Laser Systems for Tablet Research & Development

For research and development of time-release medications. Mark and drill various tablets for batch submittals and for testing active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Research & Development Systems

Our tablet drilling systems for research and development of osmotic pump time-release medications are used by pharmaceutical companies to develop and test their tablet formulas. Our systems can be custom designed to meet your specific needs for round, oval, and longitudinally compressed tablets (LCTs). Laser drill standard aperture sizes from 0.2mm to 2mm with vision inspection of each tablet, as well as, create anti-counterfeit markings in semipermeable coatings. We have worked with many pharmaceutical companies to produce small batch submittals and sample testing of placebo tablets.

TD-R&D laser drilling and marking system
  • CO2 laser drilling and marking system
  • Machine vision for inspection of each tablet
  • XY table for tablet fixtures
  • Welded steel frame with FDA approved stainless steel contact surfaces
  • Integrated oscilloscope and remote diagnostics
  • Full support for IQ, OQ, and PQ documentation
  • CDRH Class I laser workstation with emergency stop push buttons
  • Ergonomic arm with monitor, keyboard, and mouse or touchscreen display
  • CMS LaserDrill software with Windows® 10 64-bit operating system
  • System meets all OSHA Safety Codes criteria and meets or exceeds GMP standards
  • Overall system design will vary based on customer requirements

*Overall system design and size will vary based on customer requirements and applications lab testing results prior to purchase.

Our Technology

Tablet Drilling

ur systems are capable of drilling single or multiple holes in tablets and LCTs. The laser our engineers selected provides a superior orifice with a repeatable release profile of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) compared to other options.

Tablet Marking

Guard against pharmaceutical counterfeiting by permanently marking unique patterns, expiration dates, logos, and other characters on round, oval, LCT, and gel tablets or capsules.

Research & Development

We have the resources to support customer research and development endeavors with tailored solutions from initial conception through to prototype implementation. Contact us to discuss your research and development needs.

Other Systems

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Working with Control Micro Systems has been very easy. They have been attentive to our needs and worked to help us tremendously with our older model machine and new machines. We are pleased with the performance of their machines.

Mark, Confidential

Working with the entire Control Micro Systems team on our project was a pleasure. CMS was capable of meeting and exceeding our goals. They successfully designed and built a machine which increased our throughput by 550%! We are so glad we chose to move forward with CMS.

Jim B., Custom Wire Technologies, Inc.

CMS have been excellent partners in the development of new, complex equipment for our business. CMS built multiple machines for us. Each machine had a different purpose, however the CMS team worked openly & honestly with us to agree on optimal solutions for each one.

Andy, Confidential

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