Tablet compression tools are often viewed as consumable items that can be easily replaced at relatively low cost. Maintenance can be seen as an unnecessary evil and overlooked within tablet manufacturing.
By performing maintenance and keeping the tooling in pristine condition, costly tablet press downtime and compression problems will be reduced.
Correct maintenance is critical in obtaining maximum life from punches and dies. A high percentage of punch and die problems/damage can be conclusively traced back to poor handling and maintenance procedures.
I Holland recommends following a simple 7 step tool care process to help our customers achieve optimum lifetime and performance benefits from our tablet tooling.