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New PTF Friability and Abrasion Testing Instruments available for order

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The new PTF tablet friability and abrasion testing instruments are now available for ordering. The first batch of instruments will come out of production in October 2018. Friability testing is used to test the durability of tablets during packing processes and transit. All Pharma Test friability testers are fully compliant to the current USP, EP and JP Pharmacopeia and come ready to use with friability (Roche) drums included in the standard scope of supply. Abrasion drums as well as friability drums with anti-static coating are available as options. To test large samples it is possible to equip the instruments with 10° angle stands.

New Features
After PT-TD300 the new PTF instruments are the second wave of the Pharma Test next generation of galenic instruments to be released. All of these upcoming instruments share a common design and are based on the same control electronics. The upcoming PTF instruments are available with one, two, three and six test drums and offer many new features:

  • A redesigned instrument housing first introduced with PT-TD300 using polished stainless steel and a moulded plastic frame,
  • Newly developed control electronics featuring method and user management functions,
  • An integrated report printer (optional in PTF 100 and PTF 200) to print test and calibration reports,
  • The new PTF instruments are operated by an easy to use click wheel,
  • Interface to optionally connect a balance.

Discontinued Models
With the launch of the new PTF models some prior models (see below) are discontinued. There will be no functional changes to PTF 10E and PTF 20E instruments. These instruments will remain with the current feature set as entry level friability testing instruments. For further information on the discontinued models see below the information sheet under 'Downloads'.

Model Part No. Drums Status Availability
PTF 100 2-11000 1 New Model October 2018
PTF 200 23-12000 2 New Model October 2018
PTF 300 23-13000 3 New Model October 2018
PTF 600 23-16000 6 New Model October 2018
PTF 10E 20-11000 1 No changes Available
PTF 20E 20-2000 2 No changes Available
PTF 10ER 21-11500 1 Discontinued Available until October 2018
PTF 20ER 21-12500 2 Discontinued Available until October 2018
PTF 1DR 22-00100 1 Discontinued now Available until batch is sold out
PTF 3DR 22-00300 3 Discontinued now Available until batch is sold out
PTF 30ERA 21-33000 3 Discontinued now Available until batch is sold out
PTF 60ERA 21-36000 6 Discontinued now Available until batch is sold out

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