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Automated formulation workflows for skin care and sunscreen

FORMAX Sin care / Sunscreen
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Chemspeed's solution

The FORMAX has the unique capability to exchange robotic tools and therefore change it's functionality on the fly, resulting in:

  • Many instruments and functionality on one single platform
  • A cost effective robotic platform with a smart footprint
  • The robot brings functionalities as dispensing, analytics and actions to the precision formulation vessels
  • Add solids, powders, liquids, highly viscous materials to the milligram resolution under stirring while the formulation is being processed
  • Easy programming

FORMAX has up to 24 formulation vessels in 4 formulation modules.
The formulation module is a working entity consisting of 6 individually controlled, high precision formulation workstations. Each workstation with its own vessel / blender, feed vessel and syringe pump can be customized and controlled to match almost any formulation workflow.

  • Up to 6 formulation vessels / blenders (150 mL volume) with independent stirring, scraping, heating and cooling
  • Up to 6 feed vessel (50 mL volume) with magnetic stirring and jacket temperature control (up to 90 °C); these can be used e.g. for the preparation of low-viscous pre-mixes
  • Easy integration of pH probes

A typical FORMAX Skin Care and Sunscreen deck consists of up to 24 precision formulation vessels in 4 formulation modules, 3 overhead gravimetric dispensing robotic tools, a variety of racks with vials, syringes, heated and disposable pre-formulation vessels and much more.

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Example workflow



Powerful advantages

  • Decrease in cost per sample up to 90%.
  • Increase in productivity by a factor of 10.
  • Up to 24 formulations per run.
  • Gravimetric dispensing (solids, powders, liquids, highly viscous materials, pastes, creams and waxes) into precision formulation vessels during stirring.
  • 4-Needle Head for volumetric liquid handling and sampling.
  • The balance moves to the destination, increasing speed and efficiency.
  • Balance resolution of 0.1 mg or 0.01 mg.
  • A large dispensing range, from a few mg up to several grams.
  • Continuous real-time monitoring and control of all formulation parameters, incl.
    internal and jacket temperature, shear rate and viscosity, scraping speed, reflux
    and pH in an inert atmosphere if desired.
  • Flexible adjustment of scraper positioning / orientation.
  • Choice of scraper material e.g. PTFE, PEEK.
  • Dispensed amount, mixing speed, temperature, time..., and other data are stored in a read only log file.
  • Easy access to data with a convenient interface to pull results into Excel or virtually any other software.
  • Interface to DOE / AI.
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