Tamping pin TT

Cost efficient: Lab table unit for dosing and testing minimal quantities of powder (manually)


The tamping pin TT is used in the lab during the course of pharmaceutical development or to design dosing formats in production. Even minimum powder quantities (approx. 500 mg or more) are sufficient for testing. With the tamping pin, the fill quantity is dosed using a metering disk. The fill volume depends on the hole and on the height of the disk.

  • Fast determination of product attributes
  • Precise design of format parts
  • Binding definition of processes and their parameters
  • Cost effective production of sample caps
  • Reproducible, comparable trials
  • Can be retooled for tamping pins or dosing roller
Dosing unit to dose powder into capsules

The tamping pin TT is a compact, hand-held lab device designed to fill capsules with pharmaceutical powders.

Technical data
  • Dosing volume: 50-1,385 mm³*
  • Dosing range: 25-690 mg
  • Particle size: 60-150 µm
  • Remaining quantity: approx. 0 ml
  • Output: approx. 5 dosages/min.**
  • * At a reference density of the powder of 0.5 mg per mm³
  • ** Depending on product and operator
Final products
  • Capsules
  • Vials
  • Stainless steel vials
  • Separate containers

Machine features

Minimum quantities of powder can be filled into cavities or capsules using various dosing methods.


A variety of dosing methods allows the dosing of minimal quantities of powder. Depending on the quality, methods such as diaphragm filling, tamping pin, pipette or drum filling are used.

Filling pharmaceutical solid ingredients in capsules requires precise dosing methods.

Filling capsules

Various systems for capsule filling allow the dosing of powders, pellets, tablets, micro-tablets, powder blends, active ingredients or liquids. It is even possible to dose capsules into capsules.

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Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
Helmholtzstraße 4, 71573 Allmersbach im Tal, Germany