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Prensa Compacta para Tabletas TDP 1.5

2.249,00 $
SKU
5060477550069

La TDP 1.5 es una prensa para pastillas flexible, compacta y de fácil manejo, que consigue óptimos niveles de producción, rendimiento y flexibilidad en general. Puede funcionar tanto con alimentación eléctrica como de forma manual. Es la elección perfecta para cualquiera que necesite una prensa de alta calidad para elaborar pequeños lotes y pruebas de ensayo, por lo cual es válida para investigación y desarrollo o aplicaciones similares.

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Si está buscando una prensa para tabletas con la que fabricar nuevos productos o realizar pruebas antes de comenzar una producción en masa, la TDP 1.5 puede producir una amplia gama de tamaños de tableta en pequeños lotes. Es, definitivamente, la máquina que necesita. Fabricada para satisfacer las necesidades de laboratorios y departamentos de desarrollo, no es una máquina pensada para la producción a gran escala. Sin embargo, la TDP 1.5 puede producir desde unas pocas tabletas hasta pequeños lotes de hasta 5.000 tabletas por hora.

La principal ventaja de esta prensa para tabletas es su versatilidad. Además, cuenta con interesantes funcionalidades y una calidad de primer nivel. Es una máquina de fiabilidad excelente. Por ello, la TDP 1.5 es una opción muy popular para instituciones de investigación, laboratorios, aplicaciones de tecnología alimentaria, desarrollo farmacéutico, plantas químicas, hospitales o cualquier otra instalación que requiera flexibilidad, sencillez de uso y un buen rendimiento.

Principales ventajas  de la TDP 1.5

  • De las más ligeras de su clase
  • Tamaño compacto
  • Rápida y fiable
  • Producción flexible
  • Funcionamiento eléctrico o manual
  • Compatible con una amplia variedad de materias primas
  • Bajo mantenimiento
  • Bajo consumo
  • Funciona con un mínimo de 200g de materia prima
  • Elabora tabletas de cualquier forma
  • Diámetro, profundidad y dureza de tableta adaptables
  • Posibilidad de estampar diseños en la tableta
  • Válida para recubrimiento móvil o ininterrumpido

Características de la prensa para tabletas TDP 1.5

La TDP 1.5 es una prensa para pastillas de troquel único con una presión máxima de 15 kilonewtons. Está diseñada para ser instalada en un banco de trabajo, pero se puede mover y recolocar fácilmente. El equipo proporciona una profundidad de llenado ajustable máxima de 16 mm, y puede producir tabletas de hasta 8 milímetros de diámetro y 6mm de grosor. La TDP 1.5 no le limita a los productos de forma estándar. Con solo cambiar el troquel, puede elaborar fácilmente tabletas de casi cualquier forma que desee. También puede modificar la densidad de la pastilla, y la máquina le ofrece la opción de estampar diseños en la superficie de la tableta, ya sea para proporcionar un aspecto atractivo o para identificar lotes fácilmente. Gracias al atractivo de la TDP 1.5 para aplicaciones de investigación y desarrollo, muchos usuarios encuentran útil esta función, ya que pueden elaborar pequeñas cantidades de pastillas con distintas formulaciones para estudios clínicos.

Esta prensa es compatible con la mayoría de materiales granulados o en polvo, aunque no está diseñada para ser utilizada con sustancias excesivamente húmedas o polvos extrafinos. La TDP 1.5, diseñada con la comodidad como principio, es una máquina altamente funcional, que puede utilizarse con alimentación eléctrica o en modo manual. En el modo manual, la prensa funciona con el simple giro de una rueda. Gracias a su pequeño tamaño y bajo peso para una prensa de sus características, la TDP 1.5 es más versátil, flexible y portátil que otras máquinas de rendimiento similar.

Especificaciones técnicas

Las dimensiones de la prensa TDP 1.5 son 700mm x 400mm x 800mm, y pesa unos 53.5 kilogramos. La velocidad de la torreta es de 1400 r/min con funcionamiento eléctrico, y el motor tiene una potencia máxima de 0,75kW en el uso monofásico y 0,55kW en uso trifásico. La máquina puede funcionar en instalaciones eléctricas de 110v o 220v.

La prensa para tabletas TDP 1.5 en uso

Esta prensa es realmente fácil de usar y, a pesar de su tamaño compacto, ofrece muchas ventajas con respecto a las máquinas de su categoría.

