What Is the Advanced Instrumentation Monitor (AIM)?

Data Acquisition System for

  • Tablet Presses

  • Mixers-Granulators

  • Roller Compactors

  • Encapsulators

  • Coaters, Kettles, etc.

Ideal Development & QC Tool

  • Compaction profiles

  • End-point determination

  • Troubleshooting

  • Experimental design

  • Real-Time Monitoring

  • Wireless option


The MCC instrumentation monitoring system is engineered to integrate hardware and software into a complete data acquisition and analysis system. AIM is a state-of-the-art tool that facilitates research, process development, scale-up, and production of tablets and capsules. It is Windows NT based and provides continuous batch recordings and process optimization for all instrumented equipment. The system is modular and is contained in a mobile enclosure or laptop computer that can be moved between different types of instrumented equipment. Each system can be custom tailored to match customer specific needs.

Benefits of Using the AIM:

Optimize the level of lubricant, diluents and other excipients in tablet formulations. Develop prototype formulations and formulation "fingerprints" for international use. Use press instrumentation and monitoring system on a daily basis for press troubleshooting such as improper press settings, punch and die wear or damage, punch length variation. Use the system for continuous batch record of clinical and production runs with full statistical process control.

What Does the Advanced Instrumentation Monitor (AIM) Include?

The AIM system is equipped with an amplifier/signal conditioner, Pentium computer, color printer, NEMA-12 mobile enclosure, and proprietary modular software.


What Can the Advanced Instrumentation Monitor Do?

The AIM system is designed modularly to monitor tablet presses, mixer-granulators, encapsulators, tablet coaters, roller compactors, mills, extruders, kettles, fluid bed granulators, and conventional dryers. Each system is built to meet customer specific needs. The AIM System Provides a Vast Flexibility to Monitor: 

  • Tablet Presses 

  • Mixer-Granulators

  • Encapsulators

  • Tablet Coaters

  • Roller Compactors

  • Mills

  • Kettles

  • Extruders

  • Fluid Bed Granulators


The TABLET PRESS MODULE (TPM) can monitor upper and lower compression, upper and lower pre-compression, ejection, and take-off forces. TPM provides real time force meters, per punch statistics, streamline compactibility profiles, dissolution and disintegration cross-correlations, raw materials evaluation, quality control, and press troubleshooting. TPM reports provide punch forces and contact and dwell times.

The AIM-TPM System provides a Comprehensive Analysis of: