Application Note

Destructive Testing: Does Your Hard Tablet Measure Up?

Source: AMETEK Brookfield

Vitamins and medicines oftentimes come in the form of hard tablets. Manufacturers need to ensure that they hold together from time of manufacture to moment of consumption by the customer. R&D scientists have come up with a battery of tests that can evaluate the physical properties of tablets related to fracturability and crush worthiness. Instruments of choice called “Texture Analyzers” which have come initially from the food industry are being used to perform these tests.