Tablet Friability Tester – HMK-1601

The HMK-1601 Tablet Friability Tester provided by AimSizer Scientific is considered to be a type of Roche friabilator. This device helps to determine the friability of compressed, uncoated tablets in the pharmaceutical industry.

First, the tablets are weighed and then placed into a drum with a particular internal diameter and depth. This is followed by rotating the drum 100 times at the fixed rate of 25 rpm, and the tablets tumble.

Next, the tablets are re-weighed and the weight loss is calculated. Tablets that pass the test are those with no more than 1% weight loss, and those that obviously broke, cracked or cleaved failed the test.

The HMK-1601 friabilator is employed for testing the resistance of uncoated tablets to the shock and abrasion that occurs during the shipping, packing and then manufacturing processes. It is possible for the uncoated tablets to be broken, abrasive capped or chipped during these processes. Measurement of tablet friability supplements different physical strength measurements such as tablet crushing strength.

HMK-1601 tablet friability apparatus is a friability test apparatus capable of meeting the international standard USP, JP and E.P. The friability test is carried out using a friability tester that makes use of a drum in USP specified internal diameter and depth of transparent synthetic polymer with internal surfaces that are polished.

The tablets tumble every time the drum turns by a curved projection in USP specified inside radius that expands from the middle of the drum to the outer wall. The drum is attached to the horizontal axis of a device that rotates at USP specified rpm. At each single turn, the tablets roll or slide onto the drum or onto each other, friable tablet (>1%) does not pass the test.

Key Features

  • Exact results
  • Built-in timer
  • Available for 1 or 2 test drums
  • Rapid, effortless and safe operation
  • Available for switching leg for 10° adjustment
  • One side of the drum is removable
  • Available with both abrasion drum and friability drum
  • Variable speed 20 to 60 rpm and fixed speed 25 rpm available
  • JP, E.P. and USP compliant by reproducible and standardized method
  • Transparent synthetic polymer with polished internal surfaces prevent static build-up

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