Split Die – Manual

It is often necessary10 to study the properties of a tablet of a pure compound, or an unlubricated formulation that will normally fracture during ejection.

Tablets may fail due to the stresses created during ejection, either due to friction or shear when exiting the die. A solution for most materials is to release the die wall pressure after compaction, but before ejection.

The Manual Split Die Holder is an economical method of releasing die wall stresses after compaction, and producing compacts for further testing. It fits in the same space as the normal die holder.

Dies may be split into two, three or five sections as required.