A process and apparatus for the gelatin coating of medicaments including a conveyer system (100) to advance pallets (200) through a loading station (10), dipping station (20), dryer station (34), reorientation station (50) and unloading station (70). Medicamenets to be coated are loaded into a pallet (200) at the loading station (10) and advanced to a first dipping station (20) where a vacuum is applied to secure the medicaments to the pallet. The pallet is inverted and a first portion of each of the medicaments is dipped into a coating. The pallet is then returned to its upright position, the vacuum removed, and the coating dried. The medicaments are then transferred from the first pallet (200) to a second pallet (102) by a reorientation mechanism (59) so a second portion of the medicaments are coated in a second dipping station (60). The medicaments are advanced through the dryer station (34) and then ejected from the second pallet into a container (70).

Title
Process and apparatus for the gelatin coating of medicaments
Application Number
PCT/US1998/013575
Publication Number
1999/004645
Application Date
July 1, 1998
Publication Date
February 4, 1999
Inventor
Vo Patrick
Torres Luis R
Slater Daniel A
Revelle David J
Reiter Thomas C
Kucharski Thomas
Hoover Linn
Brehaut Jeffrey D
Agent
PENSABENE Marc
Assignee
Vo Patrick
Torres Luis R
Slater Daniel A
Revelle David J
Reiter Thomas C
Kucharski Thomas
Hoover Linn
Brehaut Jeffrey D
Bayer Corporation
IPC
B05C 03/10
B05B 15/12
B65D 01/36
A61J 03/00
A23G 07/00
A23G 03/24
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