Disintegration Testing – DIST-3 Manual, three station Tablet

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Disintegration Testing – DIST-3
Manual, three station Tablet Disintegration tester, DIST 3
The DIST 3 is essentially a three station version of the PTZ S. This instrument offers the attractive
combination of low cost and highsample throughput. All three standard disintegration baskets are
suspended from a common drive arm which is attached to a single drive motor. All three baskets are
in operation at any one time. The orientation of the baskets, which are all USP and EP compliant, is
from front to back.
The DIST 3 is used for the manual testing of disintegration times of tablets, capsules and other solid
dosage forms. The three basket DIST 3 version offers the following features:
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totally silent operation
vibration free movement, stroke height set to 55 mm at 30 strokes/min.
user adjustable number of strokes
digital display of elapsed testing time and auto stop at the end of a run
Total testing time (pre-selectable) between 1 second to 24 hours
small footprint
exchangeable baskets for apparatus "B" (30mm tube size) as described in the USP and EP
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Pharma Test Apparatebau GmbH
Siemensstraße 5
D-63512 Hainburg/Germany
Tel:+49-6182-9532-600
Fax:+49-6182-9532-650
Email:email@pharma-test.de
Internet:www.pharma-test.de
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Disintegration Testing – DIST-3
A 24V DC motor drive smoothly moves the baskets up and down over a distance of 55 mm (each
way), 30 times per minute. Every two seconds the stroke rate is self adjusted; the stroke height is preset by the eccentric drive mechanism. The basket which holds the glass tubes and discs, is placed
into a stainless steel holder and moves smoothly into the testing medium. Depending on the operating
procedure, the test is either automatically stopped if the pre-set time has expired or if the operator
aborts the test.The basket always stops at its highest mechanical position.
The digital LED display shows the elapsed testing time; using the "Recall" key on the keyboard, any
pre-set time can be displayed.
A built-in thermostatically controlled heater warms the water within the plexiglass (perspex) bath up to
37°C. A powerful pump is used to circulate the water within the bath at a rate of about 1.4 l/min. The
pre-selected temperature is automatically adjusted by a built-in control sensor. A second sensor is
used as a safety device which switches off the heater should the temperature rise above 55°C. A overtemperature fuse and switch, fixed to the heater, provide additional safety features to protect the
system from overheating.
The bath temperature can be adjusted within the range of 30°- 40°C. Using a thermometer the
temperature of the test medium can be checked at any time. The standard basket is supplied with 6
glass tubes and 6 plastic discs. Optionally, the 3 tube basket according to apparatus "B" of the USP
can be used without any further modifications.
Technical Data
Display:
Keyboard:
Work stations:
Stroke Frequency:
Accuracy:
Stroke Height:
Accuracy:
Thermostat:
Accuracy:
LED Display
function keys
3 all at the same stroke arm
30 strokes/minute
± 1 stroke
55 mm
± 1 mm
built-in 1000 W heating tube and circulation pump, 2 digital sensors,
overheating protection, adjustable with 30° to 40° C
± 0.3° C
Dimensions and Weights
Net weight:
Gross weight:
Packaging:
approx. 15 kg
approx. 21 kg
approx. 70 x 50 x 50 cm
“B” Basket, (Test “B”
2.9.1.2 EP) 33 mm diam.,
used to test bigger samples
order no. 105-2014 incl.
glass tubes and disks
We reserve the right to make technical changes without any prior notice
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Pharma Test Apparatebau GmbH
Siemensstraße 5
D-63512 Hainburg/Germany
Tel:+49-6182-9532-600
Fax:+49-6182-9532-650
Email:email@pharma-test.de
Internet:www.pharma-test.de
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