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Pill Press Force Verification | Tablet Compression Force | FUTEK

The quality (weight or density) of a finished-formed tablet or pill is directly related to the compression force applied to it during the manufacturing process. By monitoring and controlling the compression force within certain defined limits, better tablet quality can be achieved. A tablet press force monitor system can become an online tablet QA inspector.

In the pharmaceutical industry, the last thing that any tablet/pill manufacturer wants is to have their product disintegrate during transport to the customer. Each tablet must have the correct compressive force applied to it to maintain its structure and achieve the desired tablet hardness.

Some of the benefits of monitoring force on tablet presses:

  • Machine Protection
  • Tooling Protection
  • Tablet Weight & Density Control
  • Tablet Height Control
  • Easier Machine Set-Up & Adjustment
  • Process optimization through SPC (Statistical Process Control)


FUTEK has a unique approach to measuring the tablet compression force on high-speed tablet presses. Using high-precision load cells, tablet compression forces can be accurately monitored. To verify that each tablet is compressed correctly, an LCF505 Universal Pancake Load Cell with Tension Base is incorporated into the mechanism that adjusts the main roller to measure compression force.

FUTEK sensors are used to monitor and control in Research and Development, Scale-up, and Production activities in Tablet Presses and Roller Compactors.

How it Works
  1. A LCF505 Universal Pancake Load Cell with Tension Base is mated between a linear actuator piston and the main feed rooler for the rotary press.

  2. As the main roller compresses powder into a tablet, the LCF505 measures the compressive force applied to the tablet.

  3. The measurement from the LCF505 is sent to the digital display (IHH500, IPM650) or displayed on a PC with our SENSIT software(IDA100)

  4. An amplified analog signal is then sent to the PLC controlling the tablet press enabling the ability to reject faulty tablets and control of the force applied to the tablet.

  5. Additionally, our SENSIT software can be used to log sensor output for quality control purposes for all three instruments depicted.

Products in Use

One LCF505 Universal Pancake Load Cell with Tension Base paired with Instrumentation (IAA series, IPM650, or IDA100)


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The quality (weight or density) of a finished-formed tablet or pill is directly related to the compression force applied to it during the manufacturing process. By monitoring and controlling the compression force within certain defined limits, better tablet quality can be achieved. A tablet press force monitor system can become an online tablet QA inspector.

In the pharmaceutical industry, the last thing that any tablet/pill manufacturer wants is to have their product disintegrate during transport to the customer. Each tablet must have the correct compressive force applied to it to maintain its structure and achieve the desired tablet hardness.

Some of the benefits of monitoring force on tablet presses:

  • Machine Protection
  • Tooling Protection
  • Tablet Weight & Density Control
  • Tablet Height Control
  • Easier Machine Set-Up & Adjustment
  • Process optimization through SPC (Statistical Process Control)


FUTEK has a unique approach to measuring the tablet compression force on high-speed tablet presses. Using high-precision load cells, tablet compression forces can be accurately monitored. To verify that each tablet is compressed correctly, an LCF505 Universal Pancake Load Cell with Tension Base is incorporated into the mechanism that adjusts the main roller to measure compression force.

FUTEK sensors are used to monitor and control in Research and Development, Scale-up, and Production activities in Tablet Presses and Roller Compactors.

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Z540-1 ANSI Certified17025 ISO Certified9001 ISO Certified13485 ISO CertifiedU.S. Manufacturer
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Please follow us on linked inPlease follow us on twitterPlease follow us on youtubePlease Email us for additional info
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10 Thomas, Irvine,
CA 92618 USA
All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this website are the property of their respective owners.
© 1998–2021 FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. All rights reserved.