Erweka has introduced a completely redesigned version of its Multicheck machine for full automatic measurement of sample weight, thickness, diameter and hardness for round, irregular-shaped or even sugar-coated tablets.
The company has designed the system with a clear plastic casing to allow observation of the testing process as it takes place and, with a nod to the trend taking place in the personal computer market, will even supply it in a range of colours.
The Multicheck V system is designed to cope with two types of hardness testing - Constant Speed and Constant Force - and can be switched between them during a run. It also offers fully-automatic speed adjustment of the tablet singulation and transport path, advanced sample size and surface compatibility, a high-accuracy thickness measuring system and an alignment tool for unusually shaped oblongs and coated tablets, according to Erweka .
The samples are individualised automatically by a self-adjusting three-step vibration system and then deposited onto the weight measurement boat. From there they are transported to the test stations by a linear feeder. In addition, Erweka notes that an innovative down holder in the hardness test station is available as an option. A patented step in the transport way allows the machine to switch tablets which tend to lay on their sides.
Additional information on the new product is available by contacting Christine Gausmann .