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RTP 9 Rotary Tablet Press

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or from as little as $38.33 per week

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  • 16,200 Tablets per Hour
  • RTP Specification Tooling
  • 40kN Max Pressure

The RTP9 is a sophisticated rotary tablet press that allows users to produce large volumes of top quality tablets rapidly and efficiently. Among the RTP9’s advanced features are a digital interface and convenient control console. Together, these make it easy for the operator to manage the machine without having to make time consuming and fiddly manual adjustments to bolts and screws.

With a powerful motor, variable speed control and safety cut out button, the tablet press has been built with quality and safety very much in mind. Manufactured from stainless steel to GMP standards, and with the turret completely enclosed by a clear shield, it easily meets all applicable health and safety regulations in the United Kingdom and United States. The RTP9 pill press is ideal for users who need fast, professional production of tablets from granular or powdered materials, and is particularly popular with customers in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and electronics industries.

To cater for the widest spectrum of applications the RTP series is available in a range of configurations. Our flagship model has nine heads, making it the best choice for rapid production. The RTP tablet press is also available in five head and seven head configurations, guaranteeing that there is a model available to suit manufacturers of almost any size.

Main benefits of the RTP9 Rotary Tablet Press:

  • digital interface for convenience and speed
  • easy to use console to control the machine without time consuming manual adjustments
  • fast, 20,000 tablets per hour maximum production
  • powerful, 1.5kW motor with easy speed control
  • high quality, stainless steel manufacture with carbon steel contact parts
  • force feeder option available for exact tablet measurement
  • Perspex shielded turret to avoid cross contamination and ensure user safety
  • immediate safety cut out button
  • automatic cut off option available
  • GMP compliant and meets all UK and US safety standards
  • choice of one phase or three phase electricity
  • choice of voltage to suit your electricity supply
  • all parts removable for quick and easy maintenance and minimum downtime
  • easily interchangeable dies available in many shapes and sizes


The RTP9 rotary tablet press’s nine cutting heads give a maximum manufacturing capacity of up to 20,000 tablets per hour. The machine has been designed to meet the need for fast production, with an emphasis on speed and simplicity. A key feature of the RTP9 tablet press is its ease of operation, carried out through a digital interface and front console which greatly simplify the tablet manufacturing process. Unlike desktop tablet presses, which require the operator to master complex manual adjustment of a multitude of bolts and nuts, the RTP9 lets you control speed, tablet size, tablet depth and punch pressure, all from the front console. This amounts to a substantial saving in time, as well as helping to achieve superior precision in the manufacturing process. To further enhance this aspect of the tablet press’s capacity, the RTP9 is available with an optional force feeder which allows for precise measurement of tablet mass. These refinements allow a single user to achieve highly efficient mass production of tablets.

This machine is engineered with safety in mind from start to finish. With its fast 1.5kW motor and a turret that rotates at 30r/pm, the RTP9 tablet press is solidly built from stainless steel, with contact parts engineered from carbon steel for durability. It can also be custom built using other materials on request. A safety cut off button is installed as standard, and an automatic safety cut out function is available as an option. The tablet press also has a Perspex shield fully encasing the turret, to guard against either cross contamination of raw materials, or any risk of clothing being caught in the turret when active.

A particular benefit of the RTP9 is its low maintenance requirement, leading to maximum production. All parts are easy to access and remove, and the dies can be changed quickly and easily. There are also a large number of designs, shapes and sizes available.

RTP9 Rotary Tablet Press in Use

For anyone upgrading from a more basic model of tablet press, the RTP9 is a joy to use. Fast, hassle free and powerful, it gets the job of making tablets done in the quickest possible time. At the heart of the machine’s control system, the simple but effective front console leaves the operator free to concentrate on planning and monitoring production. Taking advantage of the wide range of available die is simple too, thanks to the speed and ease with which they can be changed. Keeping production running is effort free with this pill press, as there is just a single hopper to fill to feed all nine heads, and the electronic speed control enables you to optimize the production process to suit your conditions. For example, you can use a stronger, slower press on a product where you may be having problems with the binding, or a faster run with less pressure once you have your formula perfected and want to produce tablets full steam ahead.

The RTP9 produces tablets that are of a very high standard and a consistent weight. Its 40kN maximum pressure ensures that the tablets are well compacted and solid. The optional force feeder is well worth specifying, as it not only makes it easy to achieve exact tablet measurements every time, but it ensures excellent cost control and efficiency.

This machine has the capacity to produce both scored or unscored tablets, and tablets of irregular shape. The tablet press’s ejection mechanism is smooth and unimpeded, involving the tablets coming up out of the die, then rolling across a bar and down into an ejection tube. Such is the speed of production at maximum power that the hardest part of running this machine is keeping pace with its productivity.

Technical Specifications

The RTP9 tablet press has measurements of 1100mm x 480mm x 680mm, and weighs 260 kg. It produces a maximum pressure of 40kN and has a turret speed of 30 r/min. Its motor operates at a maximum power of 1.5 Kw. Available for either single phase or three-phase compatibility, the machine can be supplied either for 110v or 220v use.

The maximum fill depth is 15mm, and the maximum diameter for round tablets is 12mm, while for irregular shaped tablets it is 14mm. The machine produces tablets up to 6mm thick.

Our View

The RTP9 harnesses its impressive power smoothly and flexibly to produce large quantities of consistent, high quality tablets. As well as offering outstanding levels of user safety and construction, thanks to its convenient operating console the RTP9 is exceptionally simple to master and needs little training. All in all, when you add in the easy availability of dies and the fact that it is so undemanding in terms of maintenance, we don’t believe there is anything else out there to touch it. If producing tablets in volume, quickly and efficiently is your goal, then this is the tablet press to go for.

Specification Value
Product RTP 9
Tooling specification RTP Tooling
Number of dies 9
Max Pressure (kN) 40
Max Diameter of Tablet 12mm / 0.47in Round (14mm / 0.55in Irregular)
Max Fill Depth 15mm / 0.59in
Max Thickness of Tablet 6mm / 0.236in
Turret Speed (r/min) 30
Max Production Capacity Per Hour 16200
Number of Filling Stations 1
Double Layered Tablet No
Motor (kW) 1.5
Number of Phases 1
Floor Loading (Static) 0.8 kN/m2
AMP's 13
Volts 240 V (110 V on request)
Height 1100mm / 43.3in
Width 480mm / 18.89in
Depth 630mm / 24.8in
Weight 260kg / 573lbs
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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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 easy to use is the RTP 9 compared to the other RTP's? Is this the best RTP for a beginner?

The RTP 9 is a little more simple to use that the RTP 41 and the RTP 33 as it only has one side to tune. The RTP 10i has more information available to help you tune your press but it has a pre-pressure to tune. It is not that the machine is more or less complicated for a beginner. It really is the same. The main problem that beginners tend to have with there machines is with the formulation. If it is the customers first time pressing a tablet or if they are new to rotary presses then they really should come and see us first.

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