Article | January 31, 2023

Tips To Maintain Your Pharmaceutical Tablet Presses And Tooling

By Stephen Natoli

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Many factors can reduce the life expectancy of tooling and tablet presses, such as abrasive or corrosive formulations, press or turret wear, improper tooling setup on the press, and mishandling of tooling by technicians. Creating and following a tooling maintenance program can extend tooling life and save you more than 40% on tooling costs.

Implementing a cleaning procedure is essential to maintaining your tablet tooling and presses. Dirty equipment can cause tableting and product-quality problems, such as sticking and picking, while clean tooling decreases premature tool, turret, and cam wear and reduces the risk of product cross-contamination. Learn about equipment cleaning, inspection, refurbishing, and more.

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