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TDP 6s Desktop Tablet Press

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The TDP 6s is a single punch desktop format tablet press that is based on the highly popular TDP 5 but featuring an upgraded drive mechanism, more powerful motor and greater maximum pressure. The TDP 6s can also produce the largest tablets of the TDP range, with a maximum diameter of up to 25mm.

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The TDP 6s® has been created to be fast and flexible and can run on either electricity or manual power. A particular strength of this machine is that it can be used to produce any quantity of pills, from a single tablet up to batch production at 3,000 tablets an hour. For this reason, it is an excellent solution for laboratories, research and development work, or any application that requires versatility and ease of use. Companies developing new formulas, pharmaceutical or medical researchers undertaking clinical trials, and hospitals producing customised medication for individual patients are just some of the popular applications for the TDP 6s pill press.

Solidly manufactured to a high standard, and with simple maintenance needs, the TDP 6s is a rugged and reliable machine that can be depended on in any situation. It is also compatible with a vast range of dies and can be used to produce tablets of almost any shape. Thanks to its impressive maximum pressure the TDP 6s produces tablets of an outstanding quality, proving that ease of use and flexibility do not have to mean sacrificing tablet quality in any way.

TDP 6s Main benefits at a glance:

  • Exceptional maximum pressure for solid tablets that last
  • Powerful motor
  • Twin belts
  • Fast and reliable
  • Flexible output
  • Electric or manually powered
  • Wide raw material compatibility
  • Low-maintenance
  • Low consumption
  • Works with a 200g minimum quantity of raw materials
  • Presses tablets of any shape
  • Adaptable tablet diameter, depth and hardness
  • Able to produce large, 25mm tablets
  • Option to stamp designs on tablet surface


The TDP 6s tablet press features a powerful 1.1 kW motor that drives a twin belt system to give an impressive 60 kN maximum pressure. This ensures that whatever type of tablet you need to create, the TDP 6s will be equal to the job, and with pressure to spare. Able to press tablets up to an expansive 25 mm in diameter, the TDP 6s is the perfect machine for creating herbal supplements or mineral supplements, both of which often require a large tablet that takes plenty of muscle to compress.

The TDP 6s’ adjustable fill depth mechanism caters for a maximum fill depth of 16 mm and produces tablets up to 6 mm thick. It is simple to change the die on the TDP 6s, and with numerous dies easily available you can produce tablets of both regular and irregular outlines in virtually any shape you want. The density of your tablets can also be customised, letting you take advantage of the full potential of that hefty 60 kN pressing power. Plus you can customise the surface of the tablet, by using a die with an engraved finish. This is particularly useful for users engaged in clinical trials or other research applications, as it lets you produce small batches of easily identified pills.

The TDP 6s can be used with most granular materials, and with many powders. But it is not intended for use with overly moist materials or large quantities of superfine powder.

A real strength of the TDP 6s is its flexibility. You can press a few tablets by hand while you experiment with different formulations. Then, when you find the formula you are looking for and want to ramp up production for a full-scale trial, give the TDP 6s’ motor its head and let it churn out batches at up to 3,000 tablets an hour.

With a small footprint, comparatively lightweight for its class, easy to use a hopper and efficient powder consumption the TDP 6s is an outstanding choice for wide-ranging applications across almost any industry.

Technical Specifications

The TDP 6s tablet press has measurements of 890 mm x 500 mm x 880 mm and weighs 140kg (352lbs). Its motor operates at a maximum power of 1.1 kW and it can run on mains power that supplies either 110 V or 220 V.

TDP 6S Tablet Press in Use

The TDP 6s is an exceptionally powerful tablet press that produces dense, durable tablets from almost any dry, granular material. Thanks to its solid build and rugged design it is a very reliable machine that has earned a place in numerous laboratories and research institutes, where it is prized for its flexibility. There are few if any other machines that can so perfectly meet the needs of these types of user, being small, easy to relocate, fast, extremely flexible in its output and input requirements, and reliable.

A key element of its flexibility is the TDP 6s’ manual option. After filling the hopper, you can crank out a single tablet, or a handful of tablets, just by turning the handwheel. With an ability to run on just 200 g of raw material, this makes it easy to feel your way through the early stages of creating and refining a formula, without having to mix (and potentially waste) large batches of material. Then, when you need to produce larger numbers of tablets, you can run the TDP 6s on electricity and watch it churn out tablets by the thousand.

Adjusting the fill depth and tablet density, and changing the die on the TDP 6s can all be achieved in just a couple of minutes by loosening and tightening a few nuts or bolts.

It is a very easy machine to maintain, too, with just basic lubrication and a twice monthly inspection to keep it running smoothly. The rugged design of the TDP 6s ensures that operating problems are rare.

