Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed below.
A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown above. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of pharmaceutical and medical products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.
This diametral crush test identifies
important differences in tablet
characteristics missed by
conventional tablet strength
testers, which only measure the
point force at which the tablet
This test provides a quantitative
measure of the adhesion strength
of the coating to the tablet surface.
Such a test is useful for studying
the consequences of changes in
tablet coating formulation variables.
Typical measurements include
gel strength, bloom strength
(according to ISO standard),
rupture force, adhesiveness,
gel forming points and
|Mucoadhesion Test Rig
Tests of solid dosage forms, semi-
solids such as ointments and gels
and even systems which solidify
on contact with the target organ
can be performed.
|Bilayer Tablet Shear Rig*
The improved version of this rig
enables tablet layer separation
to be quantified.
Universal Syringe Rig*
Allows measurement of the
aspiration and extraction forces
of a wide range of syringe
types and sizes.
|Granule Compaction Rig
Can be used to assess granule
|Capsule Loop Tensile Rig*
This rig measures the force
required to split one half of
a hard gel capsule.
Can be used to assess puncture/
compression force of e.g. capsules.
|Powder Compaction Rig*
Allows measurement of the
compaction forces of powders.
|Tube/Sachet Extrusion Rig
Allows manufacturers to measure
the ease of removal and application
of products such as sauces, pastes,
creams and gels.
|Mini 3 Point Bend Rig
Ideally suited to small diameter
samples such as tablets. Sample
supports can provide a 2mm
|Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst
strength, resilience and relaxation
|Acoustic Emission and
Allow the collection of acoustic
data during a test and the
synchronisation of force data with
video frames - of particular interest
for the testing of brittle products.
|Alginate Raft Hook
Allows measurement of alginate
|Tablet Disintegration Rig
The Tablet Disintegration Rig facilitates reliable assessment of the mechanical properties of fast-melt tablets. It closely replicates the in vivo conditions of the human mouth, enabling manufacturers to examine water absorption and the disintegration of associated particles.
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Typical measurements include:
Bloom strength: gelatin gels