CME SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE TRAYS
- These Capsule Drying trays are moulded from Polyester reinforced materials that provide a smooth surface that will not mark the capsules.
- As the trays are moulded there are no seams or crevices preventing contamination.
- The moulded trays have superb dimensional stability and load carrying capacity without tray distortion or warpage. This in turn yields extremely stable drying stacks.
- Air circulation to assist drying is possible through the lowered tray sides. Continuous drying temperatures that can exceed 150 deg C.
- CME trays are designed to provide easy lifting at the corners with no sharp edges.
- All raw materials used are classified FDA and EEC direct food contact.
Capsule drying tray – specifications 760×605 tray
- Colour of finished product to be uniform over the complete tray and white unless otherwise specified.
- Fibreglass reinforcement to be minimum of 22% as measured by Ash content and fibre length of 25mm.
- The Flexural strength of the material is typically more than 145 MPa when tested to ASTM D790.
- The Impact strength is typically more than 0.7 KJ/m when tested to ASTM D256.
- The Flexural Modulus is Typically more than 11 Gpa when tested to ASTM D790
- The Tensile Strength is typically more than 70 MPa when tested to ASTM D638
Dimensions and tolerances:
Tray dimensions to comply with Customer Product drawings dimensions and within the following tolerances:
Corner Lift area
Air Circulation Clearance
Tray Stack offset
|+/- 0.25 mm
+/- 0.35 mm
+/- 1 mm, 735 mm Internal
+/- 1 mm, 575 mm Internal+/- 0.5 mm
+/- 0.25 mm
- A stack of trays 2 metres high should be upright with a maximum deviation of 2mm from top to bottom.
- Adjoining corners to be radius of 3mm on external angles and 5mm on internal angles except where otherwise specified.
- All Draft angles to be minimum 2deg unless specified.
- Trays are moulded flat with maximum deflection 2mm at tray ends or in centre when measured with a straight edge.
Fitness for purpose
- Tray bottom should be capable of carrying load equivalent to 60Kg/sq mtr, uniformly spread over entire surface of tray base. Base should remain rigid and maintain dimensional tolerances under these conditions.
- The Composite material should not be capable of detachment from main body of tray through normal wear and tear, so as to potentially contaminate products.
- 3.3: rays to be stackable so that arrangement will prevent horizontal movement of tray, between two adjacent trays of more than ± 1.5 mm. Tray stacks to be stable without excessive rocking.
- All tray edges to be completely free of Glass fibres and to be filed smooth.
- Surface finish to be smooth to 400 grit finish except where otherwise specified as follows:
- No scorch or burn marks larger than one sq centimetre to appear on any surface.
- Porosity and cavities not acceptable on any Capsule contact area.
- Finish trays not to exhibit any signs of cracking, chipping, delamination or faults that could become a source of debris contaminants. This includes all grades of Blisters. Small traces of Capran carrier film permitted on Tray underside only.
Packing and despatch
- Trays are normally packed on pallets. Timber bracing is used at front of stacks to prevent tray movement.
- Alternatively trays can be packed on customer supplied stillages.
- Trays can be prewashed by CME by prior agreement.