Our View

A more powerful version of the hugely popular TDP 5, it is not surprising that the TDP 6s is an accomplished tablet press that works well and is easy to run. Offering more pressure than its smaller stablemate, and able to press larger tablets, the TDP 6s expands the application of the TDP 5’s successful formula and increases the range of tablets you can press.

Name Value
Product TDP 6s
Number of dies 1
Max Pressure (kN) 60
Max Diameter of Tablet 22mm / 0.86in
Max Fill Depth 16mm / 0.63in
Max Thickness of Tablet 6mm / 0.24in
Max Production Capacity Per Hour 3000
Number of Filling Stations 1
Double Layered Tablet No
Motor (kW) 0.75
Number of Phases 1
AMP's 13
Volts 240 V (110 V on request)
Height 890mm / 35in
Width 500mm / 20in
Depth 880mm / 34.6in
Weight 160kg / 352lbs
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How Much Profit Will This Machine Generate?

Are you able to calculate the amount of profit your business generates per tablet? If so, this calculator will be able to tell you how many hours you will have to run this tablet press to cover its investment.

It will also be able to tell you the amount of profit it will generate every hour you run this tablet press, which makes this calculator a powerful tool when deciding on which tablet press is right for you or your business.


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What is the difference between the TDP 0, TDP 1.5, TDP 5 and TDP 6s?

This is a very common question as all of the machines are extremely similar but equally have different strengths.

The easiest way to split these up would be in to automatic anda manual machines.

The TDP 0 is the manual model and requires you to turn the handle on the side to produce the tablets. This has the least amount of pressure and is the entry-level model in to the TDP range.

The TDP 1.5, TDP 5 and TDP 6s are all automatic machines that are driven by an electric motor. The TDP 1.5 is the entry-level model in to the automatic machines it has the least pressure at 15kn it is also limited in the size of the tablets it can produce. The TDP 5 is our most popular model and can produce approximately 5,000 tablets per hour. The TDP 5 had 50kn of pressure and can produce tablets up to 22mm in diameter. The TDP 6s is the top of the range machine and is more suited to irregular shaped tablets. The TDP 6s also has slightly more pressure at 60kn and is better suited to certain products that do not form tablets as easily.

Does this machine come with free training?

Yes, we offer free training at your local LFA office. For a list of our office addresses, see here. Training is normally completed in less than one day, but please get in touch for more information.

How quickly will the press pay for itself?

We've created a calculator on our website for most of our tablet presses. See the "profit calculator" tab on the product page and enter your profit per tablet to see how many running hours the press will pay for itself and how much profit per hour it will generate.

How do I set the pressure correctly?

The upper drift pin assembly is used to adjust the pressure. You can watch a video on this here:

Here is another video which tells you how to set up a TDP ready to press:

Do I get a die with the machine or do I have to buy it separately? Which size/shape are they?

Yes, you do get a die with the machine. Every machine comes fitted with a die.

If you would like you can get this customised with your logo or lettering but it takes 6-8 weeks.

Or, we have a standard 8mm round, bevelled edge with breaker installed in the machines in stock.

Where is this machine made and shipped from?

All of our machines are made by us, in Taiwan and are shipped to you from our nearest office.

We have offices in the UK, USA, Germany and Taiwan.

Because they are made by us we are able to control quality and give you the best support possible and because they are shipped from your local office it reduces wait times, avoids customs clearance and ensures you have support in your time zone in a language that is convenient to you.

Does the machine need to be bolted down? Does it come with bolts to fix it to a surface?

It does not need to be, but we highly recommend it.

The machine does not come with bolts because we do not know the thickness of your surface.

If I am the new business beginner, I am not sure which machine I should go with, TDP 0, TDP 1.5, TDP 5 or TDP 6s?

Yes, this is a common question we get asked so we have to tools to help you.

A video on the differences between the different TDP's

The Right Machine For You Questionnaire -

Between these two you should get a much better idea and if not please do reach out, let us know what you are making and how many you need to make and we will help guide you through the process.

Are the TDPs CE Certified?

Yes. All TDPs are CE certified. 

Can I make food grade products on this machine? Can the it make pharmaceutical-grade tablets?

Yes, the contact surfaces are all food and pharmaceutical safe.

They are made from a combination of, stainless steel, chrome coated brass and the steel used for your tooling (often S7).

As such they are all compliant with most rules for food or pharma manufacturing.

We strongly recommend that you do check your local laws as they do vary from state to state and country to country. If in doubt reach out and we will be happy to find out.

What PPE equipment is needed with this machine?

We would recommend using, goggles, dust mask and gloves at a minimum but you may require a lot more depending on the products that you are working with and your local health and safety laws.

How often do I need to grease the machine and which parts particularly of the machine should I lubricate?

We would recommend cleaning down the machine and leaving it re-greased after every use. This will ensure the longest life possible.

