Upgrade Your Tablet Press for Efficiency

Upgrade Your Tablet Press for Efficiency With regular maintenance, tablet presses can last for many years. However, it’s still essential to modernize your equipment when upgrades become available. If you’re looking to improve your factory’s efficiency or if you frequently battle press-based issues with things like “sticking” it may be time to consider an upgrade. […]

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Introducing Fette Compacting’s Latest Capsule-Filling Machine: FEC 20

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
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Fette Compacting’s New F10i Model Represents Next-Gen Tablet Production

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.

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Why OEMs Beat Aftermarket Manufacturers

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.

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Getting the Best ROI Out of Your Tooling

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%.

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Virtual Reality: Making Training More Efficient and Entertaining at Fette Compacting

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.

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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.

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Working with an OEM Provider

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fette tablet presses facilitate the automation and standardization of your processing line. Do you have a question about how to operate the machine properly? Are you encountering an issue with your press? Read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for helpful answers and advice.

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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.

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