Types of Tablet Presses

Types of Tablet Presses In a recent post, we reviewed the basics of tablet presses, or tablet compression machines, including the following: How tablet presses work Machine and tablet parameters Typical applications Popular manufacturers Key factors required for making tablets Once you have a firm understanding of the basic parameters and options, your next step […]

Global Online Auction of Quality Surplus Packaging, Processing & Pharmaceutical Assets Formerly of Impax Laboratories

Global Online Auction Announcement Don’t miss our pharmaceutical equipment auction starting Thursday, July 27th – ending on the 28th! The auction includes solid dose equipment – tablet presses, capsule fillers, fluid bed dryers, and more. Additionally, the auction includes other pharmaceutical processing and pharmaceutical packaging equipment. Update 7/25/17: Click here to register and to view the catalog. Pharmaceutical Equipment […]

Overall equipment effectiveness

Don’t Miss Adam Covitt’s Manufacturing Chemist Article: Overall equipment effectiveness for oral solid dose sourcing and integration Measuring the operational performance of process equipment has evolved with time, and the methodology to determine overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is gaining in popularity Focused on measuring equipment availability and reliable, as-designed functionality, OEE principles focus on “losses” that can be generated from a whole host of […]

DEA Regulations for Tablet Press and Capsule Filler Sales

New DEA Regulations Released New DEA regulations governing the sale of tablet presses and capsule fillers will take effect March 31, 2017 (updated from January 30, 2017). In accordance with Executive Order 13563, the Drug Enforcement Administration reviewed its import and export regulations as well as reporting requirements for domestic transactions in, among other things, tableting […]

Tablet Presses: A (Very) Basic Guide

Here at Federal Equipment Company, when we talk about tablets, we are not referring to handheld electronic devices.  We are talking about solid dose pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, vitamins and supplements and a wide array of chemical and household products including batteries and detergents.  Here are some of the basics on how tablets are made. Tablets are formed […]