THE FETTE COMPACTING EFFICIENCY GUIDE
The Fette Compacting Efficiency Guide is the guidance System for our entire product and service range.
General overhauls for tablet presses
MAKE THE OLD NEW AGAIN
Fette Compacting has been making tablet presses since 1948. The first-generation machines have long been museum-pieces, but many older tablet presses are, nevertheless, still working today. Christian Peters, Manager of the Factory Rebuild Centre at Fette Compacting, and his team specialize in general overhauls. In an interview with Pharmaproduktion he talks about the options open to users for extending the life-cycle of their machines and getting the best out of their investment.
UNYIELDING IN THE FACE OF TOUGH INGREDIENTS
Pharmaceutical ingredients present tableting tools with tough challenges. Formulations containing minerals, for example, encourage wear. Thermolabile granulates tend to adhere, which presents a particular challenge to continuous production. Users can significantly reduce these effects and optimize the production process through the use of the right punch heads, materials and coatings.
LIT UP IN A FLASH: ACTIVE INGREDIENT ANALYSIS IN TABLETING
With medication, no matter the batch size, every single tablet must contain exactly the same amount of active ingredient in order to permit reliable administration to patients. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) is a suitable inspection method for the material properties of pharmaceutical products. The VisioNIR LS system, from Fette Compacting and visiotec, offers an analytical method whose precision and speed is optimally matched to the requirements of tableting.
Tableting tools from Fette Compacting
TOOLS FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY
Longer lifetime, decreased maintenance time and falling costs for replacing parts - these are indicators of the quality of tableting tools from Fette Compacting, providing for considerable leaps in productivity in the tableting process.
KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FUTURE OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTION
More than 160,000 experts representing the process industry visited ACHEMA 2015 in Frankfurt between June 15 and 19. Under the motto of 'Upgrade your Efficiency', Fette Compacting presented its range of solutions for tablet production. Highlights of the exhibition program included premiers of the new FE55 tablet press with a containment option and the Expert Forum organized by Fette Compacting discussing future trends in pharmaceutical production. Three rounds of discussions saw users, experts and scientists consider the topics of Containment, Continuous Production and Operational Excellence, among others.
IN THE LAND OF INNOVATIONS: SUBSIDIARY OPENS IN SWITZERLAND
Switzerland is the international leader when it comes to innovation and exports in the pharmaceutical industry. With the aim of guaranteeing pharmaceutical companies even faster technical service on site, a subsidiary of Fette Compacting opened in Basel on May 1, 2015.
HIDDEN PERFORMANCE RESERVES – PLANT OPTIMIZATION AS THE GENESIS FOR EFFICIENT TABLET PRODUCTION
Many manufacturers do not fully exploit the performance capabilities of modern tablet presses. In the light of the strict rules laid down by the regulation authorities, they are tempted to avoid the complex revalidation of established processes. It is in precisely these cases that product-specific plant optimization, which can permit significant improvements in efficiency within the context of the applicable validation, can help.
2014 IN RETROSPECT: FE SERIES COMPLETE, ANNIVERSARY IN CHINA AND NEW BUILDING IN SCHWARZENBEK
With the world launch of the FE75 tablet press in 2014, Fette Compacting completed the FE series, a series that stands for maximum efficiency in pharmaceutical production. 10 years earlier, Fette Compacting had founded a subsidiary in the Chinese city of Nanjing whose 10-year anniversary was celebrated in October. The construction of the customer center in Schwarzenbek has laid the foundation for a new chapter of growth.
ANNIVERSARY: TEN YEARS IN NANJING
In October 2014 the LMT Group celebrated the tenth anniversary of its subsidiary Fette Compacting Nanjing. More than 250 guests and 120 staff accepted the invitation. On this occasion, managing director Olaf J. Müller gave the go-ahead for the LMT Group Academy China and informed the visitors about the company’s plans for a new building.