Automated Punch Polisher Increases Capacity

November 19, 2014

Equipment and Processing Report

Equipment and Processing Report, Equipment and Processing Report-11-19-2014, Volume 0, Issue 0

The automated punch polisher for tablet tooling has double the capacity of the previous version for consistent, even polishing.

I Holland's MF 80 automated punch polisher for tablet tooling has double the capacity of the previous version for consistent, even polishing. I Holland recommends automated polishing as part of a seven-step procedure for tooling maintenance that includes cleaning, assessing, repairing, measuring, polishing, lubricating, and storage. Polishing helps overcome tooling problems, such as sticking or corrosion. The company says it is difficult to achieve a consistent finish across a tool set with an abrasive manual polishing process. Automated polishing, however, eliminates variation and prevents premature removal of tool coatings. The automated polisher will polish dull and discoloured punches to a micro-fine, high-quality finish by using a drag finishing process. The punch is automatically rotated through media and polishing paste, which saves time and ensures a consistent result.

Source: I Holland