Para hacerla funcionar de forma manual, solo tiene que colocar las materias primas en el contenedor con forma cónica y girar la rueda suavemente. Las tabletas saldrán listas para ser envasadas. Es un proceso muy sencillo, que cualquiera puede aprender rápidamente. Si solo va a elaborar unas cuantas pastillas, esta sencillez, característica principal de la máquina, es lo que necesita. Si desea elaborar un lote más grande de tabletas, solo tiene que enchufar su prensa para tabletas y dejar que trabaje de forma rápida y eficaz con la alimentación eléctrica.

La producción y prueba de productos necesita, a menudo, el desarrollo de productos de formulación similar pero con pequeñas variaciones. La TDP 1.5 incluye varias funcionalidades que la hacen especialmente adecuada para este propósito.

En primer lugar, es una prensa tremendamente eficiente, cuyo bajo consumo permite sacar más pastillas de una determinada cantidad de materia prima. Además, una de las principales ventajas de la TDP 1.5 es que puede funcionar con una cantidad mínima de 200g de material. Por ello, es ideal para trabajos educativos y de investigación, en los que solo es necesario elaborar unas pocas tabletas para pruebas preliminares. Más tarde, cuando haya encontrado la fórmula perfecta, puede usar la TDP 1.5 para fabricar los lotes más grandes que requieren las pruebas completas.

Por último, la TDP 1.5 permite salvaguardar la eficacia del procedimiento de prueba, garantizando una fácil identificación de todo lo que produzca. Esto es crucial para asegurarse de que proporciona la fórmula correcta a cada sujeto. La TDP 1.5 satisface esta necesidad, ya que permite modificar fácilmente la forma, tamaño o diseño de las tabletas que elabore. Si tiene un troquel con el diseño que quiere para sus pastillas, puede cambiarlo rápidamente extrayendo la tolva y desatornillando el mecanismo de alimentación.

También puede modificar el peso y densidad de las pastillas que elabore con la TDP 1.5. Para ello, solo debe aflojar una tuerca de la varilla conectora y modificar la presión. El mantenimiento de la TDP 1.5 no es para nada exigente. No necesita más que un par de revisiones mensuales y un correcto engrase y lubricación de las principales piezas móviles. Esta máquina ha sido diseñada para facilitar el mantenimiento en la medida de lo posible.

La visión de  LFA

La TDP 1.5 es una elección de valor excepcional que ofrece una adaptabilidad sin igual. Su fácil mantenimiento, así como la capacidad de producir pequeños lotes a mano, hace de ella una máquina muy fácil de usar. Con la alimentación eléctrica es capaz de producir grandes lotes de hasta 5.000 tabletas por hora, así que es como si tuviera dos máquinas en una. Por todo esto, no es sorprendente que la TDP 1.5 sea una de las mejores máquinas de su clase.

Nombre Valor
Producto TDP-1.5
Número de troqueles 1
Presión máxima (kN) 15
Diámetro máximo de tableta (mm) 8
Profundidad máxima de llenado (mm) 12
Grosor máximo de tableta (mm) 6
Capacidad máxima de producción por hora 5400
Número de estaciones de llenado 1
Tableta doble capa No
Motor (kW) 0,55
Número de fases 1
AMP 13
Voltios 240v (110v bajo pedido)
Altura (mm) 800
Anchura (mm) 400
Profundidad (mm) 700
Peso (kg) 53.5
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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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Profit Generated Per Hour

This machine returns it's investment in hours

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la TDP 0, TDP 1.5, TDP 5 y TDP 6s?

Esta es una pregunta muy común, ya que las máquinas son muy similares, pero tienen diferentes puntos fuertes.

La manera más fácil de dividir las prensas compactas sería en máquina automática y máquina manual.

La TDP 0 es el modelo manual y requiere que usted mueva la manija al lateral de la prensa para producir las tabletas. Esto quiere decir que tiene la menor cantidad de presión y por ello es el modelo de nivel de entrada de la gama TDP.

La TDP 1.5, TDP 5 y TDP 6s son todas máquinas automáticas, ya que son impulsadas por un motor eléctrico. La TDP 1.5 es el modelo de nivel de entrada porque tiene menos presión (15kn) y está limitada en el tamaño de los comprimidos puede producir. La TDP de 5 es nuestro modelo más popular y puede producir aproximadamente 5.000 tabletas por hora. La TDP 5 tiene 50kn de presión y puede fabricar comprimidos de hasta 22 mm de diámetro. La TDP 6s es la más superior de la gama y es más adecuada para tabletas con formas irregulares. La TDP 6s también tiene un poco más de presión que la TDP 5 (60kn) y se adapta mejor a ciertos productos que no se compactan tan fácilmente.

