Here at Vitaquest, we are working harder than ever to fortify and improve our already-robust manufacturing operation by seeking out new equipment that will set us up for success as we move through 2023 and beyond. Our capsule polishing machines, purchased in early 2023, have already become a pivotal part of our capsule manufacturing process. And now our new roll compactor has joined our vast inventory of innovative and state-of-the-art equipment, adding ease and efficiency to our powder manufacturing and tablet compression processes.
Keeping Quality in Mind: The Fitzpatrick Granulator
Our latest equipment acquisition, the Fitzpatrick Granulator (or ‘Rollie’, as we call it), provides numerous benefits and improvements to our powder manufacturing and tablet compression operations. It keeps quality in mind while also providing unequaled flexibility for a wide variety of products, making it perfectly suited for our diverse customer base.
Whether you’re looking to manufacture your own tablet product or want to produce powder sachets or stick packs, this tool will ensure that the powders containing your active ingredients are uniformly granulated. It increases powder density and produces free-flowing granules, allowing us to manufacture high-quality and consistent products while minimizing deviations and other costly production delays. We manufacture billions of tablet doses and millions of retail units of powders annually, so these accurate and repeatable results make this equipment ideal for the most critical of applications here at Vitaquest.
User Friendly & Compliant
We anticipate the implementation of this machine will significantly improve our manufacturing capabilities and allow us to produce a high-quality product in a shorter amount of time compared to older equipment. A few key improvements include:
- Time Savings: This tool features a remote-control panel that can be fully programmed to replicate previously developed recipes and programs. And with 2,000 new formulas produced every year, this will save our team a tremendous amount of time, ensuring your product can get to market faster.
- Easy to Clean: This machine is designed with the user in mind, allowing our mechanics to quickly and easily disassemble and clean components, providing our customers and us additional time-savings.
- Quality & Compliance: The ability to disassemble and work on this machine more efficiently than older equipment also allows us to adhere to our strict quality guidelines, ensuring continued sanitary and GMP compliance with minimal effort.
With our powdered ingredients rolled uniformly and accurately, they can move on to the packaging or tablet compression process (which also uses state-of-the-art machinery we’ve recently acquired!).
A Win for Sustainability
This new machine doesn’t only enhance our powder and tablet compression operations. Its benefits extend beyond our 100 Jefferson facility. As many of you know, we take sustainability and environmental concerns very seriously. We are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and work tirelessly to do our part in keeping our planet clean for future generations to enjoy. Over the past several years, we’ve reduced our natural gas usage by 23%, have switched 30% of our electricity to renewable resources, and are recycling over 50% of our waste.
But how does new machinery fit into this goal of sustainability? Powder manufacturing and tablet compression can create a lot of dust. However, this roller compactor guarantees less negative environmental impacts by eliminating excessive dust burden during production. It also allows us to reduce the packaging size for our products, helping to minimize the amount of cardboard and other materials needed to fulfill our customers’ orders, keeping more waste out of landfills.
Delivering What’s Next
Our constant pursuit of improvement and innovation sets us apart from our competitors, and we embrace this challenge wholeheartedly in our pursuit to Deliver What’s Next to our customers. If you’re looking for a nutraceutical manufacturing partner dedicated to helping you produce innovative, quality products, contact us to learn more.
We could not be more PROUD of how far we’ve come over the past few years, and we cannot wait to continue on this path as we move forward into a new year. Stay tuned for more to come!