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TDP 1.5 Comprimitrice da Tavolo

2.249,00 US$
SKU
5060477550069

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La TDP 1.5 è una comprimitrice da tavolo flessibile e di facile gestione, che fornisce un buon livello di output, prestazioni e flessibilità complessiva. Può essere azionata sia mediante corrente elettrica che manualmente, e rappresenta la scelta ideale per chiunque voglia produrre piccoli lotti di compresse di elevata qualità, come per laboratori di ricerca e sviluppo o applicazioni simili.

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Se stavate cercando una comprimitrice per realizzare i vostri nuovi prodotti o per testare nuovi concept prima di dare il via alla produzione di massa, la TDP 1.5 ha la possibilità di produrre un'ampia gamma di compresse di diverse dimensioni in piccoli volumi, il che significa che potrebbe essere ciò che stavate cercando. E' stata realizzata per soddisfare le attività di laboratorio e di sviluppo, invece che per una grande produzione di massa, la TDP 1.5 è comunque in grado di produrre una quantità qualsiasi da compresse, da poche decine fino a 5.000 per ora.

Il vantaggio principale di questa comprimitrice è la sua versatilità, oltre ad altre caratteristiche e alla elevata qualità di realizzazione. Quest'ultima, garantisce un'eccellente affidabilità. Per questi motivi la TDP 1.5 è molto popolare negli istituti di ricerca, laboratori, applicazioni tecnologiche alimentari, sviluppo farmaceutico, impianti chimici e ospedalieri o qualsiasi altro impianto che necessiti di una produzione semplice, flessibile e di elevata qualità.

Principali vantaggi della TDP 1.5

  • Leggera per la sua categoria

  • Dimensioni compatte

  • Veloce ed affidabile

  • Output flessibile

  • Alimentazione elettrica o manuale

  • Compatibile con un'ampia gamma di materie prime

  • Manutenzione minima

  • Consumi minimi

  • Funziona con una quantità minima di 200 g di materia prima

  • Realizza compresse di qualsiasi forma

  • Diametro, profondità e durezza delle compresse modificabile

  • Possibilità di stampare sulla compressa

  • Adatta per fogli a motivo o continui

Caratteristiche della comprimitrice TDP 1.5

La TDP 1.5 è una comprimitrice a punzone singolo, che lavora ad una pressione di 15kN. E' stata creata per essere installata su un banco, ma anche per essere spostata facilmente. L'attrezzatura fornisce una profondità di riempimento regolabile, fino ad un massimo di 12 mm, e può produrre compresse di uno spessore da 8mm e da 6mm. La TDP 1.5 non si limita a realizzare prodotti dalla forma standard. Semplicemente sostituendo lo stampo sull'attrezzo è possibile creare facilmente compresse di quasi qualsiasi forma. Inoltre, è possibile modificare la densità della compressa prodotta e la macchina fornisce la possibilità di stampare sulla superficie della compressa, per fornire un look attraente o per scopi di identificazione. Grazie al fascino della TDP 1.5 con le applicazioni di ricerca e sviluppo, molti utenti affermano di trovare questo aspetto molto utile, ovvero la possibilità di realizzare piccole quantità di compresse, con diverse formule, per studi clinici.

Questa comprimitrice è compatibile con la maggior parte dei materiali granulari o in polvere, tuttavia, non è progettata per essere utilizzata con sostante molto umide o polveri super fini.
Progettata per essere innanzitutto economica, la TDP 1.5 è anche nota per essere una macchina funzionale, che può essere azionata sia elettricamente che manualmente. In modalità manuale, la comprimitrice si aziona semplicemente girando la manopola. Grazie alla base compatta e al peso ridotto per una pressa con queste specifiche, questa TDP 1.5 è molto più flessibile e portatile delle altre macchine che offrono prestazioni complessive simili.

Specifiche tecniche

La pressa TDP 1.5 ha dimensioni di 700 mm x 400 mm x 800 mm e pesa circa 55 chilogrammi. Possiede una velocità della torretta da 1400 r/min, mentre è in funzione in modalità elettrica e il suo motore funziona ad una potenza massima di 0.75 kW in modalità monofase e 0.55 kW in modalità trifase. L'apparecchio può funzionare su rete elettrica che fornisce sia 110V o 220V.

Uso della comprimitrice TDP 1.5

Questa pressa è molto semplice da utilizzare e nonostante le sue dimensioni compatte, offre diversi vantaggi rispetto ad apparecchiature equivalenti.


Per azionare la pressa in modalità manuale, basta inserire la materia prima nel contenitore a forma di cono, quindi afferrare e ruotare delicatamente il volante. Le compresse che appaiono, sono pronte per essere confezionate. Per chi impara in fretta, è un processo molto semplice. Se bisogna realizzare solo qualche pillola, il processo è davvero molto semplice e questa è anche la caratteristica migliore dell'attrezzo. In alternativa, se avete bisogno realizzare un lotto più corposo di compresse, basta collegare la comprimitrice alla rete elettrica per farla funzionare più velocemente e in modo efficace.


