The bench top granulator is a small table-top device that provides the researcher and new product developer a means to quickly evaluate the effectiveness of line-granulation by extrusion. It can also be used for initial formulation development. In either case, time and money is saved because the product generated is indicative of that produced in a full-scale production system. The laboratory granulator conserves valuable resources. Only a small amount of research material is needed to obtain a good evaluation.