D-TXA 2-18 Air Automatic

Models: D-TXA 2-18, D-TXA 2-18W

Versatile Enough for All Types of Products.

  • The D-TXA-2-18 commercial air-automatic dual-heat dough press is perfect for high production volumes (150-200/hr). The D-TXA-2-18 dough press is an easy, affordable way to improve your production time as well as your finished product.

    The D-TXA-2-18 is constructed of heavy-duty stainless steel and is a swing-away design with 18-inch upper and lower heated platens that aid in pressing sticky dough and activating yeast for faster proofing. A dual push button start makes it the fastest and easiest semi-automatic press in the industry. The D-TXA-2-18 can be used with dual heat, upper heat only, or no heat – making it an efficient, durable, and versatile choice for all types of products.

    The D-TXA-2-18 Dual Heated Platens offer your Pizza and Tortilla dough operations the ability to speed up your production with faster pressing times. Operators are able to press thinner products more consistently and faster than traditional methods. Plus, dough pulled from refrigeration can be pressed immediately, keeping it from shrinking back. The dual heated platens can help activate yeast for faster proofing and par baking.

    • Digital time and temperature controls.
    • Bottom swing out design saves space and is easier to use than top swinging models.
    • Flattens dough balls into product up to 18” in diameter.
    • Illuminated power On/Off switch.
    • Two start buttons for hands clear operation.
    • Sleek, modern, durable, easy to clean design.
    • Optional non-stick coated upper and lower platens.
    • Emergency stop button.
    • Stainless steel exterior with aluminum upper and lower platens.
    • Full range thickness adjustment from paper thin to 7/8”
    • CE, ETL and ETL Sanitation (to NSF Standards) listed.
    • 25″H x 18″ W x 24″ D.
    • Shipping Weight: 235 lbs.
    • Electrical: 220 Volt/60 Hz, 3100 Watts, 15 Amps, 6-20P NEMA Plug.
    • Air: 100-130 PSI Inlet, 1 CFM.
    • Temperature Range: Off – 450°F, 232°C upper & lower platens.
    • Made in the U.S.A.

  • Dual Heated Platens 

    Pizza/Tortilla Dough

    • Speeds up production (faster pressing times)
    • Enables pressing thinner products
    • Aids dough flow
    • Allows dough to be pressed straight from refrigeration unit
    • Helps keep dough from shrinking back

    Pizza Dough

    • Enables pressing thinner products
    • Aids in pressing sticky dough
    • Helps activate yeast for faster proofing if desired
    • Enables par baking pizza crust

    Tortilla Dough

    • Initial grill off for tortillas
    Variable Thickness Control 

    • Makes it possible to achieve desired thickness and ensures consistent thickness at the same dough ball weight.

    • 18” platen allows for making variable crust sizes and thickness up to 18 inches. The size of the crust is determined by the weight of the dough ball and the thickness setting.
    • Depends on the desired size of the crust:
      9” to 18” = 150-200/hr.
      7” to 9” = 300-400/hr.
      6” or under = 600-800/hr.
    Pressing Tips 

    Tortilla Dough (Pre-Grill)

    • Recommended Time:
      1-3 seconds
    • Recommended Temperature:

    Par Bake Pizza Dough

    • Recommended Time:
      Depends on percent par bake desired
    • Recommended Temperature:

    Fresh Pizza Dough

    • Recommended Time:
      Warm dough, moderate to high yeast…2 seconds
      Cold dough, moderate yeast…4-6 seconds
      Cold dough, small amount of yeast…8 seconds
    • Recommended Temperature:
      Warm dough…110°F, Cold dough…150°F
    Finished Product 

    • Pressed dough keeps air in the crust, unlike sheeted dough where the air is forced out of the crust. Pressed dough is consistent in thickness and size, unlike hand tossed where the thickness and size can be inconsistent.

    • D-TXA-2-18 is easy to use. Prepare dough balls, set temp/thickness, place dough ball in center of lower platen and press the dough.

    • Presses require no skilled labor.
    • Presses are safe and have no age requirements, unlike sheeters/rollers.

    Features Include

    • Digital temperature control displays current reading
    • Digital timer (count down begins automatically when platen lowers and resets after the platen raises)
    • Full range thickness adjustment from paper thin to 7/8”
    • Bottom swing out design saves space and is easier to use than top swinging models
    • Illuminated On/Off switch
    • Two start buttons for hands clear operation
    • Heat indicating light that turns off when set temperature is reached
    • Flattens dough balls into pizzas up to 18” in diameter
    • Stainless steel exterior with aluminum upper and lower platens
    • Sleek, modern, durable, easy to clean design
    • Emergency stop button
    • Quick lube fittings for easy maintenance

    Optional Features

    • Non-stick PTFE coated upper and lower platens
    • Powder coated white finish


    • CE
    • ETL Electrical Safety (UL and CSA Standards)
    • ETL Sanitation (to NSF Standards)

    Recommended Cleaning Instructions

    • Wipe down with a moist towel. If needed, use damp sponge with minimal soap and water and then dry off.

    Width: 18 3/16 inches, 46.2 centimeters
    Height: 25-1/8 inches, 63.8 centimeters
    Depth: 24-11/16 inches, 62.7 centimeters
    Shipping: 235lbs.
    220 Volt/60 Hz
    3100 Watts
    15 Amps
    6-20P NEMA Plug
    100-130 PSI Inlet, 1 CFM
    See Compressor Specifications (Separate).
    Temperature Range
    Off-450℉, 232℃ upper & lower platen

  • D-TXA-2-18-tortilla

    D-TXA-2-18W (White)

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    D-TXA-2-18 (Stainless Steel)

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