Laboratory Presses

Presses have been used in the laboratory and testing environment since 1940s. They are generally used for palletizing, fluid extraction, pressure forming, destructive testing and other types of testing procedures. Material engineering, material testing, extraction and forming can all be performed from either manual, pneumatic or hydraulic presses. Other types of presses are pellet presses, transfer presses and elimination presses - each type specializes in a distinct process.

How Do Laboratory Presses Work?

Standard unheated thick metal plates called "plantains"can be forced together by hydraulic presses for the use of pelletizing, destructive testing pressure forming and fluid extraction. The plantains can also be then heated to accelerate the process of degradation of material or to enhance the material properties of the final product under heat and pressure.

HiTechTrader’s Inspection Process to deliver a quality used laboratory press

The first step is pressurizing the press to about half of its capacity. We then let the press sit for a period of time - typically 24 hours. We then calculate the loss of pressure over the 24 hour period, then research to determine if the loss of pressure over a period of time meets the manufacturer's expectations.

Top Press Manufacturers

Carver is one of the top manufacturers of laboratory presses.

Shipping of a Press

HiTechTrader ships all presses (except for little hand presses) via LTL on pallet. This ensures the product reaches the customer safely.

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