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A Tablets & Capsules September 2017 21 tooling Steve Osborn I Holland Increasing tabletting efficiency and/or improving quality usu- ally requires incorporating new technology into your manu- facturing process, and it's no different with tablet tooling. This article discusses the benefits of multi-tip tooling and the produc- tion factors you should assess before switching. s the name suggests, multi-tip tooling multiplies the number of tips per punch, and significantly increases the number of tablets produced with each rotation of the tur- ret. That, in turn, enables you to run fewer presses and thus use floor space more efficiently and reduce overall operating costs. There are four main types of multi-tip punches: internal cap fixing, external cap fixing, pin fixing, and monoblock. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks. Multi-tip tooling: Worth the investment?

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