cu.ft., (2) 15 cu.ft., (3) 8.5 cu.ft. (50 kg to 400 kg capacity) both
  • Granulators/Mixers

    Granulator, Vertical-shaft, High-shear:
    • Fielder PMA 10/65, 3-25 kg capacity
    • Fielder PMA 100, 40 kg capacity (2) both
    • Sejong SM50, 40 kg capacity (2)
    • Fielder PMA 400, 200kg capacity
    • Glatt VG-400, 200 kg capacity, solvent capable
    • Sejong SM-300
    Granulator, Oscillating Mill:
    • Frewitt MG-333
    Roller-Compactor:
    • Fitzpatrick L83
    • Gerteis Mini-Pactor (2) both
  • Mills/Micronizers

    • Conical mills (6): Quadro Comil Model 197S both
    • Conical mill: Quadro Comil Model 196
    • Impact mill, Production-scale: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model D
    • Impact mill, Production-scale, XP Rated: Fitzpatrick FitzMill Model D6A
  • Fluid-Bed Processors/Dryers

    Fluid-Bed Processor
    • O’Hara FBDG-120 (Dryer/top spray/granulating), 120 kg capacity
    • Glatt GPCG-120 Pro (Dryer/top spray/bead coating/solvent capable) with 32” Wurster column
    Tray Dryer
    • Despatch tray oven, 60 kg capacity
    • O’Hara 400K, solvent capable
  • Tablet Presses

    • Rotary Press: 36-station, B-tooling, Fette 2200i with instrumentation and Gratex Dedusters
    • Rotary Press: 24-station, B-tooling, Fette 1200i with instrumentation and Gratex Dedusters
    • Rotary Press: 61-station, B-tooling, Fette 3090 double-sided press with instrumentation and Gratex Dedusters
    • Korsch XL-100 Instrumented Press: 10-station, B and D tooling capable, instrumented
  • Capsule Fillers

    • Automatic Capsule Filler: 330 capsule/minute, Sizes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, Bosch GKF 330
    • Automatic Capsule Filler: 1500 capsules/minute; Bosch H&K 1500
  • Coating & Printing Equipment

    • Tablet Pan Coater: 48 inch diameter pan (75L – 300L); Thomas Flex 500, interchangeable pans, solvent capable
  • Packaging Inspecting Equipment (3 packaging lines)

    • 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
  • Test Equipment

    • Moisture Analyzers (2): Arizona Instruments Compu-Trac Max 2000, MA-35 Sartorious
    • Powder/Granule Tap Density Tester: VanKel Model 50-1000
    • Powder/Granule Sonic Sifter (2): Gilson GA-1
    • Tablet Hardness Testers (5): Key Int’l HT-300; HT-500
    • Tablet Friabilators (4): Natoli FT400
    • Tablet/Capsule Disintegration Tester: Van-Kel 71A660A3
    • Capsule Checkerweighter: Qualicaps CWI-80
    • Tablet and Capsule Printer (2): Hartnett Delta, doubled-sided
    • Envelope Density Analyzer: GeoPyc 1365
    • Powder Reometer: Freeman FT4
  • Miscellaneous

    • Capsule Checkerweighter: Qualicaps CWI-80
    • Peristaltic Liquid Pumps (3): Cole-Parmer, MasterFlex
    • Potent Product Containment Flow Hood: 8 ft; Flow Sciences FS2260BKDVA
    • Powder Filler (2): All-Fill SHAA SV600 and All-Fill B-350e
    • 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

Analytical
  • Quantity/Type

    • 100 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) Services include
    • refractive index, UV, fluorescence, CAD, conductivity, and diode-array detection
    • LC/MS Agilent 6530 Accurate Mass Q-TOF, Equipped with Jet Stream Focusing, ESI and APCI for MS and MS/MS Analyses
    • GC/MS Agilent 6890 with 5975 MSD, Agilent 7890 with 5977 MSD
    • 10 GC systems (Perkin Elmer Clarus and Agilent 6890 and 7890’s)
    • Services include capillary and packed column, static headspace, direct injection, FID, and TCD
    • 4 UV/VIS Spectrophotometers
    • Dissolution Baths (USP Apparatus I, II, III)
    • 32 Manual sampling
    • 8 Automated sampling
  • Other Analytical Equipment/Services

    • 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)
  • Stability Program

    Chambers available (current):

    5°C / 30ºC/65%RH

    40°C<25% RH / Photostability (ICH Light Conditions) /  30ºC/75%RH

    40°C/75% RH / -20°C / 50°C

    25°C/60% RH / -80°C / 60°C

  • 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)
    • Microbial Enumeration Tests and Tests for Specified
    • Microorganisms per Harmonised USP <61> and <62>
    • Antimicrobial Effectiveness per USP <51>
    • Antibiotic Assay (Cylinder Plate Analysis) per USP <81>
    • Water Activity Testing (AquaLab 4TEV)

     

     


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