Precision Servo-Hydraulic System Controls Pharmaceutical Tablet Machine

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35860
Published August 01, 2011 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

The manufacturing of pharmaceutical tablets is carried out using machines that appear, at first sight, to be very simple. First, a die is filled with the correct amount of powder. Next, two opposing punches compress the powder to form the tablet. Finally, the tablet is ejected from the top of the die. In a typical manufacturing machine, rotating mechanical cams control the movement of the punches.