Fette Compacting’s decades of experience in tablet manufacturing are the lynchpin for providing you with exceptional product quality. We are a comprehensive supplier for the entire tableting process, extending from research and development, through production, using the latest instrumentation technology, as well as marketing, application consultation, and intensive product training for the customer.
Fette Compacting has spent years developing industry-leading technology for both tablet presses and the critical components needed to support them. Our revolutionary designs in tooling and turret design have paved the way for faster production, reduced downtime, and increased quality.
For customers with special production demands, unique granulations, and challenging geometries, Fette has developed an exclusive and patented design – FS Technology.
Fette offers precision multi-tip tooling for applications involving micro-tabs and other specialty applications. Available for either die or segmented turrets, our exacting tolerances provide users with a safe, reliable, and long-lasting product. Fette would be glad to discuss your specific needs with you for your application.
Efficiency is the key to successful manufacturing. Fette has developed another industry-leading innovation with their patented die table segment technology (EP 1316411). By reducing the number of components that need to be installed from, for example, 61 dies and 61 die lock screws to only five segments and 10 segment blocks, the amount of time needed to set up a turret can be reduced by up to 70%. This is especially helpful when using shaped punches as each individual die does not need to be specially aligned to accommodate the punches – the segment sets up the tooling set perfectly and reduces the margin of human error to almost nil.
In addition to reducing your downtime, you can increase the yields of your existing machines by up to 40 percent by significantly increasing the number of tablet stations as the die holes are incorporated directly into the segments. In contrast to conventional die tables, segments can be changed by loosening just two fastening bolts and only between 3 to 5 segments are needed for each turret, depending on the type of tablet press.
The segmented Fette turret can be installed on almost any existing Fette tablet press, regardless of age. The production parameters and the filling behavior remain unchanged, and production data saved can be used. In many cases, you can even continue using your existing punches. Segments make life easier for your operators, too: through a simplified process of segment removal and fitting, a large number of working steps required for product changeover are no longer necessary. Users can minimize product loss, achieve higher yields and reduce refitting times – all with Fette’s renowned high precision.
Many difficult applications in tableting production can be helped with the application of special coatings to the punch tip. Products can exhibit different properties, such as thermolability, leading to stickiness on the punch and in the die or the segment. Granulation may also be hard and coarse-grained, making it abrasive and increasing wear on the punch face. Fette offers several special coatings which can lead to stable production for many such cases and challenges.
Hard chrome plating (FCG-HCP)
Chrome nitride (FCG-CRN)
Titanium nitride (FCG-TIN)
Titanium aluminum nitride (FCG-TAN)
High-quality materials and the method of applied heat treatment are crucial factors to the service life of tableting tools. Fette Compacting uses high-alloy, through-hardened tool steels for a range of applications. Fette provides material data sheets in advance when requested and/or material certificates with the tooling delivery. Fette selects the optimal material for your application and the heat treatment is matched for various formulations. Fette Compacting has recently expanded their tooling facility, allowing us to make even better use of the expertise available on staff in our own hardening shop and coating department.
Efficient production also hinges on the selection of the optimal material for dies and segments. A variety of specialized materials is available to optimize output, tablet quality, and OEE. In order to pair the tools (and dies or segments) with the characteristics of your product, technical discussions and advice from the machine manufacturer early in the design process is paramount. At Fette Compacting, each new customer design is checked by experienced tooling engineers and optimized according to customer requirements.
Fette’s exclusive tool, die, and segment steels are available in three classes – we would be more than happy to discuss the merits and benefits of each for your specific application.
Standard punches (FSG-STP)
Inox punches (FSG-IXP)
Premium punches (FSG-PRP)
Standard dies (FSG-STD)
Inox Dies (FSG-IXD)
Dies with carbide inserts (FSG-CID)
Standard segments (FSG-STS)
Inox segments (FSG-IXS)
Segments with carbide inserts (FSG-CIS)
As we monitor the ever-evolving developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fette Compacting would like to assure you that our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers. Our facilities and service times remain unaffected. We will continue to be vigilant in tracking COVID-19 developments for potential impact, and do our best to update our customers accordingly. Please communicate any concerns to our team.
Additionally, Fette Compacting would to thank corona-heroes for keeping your tablet production up and running. In an effort to support you during these trying times, we’re offering our OSDi app, SmartRemote, free of charge through December 31, 2020. While we’re unable to visit your facilities in person, we are readily available via augmented reality whenever needed. Download the App >>