The SOTAX Physical Testing range has started more than 30 years ago. SOTAX galenical products or pharmacotechnical products have first been designed for Disintegration Testing. The DT 3 is still used in some pharmaceutical labs and has been one of the most reliable manual Disintegration Tester ever made. A few years after, the DT 3 has been automated with new baskets and finally has been replaced by the actual DT 2. The Disintegration Tester DT 2 is already a great success due to its simplicity of use and its flexibility to allow Manual Disintegration and Automated Disintegration on the same instrument on 3 or 6 tubes' baskets. The SOTAX physical testing range has been developed in the last fifteen years with Friability Testers, Powder Flow Testers, Tap Density Testers.
The recent major step in this Physical Testing range dedicated to QC, IPC and Manufacturing has been in 2002 the creation of a complete Tablet Hardness Tester range. The HT 1, HT 10, HT 100 instruments have been designed to solve the common problems inherent to classical Hardness Testers. Allowing weight, thickness, width, diameter or length, and hardness measurements, the HT instruments are faster, safer, more accurate, can adapt their measurement mode to make inter-instrument comparison and have been designed with the unique patented Auto Alignment™ system for oblong shaped tablets.
The tablet hardness tester HT 100 can be considered THE state-of-the-art in terms of fully automated tablet testing due to its unique Auto Alignment™, Auto Separator™, transporter, and balance boat features.
QC, IPC and Manufacturing control all need data security. For that reason a few years ago SOTAX has integrated in its Physical Testing range a powerful Quality Documentation Software, compliant to 21 CFR part 11 guidelines, and able to work in stand-alone and client/server modes: the Q-Doc. This secured software has been designed as a LIMS and can support a complete set of IPC instruments or be used to drive in "Easy Mode" one instrument at the time.
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