TDP 0 Desktop Tablet Press

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The TDP 0 Tablet Press is an advanced, manually operated pill press that is able to press round tablets up to 12mm in diameter and 6mm thick without the need for electrical power. Thanks to its compact dimensions, light weight and manual operation the TDP 0 is popular in applications that require portability and simplicity of use, including field applications and on work carried out on location.

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The TDP 0 Tablet Press is an advanced, manually operated pill press that is able to press round tablets up to 12mm in diameter and 6mm thick without the need for electrical power. Thanks to its compact dimensions, light weight and manual operation the TDP 0 is popular in applications that require portability and simplicity of use, including field applications and on work carried out on location.

With interchangeable dies and a useful 15 Kn of pressure, the TDP 0 makes it easy to produce high quality tablets for use in universities, hospitals, laboratories and research institutes in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. It is also ideal for any user who needs to make a small number of tablets, or to create tablets on an ad hoc basis.

Exceptionally cheap to run, as it uses no electric power, and simple to maintain, the TDP 0 is a fast and flexible way to produce small quantities of tablets.

Main benefits at a glance:

  • Small and light weight, making it far more portable than electric powered tablet presses
  • Advanced engineering makes it easy to produce high quality tablets without electricity
  • Up to 12mm diameter round tablets
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Interchangeable dies
  • No running costs
  • Well engineered, reliable machine for a wide range of applications

Features

The striking features of the TDP 0 are its light weight, compact size, easy portability and advanced design that makes it possible to produce good quality tablets without an outside power source. Operating completely without electricity, and with a very efficient mechanism to turn manual power into pressure, the TDP 0 is the perfect tablet press for any application that requires a simple but effective tabletting solution in the field or at a low running cost.

With no ongoing expenses beyond the occasional drop of lubricating oil, the TDP 0 is highly cost effective. Yet it can take a wide range of dies, and produce properly compacted tablets of a high standard.

TDP 0 Tablet Press in Use

Before using the TDP 0 you might imagine that it would require a lot of effort, but nothing could be further from the truth. Once you have installed the die and filled the machine with powder you simply crank the handle. It only takes a modest amount of effort, yet produces first rate tablets. It is easy enough to turn out twenty tablets a minute, and with a little practise you can readily manage forty a minute.

If you want to adjust the tablet thickness or hardness, both are easy to achieve with just a couple of movements.

That really is all there is to it. The machine itself weighs about 24Kg, and is small and compact enough to lift without too much difficulty. Compared to many hundreds of kilos in weight for most large commercial machines, the TDP 0 is a very light weight solution. Certainly, it is light enough to move around a hospital, laboratory or university faculty as needed.

LFA's View

The TDP 0 is a clever piece of engineering that makes it exceptionally easy to churn out tablets at a low cost and in almost any location that has a flat working space. The design is compact and eminently storable when not being used, yet it is highly effective in operation. Stable, surprisingly efficient in its conversion of manual energy into tabletting pressure, and simple to maintain, this is the ideal tablet press for small scale tabletting where the cost and space associated with larger machines cannot be justified. Yet it produces excellent tablets that are strong and durable.

Name Value
Number of dies 1
Production capacity 30-50/min
Diameter of the tablets 5-10 mm
Thickness of tablet 2-6 mm
Max pressure 15 kN
Number of filling stations 1
Double layered tablet No
Weight 20 kg
Height 51 cm
Width 30 cm
Depth 22 cm
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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.

What is your most popular press?

The TDP 5. Hands down this has been the most popular model for a while now. We do get customers coming back and upgrading to the RTP 9 (normally after a couple of years) but most customers starting off go for the TDP 5.

Can I attach a motor to the TDP0?

no, sorry it just is not possible.

What is the maximum pressure of a TDP 0?

The maximum pressure of a TDP 0 is 3.1 kN

What material is the TDP 0 made of? What type of coating is on the machine? Paint/Powder coating?

"The machine is made from a number of materials. The hopper is made from sheet steel, the tooling is made from S7 steel, the boot is cast from brass and has a chrome plate coating, the base is cast from FC250 and coated in an enamel paint. "

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

How many tablets can the TDP 0 make per hour?

We have been able to get speeds of around 30-50 tablets per minute, but the machine will only run for as long as you have the energy to keep it turning.

It is hard to keep up 30-50 tablets per minute for long. I would personally not want to have to make more than 500 tablets at a time and it might take a while.

If you need to make more than this then we recommended the TDP 5.

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.

What is the maximum weight I can have in a tablet with a TDP 0?

This will really depend on the bulk density of your tablets. Watch this video for more information

The best way to describe it is: What weighs more a tone of feathers or a ton of lead? Nether, right?

They both weigh a ton. Their size is what is different. This is the same with powders, you can have some that are like sand and some that are really light and fluffy.

The maximum weight of a tablet you there for being able to make will totally depend on them.

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?

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 packaging is the TDP 0 delivered in? How many pieces does the TDP 0 come in? Does the machine come assembled or do I need to assemble it?
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.

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: https://www.lfatabletpresses.com/warranty

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: 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

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?

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: 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/

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: 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.

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