A variety of industries rely on efficient capsule-filling capabilities to cost-effectively produce products such as vitamins, supplements, and medication. Though it may seem relatively simple in theory, capsule filling is quite delicate, and measurements must be exact to ensure products are safely within prescribed dosage levels. This process must also be easily repeated to ensure that each capsule is filled consistently to standard.
Swift conversion, cross-machine control, and reliable remote maintenance: in exceptional times such as the Corona-Crisis, it becomes apparent just how fast and comprehensively pharmaceutical manufacturers need to react to changing production conditions. Demand and availability can change at any time. Digital tools can more efficiently organize such requirements for agility.
At Fette Compacting, we continually look for ways to expand our product offerings to better serve our customers. One of our recent product releases—the FE75—serves as a superior tablet press solution for large batches of over 1.6 million pieces per hour.
The Fette Compacting team is always in search of ways to extend our product family. That’s why we’re proud to offer our clients the FEC 20—our newest innovative capsule-filling machine for medium-sized batches of up to 200,000 capsules per hour.
The FEC 20 is the most effective capsule-filling machine in its class. It boasts three traits that position it at the forefront:
- Fast product change
- Intuitive operation
- Total control over all process steps
Fette Compacting has long been a premier supplier of reliable and efficient tablet manufacturing equipment. Our i Series has become an industry standard for superior pharmaceutical production. Thanks to upgraded, state-of-the-art technology, our new F10i model is dust-proof, highly compatible with existing systems, and digital-ready. The F10i represents the next generation of high-tech tablet production.
When it comes to spare parts, there are myriad reasons why Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are the preferred choice over alternatives from aftermarket manufacturers. If you’re looking for a proven way to ensure the longevity of your tablet press or other equipment, here are a few things to consider.
Although tooling represents a substantial investment for tablet manufacturers, the importance of proper tooling maintenance is often underestimated. Excessive tooling wear from inadequate maintenance can lead to tablet quality issues, including sticking, capping, and discoloration before or after production.
Fortunately, many of these issues are preventable by training machine operators to regularly perform restorative procedures aimed at maintaining tooling quality. Implementing a polishing and refurbishing routine is an effective and inexpensive way to ensure high-quality tablet yields, reduce production-related costs, and maximize the ROI potential on your tooling investment. Proper maintenance has the potential to extend tooling life by as much as 80%.
Without proper training, industrial facility owners and managers risk higher production errors and lower productivity, resulting in significant loss of time and money. However, administering an adequate training program to the necessary personnel takes substantial resources, affecting the productivity rates of both employees and equipment.
At Fette Compacting, we understand this double-edged sword and have made it our mission to reduce the financial impact of training your team. The solution? Virtual reality.
By using virtual reality (VR) technology for training operations, employees can receive a thorough education without tying up the machine and blocking production. Additionally, they can complete the courses at a time that works for them and may be more driven to do it. We’ve made it exciting and enjoyable, complete with gaming elements for added challenge and incentive.
Tablets utilized for medications, small mints, and other similar products come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Even their formulations span over a broad range of properties and physical characteristics. Factors such as compressibility, abrasiveness, lubricity, and corrosiveness have the potential to heavily influence how tablets are created.
With the above in mind, it’s easy to understand how a one-size-fits-all approach to tablet press tooling is unlikely to produce favorable results. Any company employing the use of tablet presses, that manufacture a wide array of tablets, cannot rely on tooling and machinery meant for use in just any application.
The most practical solution to these issues lies in optimizing tooling to suit the products being manufactured. In this way, brands can minimize excessive tableting problems and boost efficiency. Working to create a customized tableting system mitigates issues such as picking, sticking, capping and excessive tool wear.
For any tablet manufacturer, it is critical to keep the tablet press operating at optimal performance with as little downtime as possible. Not only does it make your operation efficient, but it also gives you an advantage over your competition.
Fette Compacting America is a top OEM provider for clients throughout North America. This post will discuss why customers continue to choose us again and again as their spare parts provider as opposed to non-OEM alternatives.