We have come across various types of tablets like, small, big, round, square, oblong, etc. Tablet compression machine or a tablet press machine is the mechanical miracle machine which gives tablet precise and perfect shape and size. A tablet press is a mechanical device that compresses powder into tablets of uniform size and weight. It is also called a compressing machine.
To make uniform sized tablets the granulated material is pressed into the cavity with two punches pushed altogether. In this machine we can adjust lower and upper punches so the size, weight and density can be maintained uniformly. Tablet tool machine is made up of series of cams, punches and rollers, and sometimes for filling and ejecting tablets some mechanical systems are also added. The organizations which manufacture this type of machines are experts in manufacturing containers which are measured in a careful manner for precise weight control.
Tablet press machines have to be easy to clean and quick to reconfigure in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, because they need to be sterilized after each and every batch. That’s why they are designed in such a way that they can be cleaned easier and faster way.
They are mainly of two types single punch or rotary type.
Single punch tablet tooling machines are used in batch or lab pharmaceutical productions. Like chewable tablets, Effervescent tablets (tartaric acid, citric acid and sodium bicarbonate),and compressed tablets.
Rotary tablet tooling machines are cost effective and widely used in industries like, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. They are used for products like chewable tablets, sugar pieces etc.
Desired shapes can be achieved by using punches that are specifically designed as per shape and size. Output tablets count depends on machine type varies from 14,000 to 2, 40,000. Now a day high speed rotary press machineries give output count approx till 4, 00,000 and above.
Necessary Features of Tablet tooling machine:
• Quality production gained at high speed operations.
• The body is covered in cabinet. So the whole operation is dust free. Very necessary for pharmaceutical industry.