The FT 2 has a front loading system with a quick-lock coupling holding the automatic dispensing drum in the correct position. At test start, the drum is automatically positioned for tablet loading: an opening in the drum allows loading and discharging the tablets without removing the drum. The special designed drive provides gentle starting and stopping of the drum. At the end of the test, the drum rotates to automatically discharge the samples into the tray used for weighing. A balance can be connected for automated weight reading.
The drum is rotated by a maintenance-free drive with variable speed between 20-50 rpm. Tests can be performed in two different modes: “Time Mode” or “Revolution / Rotation Count Mode”. The test capacity can be extended by using two drums instead of just one drum.
A 10° tilt of the drum is provided by an adjustment in the base of the instrument. This tilt is used to prevent irregular tumbling, causing non-reproducible results. The FT 2 is fully compliant with USP 1216, EP 2.9.7 and other Pharmacopoeias. It is available with friability drums as well as abrasion drums (Rus. Pharm.).