Tablet Hardness Tester - PharmaTest
The PTB series of tablet hardness are our top-selling units and can be found in tablet press rooms across the globe. The PTB 111EP with integrated printer and PTB111E (external printer only) are dual force mode, digital hardness testers capable of measuring in linear force or linear speed increase modes. These instruments are made in strict compliance with the latest EP <2.9.8> and USP <1217> for Tablet Breaking Force and offer a multi-point, built-in calibration procedure.
This stainless steel model is very reliable and easy to use, perfect for any manufacturing environment. Results can be displayed in KP (Kilopond), N (Newton) or Sc (Strong Cobb). The tablet is placed next to the load cell and the operator presses start to move the jaw forward. Once the jaw touches the tablet, the force to break the tablet is measured and clearly displayed on the LED screen. The next tablet is measured in the same way and the sample count is also displayed on the LED screen. Once the desired samples have been tested, pressing stop prints out the results and statistics from the integrated printer (EP model) or extranal printer (Epson or HP LaserJet) or to an external data capturing system such as LIMS. The PTB111 series are available in 300N (0.3 - 30 kp range) for soft tablets and chewables, 500N (0.5 - 50 kp range) standard for most supplement testing and 800N load cells ( up to 90 kp) for very hard tablets.