¿Que entrenamiento proveéis con esta máquina?

Podemos entrenarle en nuestra oficina en Bicester. Durará más o menos un día.

¿Como de rápido se pagan las prensas por sí solas?

Muy rápido. El promedio de coste por tableta cuando se hacen con un productor contratado es de £0.002 - £0.005 dependiendo de cual sea la dificultad al prensarlas y el tamaño del lote. Esto significa que una TDP 5 se pagará por sí sola con tan solo 380,000 tabletas. Con 5000 tabletas por hora eso es solo 76 horas.

¿Cuál es su prensa más popular?

La TDP 5. Sin duda esta ha sido la más popular desde hace bastante tiempo. Tenemos clientes que han vuelto y han actualizado su equipo comprando una RTP 9 (normalmente tras unos años) pero la mayoría de clientes empiezan con una TDP 5.

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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc2gfDU3NiQ

Here is another video which tells you how to set up a TDP ready to press: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dTscUdRJzQ

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.

Can I make shaped tablets? Or with a logo?

Yes, you can.

You are able to make any shaped tablet up to the maximum diameter of this tablet press which can be found under the "specifications" tab.

We are able to customise tooling to include lettering, numbering and logos. If you would like customised tooling please fill out our custom tooling form: www.lfamachines.com/custom-tooling

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

No, it does not need to be bolted into position but we do recommend it. If the machine is not secured in position by bolts or another method then it is more likely to shake a bolt loose, resulting in varying tablet weights. On top of this, the vibrations are likely to make the machine sound louder.

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 www.lfatabletpresses.com/videos/tdp-range

The Right Machine For You Questionnaire - https://www.lfatabletpresses.com/tablet-press-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?

No, the TDPs are not CE certified. To pass, they would have to be installed in a protective cage which we do not provide.  

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.

Here is a video on cleaning the TDP 5.


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

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

With regards to the types of products that we would recommend, this would depend on your product. If you are making food grade products then you would want to use a grease that was NSF approved. If you are making a very caustic sodium based product however, then you would likely need to use a product that is resistant to salts.

More information on greasing your machine can be found here:TDP 5 Lubrication Schedule

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?

No.

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? And what are the terms and conditions?

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

This warranty covers spare parts and excludes tooling and maintenance labour from LFA for machine services.

When you receive your machine, you will be given a serial number that will also be stamped onto the press. You will be able to use this if you ever need to make a warranty claim.

Full details on the LFA warranty can be found here: Warranty | We Have You Covered

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

The most common wear part on the machine is the boot. This comes in direct contact with the die cavity and can be hit or chipped by the upper and lower punches. This is made of brass so that the tooling is protected in the event of a collision. Because of this, the boot is soft and will wear over time. If anything, we recommend keeping a spare to avoid losing production time.

We also recommend that you keep at least 1 spare set of tooling as this can break or wear over time.


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

How would I know if TDP 1.5 has enough power for my product or if I should get a TDP 5 or TDP 6s?

The easiest thing to do is send LFA some of your product for us to test.

This is not a free service, we do charge for this but it could save you buying the wrong machine.

More information can be found on this service here: https://www.lfatabletpresses.com/services

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: https://www.lfatabletpresses.com/contact

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

Is the TDP 1.5 a TDP 0 with an electrical motor attached to it?

No. It is not they are completely different presses.

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: https://www.lfatabletpresses.com/services

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dTscUdRJzQ

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?

There are three reasons to granulate your formula:

1. To improve the flowability of your formulation.

2. To make your formulation more compressible.

3. To ensure a consistent spread of API throughout the formulation.

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: https://www.lfatabletpresses.com/services

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 https://www.lfacapsulefillers.com/

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 countries that require a licence as far as we know are Canada and Australia.

If you are located in Canada then we recommend that you contact Health Canada prior to placing your order. Details regarding the import process can be found at the following link: Importing and registering pill presses (designated devices)

The document you need to fill out and file for a purchase originating in Australia is called a B712 it can be found at: https://www.abf.gov.au/form-listing/forms/b712.pdf 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.

