Editorial Article: Why Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses Are Rated So Highly

Exceptional feedback from scientists worldwide helps secure a Seal of Quality for Specac’s Atlas presses

23 Mar 2018

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Specac Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses have been recognized with a Silver Seal of Quality, putting them in the top 0.1% of all products on the SelectScience® website when it comes to customer feedback. Scientists’ opinions are absolutely fundamental to the Seals of Quality, which are allocated purely on the strength of independent reviews. Launched in June 2017, the aim is to further help scientists around the world easily identify the products that their peers rate the highest.

The Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses are designed for FTIR, KBr and XRF pellet pressing and are available up to a 25-ton load configuration, making them suitable for a wide range of laboratory applications, including the analysis of metals, pharmaceuticals, printing inks and food. The press’s small footprint and easy-to-use design has made it popular among scientists worldwide. 

So, what are scientists saying about Specac’s Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses?


The manual press was easy to use. I have been using it for more than six years now and it never failed to help me in the IR spectroscopy
Andrew Abdelmalek

Eva Pharma


Compact, efficient, and reliable… I give tours to prospective students and I always say that the press is the only machine on campus that will work every time you use it
William White

University of California Irvine


Very sturdy, does what is advertised and is a one-of-its-kind product. So overall, very happy
Dr. Charlotte Vogt

University of Utrecht

The SelectScience® Seal of Quality program recognizes the products that have consistently received the highest review ratings. Awards are allocated in line with strict criteria based on the quantity of reviews a product has received and the average rating of those reviews. There are four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Celebrating feedback

David Smith, managing director at Specac, says the company is delighted to receive the Silver Seal of Quality and is now aiming even higher: “At Specac, we pride ourselves on our high-specification, high-quality-of-workmanship products. It is of course, reassuring, that these brand values are recognized by customers. Such a prestigious award is, however, all the more valuable because it is the direct result of reviews from our peer group, through an organization like SelectScience, with such a strong reputation for independence in the industry. Silver is not enough, of course, and we will continue to strive for Platinum.”


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