Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses by Specac Ltd

Manufacturer Specac Ltd
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Average Rating: 4.4
65 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Good for educational laboratories
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: For educational laboratory

"It is very easy to use. We have been using this product for many years and got no problem at all."

Review date: 24 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Euclid Chemical Company



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results, use everyday without trouble.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:KBr pellet preparation for FTIR analysis

"This product is perfectly designed for the application. Very easy to use and maintain. Being preset to 10 tonnes is a nice added feature."

Review date: 20 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Huddersfield



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Easy to use, safe and does the job well.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Sample preparation for XRF and IR

"The press is used regularly with students, so it is important that it is easy to use and safe. The Atlas manual hydraulic press performs in both of these areas and has required minimal maintenance so does represent good value for money. It does the job that it is supposed to do well with a minimum of fuss."

Review date: 20 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: The University of Bristol



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Good product but too expensive
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Pressing oxide pellets

"Works to press metal oxide pre-cursors into pellets for solid state reactions. Way too expensive for an academic research budget."

Review date: 20 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Borealis AB



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Too long cooling time
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Moulding films or plaques for further analysis.

"I only have one concern. It takes to long to cool down. From 150°C down to 40°C takes 40 minutes! A real disappointment, we often have a lot of samples to mould, and it will take to long. The old Specac presse we have takes ~5 minutes to cool down. Otherwise it is OK"

Review date: 20 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: BRIO Hranice s.r.o., Czech Rep., EU



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
It works good.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Making samples for Calorimetric analysis

"We repair them for our customers - those pressure machines are really good staff. Except: I can not to find on the net documentation for older types."

Review date: 20 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: MRS Healthcare solutions LLC



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great product. Value for money
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:XRF SAMPLE PREPARATION,

"We received better price than competition , it is very simple to use unlike other product. Same press can be used for IR sample preparation"

Review date: 20 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A particularly cost-effective instrument
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Prepare high-quality KBr discs of student-prepared organic compounds

"This press really delivers the goods; it's easy to use safely and consistently delivers a well-formed disc. There is no difficulty connecting the vacuum pump. The pressure display is particularly easy to read."

Review date: 20 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: SANCHEZ INKS MEXICO



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
An 8 out of 10.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Blocking of printed samples

"It is effective but the plastic panels are not very scratch resistant. There are oil leaks."

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Sánchez, S.A de C.V.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
It is easy to use and with good results.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Uses in liquid inks

"Although if you are not careful, a lot of oil is spilled from the purge part. Acrylics get damaged very easily and hoses are broken It is a good product"

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: PANalytical Mexico



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
High quality value to the customer
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cement, mining, raw material,

"Specac systems have high quality and are very reliable"

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Not disclosed



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
It meets the specs and is sufficient for our needs
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Quick analysis of samples before expensive tests.

"The tests are sufficiently reproduceable and accurate to serve as an initial screen before more comprehensive tests."

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: IPEX Technologies Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great press for producing small samples
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:PVC Composition

"Very good press for producing small samples. We use the press to produce films for transmission FTIR analysis."

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Athlone Institute of technology



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Good, gets the job done
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Compressed tablets with API's

"Reproducibility can be an issue on making tablets. Slight deviation in the press can lead different hardness of tablets"

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: JCT Analysentechnik



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It is perfect if you need pellets to analyse!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pharmazeutical Industry

"Weather KBr pellets, wooden pellets or polymere scrubs needed in pellet form! This press is easy to handle, compact and nearly unbreakable. Totally worth the money! My customers are satisfied as well as I am as application specialist through every kind of application field."

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: QUB



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great facility
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:analyse drug release from composite

"This facility is very reliable and useful for our making pellets of composite materials."

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Omega d.o.o.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
A workhorse
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Kidney stone analysis

"Installed today for kidney stone analysis with no problem. Rugged and reliable, a classic. (Heavy, though ...)"

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Engineering



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great result and convenience
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyse tissue sample

"Very effective product , convenience and no hassle"

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Labindia analytical instruments pvt ltd., bangalore



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very essential tool in spite of modern ATR techniques
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:powder samples

"The quality of the material of construction is very good. Does not get rusted for a many years. The pressure is maintained and absolutely easy to use."

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: QS Instruments Sdn Bhd



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Easy to use, compact and rugged.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Various applicaton

"The press is extremely easy to use, compact and rugged. The maintenance of the unit is extremely low and we have been using it for more than 3 years on various samples without a single breakdown."

Review date: 19 Jul 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Accutool



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Works well, very reliable
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Compression test on hip part

"Press works well, we have never had an issue, we have several off these units"

Review date: 11 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Clysar LLC



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Easy to use
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Analyzing plastic resin

"The product works well once the setting stabilizes. We had to purchase additional supplies for this purpose. The press is not super precise so care is needed in determining the thickness of the sample."

Review date: 10 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: imec



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very useful and fits well in a nice lab.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:KBr disk prep for IR

"Very easy to use and always clean and accurate. Also use for high pressure bonding."

