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Hydraulic Presses

Hydraulic presses are heavy-duty machines that use liquid pressure to generate a force and are commonly used in industrial and manufacturing settings to apply extreme force onto a workpiece. Hydraulic presses can also be found in car garages and other environments where heavy-duty machinery is needed to apply force. 

How Do Hydraulic Presses Work?

Hydraulic presses work by using a hydraulic fluid, such as oil to push against a piston. The force of the fluid is transferred to the piston, which then applies pressure to the object that the press is pressing against. Hydraulic presses are often used to press large panels, doors and veneer preparations. Available in both heated and cold formats, hydraulic presses can exert a large amount of force, making them ideal for performing tasks that require a lot of power.

Hydraulic presses are one of the most versatile tools in any shop. Hydraulic presses work by using a fluid to transmit force from an external source, such as a hand pump or power unit, to an internal piston.

Hydraulic presses are available in a variety of sizes and capacities, so it’s important to choose the right machine for the job at hand. With proper care and maintenance, a hydraulic press can provide years of reliable service.

Ultra-robust and unmatched in their strength, hydraulic presses are a crucial tool for any workshop or craftsman producing doors and windows (and more). Hydraulic presses are used to press together separate workpieces into one single product. The strength of your average press makes for seamless and defect-free combining of workpieces and leaves a market-friendly, attractive-looking product.

Types of Hydraulic Presses:

At RJ Woodworking, all of our presses are hydraulic heat presses that are more than capable of tackling large woodworking jobs and even more. However, there is a range of other presses out there which are suited to different workplaces with different requirements. These include:

Manually Operated Press – these are small presses operated by hand. They are usually mounted onto tabletops and are used for small woodworking tasks.

Electric Motor Operated Press – lacking the use of pumps and motors, these presses grant quiet, clean operation and will make a great fit for modern, less conventional workshops.

Pneumatic Press – By using compressed air as their power source, these presses maintain excellent functionality at a cheap, cost-effective price.

Hydraulic presses are usually the go-to type of press for craftsmen with demanding workloads that require high-quality processing. They offer exceptional strength that other presses simply aren’t capable of whilst staying relatively quiet and quick when machining.

Our Hydraulic Presses:

All of our presses at RJ Woodworking Machinery are manufactured by SCM Group and offer exceptional durability and effectiveness. Perfect for a long-term investment, these hydraulic presses will sustain frequent usage for years and years to come without suffering negative impacts on the strength and effectiveness of the machine.

Each press grants you additional functionality that any high-end press should. These features include the monitoring of the pressure (so that you can operate the machine to your liking and requirements), variable temperature (for similar reasons, more flexibility for varying workpieces), press times and automatic switch-on.

Browse our range of hydraulic presses below:

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Why Would I Need a Hydraulic Press?

Hydraulic presses are commonly used in industrial and commercial applications where large forces need to be applied. They can be used for pressing, stamping, forming, and moulding operations. Hydraulic presses use fluid to generate force, which is why they are often referred to as fluid power presses. The press consists of a cylinder that contains a piston connected to a platform. When the piston is forced downwards, the fluid is displaced and creates pressure on the platform. This pressure is then transferred to the workpiece, enabling the machine to apply large forces with relatively little effort. Hydraulic presses are available in a variety of sizes and capacities, so it is important to select a machine that is suitable for the intended application. Hydraulic presses are typically more expensive than mechanical presses, but they offer more precision and control. As a result, they are often the preferred choice for critical applications.


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