Hydraulic Press FAQ

Why would I use a hydraulic instead of a servo or mechanical press?

A hydraulic press is ideal when you need full tonnage at any point in the stroke profile and full energy at any speed. With a lot of flexibility in die height and stroke length, a hydraulic press can achieve deeper draws and more complex forms.

Are there any disadvantages to a using a hydraulic vs. a servo or mechanical press?

The primary disadvantage of a hydraulic press is a relative reduction in production speed.

What is the cost of a hydraulic vs. a servo or mechanical press?

Typically, hydraulic presses are more cost effective, but the specific application requirements of each case should be assessed.