QC Test Fixtures target pharmaceutical marketplace.

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Designed for CT3 Tester, which operates in both compression and tension modes, TA-CLT Capsule Loop Tensile Test Fixture measures tensile breaking strength of hard gel capsules. Gel cap is mounted between 2 pins which pull apart, thereby measuring force required to rupture cap. Featuring guillotine type design, TA-BLS Bilayer Shear Jig measures force required to separate layers of multi-layer tablet. Tablet is placed in jig and cutting plate slices into tablet until adhesion fails.



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QC Test Fixtures for Tablets and Capsules!



Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has recently introduced several new CT3 Tester accessories specifically developed for the phamaceutical marketplace. These include the TA-CLT Capsule Loop Tensile Test Fixture and TA-BLS Bilayer Shear Jig shown below.

Brookfield's CT3 Tester is the best value in a stand-alone instrument for physical testing. The CT3 combines simplicity of operation with expanded test method capability and operates in both compression and tension modes.

The TA-CLT Capsule Loop Test Fixture is designed to measure the tensile breaking strength of hard gel capsules. The gel cap is mounted between two pins which pull apart, thereby measuring the force required to rupture the cap.

The TA-BLS Bilayer Shear Jig is a guillotine type device used to measure the force required to separate the layers of a multi-layer tablet. The tablet is placed in the jig and the cutting plate slices into the tablet until the adhesion fails, thus measuring the force required to split the tablet.

Other jigs and fixtures are also available and Brookfield is constantly developing new accessories in response to customer needs. TexturePro CT software, available for use with the CT3 Tester, enables the operator to automate their test procedures and generate valuable analytical data.

For additional information about Brookfield's CT3 Texture Tester, the TA-CLT Capsule Loop Tensile Test Fixture and TA-BLS Bilayer Shear Jig call 800.628.8139 or 508.946.6200.

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