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Double Drum Tablet Friability Test Instrument

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PTF 200
Double Drum Tablet Friability Test Instrument

PTF 200 is a double drum tablet friability and abrasion test instrument. It is manufactured in compliance to the USP <1216>, EP <2.9.7> and JP <14> Pharmacopoeias. The instrument features an automated sample discharge at the end of a test and the possibility to connect an analytical balance.


  • Fully USP <1216>, EP <2.9.7> and JP <14> compliant
  • Determine friability and abrasion (optional) of uncoated tablets
  • Programmable for number of drum revolutions or rotating time
  • Connect a balance to determine the sample weight (optional, weight can be entered manually)
  • Connect USB flash drive to copy methods and store test reports
  • Integrated protocol printer (optional)
  • User and method management system


  • Drum is easy to open for loading and cleaning, alternatively use discharge opening for loading
  • Graphical LCD screen showing actual and target settings
  • Integrated protocol printer reduces bench space requirements
  • Detailed result report including weight loss calculation and evaluation of the results
  • Automated sample discharge at the end of a test run
  • Dual operation mode: number of revolutions or rotation time
  • Variable drum rotation speed or locked speed mode
  • Determine the sample weight by balance to automatically calculate weight loss
  • Programmable qualification interval timer reminds the user to perform instrument calibration
  • Dedicated calibration programs and reports
  • Copy methods between instruments by using a common USB flash drive
  • Export test reports as text files
  • IQ/OQ documents included free of charge

Optional 10 Degree Angle Stand

Tablets of a weight >650mg or with a bigger diameter or odd shaped samples are tested while the instrument is raised to an angle of 10° on one side using collapsible feet.

Integrated Report Printer (optional)

As an option PTF 100 and PTF 200 features an integrated report printer to document the test and calibration results. An integrated printer saves valuable bench space in your laboratory. The detailed result report includes the automatic weight loss calculation.

Number of Test Drums2, 1 right side, 1 left side
Drum Rotation Speed Range15 – 100rpm
Speed Accuracy±1 rpm
Number of RotationsAdjustable 2 – 9999, switchable to time mode
Testing TimeAdjustable 2 – 9999 seconds, switchable to rotations mode
Method ManagementUp to 256 test descriptions (methods) can be stored on the instrument
User ManagementUp to 32 users with selectable user right levels can be stored on the instrument
Result Data StorageStore copies of result reports by connecting a USB flash drive
DisplayLCD with color-changing backlight
KeyboardKeypad with function keys and click wheel
Interfaces- USB type A host port to USB type B device port to connect flash drives, for PC communication and firmware update
- LAN port for PC communication
- RS-232 printer port for optional external printer
- RS-232 balance port
Instrument HousingPolished stainless steel housing with plastic frame
Power110/230 Volt, 50/60 Hz
Instrument DimensionsApprox. 50cm x 42cm x 47cm (width x depth x height)
Packaging DimensionsApprox. 60cm x 60cm x 50cm (width x depth x height)
Net /Gross WeightApprox. 18 / 23 kg
CertificationAll components certified to USP / EP requirements
CE / EMC CertificationAll CE / EMC Certification provided
ValidationAll IQ & OQ documents included