HOW TIP CLEARANCE AFFECTS TABLET PRODUCTION

For tablet press tooling, tip clearance is the difference in size between the punch tip and the die bore, which allows the punch to move freely within the die bore during operation. Tip clearance can affect tablet production in a number of ways, including product yield, tablet output, and quality.

Tip Clearance Problems

Tablet shape and size are the primary factors when selecting tip clearance. Tablet size determines the amount of air in the die's fill cavity that must escape from the formulation during compression and the length of the path that the escaping air must travel from the cavity's center. For larger tablets, more air must escape over a longer path than for smaller tablets.

Many factors come into play when dialing-in tip clearance. Finite adjustments, internal stressors, even certain formulations can prove to be a challenge during production. This in-depth article covers common issues encountered when setting tip clearance.

Read the full Q&A in Tablets & Capsules Solid Does Digest.

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BOOST TABLET PRODUCTION WITH MULTI-TIP TOOLING

Simply put: Multi-tip tooling multiplies your production output by maximizing each stroke of the press.

Depending on the tablet size and the capacity of the punch body, multi-tips allow you to multiply your production output. Multi-tip tooling can also provide a solution for delamination issues by allowing operators to slow down their machines while not slowing production.

See our tableting catalog to learn more about how multi-tip tooling from Wilson Tool International can transform your tableting operations.

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The trainings will be led by senior tooling engineer and experienced trainer, Todd Martin, who has extensive training and knowledge in tooling and manufacturing. You’ll get to know Wilson Tool leadership and the team from the tableting division during a casual happy hour at the conclusion of day one. On day two, you’ll have the opportunity to tour our manufacturing facility.

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PREVENT VS. REACT TO QUALITY PROBLEMS

Mistakes happen, but when they reoccur it can result in poor quality and added costs. Through creating a Quality at the Source culture, you reduce the number of errors and eliminate defects.

Quality at the Source

What is Quality at the Source?

  • Clear, defined quality standards
  • Problems are visually identifiable
  • Developed standard work expectations
  • Cross-trained employees able to identify concerns
  • Employees responsible for the inspection of their own work
  • Work stops to take corrective action when needed

Utilizing a kaizen event will help identify areas that can benefit from implementing Quality at the Source process. View this webinar to learn more about the kaizen process.

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After growing up in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Cheree Geisler headed north to earn her college degree. While attending Bemidji State University with her high school sweetheart, Cheree began to forge her career in human resources.

The beginning of Cheree’s career path saw an H.R. management role at Target, as well as a position with a small electrical company, where she “handled contracts, safety, insurance, even some billing…,” in addition to her human resources duties. “You have to wear a lot of hats in a small business,” Cheree remembers with a smile.

Working on a team, specifically her Wilson Tool team in Human Resources, has become a source of inspiration for Cheree. “I love having the opportunity to work with individuals that are more experienced than myself so I can soak in whatever they have to offer.” In her short time with the team at Wilson Tool, Cheree has proven to be an asset in her own right.

Cheree and her husband, Mike have a cabin on the lake in Brainerd, Minnesota. They enjoy kayaking and hiking their secluded acreage, as they work to build their dream home by the lake.

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