Cleaning Your TDP 5 Tablet Press

 

Cleaning your TDP 5 Tablet Press

Maintaining your press is critical to keep it working in good running order and to avoid cross-contamination. LFA stocks cleaning products needed to perform this task.


We suggest a thorough clean happens at least once a month.


We’ll start by removing your timing bar, boot and finally your baseplate.


 

Step 1

Brush off any excess powder from the ejection tray with a soft brush.


A hand in latex disposable gloves brushing off any excess powder from the ejection tray with a soft brush

Remove the 2 screws either side of your ejection tray and then place it to one side.


 A hand in latex disposable gloves removing two screws either side of the ejection tray   

Step 2

Take off the hopper catching any powder still inside.


Hands in latex disposable gloves taking off the hopper catching any powder inside

Now remove the small set screw on the side of the boot with an Allen key.

Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the small set screw on the side of the boot with an Allen key

Then remove the boot bolt and spring by hand or with grippers if needed.


Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the boot bolt and spring by hand

The boot will now be free.


Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the free boot from the machine 

Step 3

Next, take a soft brush and brush off all the loose dust on the base plate.


 A hand in latex disposable gloves brushing off all the loose dust on the base plate

Remove the 2 screws and nut securing the timing bar in place.


Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the 2 screws and nut securing the timing bar in place

Your timing bar will now be free, be careful with the cam wheel at the top of the timing bar as it will also be loose.


 Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the timing bar whilst being careful with the cam wheel at the top of the timing bar as it will also be loose

Step 4

Remove the set screw at the front of the base plate, this will release the die.


Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the set screw at the front of the base plate, this will release the die

Undo the 2 bolts underneath the base plate to release it.


 Hands in latex disposable gloves undoing the 2 bolts underneath the base plate to release it

Step 5

Lift the base plate out but be careful your die doesn’t fall out.


Hands in latex disposable gloves lifting the base plate out whilst being careful the die doesn't fall out

Again brush out the loose powder.


A hand in latex disposable gloves brushing out the loose powder

Remove the bolt securing the lower punch with an Allen key.


Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the bolt securing the lower punch with an Allen key

Now remove your lower punch
.

 A hand in latex disposable gloves removing the lower punch

Step 6

Lower the upper drift assembly using the flywheel and undo the securing nut and then remove your upper punch.


A hand in latex disposable gloves lowering the upper drift assembly using the flywheel

Remove the locking bar with an Allen key.


 Hands in latex disposable gloves removing the locking bar with an Allen key

Step 7

Now, spray using a heavy foam cleaner, this can be purchased from our website.


A hand in latex disposable gloves spraying the tablet press with a heavy foam cleaner

Take a clean cloth and clean ensuring all dirt and debris is removed.


Now with a bowl of warm soapy water, wash your boot and baseplate and tooling, don’t use anything abrasive.


Once clean immediately dry them and then reassemble your TDP 5.


 

LFA idea bulbGrease your machine!

As part of your routine maintenance it’s always advised to maintain the grease points, please see our videos on TDP 5 Grease points.

 

 

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