The digital tablet hardness testing instrument PTB 111EP features an integrated protocol printer. It is a dual force mode hardness test apparatus as it can be used for either linear force or linear speed increase while tablet hardness is tested. It offers a multiple point validation procedure for the built-in digital load cell.
The instrument is made in strict compliance with the EP and USP Pharmacopoeia. Enter the nominal test information for hardness as well as a batch number via the PTB 111EP keyboard. Select the unit to measure, KP (Kilopond), N (Newton) or Sc (Strong Cobb), now place the sample onto the sample dish and start the test. The driven jaw will run forward, touch and force the tablet until it breaks to measure the hardness (tablet breaking force).
The result is immediately displayed and printed via the integrated report printer. Repeat this until your series has been tested, get a full print-out including each individual result, date, time, serial number of the instrument, batch number of the product tested, mean value and deviations of the test series.
The flexibility and the reproducibility of the results have made this and other models, like the PTB 311E series become one of the most sold tablet hardness testing instruments worldwide. By using an integrated report printer, the bench space requirements to of this instrument are even lower than other instruments from the PTB series, since no additional external printer is required. Furthermore, the report printer requires less paper than a standard A4 printer and by this helps to preserve our precious natural resources.