Pills are thought to date back to around 1500 BC. Earlier medical recipes, such as those from 4000 BC, were for liquid preparations rather than solids. The first references to pills were found on papyruses in ancient Egypt, and contained bread dough, honey or grease. Medicinal ingredients, such as plant powders or spices, were mixed in and formed by hand to make little balls, or pills. In ancient Greece, such medicines were known as katapotia (“something to be swallowed”), and the Roman scholar Pliny, who lived from 23-79 AD, first gave a name to what we now call pills, calling them pilula.
Pills have always been difficult to swallow and efforts long have been made to make them go down easier. In medieval times, people coated pills with slippery plant substances. Another approach, used as recently as the 19th century, was to gild them in gold and silver, although this often meant that they would pass through the digestive tract with no effect. In the 1800s sugar-coating and gelatin-coating was invented, as were gelatin capsules.
In 1843, the British painter and inventor William Brockedon was granted a patent for a machine capable of “Shaping Pills, Lozenges and Black Lead by Pressure in Dies”. The device was capable of compressing powder into a tablet without use of an adhesive.
Equipment AMATA allows you to quickly and accurately pack up as tablets and capsules, pills or lozenges. Dosing process can be by count or weight.
Special dispenser designed for
single-piece packing of small-piece products.
It is the best solution for dosing any piece drugs.
The kinematic speed of this dispenser reaches 50 cycles per minute, which allows you to organize a high-speed filling and packaging line.
Typical multihead dispenser designed for packing products by weight.
Available with 10, 14, 20 or 28 weight pockets.
This type of dosing equipment ensures high accuracy while maintaining significant performance.
Equipment of AMATA SCALE means reliability, convenience and ease of operation at a reasonable price. Contact our managers and find out more information about the possibility of dispensing and packaging your particular product:
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