The tablet is a kind of widely used solid preparation, which is convenient to take, store and carry. It has gain its popularity and has been widely applied since last century. The basic production process covers grinding, mixing, granulation, tablet pressing, packing and other procedures, and the corresponding production devices include grinder, mixer, granulator, tablet press, packer and other machines.
Among them, a tablet press machine is one of essential devices for producing tablets. Due to a tablet press is used in the final stage of technological process, it basically decides the quality indicators of tablets, such as weight, weight difference, hardness, disintegration and other indicators.
What is a Tablet Press Machine?
A tablet press machine is a kind of mechanical machine that can express powder and granular materials into tablets of uniform size and weight. Both the filling depth of material and thickness of tablets can be regulated. It is well suitable for pressing various traditional Chinese tablets and western tablets in pharmaceutical industry and pressing various like products in other industries, gaining popularity among consumers from all walks of life.
What are the Different Types of Tableting Machines?
Generally, there are mainly two types of tableting machines, which are single station tablet press and multi-station tablet press. The single station tablet press, also known as single punch tablet press, is the simplest tableting equipment. The multi-station tablet press, also known as multi-punch press and rotary press, is considered as one of the most popular equipment for tablet pressing due to its high production capacity and high cost performance.
What are the Main Components of a Tablet Press?
Generally, a tablet press is mainly composed of the hopper, die, punches, cam track, feeding mechanism and other parts, which cooperate with each other and play different roles in a tablet press machine. For example, the hopper serves as a container holding the materials that are to be expressed. The die functions as the cavity to define or mold the size and shape of the powder. The punches can express the materials within the die. The cam track can guide the movement of the punches. And the feeding mechanism can transfer the materials from the hopper to the die.