Stokes Tablet Press Clutch Adjustment – Tech Tip
This is Mike Tousey Techceuticals covering a stokes tablet press twin disc clutch adjustment. Its pretty straightforward. I’m on the back of the machine on a tablet press,, on the fly-wheel side opposite of the hand wheel. What we’re looking at right now is trying to focus on the pin that I’m pointing to here with my screwdriver. And what we want to do with that pin is take that pin and slide it out and up or down. It’s spring loaded and that takes that pin and disengages it. What it’s connecting to is the plate behind it, the pin goes into that plate and locks it into place. So, to adjust it, is to simply to move a slight amount, make a movement up or down to loosen it, go up or right to left. To make it tighter, we;ll go down just little bit. I’m going to turn the hand wheel so you can see it better here. So, now all I have to do is reengage that pin. Now, notice that it doesn’t go all the way in. To get it to go all the way in all you have to do is move your adjustment just a touch, right there, it slides into the plate and I just adjusted it one or two clicks and that’s a significant amount so do just a little bit at a time. Make sure the clutch handle feels like it gets tight and then goes over like a speed bump. It will get tight for one second and then goes into a loose position. And that is the feeling you want. You don’t want a clutch that’s going to be hard to push in, it’s going to be a little bit tight and then it goes into a loose position and when you disengage it, the same way in reverse.