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Disintegration Testing

Disintegration testing determines whether tablets or capsules disintegrate within a defined period of time when placed in a liquid medium. Compliant design according to current Pharmacopeia (USP <701>, USP <2040>, Ph. Eur. 2.9.1) and robust Swiss quality components provide a reproducible and standardized method of ensuring that complete disintegration has taken place. Innovative automated end-point detection and recording of individual disintegration times per sample allow unattended testing without manual observation by operators.

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Available models

Sotax DT2

Manual tablet disintegration tester with two stations

The DT2 is a very easy-to-use and flexible disintegration tester with reliable temperature control. Record and report disintegration times individually per sample or as a completed set. Two stations that can be controlled, started, and stopped individually allow to perform 2 tests independently.


Key Features

  • Two independent testing stations with automated lift-in/out functions and programming
  • Manual recording of individual disintegration times per tablet or of a complete set
  • Automatically lowers the baskets at test start and raises the baskets at test end
  • Precise temperature control with integrated flow-through heating system
  • Print test reports with disintegration times, statistics, and temperature protocol
Sotax DT50

Bathless disintegration apparatus for fast and user-friendly testing

The bathless DT50 sets new standards in fast and user-friendly operation. Induction heating technology reduces heating times to only 3 - 5 minutes and eliminates unproductive cleaning tasks. Proven automatic end-point detection makes visual monitoring by the operator a thing of the past.


Key Features

  • Bathless - Extremely short heating times with patented induction heating technology
  • Temperature - Permanent temperature monitoring without any delay at test start
  • Test start - Automated test start when target temperature has been reached
  • Detection - 100% automatic end-point detection when tablets are disintegrated
  • Protocol - Record and protocol disintegration times of individual tablet automatically
  • Baskets - Basket type and serial number are automatically recognized & protocolled
  • Modular - Flexibly add stations to your testing system as capacities increase

DT2 Highlights

The DT2 allows to record and report disintegration times in different test modes. End-points can be protocolled individually per sample – or alternatively the operator simply checks whether all samples have disintegrated within the specified run time. If baskets are lifted out during a test for visual checking, the “test hold time” is automatically recorded.

An integrated heating system with dual-sensor ensures precise temperature control of the test medium. A built-in sensor continuously monitors the circulating water temperature and an additional external probe can be mounted on the basket to monitor the medium temperature during the test. Operators conveniently print a report at the end of each test documenting disintegration time(s) and test conditions.

DT50 Highlights

Sotax DT50

User-friendly operation

The DT50 is controlled via an intuitive and clearly structured color touch screen. Different testing modes guarantee maximum efficiency in routine testing using pre-programmed products – or alternatively allow performing direct tests without any programming. Different access levels ensure that settings or product specifications can only be modified by authorized personnel.

Easy handling

From test setup to cleaning – the DT50 has been designed for fast and ergonomic handling. Wireless baskets with self-centering magnetic coupling can be exchanged within seconds. Upon completion of each test, a report with recorded disintegration times per tablet, statistics, and temperature protocol is automatically printed.

Temperature control

Fast bathless induction heating reduces unproductive waiting times to an absolute minimum and ensures very homogeneous temperature distribution inside the beaker. Medium temperature is permanently monitored. Once target temperature has been reached, the test starts automatically - and continuous temperature readings are taken for reporting purposes.

Sotax DT50

Scalable modularity

Extend your DT50 to a disintegration system with up to 4 independent stations – plus one MediaPrep station. System layout remains flexible and can be changed if needed. Individual modules are easily connected and retrofitting additional stations is possible anytime.

DT50 – Automatic Tablet Disintegration Tester

SotaxSOTAX leads the way in the development and manufacture of high-quality pharmaceutical testing equipment and associated services. Our equipment is used worldwide in the development and production processes of our customers and the pharmaceutical and science industries. SOTAX develops, produces and markets system solutions for pharmaceutical testing and does so in close cooperation with pharmaceutical and scientific partners.