Produrre e testare un prodotto, molto spesso necessita dello sviluppo di diversi prodotti simili tra loro, ma con formulazioni leggermente differenti. La TDP 1.5 include diverse caratteristiche che la rendono particolarmente adatta a questo scopo.


Innanzitutto, si tratta di una pressa dall'efficienza elevata, che consente di ottenere una piccola quantità di pillole da una certa quantità di materie prime. In secondo luogo, uno dei vantaggi specifici della TDP 1.5 è che può funzionare con una quantità minima di materiale di 200 g. Questo aspetto la rende l'ideale per i lavori di ricerca o educativi, nei quali bisogna pressare solo qualche compressa per dei test preliminari. In seguito, una volta che avrete determinato la giusta formulazione, potrete utilizzare la TDP 1.5 per produrre quantità maggiori di compresse per un test più completo.


In terzo luogo, la TDP 1.5 consente di salvaguardare l'efficienza della procedura di testing, assicurando un facile riconoscimento del prodotto realizzato. Questo è fondamentale per assicurarsi che la formula corretta venga fornita al giusto soggetto. La TDP 1.5 soddisfa questo problema grazie alla facilità con cui è possibile modificare la forma, la dimensione e il design delle compresse. Avendo lo stampo per il design desiderato che si vuol realizzare, è possibile modificare lo stile semplicemente togliendo la tramoggia e svitando il meccanismo di alimentazione.


È possibile anche modificare la densità e il peso delle pillole create con la TDP 1.5, semplicemente svitando un dado sulla biella e modificando la pressione.
Anche la manutenzione della TDP 1.5 non richiede molto sforzo, grazie alla possibilità di poterla revisionare un paio di volte al mese per un ingrassaggio e una oliatura dei componenti chiave. L'apparecchiatura è stata realizzata per tutto ciò il più semplice possibile.

Il verdetto di LFA

La TDP 1.5 presenta un eccezionale rapporto qualità-prezzo e fornisce una adattabilità senza pari. La facile manutenzione e la possibilità di realizzare piccoli lotti in modalità manuale, rendono questa macchina adatta per molti scopi, ampliati dalla possibilità di poterla far funzionare con corrente elettrica per produrre lotti da 5.000 compresse per ora, fornendo due dispositivi in uno. Non sorprende il fatto che la TDP 1.5 sia tra le macchine più vendute della sua categoria.

Nome

Valore

Prodotto

TDP 1.5

Numero di punzoni

1

Pressione massima (kN)

15

Diametro massimo delle compresse (mm)

8

Profondità massima di riempimento (mm)

12

Spessore massimo delle compresse (mm)

6

Capacità di produzione massima per ora

5400

Numero di stazioni di riempimento

1

Compresse a doppio strato

No

Motore (kW)

0.55

Numero di fasi

1

AMP

13

Volt

240v (110v su richiesta)

Altezza (mm)

800

Larghezza (mm)

400

Profondità (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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This machine returns it's investment in hours

Qual è la differenza tra il TDP 0, TDP 1.5, TDP 5 e TDP 6s?

Questa è una domanda molto comune, come tutte le macchine sono molto simili, ma che ugualmente hanno diversi punti di forza.

Il modo più semplice per dividere questi sarebbe in automatico e macchine manuali.

Il TDP 0 è il modello manuale e richiede di ruotare la maniglia sul lato a produrre il tablet. Questa è la quantità minima di pressione, ed è il modello entry-level per il TDP gamma.

Il TDP 1.5, TDP 5 e TDP 6s sono tutte le macchine automatiche che sono azionate da un motore elettrico. Il TDP 1.5 è il modello entry-level in su macchine automatiche che abbia meno pressione a 15kn è anche limitato la dimensione delle compresse può produrre. Il TDP 5 è il nostro modello più popolare e in grado di produrre circa 5.000 compresse all'ora. Il TDP 5 aveva 50kn di pressione e può produrre compresse fino a 22 mm di diametro. Il TDP 6s è il top di gamma della macchina ed è più adatto per la forma irregolare compresse. Il TDP 6s ha anche un po ' più pressione a 60kn ed è più adatto a certi prodotti che non si forma in compresse come facilmente.

Offrite sessioni di addestramento insieme alle macchine?

Certo, facciamo formazione. Teniamo corsi di addestramento presso i nostri uffici di Bicester. La durata dei corsi è di una giornata circa.

In quanto tempo si ammortizza il costo di una comprimitrice?

Molto poco. Il costo medio per una compressa prodotta da una fabbrica esterna si aggira intorno a 0,002€ - 0,006€ a seconda delle difficoltà di compressione e delle dimensioni del lotto di produzione. Ciò significa che una TDP 5 si ammortizzerà con sole 380.000 compresse. Al ritmo di produzione di 5.000 compresse all’ora, per rientrare nell’investimento bastano soltanto 76 ore.


Qual è la vostra comprimitrice più apprezzata?

La TDP 5. Senza ombra di dubbio da parecchio tempo è quella che riscuote un maggior successo.

Abbiamo clienti che tornano da noi per passare alla RTP 9 (di solito dopo un paio d’anni), ma la maggior parte di chi è agli inizi sceglie la 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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