The FlexiTab provides tablet development formulators with a very versatile single punch tablet press. The FlexiTab is capable of manufacturing single, two layer and three layer tablets. Adjustable force and dwell time profiles can be created to aid the assessment of powder characteristics at their early stage of development. A key advantage is the ability to use standard TSM/Euro B/D punches and dies, although certain other punch types can also be accommodated. The measurement of punch displacement is a valuable option to measure the compressibility of the formulation.
An optional data acquisition DAQ4 package provides a range of graphical displays, recording of data and the capability to export this data for further study.
With the FlexiTab, punches and dies can be easily exchanged without the need to remove feeders or hoppers – a great benefit when using the same powder but with different size and/or shape of punches and dies.
Versatile: Capable of producing 1,2 or 3 layer tablets – optional and can be retrofitted
Flexible: Different modes of operation allow the formulator to manually or automatically sequence tablet production
Extensive applications: Suitable for use in the early stages of tablet development, small clinical trial batches, assessment of multi-layer drug dosing and characterisation of powder properties
Optional, Data Acquisition System: Windows based application for on line visualisation and documentation of tablet press compaction parameters relevant for product quality
External lubrication: option to allow the application of varying amounts of lubricant (e.g. magnesium stearate) external to the powder formulation