Fette Compacting America

DESIGN MEETS EFFICIENCY

GERMAN DESIGN AWARD FOR THE FE35 TABLET PRESS

According to the design jury, pioneering industrial design must above all be ergonomic, functional and innovative. The FE35 tablet press from Fette Compacting could set new standards for tablet production with regard to all criteria. As a result, it was awarded with the German Design Award 2014.

Winner in the category "Industrial goods and Materials"

There were a total of more than 1,900 entries for the competition. The expert jury awarded the prize to the FE35 in the category *industrial Goods and Materials" as one of ten prize winners. The Design Council awards the German Design Award to outstanding products and services which, in their words, are "pioneering in the German and international design landscape".

The Design Council is an international center of competence in design with more than 170 members. For each category, it nominates an expert jury, made up of renowned representatives from industry, especially the design industry, and from science.

This means that the FE35 is a triple design award winner. In June 2013, it won the iF product design award as well as the reddot design award.

TRI.EASY: Focus on the user

Likewise, the new TRI.EASY concept is consistently implemented in the FE35. The idea behind this concept is that technology can only be efficient when it is equally easy (EASY) in all three (TRI) aspects of operation, refitting and maintenance. Hence, the TRI.EASY design focuses on the user and guarantees smooth operation regardless of the experience and qualification levels of its operator. With the FE35, the implementation of this principle is the foundation for quick product changeovers.

It starts with the layout of the machine, which allows for quick and easy access to all modules. When changing the turret, all operational steps are fully automated or can be executed tool free. Furthermore, all supply lines are connected to the machine via a single plug. Another highlight of the FE35 is the new exhaust unit which can be connected above, under or to the side of the press. The removal or installation of the unit itself, for example for cleaning, takes only seconds. As with the FE55, operators can align the table on which the filling unit is located via a lever, which is accurate down to 30 micrometer. Also, the FE35 features the completely new Human Machine Interface developed by Fette Compacting. Process equipment can be connected via a standardized plug-and-play interface, in which all the cables and the dust extraction unit are integrated.

The winners of the German Design Awards 2014 in the category "Industrial Goods and Materials/ Angela Hogrefe (Marketing) accepted the certificate for Fette Compacting (4th from the right)

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