22 Feb 2018

Manual Hydraulic Press awarded Silver Seal of Quality by Select Science

The Specac Manual Hydraulic Press was recently awarded Silver in Select Science's 'Seal of Quality Program'.

The specac manual hydraulic press has been awarded the silver seal of quality.

This program awards products with various seals of approval, dependant on the number of reviews left by customers. A Silver award means reviews for this product reached a minimum of 75 reviews, at an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars. In fact, the product actually has 83 reviews, putting it 17 away from Gold.

The leading sample preparation device reached Bronze in 2017, so we are naturally delighted to now see it climb to Silver. We are confident it will go further before the end of the year.

The Manual Hydraulic Press, a leading laboratory hydraulic press with the Silver Seal of Quality from Select Science.


Select Science also celebrated the achievement and the success of their Seal of Quality Program as a whole,

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a trusted, independent publisher, we are delighted to announce the latest recipients of our new Seal of Quality Program which aims to help scientists across the world see at a glance the top-rated products on the market – in the eyes of their peers,” said SelectScience Editor-in-Chief, Kerry Parker. 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Specac for their brilliant achievement — being recognised for an exceptionally high-quality product by the people who matter, their customers.

David Smith, Managing Director of Specac had this to say,

We are delighted to see this product reach new heights in customer satisfaction. It has always been a premium example of our passion for Great British Engineering.

We are confident and excited to see the Manual Press, and other products, climb in the Seals of Quality Program.

The Manual Hydraulic Press has always been a leading sample preparation product. Reliable, consistent and requiring little maintenance, it truly is a platinum quality device.

Try the Manual Press for yourself at a trade show

Discuss the Manual Press with a Specac representative at an upcoming conference and try it out for yourself:

  • Pittcon February 2018, booth 2354
  • ACS March 2018, booth 432
  • Analytica April 2018, hall A2, booth 415
  • Achema 2018, hall 4.2, booth A77

Contact us to arrange a coffee and a chat at one of these shows.

Reviews for the Manual Press include the below:

  • This press is better than the other ones I've used, you need a lot less pumps to get the proper pressure. Also the circular markings on the hydraulic stand makes it easy to center the dyes.
  • I have been using it for more than six years now and it never failed to help me in the IR spectroscopy.
  • Very sturdy, does what is advertised and is a one-of-its-kind product.
  • Hydraulic press works like a dream. I use the press in conjunction with the heating platens to melt press ion exchange materials together. In the past I had used a muffle furnace and a C-clamp to do this and I had to make 5-10 samples to get 1 good sample. With the press the prepared membranes work nearly every time with much greater control over the experimental conditions.
  • It is easy to use and performed as expected. It can be used for many purposes such as FTIR pellet preparation, XPS sample pellet preparations and other sample processing with pressure.
  • It is easy to use, and very safe to protect the user when handling the machine.

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