Guide To Multi-Tip Tooling EquipmentPrint
The multi tooling equipment has long been used in the pharmaceutical industry and has been in existence for more than 150 years. During the start of the tablet compression industry, companies use single station presses during production and these were outfitted with
Aside from the pharmaceutical industry, other industries such as the confectionery, the industrial and food industries saw the advantage of the device and they have been using the
- Tablet size to produce
- The tool type
- Number of tips per punch
- Tool handling practices
- Proper maintenance
- Inspection protocol
To make it easier to choose the configuration type, tablet manufacturers can communicate with their tooling vendor on the device that would best fit their needs. The tooling vendor has guidelines that would be helpful for tablet manufacturers to choose the right tool type.
This configuration type is composed of a punch body, a cap and individual punch tips. One advantage of the assembly type is that one can easily remove the punch tips. Should one of the tips be damaged, one can easily replace it with a new one and continue production. This is a different case should one have a solid assembly, as once any of the tips is damaged, the whole equipment should be replaced which then makes it expensive.
In terms of cleaning and maintaining the assembly, one can disassemble the tips from the body and then reassemble it thereafter. Although reassembling the equipment is quick and easy, one should take care not to damage the mating parts as even a slight nick or debris would result to the tips not aligning. If the tips do not align and production starts, production may fail and damage to the press is possible.
Another configuration type, the solid, is becoming quite popular, as it does not require disassembling the tips during cleaning or maintenance making it easier to maintain and the
chance of misalignment
In order to make a smart and
A turret inspection kit can help one to check the turret for any signs of wear and it can be used whether one has a single tip or a multiple tip. Constant check and inspection can help one to prevent any premature wear to the tool.
Tablet presses that have tablet rejection system may need validation punches, which are the same with other punches with a slight difference in terms of: a) How it works b) its overall length. The validation punch checks the system by examining the tablets produced in terms of the different features such as the weight, hardness and thickness. Some companies have switched to the
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