Tensile strength, complex powder properties, and output – manufacturers must consider many parameters in tablet pressing. The Bosch tablet press TPR 500 has shown how such challenges can be overcome successfully. During an expert workshop on the topic of “tableting” at the Dortmund Technical University in April, the machine achieved very good test results in direct comparison with competitors, and top marks in one of the most difficult categories.
About 100 international participants from science and research attended the two-day event, organized by the International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology (APV), to receive information about the latest trends in tableting.
The testing phase of different tablet presses marked the event’s highlight. In addition to Bosch, seven other well-known producers took part. “The conditions of the competition were tough,” says Kerstin Faigle, product manager for tablet presses at Bosch Packaging Technology. “Parameters such as density and tablet weight were predetermined.” During the test, the Bosch team used the TPR 500 to process three different powders with complex material properties. In regular intervals, APV employees randomly took tablets and evaluated them based on criteria such as weight and tablet hardness.
Meeting all requirements
The result: the TPR 500 fulfilled the required values in all categories at all times. What’s more, it achieved the highest tablet output during all runs compared to competitors’ machines. In the most difficult powder formulation with a high starch content, the TPR 500 even scored top marks. “Our trinity of high machine quality, technical know-how, and many years of experience in tablet pressing has once again stood the test – which also pays off for our customers,” Faigle sums up.
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