04292017 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 14 patents.

High-speed, rotary tablet-forming apparatus wherein dies are filled with product material to be compressed on one turntable and are thereafter transferred to one or more turntables where the said product material is formed into tablets between upper and lower punches. The dies are then returned to the filling table in a closed-loop arrangement. Vacuum is introduced under empty dies on the filling turntable to facilitate rapid filling and elimination of tablet capping and laminating. Further means are provided for direct-die lubrication, eliminating the need for incorporating a lubricant into the product itself, to further enhance cohesiveness of material being compressed and increase the life of the punches and dies involved.

Apparatus for compressing tablets
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
July 9, 1980
Publication Date
September 29, 1981
Wallace A Doepel
226 Bellino Dr., Pacific Palisades, 90272
Thomas H Murray
B30B 15/00
B30B 11/08
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