INSTRUMENTATION

The Director Classic

"The Director" Program is designed to acquire, display and analyze incoming data from transducers installed in tablet presses, mixers, granulators, roller compactors and other machines used within the pharmaceutical industry. It is capable of acquiring data at a rate of 10,000 samples per second per transducer while offering real time displays in engineering units of force pressure in the US Standard, Metric or SI conversions. The program will guide an unfamiliar user through the necessary steps to achieve a desired goal and print summary reports of the results upon completion.


The tablet press module has built in sub-programs to acquire data in a manner appropiate for specific purposes such as performing a compaction profile, detailed analysis of a single compaction event, or statistical analysis of a longer production run. For each sub-program there is a set of on screen instructions informing the user of how to perform the task at hand.




"The Director" will set up studies and experiments to guide you from research, to scale up, through production. Each display can be opened numerous times to achieve the desired look. Each display has tabs at the top allowing the user to select the transducer to be observed. The user can toggle between the transducers during the running of the tablet press if desired.


At the end of a study, the user may wish to generate reports. "The Director" is capable of generating fully formatted and human readable reports based on the data collected.

The Director Pro

"The Director Pro" is the PLC based counterpart of "The Director". Rather than acquiring data from the "Brick" hardware, the "Director Pro" obtains data via a Beckhoff PLC connection. Data acquisition rates are equal to 10,000 samples per revolution of the tablet press turret. Additionally, like "The Director", the "Director Pro" is capable of providing real time displays in engineering units of force pressure in the US Standard, Metric or SI conversions. The "Director Pro" will guide users through the tableting process through its much more visual and hands-on HMI interface.


"The Director Pro" features a highly flexible user interface to match the user's preferences. Many elements can be resized, moved and manipulated. The main screen allows the user to immediately identify readouts at a particular location in the tableting process. Additionally, there are tool-tips and other features to help the user understand the function of controls and screen dialogs/displays.




"The Director Pro" will set up studies and experiments to guide you from research, to scale up, through production. Furthermore, through the use of these studies, "The Director Pro" is capable of refining your formulation to the desired specifications. At the end of a study, the user may wish to generate reports. "The Director Pro" is capable of generating fully formatted and human readable reports based on the data collected.