MultiTest 50 Tablet Hardness Tester

MultiTest 50
Tablet Hardness Tester
Precise measuring of up to 5 parameters
Fast and intuitive touch screen operation
Proven Dr. Schleuniger ® hardness measuring
Professional reporting including statistics
Hardness testing > Manual tablet testing system > MultiTest 50
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The MultiTest 50 is a manual tablet testing system that offers highest precision,
flexibility and exceptional user-friendliness. From basic hardness tests to
complete measuring of up to five parameters, including professional reporting,
physical testing has never been easier. Besides fast and efficient operation,
the MultiTest 50 provides accurate and highly reliable test data, resulting in
increased productivity, efficiency and ease of regulatory compliance.
Its outstanding quality with proven Dr. Schleuniger ® hardness measuring
technology makes the MultiTest 50 the ideal choice for research laboratories,
quality control departments and production facilities of pharmaceutical and
nutraceutical companies.
Swiss Quality
High quality components paired with Swiss precision engineering provide for a long product life
and minimize costly machine downtime. In order
to ensure maximum reliability of your MultiTest 50,
all instruments are tested according to strict internal quality standards before they leave our factory. Hardness Testing
With more than 35 years of experience and more
than 15'000 testers in the market, Dr. Schleuniger®
hardness measuring technology is a safe investment. Like all our hardness testers, the MultiTest
50 offers consistently accurate test results and
fully complies with current USP (chapter 1217,
tablet breaking force) and EP (2.9.8, resistance to
crushing of tablets) requirements.
Quality matters.
>MultiTest 50
Tablet hardness tester
Hardness testing > Manual tablet testing system > MultiTest 50
Flexibility and Precision
Samples are placed inside the MultiTest 50 test area individually and by hand. Practically any
imaginable design, including oblong, diamond, hexagon and other special shapes can be reliably
positioned to measure hardness, diameter / length, width, thickness and weight. Special
jaws and quick-change tongues allow testing of even the most unconventional tablet shapes.
The open and easily accessible test area allows for fast
and reliable tablet orientation by the operator. To ensure
correct alignment of special shapes without limiting the
flexibility of the tester, the MultiTest 50 features quickchange tongues with or without groove that can be easily
exchanged in a matter of seconds. Even non-symmetrical
shapes can be tested using a custom tongue.
The solid construction of the MultiTest 50 guarantees
reliable test results at all times. Dr. Schleuniger ® hardness measuring technology complies with all current
USP and EP requirements and offers consistently accurate results. Tablet hardness is measured using a precision S-beam load cell with a linearity of 99.95 % over the
entire measuring range.
Fast, Faster, FastTest ™
The MultiTest 50 is a manual multi-purpose instrument that optionally accumulates measurements from an external balance and thickness gauge in a single report. In FastTest™ configuration, operators can test tablets as quickly as with any automatic instrument.
>Testing of virtually all tablet shapes
Testing larger sample sizes manually can be time-consuming and requires strict sequential testing by the
user to assure that all 5 measurements are correctly
assigned to individual tablets. In FastTest™ configuration, the operator transfers tablets after weighing to a
carousel mounted on top of the MultiTest 50. Once
weight measurements have been acquired for a series
of tablets, thickness is measured using the integrated
precision gauge. With one hand turning the carousel
and the other controlling the thickness gauge, accurate
measurements for the entire series are taken in very
short time without compromising the order of test samples. Width, diameter/ length and hardness testing is
executed afterwards by placing single tablets inside the
test area. In automatic mode, individual tests are started at programmable intervals without requiring the
operator to actuate testing for each tablet.
Hardness testing > Manual tablet testing system > MultiTest 50
Operating a manual tablet tester has never been easier. The
intuitive icon-based touch screen user interface sets new
standards for fast and user-friendly control. Three test modes
allow using the MultiTest 50 according to individual quality
From executing simple tests to programming products with T1/T2/PL limits
and methods – everything is available at the touch of a button. Intuitive
icon-based navigation and logical menu structures with intelligent operator
assistance provide for fast test setup, short training times and error-free
data entries.
