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Natoli AIM™ Data Acquisition & Analytical Software for Single-Station Tablet Presses

data acquisition software

Tablet R&D Made Easy

When used in conjunction with a single-station R&D tablet press, AIM™ Data Acquisition and Analytical Software enables you to quickly measure and evaluate different tablet formulations and properties, speeding the R&D process and reducing the time to large-scale manufacturing production.

AIM™ Data Acquisition and Analytical Software helps you easily evaluate compaction properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and potential formulations and identify potential tableting issues such as capping, lamination, sticking/picking, porosity, scalability, and tablet robustness during the product development stage.

Natoli AIM™ Data Acquisition and Analytical Software for single-station tablet presses:

  • Saves time by getting projected data results from formulation changes during R&D
  • Evaluates compaction properties of APIs and potential formulations
  • Identifies potential tableting issues including capping, lamination, and sticking/picking
  • Determines whether there is sufficient tablet tensile strength and lubrication
  • Obtains data directly from your R&D tablet press
  • Generates data from a single tablet
  • Helps evaluate mechanical properties of tablet material
  • Generates easy-to-read reports
  • When equipped with optional equipment, enables comparison of tablet press scalability parameters

The flexible AIM™ architecture enables Natoli to create a customized R&D platform that meets the needs of each individual customer.


Natoli AIM™ Software for Single-Station Tablet Presses measures:

  • Upper/lower compression force
  • Upper/lower punch displacement
  • Ejection force
  • Radial die wall force
  • Punch face sticking force
  • Temperature
  • Heckel plots
  • Work curves

Learn more about Natoli AIM™ for the NP-RD10A tablet press.



Quickly Create Valuable Reports

Natoli AIM™ Software allows the user to select from and export many valuable data reports that can include the following information:

  • Individual and average forces
  • Post-compaction data
  • Turret speed (for rotary presses)
  • Dwell time
  • Compression event consolidation time
  • Relaxation time
  • Contact time

Easily Generate Plots for Tablet Profiles

Natoli AIM™ Software combines tableting data imported from a tablet press with manually entered tablet parameters to automatically generate plots for the following profiles:

Tabletability Profile

Tablet tensile strength vs. compaction pressure Tablet tensile strength vs.
compaction pressure

Compactibility Profile

Tensile strength vs. solid fraction Tensile strength vs. solid fraction

Compressibility Profile

Solid fraction vs. compaction pressure Solid fraction vs. compaction pressure

Add AIM™ Software to Your Existing R&D Tablet Press!

Natoli’s AIM™ Software can be added to existing single-station R&D tablet presses that do not come with factory-installed analytical software, greatly increasing their value to the R&D process. Single-station R&D tablet presses with existing software can be upgraded to include the benefits of this data acquisition and analytical software. AIM™ Software adds the ability to develop Heckel plots and work curves. The software is available for both single-station and rotary R&D presses as well as production tablet presses. The AIM™ Analytical Software Package comes with force transducer sensors, displacement sensors, and AIM™ Software preloaded on a Lenovo Flex 5 14” laptop computer.


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