Mechanical Press Equipment

4 out of 5 people buy the wrong machine. 46% of "as is" machines require extensive work.

Frain has over 67 Press machines in stock. Let our experienced engineers match the right machine for your project.

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As-Is: We cycle and video each machine so you can see it running. We believe so soundly in our equipment that if it is not everything you thought it would be, the machine may be returned in like condition within 14 days of shipment, with freight and crating prepaid, for a full refund of the equipment price.

Customized: Frain is the largest redeployment shop in North America with thousands of successful projects completed. Your machine is inspected by some of the best technicians in the industry for worn and damaged parts. The machine is then customized specifically for your project. Finally, we provide a factory acceptance test so that you can see the machine running your product. Start up and training is also available at your facility. Customized machines come with a 6 month warranty for all replaced parts.

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Over 5,000 consumer product companies have trusted Frain with their packaging projects.

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Some testimonials from our customers:

  • "Great job! We will be back."

    — Ron Walters

  • "Frain was able to get us into production in time to meet a very important deadline. I don’t know of any other company that could have pulled this off."

    — Walt Anderson

  • "We started out with one package and it changed, but because of the depth of Frain’s inventory, they were able to move me into the right machine."

    — Chuck Adams

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    - Colton Press Tablet Single Action 340-23 (Frain Number: 5G0302)
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Frain takes the risk out of buying used equipment!

Peace of Mind:

  • Satisfaction Guarantee or your money back!
  • 6 month Warranty with Machine Set-Up
  • Performance Guarantee with Shop Acceptance Testing
  • In-House Testing, R&D Capability, Trial Runs

Best-in-Industry Machinery & Support:

  • Complete & Ready-To-Ship Late Model Machines
  • Operating manuals for every packaging/processing machine
  • Line Integration; Machine Set-Up; Training
  • Professional Project Mangement
  • Onsite Installation & Training
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Based on over 10,000 successful and NOT so successful projects.

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All About Mechanical Press Equipment

Press equipment or presses are used for the production of a number of products including tablets and briquets. Presses are designed to press granules, powders, or small solids into a single mass using a large amount of pressure. The amount of pressure necessary to press the powders or granules into a solid depends on the characteristics of the material that is to be pressed. Bonding agents are sometimes used in the production of tablets or briquets to assist the various materials in bonding together. Single action tablet presses are designed to produce one tablet per cycle and are used for low levels of production. Rotary tablet presses have multiple tablet pressing heads which allow the press to process multiple tablets at a time, though each tablet is at a different level of completion. Rotary tablet presses produce tablets on a continuous basis. Briquet presses a specifically designed for producing briquets.

At Frain there are 2 ways to buy a used machine:

As-Is: We cycle and video each machine so you can see it running. We believe so soundly in our equipment that if it is not everything you thought it would be, the machine may be returned in like condition within 14 days of shipment, with freight and crating prepaid, for a full refund of the equipment price.

Customized: Frain is the largest redeployment shop in North America with thousands of successful projects completed. Your machine is inspected by some of the best technicians in the industry for worn and damaged parts. The machine is then customized specifically for your project. Finally, we provide a factory acceptance test so that you can see the machine running your product. Start up and training is also available at your facility. Customized machines come with a 6 month warranty for all replaced parts.

Pre-Owned vs. Used Machinery

Used Machinery:

  • Ebay - Most equipment that Frain buys from Ebay is missing components. We are able to complete the machines because of our large parts department.
  • Intercompany Transfers - This rarely works because the machines are not what they thought they were, have usually been cannibalized or damaged and require a lot of internal paperwork.
  • Used equipment Dealers - Sold on a "where is, as is" basis. There is no guarantee that the machine will even run. The machine may have received a fresh coat of paint for the picture but that is it.
  • Used equipment Brokers - Brokers do not own any machinery. They are just trying to broker a deal between two parties. They only know what they were told about the equipment. A lot can go wrong and usually does.
  • Auctions - Sold "where is, as is". No returns. If someone else wants the machine you may over pay.
  • Internet Auctions - Unless you are prepared to spend a lot of time and resources reconditioning this equipment you will never get it into production.

Pre Owned Machinery:

  • Complete Descriptions & Photos - Know everything about the machine. Its capabilities, condition and history.
  • Through Inspections - At Frain our expert technicians spend an average of 34 hours on every machine cleaning, inspecting, and replacing missing or broken parts.
  • See it running before you buy - Frain puts every machine to power and videos it cycling and if possible running product.
  • Customized for your product - Frain's technicians can easily spend over 465 hours setting up a machine for a specific application and this is all they do.
  • Factory Acceptance Test - See your machine running your product before you buy. Have your maintenance and operators trained on site.
  • Guaranteed- Frain is the only vender that has a large shop with 36 technicians, a huge parts department and a dedicated field service group that can guarantee your satisfaction or your money back.

Mechanical Press Equipment in Stock

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Colton Press Tablet Rotary 216

Manufacturer: Colton
Model: 216
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Stokes / Compression Component Press Tablet Rotary RD4

Manufacturer: Stokes / Compression Component
Model: RD4
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Manesty / Bosch Pharma Press Tablet Rotary BETA 6 STATION

Manufacturer: Manesty / Bosch Pharma
Model: BETA 6 STATION

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Frain has 67 machines in our Press Category.

Frain is the only source for used equipment where every machine is guaranteed to be in running condition. We cycle, evaluate, upgrade, and video each one of our machines so you can see exactly what you're buying.

With THOUSANDS of machines in stock and ready to ship, we'll help you select the perfect machine for your project.

Let our expert engineers match you with the perfect machine for the job. Answer a couple questions to get started:

  1. What's the purpose of your new machine?
  2. What's the most important factor in your purchase decision?

Price is always a very important part of any project. After watching numerous projects fail because they purchases AS-IS machines that ultimately cost more time and money than the project allowed for, Rich Frain decided to offer the "Successful Project Guarantee."

This means we'll guarantee the condition and readiness of any machine, saving you time AND money.

Because Frain has so many machines, we can also rent any machine.

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Frain owns all of the machines listed for sale, and stores them in a climate controlled warehouse in running condition, skidded, and ready to ship. We'll even send you a video of your machine being cycled by one our expert technicians so you can see exactly what you're buying.

Unlike the "other guys" who have just 1 machine and don't care if it actually fits all your needs, we have THOUSANDS of machines and will fit them to size to guarantee they work for your project.

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Buying or renting a used machine from Frain puts you ahead of schedule. Unlike most AS-IS Used Machinery Vendors, Frain makes sure all of their equipment is in working order. We even send you a copy of the OEM manual.

Frain's Quick Start program guarantees your machine will be up and running sooner. We'll send out one of the technicians that cycled and upgraded your machine to help set it up on-site and ensure you don't have any problems.

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Frain works hard to keep our website up to date with all of our current inventory. If you know exactly what you're looking for, or want to browse our machines, feel free to have a look around. We'd be happy to help you when you're ready.

If you can't find what you want, give us a call. We not only have thousands of machines in stock and ready to ship but manage the overstock and idle machines of many large companies.