Fastcoat™ Continuous Coating Systems (1200 kg) - FCC 1200

For over fifteen years, O’Hara Technologies has been perfecting our Fastcoat™ Continous tablet coating technology, to the point where we are the global leader in pharmaceutical continuous tablet coating. Our continuous coaters significantly shorten production cycle times and improve productivity, while using less GMP floor space and utilities than traditional batch coaters. The nature of continuous coating requires a shallower tablet bed, which leads to less product damage, and allows tablets to pass under the anti-bearding spray nozzles at a higher frequency. As a result, our customers see markedly improved coating uniformity, often at significantly lower weight gains than traditional batch coating.

Our patented technology allows for a wide range of production capacities; we offer equipment designed for 75, 500 and 1200 kilograms per hour nominal throughput rates. O’Hara’s Zero Waste recipe control system allows for every tablet to be coated to your specification, from the first to the last. The coater can also be used as a fully automated batch coater, complete with automatically loading, coating and unloading tablets, giving you the ultimate versatility. At last, your pilot, scale-up and production processes can finally be done in one machine, now that your batch size is now determined by time instead of the physical size of the coating pan. Welcome to the future of coating.

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  • Variable tablet throughput rates
  • Zero Waste start-up and shut-down systems
  • Automated bed tilting
  • Automatically adjustable tablet bed depth via patented weir system
  • Precision airflow balancing system
  • 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • O’Hara PCA-Block style manifold design with anti-bearding spray nozzles
  • Precision sanitary lobe solution pumps (2)
  • 316 L product contact surfaces
  • PCS-7 DCS control available
  • Solvent and aqueous design available
  • Material handling options avaialble


  • True continuous or continuous batch style of production
  • Rapid coating speeds
  • Improved coating uniformity
  • Less product damage
  • Process containment
  • Easy scale up
  • Capital savings over batch coating
  • Operational savings when compared to batch coating