Make tools, fittings, and small metal pieces used in other products.
Tests hardness of medicinal tablets to ensure conformity with production specifications, using balance scale and hardness tester: Places sample tablet on scale pan, using tweezers, and records weight. Places tablet in hardness tester, turns screw to raise tablet until it touches pressure rod, and depresses pneumatic foot pedal to squeeze tablet until breakage occurs. Examines and fingers tablets to detect chips and tackiness. Notifies COMPRESSOR when tablets do not meet weight or hardness specifications. May test tablets, using hand-operated hardness tester. May weigh entire batch of tablets to compare with total weight of ingredients used.