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DisiTest50Performing disintegration tests has mostly remained a time-consuming task where results are recorded manually and unproductive waiting and cleaning times represent a significant portion of daily machine utilisation. The new DisiTest 50 disintegration tester from Sotax incorporates innovative induction heating technology and combines it with the benefits of automation to realise cost savings by significantly streamlining the disintegration testing process.

The DisiTest 50 automatically detects the disintegration time of tablets and capsules in full compliance with current Pharmacopeia. Visual monitoring of the disintegration process by the operator is not required. Induction heating technology reduces heating times to only 3-5 minutes and completely eliminates unproductive cleaning times typically associated with conventional water bath based systems.

Because the heating process occurs directly inside the beaker rather than by applying heat from the outside, the DisiTest 50 ensures very precise and homogeneous temperature control. Test medium temperature is monitored continuously by a contact-free infrared sensor and recorded for reporting purposes.

From test setup to cleaning – the DisiTest 50 sets new standards for fast and ergonomic handling. Wireless baskets with self-centering magnetic coupling can be conveniently exchanged within seconds and cleaning has never been easier. To ensure a long product life, the robust baskets are sealed and protected against corrosion.

User-friendly operation

The DisiTest 50 is controlled via an intuitive and clearly structured colour touch screen. Once a test has been started, the current disintegration status of each tablet is displayed graphically. Different testing modes guarantee fast test set-up with programmed products and/or methods including T1/T2 limits – or alternatively allow performing direct tests without any programming. Different access levels ensure that data can only be modified by authorised personnel.

Comprehensive test reporting

On completion of a test, a report with measured results, statistics and temperature protocol is automatically printed. For ease of regulatory compliance and to minimise administrative work, the DisiTest 50 automatically records:

  • Disintegration time of each tablet
  • Test medium temperature
  • Beaker filling level
  • Type of test medium (e.g. water / buffer or 0.1 N HCl)
  • Serial number of basket used

Flexibility maximised

The DisiTest 50 can be extended to a fully automatic disintegration testing system with up to four independent testing stations and one MediaPrep station – all controlled via the touch screen of the Master station. Because individual testing stations are connected using state-of-the-art TCP/IP technology, system layout is flexible and retrofitting additional stations is possible anytime.

Efficiency maximised = cost savings

By streamlining testing processes and reducing unproductive times to a minimum, significant cost savings can be realised. At the same time the DisiTest 50 is a future-proof investment that guarantees reliable results, a long product life and short training times, setting it apart from all conventional systems currently available on the market.

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