Review date: 10 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Euclid Chemical Company



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Durable, sturdy, great for what we need
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:FTIR sample preparation, KBr pellets

"This is a useful and durable piece of equipment that can be used repeatedly without incident."

Review date: 09 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Elopak AS



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Work horse and versatile
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Pressing polymer discs from molten polymer

"We have used it for many years and it is easy modify and add additional equipment custom made by ourselves "

Review date: 09 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of São Paulo



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Preparation of ceramic materials

"I enjoyed this equipment. We have this cold press in our laboratory for preparation of ceramic materials. It has easy use and maintenance. I recommend it to everyone."

Review date: 09 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: The University of Bristol



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Complete work-horse with no issues.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Pressing of inorganic pellets.

"We have a fairly old version of this press, so old in fact that no one in the lab as any idea who bought it. It is still a work-horse, being used frequently. One of the rubber valves did go a year or so ago, but the workshop here said how easy it was to get the parts for fixing it, from Sepac."

Review date: 09 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Dar el Djazairia



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results for XRF usage
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Sample preparation for XRF

"Easy to operate, with various choses of pallet dies"

Review date: 09 May 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: UNIVERSITY OF YORK, Department of Chemistry



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
We use it for spectroscopy applications
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:IR spectroscopy identification of organic and organometallic compound post graduate course other app

"We are using lots of your products for the IR, UV and other application successfully and the are easy to use and last long (High quality)"

Review date: 20 Mar 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: McGill University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Engineering research

"Perfect in every stage. Great technical support. Low price and great performance, easy to use and robust."

Review date: 18 Mar 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of malaya



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good investment for those who want to buy the precise compaction machine.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Powder metallurgy

"Atlas compaction machine is really good for compressing powder into pellets. The force applied is synchronizes with the dial gauge. Accurate reading can be set up during compaction process."

Review date: 18 Mar 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Birla



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Making thin plastic films

"The press was very easy to use. We only had one issue in using - that the heaters would very frequenly go out. My recommendation would be to improve the heaters."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Masterpak Sal - INDEVCO



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very essential machine for sample preparation, We rely on it.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:hot film pressing

"Very easy to use. High quality pressing. Long-Termer Easy to maintain ."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of St Andrews



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
A simple pellet press!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Solid state chemistry synthesis of ceramics

"A simple easy product to use and make pellets with for solid state synthesis."

Review date: 11 Jan 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Yarmouk University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Happy to have it in my lab
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Making self-supported discs

"It is easy to use; best to prepare self-supported discs for IR analysis"

Review date: 09 Jan 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Confalonieri Spa



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
We can have this kind of feedback only when using this instrument.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze sticking on printed pvc

"We achieve reproducible results in an easy and fast way."

Review date: 04 Jan 2017 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Newmont mining



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
I think the unit was great but has issues when used for production purposes.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Make pressed pellets

"The press works, however with continual use oil leaks seem to be an issue. I contacted customer service and they sent me new gaskets and seals but this was only a temporary fix. The contact I was communicating with was also in England (I'm in the US) so this also delayed the fix."

Review date: 23 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Sánchez, S.A de C.V.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Having this equipment helps us to be better than our competitors.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Printing inks

"The Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses works well and helps us with our work, but sometimes the pressure is not maintained and one has to adjust it. Atlas heated, it would be good if the top plate tubiera temperature sensor, because when the top separates the temperature increases a lot causing it to burn."

Review date: 23 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: The University of the West Indies, Mona. Department of Physics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Excellent results! An essential tool for XRF pellet preparation
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Preparation of pellets for X-ray Flourescence analysis

"Product is extremely easy to use. It requires minimal maintenance and the results are way above what is required."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Aurubis Bulgaria



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great, we recommend it
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pelletizing of powdered geological samples

"Very intuitive and easy to use. Superb quality and excellent price/value ratio"

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Trinity College Dublin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Vital teaching tool when it comes to FTIR
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

"Good press requiring minimal servicing. Produces consistent pellets. Was always able to achieve the required pressures."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: K.I.Abdulkadir & partners Co., Ltd.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use and operate the instrument
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:hydraulic press

"Easy to understand how to use the instrument and how to quote the instrument"

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Texas at San Antonio



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Solid instrument. It's reliable and gets the job done.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Prepare potassium bromide pellets for analysis of inorganic compounds-coordination complexes and org

"The press operates effectively and simply providing reproducible pellets of high quality for IR analysis. The components of the press are easy to use and my students quickly became adept at using the instrument."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Binergy Scientific Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Grate quality and useful tool for R&D work.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Electrodes for energy storage

"The press is easy to use and allows precise force control. Additional benefits is relatively large working distance between the platens, which suits all our needs. The platens and entire unit is made of high quality materials and no any signs of wear are present even after few years heavy use. In that period, there was only one event of the need to bleed an air bubble out of the hydraulic system."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Hull



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
No second choice: this is the right product
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Pelletization for spectroscopy and synthesis

"Robust, easy to use pellet press. Specac make the right product for this application. No second choice."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: West



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Meets our needs.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:QC analysis

"Works as described. We purchased as a pellet press."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Sherbrooke



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very good!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:physic reserch

"The press is good product. It has worked very well since we purchase it. Good repeatability."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Western University - ICFAR



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Perfect, easy to use, robust!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Catalyst Pelletization

"We have been using this equipment for 4 years in our lab for catalyst pelletization/preparation and we are so happy with it. Highly Recommended!"

