Palintest, a manufacturer of electronic testing instruments for water-quality monitoring, has purchased a tablet press machine from Isopak to enable it to test water for harmful chemical substances.
The company bought Isopak's CPR-6 bench-top single-punch automatic tablet press for its research and development facility in Gateshead to eliminate cross-contamination with the main production area.
The CPR-6 is designed for small batch runs and allows the user to view exactly what is happening to the product during the pressing process.
The machine records all activities and measures the compression forces needed for transferring the product to larger, full-scale production systems.
Despite its compact size and weight, the machine is currently processing around 3,000 tablets an hour for Palintest.
Its robust stainless-steel construction allows it to handle even the most abrasive of materials requiring compaction and it can exercise a compression force of 2.5 tons.
Tablets with a maximum diameter of 16mm, filled to a depth of 17mm, can be produced at variable speed settings.
The CPR-6 is particularly suited for use in research establishments and clinical-trial laboratories, especially at locations where space is at a premium.