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 […]

Types of Automatic Capsule Filling Machines

Types of Automatic Capsule Filling Machines In the pharmaceutical industry, it’s essential to have exactly the right type of machine to fill the specific capsules you’re creating. Most capsule filling machines (commercially known as capsule fillers), or equipment that fills capsules with the needed powder or liquid, will differ in size and production output. The […]

Fluidized Bed Granulation for Pharmaceutical Applications

Fluid bed granulation has been a part of solid-dose pharmaceutical manufacturing for decades. The equipment mixes and granulates materials with almost no moving parts. Inside the fluid bed, particles are “fluidized” using a stream of air and a granulating solution mist is added. The liquid binder causes the particles to aggregate and form granules. The […]

AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT: Pharmaceutical/Manufacturing Equipment

Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland-based Federal Equipment Company is partnering with Heritage Global Inc. to auction the assets of a Major Sterile Contract Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in Bedford, OH (Cleveland), which was formerly owned by West-Ward.. The online auction will be held July 26-27. In order to bid on this online auction, which is more than 1000 lots, […]

Used-Equipment Dealers Offer Cost Savings – BioProcess International – March 2012

Used-Equipment-Cost-Savings Federal Equipment Company frequently authors and/or contributes to significant thought leadership pieces in prominent industry magazines/sites. Attached is an excerpt and pdf download of a piece our COO Matt Hicks wrote for BioProcess International. Used with permission from BioProcess International. EXCERPT: “The loss of a patent for a branded drug product leads to opportunities […]

Article: Sourcing Equipment From Low-Cost Countries

Recently the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (Kathy Reiss, OESA) wrote an article on “Low-Cost Country Sourcing of Capital Equipment”  The organization conducted a survey exploring the strategies organizations use to save money on capital equipment acquisitions by purchasing from “low-cost countries” (LCC) such as China, or Korea. The two metrics discussed were the percentage of […]

How Tablet Quality Affects Coating Success by Michael D. Tousey (Techceuticals.com)

Federal Equipment Company’s Partner, Techceuticals routinely publishes articles important to solid-dose manufacturing. Here is an Abstract for the most recent article and a link to the article on the Techceuticals website How Tablet Quality Affects Coating Success High-quality coating begins with high-quality tablets, and no coating can achieve peak adherence unless all the tablets in a […]