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Perfect for pressing small samples.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Optoelectronics

"Very good product and easy to use. The die sets are also very good."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Costa Rica



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use but can still be improved
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Pellet preparation for FTIR analysis of nanocomposites

"Easy to use, however sometimes the pellets stick to the metal discs making it difficult to get them without breaking them."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: O'Brien Cement



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
very good service and prodcuts
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:pressed pellet xrf sample preperation

"Great product for any size lab, its is compact, durable and fits the intended use very well. We also haev a specac die which is also a great tool for making pressed pellets, they are durable and a long lasting product. For the amount we use these procucsts they are very good value for money"

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: National University of Singapore



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Provided ultra smooth pellets and a good research companion for this specific use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze grain boundaries and morphological features by pressing powder into pellets

"It was up to the satisfaction by providing a super smooth pellets with various thickness. This helped us in understanding the morphological studies very professionally without any physical errors. The equipment's ease of use is an appreciating factor."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Albany International



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easier to use than other presses for this need
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Making KBr Pellets for IR

"I have used it at another company and found it better than the one the new company has."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: PerkinElmer



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Love it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Plastic Recycling

"Easy to use. I enjoy the easiness to compress the samples and make films."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Thermo Fisher Scientific S.L.U.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
The workhorse for Infrared laboratories
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:TFS Infrared Applications Laboratory

"Easy to use, accurate and reproducible results. Some maintenance needed Main tool for KBr pellets"

Review date: 21 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Applied Photophysics



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Die can't be evacuated
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:KBr discs for spectroscopy

"The hydraulic press itself was fine, but the die can't be evacuated because there is no channel for the air to escape. The mating surfaces are in full contact at every point."

Review date: 19 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Bangladesh Air Force



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Great Equipment, Very Effective for Workshop
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Used in BAF Workshop

"Easy to use, low maintenance cost, easy to maintenance."

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Thai Toray Synthetics Co.,Ltd.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very good
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Engineering plastic

"The machine is very good of use, convenience for making press film"

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: FORTH - IESL



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results, most reliable press.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Research institute

"I have used several hydraulic presses, but the one from Specac is the most reliable."

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of California, Irvine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Good results with fine ceramic powders, only if used with a die lubricant.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pressing ceramic powder samples

"For my purposes of pressing ceramic powders, it is important to know that a lubricant is more than likely required. The fine, hard ceramics I use have caused the pellet to be very difficult to remove from the die if no lubricant is used. The fine powders get wedged in between the cavity in the wall of the die and the pellet, and when significant force has to be used to remove the pellet, the powders can scratch the walls of the die. This produces uneven surface finish, and makes it difficult to reproducibly make pellets. However, if a lubricant like zinc stearate or similar is used, the process becomes much more pleasant, and can be fairly reproducible. Inevitably some samples will still come out cracked, but overall it is a robust process."

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Ljubljana



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Working horse. Running almost with zero maintenance costs.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Wood science, tablet pressing for XRF analysis

"There is nothing complicated with this device. The tablets can be pressed easily and effectively. The device is in daily use by experienced scientists and students. The only drawback is ordering of the spare-parts. Web page is confusing, and time consuming."

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: UCL



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A real lab workhorse!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Process polymers for various testing methods

"The machine is easy to use and we also swap between heated and non-heated platens, which is simple to do. the temperature control is fast and accurate and we have had no problems with the machine"

Review date: 06 Dec 2016 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University of Sisuan and Balouchestan



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"We use "Atlas Manual Hydraulic Press" for creating KBr tablet for FTIR determination. It has some advantages such as being robust, fast, and easy to use. The tablet given by this press is well suited for our purposes."

Review date: 20 Dec 2013 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: 3M Healthcare



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:FTIR

"I have used this press for a number of years and it is very robust. It’s easy to use and keep clean. The value for money is excellent as it will last you for years. I know at our company we have one that is 10-15 years old and still going strong."

Review date: 15 Apr 2013 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: université paulsabatier



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

Review date: 22 Aug 2009 | Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses
Specac’s Atlas Series Manual Hydraulic Press is available in 15 and 25 ton load configurations, and is intended for a wide range of laboratory press applications. The press has a compact, small footprint design making it ideal for bench-top and glove box laboratory applications.

With a rigid steel construction, and protective safety shield as standard, this laboratory hydraulic press is particularly well-suited for FTIR KBr pellet press, XRF pellet press, and thin film press applications when used in conjunction with Specac Evacuable Pellet Die assemblies or Heated Platens and associated Thin Film making kits.

The easy-to-read dual scale gauge is calibrated in both UK imperial tons and metric tons, and an adjustable pressure control value allows reproducible load for repetitive applications. A range of conversion gauges (0-1, 0-2 and 0-5 Tons) are available for low pressure hydraulic press applications.