Tablet Hardness Tester - Model TH 1050S+


• Advance Micro-controller based user-friendly state-of-the-art product design with alphanumeric splash waterproof polyester soft keys for keyboard.

• user interactive software in dialogue mode for ease of operation with protection against invalid entries.

• 4 Line X 40 char Wide Display with white backlight.

• 12 Position Carousal for Automatic transfer of tablet to measurement location. Simultaneous measurement of parameter - Thickness,

Length/Diameter, Weight, Width & Hardness. Facility for Width measurement and Automatic Tablet Weight transfer.

• The built in Sweeper blades for removal of broken pieces, debris & dust from the tablet path.

• Groove for better positioning oblong shape sample tablets.

• Non-Volatile memory storage - 99 methods/ recipes having parameters with easy scroll.

• Alphanumeric entries of Sample Name and Identification/Batch Number for authentication.

• Automatic run can be performed continuously up to 1-100 tablets. Run can be restarted in case of interruption due to power failure.

• Linear Displacement Method with selectable speed 0.4 to 3.2mm/sec

• Fast Advance and Return movement of breaking arm saves test run time.

• Daily Auto Incremented Run Number for authentication of each test run.

• Factory entered CUSTOMER NAME & Instrument Serial Number on Print report data -makes system foolproof and GLP compliant.

• Two Tier - a) ADMIN, and b) USER password protection for method editing and Validation. 50 Users can be set with Name and password.

• Built-in Real Time Clock (RTC) for date and time display and on printout.

• Result resolution - 0.1N & 0.01mm as per unit selected.

• Process Stage, Compression Press no. entry & Comment for additional information

• Plus/minus Tolerance Limit for Pass/Fail criteria with Star mark for out of limit values.

• Built-in Validation/Calibration protocol with verification for Hardness as per USP requirements - 3 point Load Cell calibration with Standard weights, Length/Diameter and 3 point Thickness Calibration with Standard thickness gauges.

• Quick RUN for Width, Thickness, Length & Hardness or all parameter measurement in sequence up to 100 sample tablets with GLP information.

• Error indication on display helps user to trace the problem.

• Printer Compatibility for Deskjet, Inkjet & Dot-matrix printer.

• PC Based Data downloading facility using EDC 21 software over LAN (optional)



• Control: Micro-controller based (Advanced version of microprocessor)

• Keyboard: Alphanumeric splash waterproof polyester sof t keys.

• Display: 40 x 4 line back lighted liquid cr ystal display (LCD)

• Test Parameter: No. of Tablets = 1 - 100.

1. Thickness:

• Measuring Sensor -                   Linear Transducer

• Measuring Range -                    0.1mm to 15.0mm.

• Measuring Unit -                        mm or inch.

• Measuring Accuracy -                Better than ± 0.06mm.

2. Width (in Separate Mode)

• Measuring Sensor -                   Stepper controlled Load Touch sensed

• Measuring Range -                    0.5mm to 15.0mm

• Measuring Unit -                        mm or inch

• Measuring Accuracy -                Better than ± 0.06mm.

3. Diameter/Length:

• Measuring Sensor -                   Stepper controlled Load Touch sensed

• Measuring Range -                    Diameter 0.5mm to 25.0mm

                                                     Length 0.1mm to 32.0mm

• Measuring Unit -                        mm or inch.

• Measuring Accuracy -                Better than ± 0.06mm.

4. Hardness: Speed Control by Stepper motor

Linear Displacement Range

0.4, 0.8, 1.2, 1.6, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.2 mm/sec with fast advance and return of breaking arm.

• Measuring Sensor                     - Load Cell - Strain gauge

• Measuring Range                      - 2N to 500 N. (600N - Optional)

• Measuring Unit                          - N (Newton’s), Kp (Kilo Ponds),

                                                     Kgf Sc (Strong Cobb), Lbs / Pound.

• Measuring Accuracy                  - ± 1N / ± 0.1 KP

5. Weight:

• Manual Entry by User (for repor ting purpose)

• Automatic Balance Inter face - Sartorius / Mettler when Automatic Wt. Transfer option is selected.

• Method Storage: 99 programs with parameters.

• Data Storage: Available with Non-Volatile memory.

• Report Format:

a) GLP & Pharmacopoeia compliant report with Statistics (Avg, Min, Max and RSD)

b) Program parameter Report.

c) Validation Reports

• Output:

a) Centronics parallel port for Dot matrix / Desk jet Printer.

b) RS232 C ports for  i) Balance connectivity (Sartorius/Mettler)

                                   ii) PC Connectivity for Data Download.

• Instrument weight: 15 kgs.

• Dimensions: 340W x 270H x 380D mm.

• Power: 110 / 230Vac, ± 10%, 60 / 50 Hz, 50W. 

Option available.

• Environmental Operating Conditions:

a) Operation:                               Indoor.

b) Temperature:                          Ambient to 45°C.

c) Humidity:                                 5 to 90% non-condensing.

d) Altitude:                                  Upto 2000m.

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