TAR Friability Testers – Overview
ERWEKA TAR friability testers are USP/ Pharm.Eur./ JP compliant ERWEKA units for testing friability and/or abrasion. The TAR’s unprecedented flexibility and intelligent features such as TestAssist and direct balance data transfer make it one of the the most advanced friability testers on the market.
The 7“ high resolution touch display with a modern user interface focuses the user on the most important task the new TAR II has to fulfil – 100% USP/EP compliant friability testing. With the automatic calculation features of the TestAssist, the user is guided step-by-step through the testing process as quickly as possible and with its advanced balance connection feature, data is directly transmitted and calculated.
The friability tester rotation speed can be programmed between 20 and 100 rpm and test run duration can be set in either time or total number of revolutions. During the test run the actual rotation speed and the test run duration is shown on the display. For larger samples the friability tester can be set to the USP / Pharm.Eur. required 10° position by a standard switching leg. To increase the ease of handling on the friability tester, the friability drums don’t have to be removed and opened for loading and emptying. Instead the friability drums are loaded through an opening. On completion of the test run, the samples are automatically removed into a container located under the drum.
The new, optional direct balance connection offers seamless integration of supported balance into TestAssist. When setting up a test with TestAssist and a connected balance, TestAssist prompts the user to place the samples on the balance. It then receives the balance data fully automatically, using it for its fully automated calculation.
The TAR can be configured with 1 or 2 test stations – but it can also be upgraded from 1 to 2 afterwards. The optional, intelligent balance feature can also be upgraded further down the line.