Optimizing Your Tableting Tools

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.


An Overview of Segment Technology

Fette Compacting has been at the forefront of tableting innovation for decades, designing technologies that set the standard for efficient tablet and capsule production.

In 1991, we unveiled the PT3090 double-sided tablet press. This machine featured an easily-removable turret assembly that simplified the labor-intensive process of press cleaning. As the turret could be removed and cleaned offline, operators could maximize ‘up’ time by swapping a dirty turret with a clean one, thereby minimizing unnecessary downtime.

Today, nearly 28 years after we first revolutionized the tablet press market, we are unveiling a new cost-saving technology—known as the segmented turret—that promises to further minimize the time and labor required for press setup and maintenance operations.