in tablet hardness-testing equipment
Equipment for tablet hardness testing must follow strict standards and specific test sequences to measure the relevant breaking forces. Reproducible testing of the breaking force (0 ... 220 N) of tablets of various diameters can be achieved thanks to clever jaws for holding the tablet under test, a precision linear drive and an S-beam load cell of optimum shape and functional design. The force is applied to the custom, easy-to-fit S-beam load cell via a horizontally operating precision linear drive and jaws in-line with the force path. Thanks to the excellent measurement accuracy and ultra-low initial response force, it is possible to detect even the smallest forces, for instance the on-touch force, or identify a range of tablets under test, allowing a single load cell to perform reliable testing. The instrumentation can indicate actual, mean or maximum values depending on the selected measurement mode.