When greasing the machine avoid getting any neer the tooling or pressing surfaces as this will get into your tablets and affect your powders.

Greece the top cam well and then apply a small amount to the upper drift pin assembly and the lower timing rod.

Here is a video on cleaning the TDP 5.

Do all TDPs and VICE take the same tooling?

Yes, the VICE, TDP 0, TDP 1.5, TDP 5 and the TDP 6s from LFA all take what is known as Universal TDP Tooling.

It is important to know two things. Firstly, the TDP Universal Tooling came into effect in 2018 machines brought from LFA before this time may have slightly different sizes.

We always recommend checking the size of your tooling before placing your order. Secondly, a number of companies make unofficial TDP tablet presses.

They do not always conform to the same sizes, tolerance or quality of LFA TDP’s or tooling. If you got your press from someone else other than LFA we are not able to guarantee that our tooling will fit.

Can this machine be left without an operator?


LFA does not recommend leaving any of its machines unattended without an operator ever. Even if they only need to step away for a short amount of time, the operator should turn off the machine.

This will avoid damaging it in the event that there is a jam and the operator is not there to switch it off.

What is the length of the Warranty on the TDP Range?

The warranty on any of the TDP range is 1 year from the date of purchase.

The warranty covers all spare parts but does not cover the labour to fit them in the event that you would like LFA to perform the work.

Full details on the LFA warranty can be found here:

Which parts wear most often and I should keep regular stock of?

There are a number of wear including the boot, tooling and bushings.

We would recommend that you keep at least 1 set of tooling in stock as this can easily be broken. It is also a good idea to keep a boot in stock as well.

This way you can keep production going and your business doesn't come to a stop while you wait for spare parts.

LFA does aim to hold all major spare parts in stock and ready to ship out to you in the event you need them. The lead times on the tooling, however, can be 6-8 weeks.

Can I come to one of your facility for training with my own formula?

Yes, you can but there are a number of requirements that we need to fulfil first.

You will need to contact our team and provided them with a copy of all of your MSDS for all of the components of your mix.

We need to have a good understanding of your business and the challenges you are facing.

You will also need to book an appointment with the office that you would like to visit.

For more information please get in contact with the team:

Can I get support from LFA if I face problems with making tablets?

Yes. Very easily.

We have free lifetime technical support for all machines sold by LFA.

Just contact us with your machine serial number and we would be happy to help you with any problems.

Can I order custom tooling?

Yes. You can order custom tooling here

What particle size will work on this machine?

As with any tablet press, it is good to have a particle size of around 80-60 mesh.

This would be large enough to avoid large losses and small enough to flow well through the machine. If the powder is finer than this then you are going to experience a larger level of loss.

If the particles are larger than this then it might not flow through the machine well and get caught as it is trying to enter into the die bore.

This being said every powder is very different and you will need to do tries to work out what is best for them.

What technical support and training comes with this machine?

There are a number of ways we are able to support you:

  • Every machine comes with a full manual to be emailed to you after purchase.
  • There is a large range of video tutorials to teach you how to use the press.
  • The machine comes with lifetime technical support, you can call, Skype or email to get answers to your questions and problems.
  • We also offer free training at any one of our regional offices.

If after all of this you are still struggling to use your press then we are able to come to you.

This is a service we do charge for.

More information on this can be found here:

Can you set this machine up for an X mg tablet weight?

Yes, the TDP range all have a weight adjustment for it.

It is the bottom of the two cogs on the lower drift pin assembly.

Here is a link to a video showing you how to tune up the TDP 5:

It is important to know that the exact weight of each tablet will vary from tablet to tablet.

A well-homogenized mix that has a consistent granule size should be able to achieve an accuracy of +/- 3% or less.

Would it help if we granulate the mix first?

It is always best to granulate your mix.

Granulation can be expensive and difficult so a lot of people do try to avoid it.

LFA does not sell granulation equipment and we are not really able to make recommendations as to how to granulate your mix.

If you would like to find out if your mix needs granulation then we do have a tablet formulation service available.

You can find out more about the tablet formulation service here:

What should we do if we don't want to use any excipients, especially binders?

Get a capsule filler.

You will not be able to make tablets.

Click here for more information

What plug does this machine come with?

We send out all machines with the local plug on and set up to run on the local power supply.

Do I need a license to own this machine?

That depends on the country you are located in.

In the EU and UK no. You do not need anything to buy the press.

In the USA we have to file a piece of paperwork with the federal government when we sell the press.

We, however, do all of this paperwork for you and do not need to do anything.

The only country that requires a licence as far as we know is Australia.

The document you need to fill out and file is called a B712 it can be found at: If you would like to speak with one of our team about this then please get in contact.

How do you move/install this machine?

There is a bolt eyelet on the top of the machine.

We recommend using an engine hoist to lift the machine off the shipping crate and into the position that you are going to use it in.


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