Stokes Model 560

High Speed Tablet Press Machine

Tablet Press

The Stokes Model 560 is a heavy duty, extremely durable high speed tablet press machine. The press is single sided with two pre-compression stations, which allows the user to easily convert the press to bi-layer tablets. The turret is removable providing greater flexibility and ease-of-cleaning.

Design Features:

  • Four column heavy duty structure provides great stability and low noise levels
  • Fully-automatic press: lower rolls and fill cams adjusted by servo motors
  • Sealed roller bearings in all pressure rolls eliminate oil leaks in rolls
  • Mechanical feed system forces material into die increasing production output
  • Upper and lower die table dust collection with die table scrapper keeps press clean longer
  • Automatic punch lubrication ensures long life of tooling and cams
  • Cleanly designed hopper and butterfly valve assembly prevents loss of powder
  • Extra-large hopper opening helps material flow
  • Enhanced lighting in upper and lower sections for better visibility
  • Equipped with OSHA approved safety interlocks



  • Isolated compression zone keeps press clean
  • Allen Bradley Servo Motors for lower rolls and fill cams with accurate encoder position feedback

Isolated pressing
Dual pre-compression


  • Three 10 ton compression stations on the single sided press allows for dual pre-compression for direct compressible powders and optional bi-layer production
  • All compression stations (pre and final) use identical components to reduce spare parts inventory
  • Four LED lights illuminate the compression zone for clear observation during production and cleaning



  • Dual level, three paddle mechanical feeder design maintains powder head pressure for uniform filling of the dies
  • Wide opening inlet improves powder flow ability on difficult powders at higher production speeds

Status Lights

  • Colored lights mounted in the press frame illuminate the doors to indicate tablet press status
  • Stack light not required
  • Heavy Duty upper doors eliminate door vibrations for quiet operation



Optional CS Control System is designed with all Allen Bradley components for an economical control system (which can be retrofitted to any make and model of tablet press) lets you:

  • Increase efficiency
  • Increase reliability
  • Increase performance
  • Increase safety

CS Control System
Technical Specifications:

Model
BBS-79
BB-61
B-51
D-41
No. of Punches
79
61
51
41
RPM Speed (min-max)
10 - 100
10 - 100
10 - 100
10 - 100
Max. Output(Tablets/h)
474,000
366,000
306,000
246,000
Max. Dia.(mm)
Ø11
Ø13
Ø16
Ø25
Die Dia. (mm)
Ø22
Ø24
Ø30
Ø38
Motor Power KW
11
11
11
11
Main pressure KN
30
100
100
100
Pre-pressure # 1 KN
30
100
100
100
Pre-pressure # 2 KN
30
100
100
100
Max. Filling Depth
16
16
16
20
Dia. of Punch mm
19
19
19
25.35
Pitch Circle Diameter mm
720
720
720
720
Weight Kg
4000
Dimension mm
1200 x 1200 x 1800