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A survey of what's available test & inspection equipment Tablets & Capsules March/April 2021 39 Punch inspection system TIAS MTL40 punch inspection system measures both single and multi-tip punches. Using a non-contact laser measurement, precision linear slides, and Allen-Bradley PLC controls, the system delivers precise and repeatable measurements for working length, barrel diameter, and overall length. Unit can measure a multi-tip punch in less than 5 seconds per tip. System features an aluminum frame, a compact design, and light curtains to ensure operator safety. User-friendly client-server software interfaces with the system to store measurements, track usage, manage tablet drawings, and print reports. A detailed audit trail ensures data integrity and com- pliance. Company also offers calibration services or a self-service calibration kit. Syntegon Pharma Technology, Minneapolis, MN 763 424 4700 Dissolution tester Opt-Diss 410 UV fiber-optic dissolution tester measures a solution directly in the vessel, eliminating manual or automated sampling and offline analysis along with problematic filters, tubing, and pumps used in conventional sampling. Moving light generates near real-time dissolution data and allows nearly limitless sample points as frequently as every five seconds. Data collection and analysis is automated and fast, requiring no operator interaction. Multi-component analysis quantifies two components at once in the same dissolution test without the need for liquid chromatography. Fully integrated system is controlled by a single software pack- age and features options such as Arch probes designed specifically for dissolution testing with negligible hydrodynamic effect or conventional dip probes with fixed or interchangeable pathlengths. Distek, North Brunswick, NJ 732 422 7585 Checkweigher Multi-dosage weight inspection system inspects the weight of two-piece hard cap- sules, softgels, and tablets of various shapes and sizes using a suction and transfer method. Unit weighs tablets and capsules with lengths up to 22 millimeters with a ±2-milligram weighing accuracy. Checkweigher inspects up to 100,000 prod- uct units per hour and requires few change parts, reducing downtime and costs. Company also supplies two-piece capsule filling, band-sealing, and printing and visual inspection systems for tablet and capsule products. Qualicaps, Whitsett, NC 336 449 3900

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