SMI’s flagship tablet press, the Piccola Touch has been updated with the latest features.
The Piccola Touch yields a 5.5 Ton (55 kN) compression force with a maximum yield of 60,000 tablets per hour. The classic push button panel has been replaced with a new touch-screen HMI, and now runs using Allen Bradley PLC. Ideal for small companies and extremely tight working environments, the small size and weight of the Piccola make it ideal for R&D purposes.
Additionally, the compact design allows for a small minimum batch size. Pre-Compression, paddle feeders and turret speeds of up to 100 RPM enable realistic scale up to larger production presses. The gravity feed system is also available when working with minimal amounts of material during the initial tableting stages.
When paired with “The Director” instrumentation system, the Piccola empowers your development team with a better understanding of the compaction process. Sensors monitoring precompression, main compression, ejection, and take-off forces enable studies that can identiy issues such as sticking, capping, laminating, over lubrication, and strain reate sensitivity (scale-up issues) early in the development process.