The Tablet Hardness Tester Model 539 is a convenient, easy-to-use instrument which measures the tablet hardness directly in terms of kilograms of pressure required to crush the tablet, and eliminates any “guesswork” methods incorporated by tablet makers such as finger sensitivity. By determining the actual tablet hardness required, machine pressures can be reduced, resulting in less punch and die wear, lower tooling costs and a reduction in product waste. If the tablet is too hard, it may not meet dissolution specifications, if it is too soft, it may not be able to withstand the handling during subsequent processing such as coating or package and shipping operations. Requiring only a modest investment, the standard unit is designed to test tablets ranging in size from the smallest tablet size to ¾” diameter with a maximum thickness of 1/3”. The simplified design of the Stokes Tablet Hardness Tester Model 539 provides for quick and accurate reading, and can be equipped with special parts to permit the testing of larger diameter tablets at higher pressures.
Compression Components & Service, LLC, Warrington, PA 18976. http://www.ccstabletpress.com or call 267-387-2000