Tablet Hardness Testing (Breaking Force)

From simple hand-held units for use on the production floor, to semi-automated units for advanced analysis, Copley offers tablet hardness testers to suit every analyst’s needs.

TBF 100i

In-built guard for safe operation

Robust metal case with advanced corrosion protective coating

Intuitive touchscreen control with icon-based menu structure simplifies operation and clearly displays test parameters throughout run

In-built thermal printer for quick checks of test results and calibration data

Small unit footprint saves precious benchtop space

Convenient in-built tablet waste drawer for dust-free tablet disposal

TBF 100i

Combining the economy of a simple, easy to use hardness tester with the accuracy of microprocessor-controlled data collection, the compact TBF 100i tablet hardness testing device delivers precise tablet hardness and diameter measurements.

Offering high tablet throughput, the intuitive touchscreen user interface of the TBF 100i streamlines test set-up procedures for users, whilst the built-in data processor provides analysts with tablet breaking force statistical analyses at the touch of a button. Tablet thickness and weight can also be recorded (optional).

Catalogue Number:


Pharmacopoeial Compliance:

Ph. Eur. 2.9.8

USP <1217>

Max. Tablet Diameter:

36 mm

Force Range:

0 – 490 N

Statistics Reporting:


Batch Testing:




Unit Dimensions (w x d x h):

283 x 237 x 208 mm

Key TBF 100i Highlights

Ph. Eur. and USP Compliant

Intuitive touchscreen control to simplify operation

Choice of breaking force measurement units

Force application: constant speed

Small unit footprint saves previous benchtop space

Extensive data reporting output options: RS 232 and USB B

Option: automated entry of tablet weight & thickness data

TBF 100i Tablet Hardness Tester

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TBF 100i Compliance & Maintenance

  • Certificate of compliance to Ph. Eur./USP provided as standard
  • Comprehensive IQ/OQ/PQ documentation packages and toolkits available
  • Optional calibration rig available with a passcode-protected static calibration routine
  • Latest calibration information stored and available to print

Choice of tablet breaking force measurement units:

  • Kilograms (Kg)
  • Kiloponds (Kp)
  • Newtons (N)
  • Pounds (lbs)

Choice of tablet

  • Breaking force (hardness)
  • Diameter
  • Weight (optional)
  • Thickness (optional)

Passcode Protection

  • Both load speed and fracture detect percentage are configurable, but are passcode protected to prevent unauthorised personnel from adjusting set values

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