Manual Hydraulic Laboratory Press - 15 and 25 Ton

Manual Hydraulic Press | FTIR + XRF pellet press


Award-winning Hydraulic Press

The Manual Hydraulic Press received the Gold Seal of Quality from SelectScience®, thanks to its outstanding reviews. Read the full article here.

Up to 25 ton laboratory press

This manual laboratory press is ideal as an FTIR press, KBr press and XRF press. All manual presses are available in 15 and 25 ton load configurations, but can be configured as 0-1, 0-2 and 0-5 tons. The press is intended for a wide range of laboratory press applications. It has a compact, small footprint design making it ideal for bench-top and glove-box laboratory applications. Get in touch to try or buy this manual hydraulic press.

Check out the 'Resources' tab further down the page, for application notes and user manuals.

Clear pressure gauge

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.

XRF pellets, KBr pellets, other spectroscopy sample preparation – the atlas manual hydraulic press is an essential piece of equipment for any spectroscopic sample preparation.

A range of conversion gauges (0-1, 0-2 and 0-5 Tons) are available for low pressure applications.

Reliable press for XRF and KBr pellets

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

This press is easy to use, read our 'How to' guide here.

Compatable with measurement standards

Method Number  
Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement ASTM C114
Compounds Using an Infrared Spectrophotometric Technique ASTM D2124
Cement — Test methods — Part 2: Chemical analysis by X-ray fluorescence ISO 29581
Standard Test Methods for Identification of Fibers in Textiles ASTM D276
Determination of the Vinyl Acetate Content of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Copolymers by FTIR ASTM D5594
Standard Practice for Determination of Structural Features in Polyolefins and Polyolefin Copolymers by Infrared Spectrophotometry (FT-IR) ASTM D5576

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For a Manual Lab Press price, contact us for a free quote.

Manual Laboratory Press reviews:

  • "I have used several hydraulic presses, but the one from Specac is the most reliable"George Kenanakis of Forth – IESL
  • "The quality of the product is excellent and we never had problem with the results"Margirose Ancheta of Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Mfg. Ltd
  • "A real lab workhorse!" – Jonathan Knowles of UCL

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Manual Hydraulic Press
  • Atlas Manual Hydraulic Press 15T A complete Atlas Manual Press 15T, ideal for FTIR, KBr and XRF pellet preparation. Can easily be calibrated as a 10 ton press. GS15011
  • Atlas Manual Hydraulic Press 25T A complete Atlas Manual Press 25T, ideal for FTIR, KBr and XRF pellet preparation. GS25011
Application Notes
Data Sheets
  • Manual Press Datasheet

    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.
User Manuals


  • Award-winning pellet press
  • 15 ton and 25 ton configurations
  • Polycarbonate safety guards
  • Adjustable upper bolster
  • Adjustable pressure control valve
  • Vacuum ports
  • Pressure release valve
  • Low pressure conversion gauges
  • Ideal for FTIR, KBr and XRF sample preparation