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Hardness Testers

Hardness Testers

Introduction to Tablet Hardness Testers and Testing

The term tablet hardness is commonly used in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry. However, Tablet hardness is somewhat misleading in that hardness is more accurately defined as the ability of a material to resist the penetration of a probe. Found in USP Chapter <1217> “Tablet Breaking Force” is the preferred term now used in the industry.

The measurement of tablet breaking force quantifies the amount of force required to make the sample mechanically fail.  The tablets are generally placed between two parallel platens, one of which moves and applies sufficient force to cause fracture. The results of these measurements provide easy to obtain

Early devices used to measure tablet breaking force were hand operated usually by compressing a spring against the sample being tested. This resulted in variations of reported results which were influenced by human factors in the operation of the device. Later instruments were designed with motors and electronic controls which eliminated the effects of variable human influences.

The measurement of tablet breaking force is a key factor in laboratory and in-process quality control.

Burns Automation supplies bench-top and automatic equipment which complies with the guidelines of USP Chapter <1217> Tablet Breaking Force.

Tablet Hardness Testers

TH3

TH3

Copley TH3 - Tablet Hardness Tester The Tablet Hardness Tester Model TH3 is a portable semi-automatic electronic tablet hardness tester with LCD display designed to accept tablets up to 30 mm in diameter – ideal for the tablet production a...
H-Series

H-Series

 Lab.line H-Series - Tablet Hardness Tester The H-Series Tablet Hardness Testers is a manual laboratory testing devices in the new LAB.line design combine the latest technology and usability. Rounded shapes, generous radii and smooth surfaces ...
HC6.2

HC6.2

Kraemer HC6.2 – Tablet Hardness Tester Breaking strength test unit for tablets, coated tablets, granules and other types of solid compressions. Main features and advantages: Kraemer HC6.2 – Hardness Tester • Compact Design • Easy to...
HC6.2 (W,T,D,H)

HC6.2 (W,T,D,H)

Kraemer HC6.2 – Tablet Hardness Tester (W,T,D,H) Breaking strength test unit for tablets, coated tablets, granules and other types of solid compressions. Main features and advantages: Kraemer HC6.2 – Tablet Hardness Tester (with opt...

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