 

Will the parts to my TDP 0 fit a TDP 1.5 or TDP 5?

There are a few interchangeable parts if both machines have been made by LFA Machines. From the TDP 0, this includes the tooling, the lower drift pin assembly, and its corresponding set of cogs.

The most important fit to check for is tooling that you may have previously purchased, because the base plates have been redesigned to fit the universal standard tooling die.

More information on the TDP Universal Tooling Standard can be found here: Tooling | Punch & Dies for TDP Pill Presses

All other parts are custom to this press.

Is 15kN enough pressure to make a strong tablet?

Yes, you can make very strong tablets with 15kN. It will, however, depend on more than just the pressure. The size, shape, and formula will also determine the quality and strength of a tablet regardless of the machine. Increasing the pressure does not guarantee that your tablet will be stronger.

Is it possible to get a bigger manual hand wheel on the TDP 1.5 tablet press?

Apart from the tooling, we do not offer customizations on any of the LFA Tablet Presses. The TDP 1.5 has been designed with exact tolerances and forces in mind. Changing these might prevent your press from performing as intended.

Is it possible to fit a bigger motor on the TDP 1.5?

It might be possible, but it is not recommended.

The motor that is on the press has been carefully selected to match all of the other parts on the press. Switching the motor for a bigger or faster one could cause excessive pressure in other areas of the press resulting in machine damage.

If you think that you require a machine with more speed or higher pressure then we would recommend that you look into a TDP 5 or RTP rotary tablet press.

Do you have a video on your website showing me how to use the TDP 1.5?

Yes, we do. Here is a link to a video that shows you how to set up your TDP 1.5 once you receive it: TDP 1.5 Unboxing & Setup

Does the TDP 1.5 do anything the TDP 5 cannot?

The TDP 1.5 is a little lighter than the TDP 5. It does not have a belt and exposed gears, but this does not affect its ability to make a tablet. The only thing it can not do is exert 50 kN of pressure.

What kind of tablets would you recommend getting a TDP 1.5 for?

The TDP 1.5 is recommended for tablets that are smaller than 8mm and bind fairly well. It is not that it has to be a set type of tablet or product. If you are unsure, then it is best to have the product tested. More information can be found on this service here:Services | Why Choose LFA Tablet Presses

Is the pressure of TDP 1.5 strong enough to make consistent herbal tablets?

Yes, it can be, but as with all products it has to be tested. It is impossible to say if every herbal product will bind because it will depend on the total tablet mix and the shape and size of the tablet.

Is the machine ready, so I just plug it in and start with my production? If not, what are the steps I need to do before that? What is the installation process?

Yes, the machine comes ready to plug in and go.

It is important to remember that the TDP 1.5 weighs 60 kg, so we recommend securing it to a benchtop. This should be done before running the machine for the first time.

You will also need to tune your TDP 1.5 before using it. We do not recommend just pouring in your mix and turning on the machine. Doing this will likely cause a jam and/or damage to the machine.

How do I know when is the best time to change the tooling? In other words, what is the lifetime of the tooling for this machine?

The tooling on the TDP 1.5 is extremely durable. The life of your tooling, however, will depend on a number of things. This includes the shape of your tooling, the formulation of your mix, and the steel that the tooling is made from.

There are a number of questions to ask when determining the life of your tooling:

Does it have any chips or damage to the edge of the upper and lower punch? This section is called the land. If this is damaged it will show up in each tablet as a defect.

Do the tip faces of the punches have any cracks in them?

Is there a pitted look on the top or bottom punch face?

If you measure the working length of the upper and lower punches are they still within tolerance?

Is the upper or lower punch loose within the die bore?

Does the wall of the die boar have obvious scratches or scrapes on it?

Are you still clearly able to see the image, lettering number or logo in the face of every tablet?

If your tooling shows any of these signs, then it could indicate that it is time to replace it.

Is this machine electric or manually powered?

The TDP 1.5 has an electric motor as well as a small hand wheel located on the top of the gearbox.

We always recommend tuning your press by hand before running it under power.

We do not recommend using the TDP 1.5 for long periods of time by hand. The function of the small wheel is to tune and de-jam the machine.

The rest of the TDP range have flywheels but the TDP 1.5 has a gearbox. What is the advantage of this?

The advantage of the gearbox is that it has less open moving parts. This makes the press safer to use and easier to clean and maintain.