Different views that can be selected while test runs are executed allow the
operator to display currently measured values, complete series of measurements and even graphical hardness curves. Professional reports are automatically printed at completion of a test run.
For paperless reporting and central data management in full compliance
with 21 CFR, Part 11 requirements, the MultiTest 50 can be networked with
the TabStat™ DataCenter.
“FullTest” mode
All product and method specifications can be pre-programmed and
easily retrieved for fast test setup. Up
to 100 products including nominal
values and T1/T2/PL limits for all test
parameters are conveniently stored
directly on the MultiTest 50. On completion of each test run, a comprehensive report is printed automatically. The report shows all product
and test parameters, calibration data
and individually measured values with
a statistical analysis.
“EasyTest” mode
For tests without T1/T2/PL limits,
the EasyTest mode allows direct setting of nominal value and sample size
for each parameter. No programming
of product or method specifications
required. All reporting functions
known from the “FullTest” mode
remain available.
“SingleTest” mode
To quickly measure single tablets
without printing a report, simply activate the parameter(s) you would
like to test and press start.
All MultiTest 50 hardness testers can
be networked with TabStat™ DataCenter software for 21 CFR, Part 11
compliant electronic data management. Product and method specifications are administrated centrally and
simply loaded to individual testers via
network when setting up a new test.
Measured results and test reports
are automatically stored in a central
database. All reports are available
anytime for printing and can be exported as PDF or in Microsoft Excel®
compatible format.
>P rofessionaldatamanagementandpaperlessreporting
Technical Specifications
MultiTest 50, Tablet hardness tester
Measuring range
0.1 mg – 100 g
0.1 mg
Units of measure
mg / g
Type of external balance
Mettler Toledo, Sartorius
Measuring range
0 – 13 mm (0 – 0.51 inch)
0.01 mm (0.00039 inch)
Units of measure
mm / inch
Diameter / Length / Width Measuring range
Hardness measuring
0 – 3 5 mm (0 – 1.37 inch); optional 65 mm (2.55 inch)
0.01 mm (0.00039 inch)
Units of measure
mm / inch
Measuring range
Standard: up to 400 N
Optional: 50 N / 500 N / 800 N
Better than +/- 1 N
Units of measure
N, Sc, Kp, programmable user-defined factor (based on N)
Constant speed
0.05 – 5 mm/sec, programmable
Constant force (load rate)
10 – 200 N/sec, programmable
Constant power increase
Standard "6D" mode
Ethernet, USB, RS232
Power supply
100 – 230 V, 50 – 60 Hz
CE Conformity
All MultiTest 50 versions fully comply with all CE and EMC equipment guidelines relative to
mechanical and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.
approx. 10 kg
(22 lbs)
approx. 10 kg
(22 lbs)
approx. 10 kg
(22 lbs)
approx. 10 kg
(22 lbs)
approx. 11 kg
(24 lbs)
Diameter / Length
Thickness (internal)
Thickness (external)
Weight (external)
FastTest™ configuration
(without packaging)
420 mm
(16.5 inch)
420 mm
(16.5 inch)
420 mm
(16.5 inch)
420 mm
(16.5 inch)
420 mm
(16.5 inch)
185 mm
(7.3 inch)
185 mm
(7.3 inch)
185 mm
(7.3 inch)
185 mm
(7.3 inch)
300 mm
(11.8 inch)
180 mm
(7.1 inch)
180 mm
(7.1 inch)
180 mm
(7.1 inch)
180 mm
(7.1 inch)
180 mm
(7.1 inch)
TabStatTM DataCenter
Function checking devices
Calibration tools
Custom tongues
Special jaws
not available
Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Products illustrated in this brochure
may include options or modifications not fitted as standard. No liability for errors and omissions.
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