SmartTest 50 Semi-Automatic Tablet Testing

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SmartTest 50
Semi-Automatic Tablet Testing System
Precise measuring of up to 5 parameters
Reliable orientation of all tablet shapes
Fast and intuitive touch screen operation
Professional reporting including statistics
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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 SmartTest 50,
all instruments are tested according to strict internal quality standards before they leave our factory.
Hardness Testing
With more than 40 years of experience and more
than 20’000 testers in the market, Dr. Schleuniger®
hardness measuring technology is a safe investment.
Like all our hardness testers, the SmartTest 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.
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SmartTest 50
The SmartTest 50 sets new standards in fast and efficient semi-automatic
testing of up to five physical parameters. Weight, thickness, width, diameter/
length and hardness of virtually all tablet shapes can be tested in full compliance with current Pharmacopeia requirements. Proven Dr. Schleuniger ®
hardness measuring technology guarantees accurate and highly reliable test
data that can be evaluated immediately. An integrated color touch screen with
simple icon-based navigation makes operating the SmartTest 50 very intuitive
consequently reducing operator training time to an absolute minimum. Perfectly suited for both laboratory and production environments, the SmartTest
50 has been designed to optimize efficiency of your quality control process
without limiting the range of possible applications.
>SmartTest 50
Semi-automatic tablet testing system
Hardness testing > Semi-automatic tablet testing system > SmartTest 50
Smart, Smarter, SmartTest 50
The SmartTest 50 is capable of testing virtually all tablet shapes and can easily be programmed
to meet your individual testing requirements. Tablet samples are placed in a feeder carousel
by the operator and all further testing is done automatically. The patented SmartAlignTM
system guarantees reliable orientation of samples in the integrated measuring stations and
automatically turns both oblong and oval shapes for width and length measuring prior to
hardness testing.
Especially when it comes to testing oval, oblong or other
shapes, the SmartTest 50 combines maximum flexibility
with reliable tablet orientation for high precision results.
The integrated single-flap SmartAlignTM system ensures
correct positioning of test samples at all times. As a
standard, the SmartTest 50 first measures the width of
tablets and then quickly re-positions them for precise
length and hardness measuring – all in the same integrated measuring station. If width measuring is not required,
tablets are immediately oriented for combined diameter
(length) and hardness measurement.
After each measurement, an integrated cleaning function
removes debris and broken tablet fragments from all
contact surfaces of the hardness station for trouble-free
operation. Short cycle times are maintained at all times.
To «future-proof» your investment, the SmartAlignTM
system does not limit the application range of the
SmartTest 50 in any way. From small to large tablet sizes –
almost all shapes can be tested in standard configuration.
When equipped with a custom feeder carousel, there
are no limits for testing even the most complex special
tablet shapes.
>Semi-automatic testing of virtually all tablet shapes and sizes with the SmartTest 50
>SmartAlignTM to measure
diameter & hardness
>SmartAlignTM to measure width
>SmartAlignTM to measure
length & hardness
Hardness testing > Semi-automatic tablet testing system > SmartTest 50
>Top view of SmartTest 50
A: Integrated balance (depending on model)
B: Thickness measuring station
C: Width / Length (Diameter) / Hardness measuring station
with integrated SmartAlignTM system
Flexibility and Precision
Accommodating for most standard testing needs, up to 23 tablet samples are measured in
one test run. If testing larger sample sizes is required, results from several test runs can be
combined in a single test report – with the push of a button.
Only the combination of quality components, state-of-theart electronics and correct tablet orientation provides
test results you can rely on. The SmartTest 50 with proven 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 line-
arity of 99.95% over the entire measuring range. Featuring
innovative light-weight construction, the integrated
thickness gauge is extremely precise and applies only
minimal pressure on tested tablets. To ensure stable test
conditions – particularly for the integrated balance – the
SmartTest 50 can be equipped with an anti-static safety
cover protecting all measuring stations.
Hardness testing > Semi-automatic tablet testing system > SmartTest 50
Operating a semi-automatic tablet testing system 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 SmartTest 50 according to
individual reporting requirements.
From executing simple tests to programming products with T1/T2/PL limits
and methods – everything is configurable using the touch screen menu.
Intuitive icon-based navigation and logical menu structures with intelligent
operator assistance provide for fast test setup, short training time and errorfree data entry.
Different views can be selected while test runs are executed, allowing the
operator to display currently measured value, 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 SmartTest 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 SmartTest 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
along with statistical analysis.
“EasyTest” mode
For tests without T1/T2/PL limits,
the EasyTest mode allows direct setting of nominal values and sample
sizes for each parameter. No programming of product or method
specifications required. The same
reporting functionsas in the “FullTest” mode are 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.
>Fast and intuitive icon-based
touch screen operation
All SmartTest 50 tablet 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
Ethernet 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 either as PDF or Microsoft
Excel® compatible format.
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>TDH version, connected to external balance
The SmartTest 50 with external balance interface (instead of being equipped with an integrated weighing module) has been designed
for alternative testing requirements.
The operator first measures the weight of samples
individually on a connected external balance and then
places them in the SmartTest 50 feeder carousel.
Measured results are automatically transferred to the
tester. As soon as the required sample size has been
reached, testing of thickness, width, diameter/length
and hardness parameters proceeds automatically.
Upon completion of the test, a report with all results –
including manually measured weight values – is automatically generated.
> E xample: TabStatTM DataCenter with 2 x SmartTest 50
(TDH version and WTDH version)
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Technical Specifications
SmartTest 50, Tablet testing system
Measuring range
0.1 mg – 50 g
0.1 mg
Units of measure
mg / g
Type of external balance
MettlerToledo®, Sartorius® (applies to TDH version only)
Type of integrated balance
Sartorius® weighing module (applies to WTDH version only)
Measuring range
0 – 15 mm (0 – 0.59 inch)
0.01 mm (0.00039 inch)
Units of measure
mm / inch
Diameter / Length / Width Measuring range
Hardness measuring
0 – 25 mm (0 – 0.98 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
Program capacity
100 products / methods
Ethernet, USB, RS232
Power supply
100 – 230 V, 50 – 60 Hz
CE Conformity
All SmartTest 50 versions fully comply with all CE and EMC equipment guidelines relative
to mechanical and electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.
approx. 26.5 kg
(58.5 lbs)
approx. 29 kg
(64 lbs)
Diameter / Length
Weight (integrated)
Weight (external)
Safety cover
(without packaging)
390 mm
(15.4 inch)
390 mm
(15.4 inch)
253 mm
(1 inch)
258 mm
(1.2 inch)
495 mm
(19.5 inch)
495 mm
(19.5 inch)
TabStatTM DataCenter
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.
Pharmatron, Inc. | 25 Sundial Ave., Suite 315 | Manchester, NH 03103
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ST50_US_V001 – 06/2012
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