Does the TDP 1.5 have a variable speed?

The TDP 1.5 does not have a variable speed adjustment. It is possible to fit the press with a speed adjustment but it is not something that LFA offers as a service.

Does this machine give any data? (e.g weight, pressure or production readouts)

The TDP 1.5 does not come with pressure load cells. It is not possible to fit them to the press.

What are the construction materials of the TDP 1.5?

The TDP 1.5 has a cast steel base with an enamel coating. There are parts that have been milled from steel and brass.

The contact parts that the powders come into contact with are the steel hopper, the brass/plastic boot (depending on model), the steel of the tooling (this will change depending on tooling specification) and the steel tablet ejection tray.

How do I replace the tooling on the TDP 1.5? Is it the same as on the TDP 5?

Yes, it is almost completely the same as how you change the tooling on the TDP 5. The only difference is how you use the hand wheel to change the position of the machine so that you are able to complete the process.

Here is a link to how to change the tooling:How To Change A Die | Chaning a TDP Tablet Press Punch Die

What should I do if my powders do not bind into a solid tablet? Should I buy TDP 5 or 6s?

It depends on how close you are to forming a tablet with the TDP 1.5. If the tablet binds but gets chipped or damaged during ejection, or falls apart when inside a container, then moving to a TDP 5 or 6 might give you the extra force you need to make your tablet work.

If however, your tablet comes out of the TDP 1.5 as dust, then it is unlikely that the problem you are facing has to do with the amount of pressure that you are applying.

Are all the contact parts on the TDP 1.5 stainless steel?

No. Both the hopper and the boot are made from brass or plastic depending on when you bought your machine from LFA. We moved to plastic in mid 2019.

The standard tooling is made from S7 steel, but can be customized using different steel grades.

The base plate is machined from stainless steel.

Is there a larger hopper available for the TDP1.5?

No, we do not offer a larger hopper for any of our presses. This is because the TDP 1.5 should not be left unattended at any time. This also prevents particle separation, where the larger particles in a mix rise to the top of the powder. The vibrations of the TDP 1.5 cause this to happen, but the hopper that is included has been designed to reduce the likelihood. If we were to attach a larger hopper then the chance of particle separation would dramatically increase.

Are there safety devices in the TDP 1.5 to protect the user?

Yes, there is a stop button. We would, however, also recommend installing the TDP 1.5 in a cage or perspex box.

How long does it take to do maintenance on the TDP 1.5?

It takes about 1-2 hours to clean, disassemble, and grease a TDP 1.5. We recommend that this is done at the end of every run to ensure the maximum life of your machine.

Could I make effervescent tablets with a TDP 1.5?

Yes, you could but they would be quite small. Most effervescent tablets are larger to accommodate the large amount of actives that they have to hold. The TDP 1.5 is only able to make a tablet up to 8mm in diameter, so we do not recommend it for anything larger than that, unless it has been tested first.

Will the parts to my TDP 0 fit on a TDP 1.5?

Yes, some parts are interchangeable if both machines have been made by LFA Machines. The upper drift pin assembly and the lower drift pin assembly will fit.

The most important fit to check for is tooling that you may have previously purchased, because the base plates have been redesigned to fit the universal standard tooling die.

More information on the TDP Universal Tooling Standard can be found here: Tooling | Punch & Dies for TDP Pill Presses

Are parts interchangeable with the rest of the TDP range?

Yes. Some of them. There are a number of parts that are able to be changed between the different TDP ranges. This includes the tooling, a lot of the upper and lower drift pin assemblies and the boot bolt and spring.

Is there a system that allows customers to check the warranty period of their machines?

In order to determine whether or not your machine is still under warranty you will need to call or email the office the machine was purchased from and provide the serial number.

The dies have become discoloured. Is this because of corrosion?

Yes, this could be down to corrosion or due to oxidation of your product. We would highly recommend taking your tooling out of the press and cleaning it at the end of every production run.

We would also recommend polishing the tooling to keep the surfaces clean and less likely to cause picking or capping.

The screw that holds the boot was damaged by the boot set screw. Did this happen because its knurled nut was tight against the base plate?

Yes, this can happen because the boot bolt and spring have been screwed too far into the press or have not been screwed in far enough. It is important to make sure that the bolt is in the correct position before over tightening the set screw.

It should be pointed out that it will not affect that operation of the press if it is damaged. You can still use your press as long as it screws in.

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