Customized Hydraulic Press Frequently Asked Questions

MULTIPRESS (formally known as Dennison Multipress) is a renowned name in the hydraulic press industry. We are proud to have been in the custom press solutions business for nearly 70 years, with over 70,000 customized hydraulic press installations. Our experienced, trained staff is happy to provide your business with a customized press that meets your production requirements.

Please give us a call or send us an email! Our experts will ask you a variety of questions to help determine what style, tonnage, and press options are necessary to meet your goals. Please be ready to provide information on your intended application, material, and what (if any) type of equipment you are using to achieve your application presently. We are happy to visit your business as required to fully understand your business’ needs.

MULTIPRESS is happy to provide presses with or without tooling. Please inquire for more information.

Yes! The MULTIPRESS team is experienced in integrating our industrial hydraulic presses with a variety of other equipment, such as material handling and placement, robotics, or conveyors. Our experts will work with you and your vendors to help define the project’s needs, design the correct interfaces, install the equipment, and test and commission the system for you. When you choose an automated solution from MULTIPRESS, your business will see increases in productivity, quality, and consistency, paired with a reduction in material handling costs. Please contact us to discuss your automated solution goals, today!

Lead times vary depending upon machine size, scope of your application, and demand. Naturally, standard equipment has shorter lead times than customized solutions. We encourage you to contact us to access an accurate lead time of your desired equipment.

Standard models include traditional manual controls; however, touch screens are available for those customers who prefer them. Touch screen HMI’s provide the user with the ability to upgrade from limit switches to a linear transducer, which allows for the control of ram movements. HMI’s also provide a platform to electronically control tonnage and speed.

MULTIPRESS can provide any spare part required for your machine. Some parts are also available on a commercial basis. For help determining which spares your machine needs or purchasing spare parts, please call us at 877.264.9611.

Your peace of mind is our priority! When you purchase a customized machine from MULTIPRESS, we’ll design a warranty program that includes coverage on any defective parts, as well as the labor required to repair them! For more details, contact us today!

With more than 70,000 machines in the field, our customized hydraulic machinery is working everyday across a wide variety of industries and applications. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Assembly
  • Compaction
  • Forming
  • Deep draw
  • Coining
  • Forming
  • Embossing
  • Piercing
  • Stamping
  • Trimming
  • Press fitting
  • Perforating
  • MULTIPRESS offers a few different basic types of hydraulic presses, however, please keep in mind that many of the hydraulic presses we sell are customized to suit each customer’s specific application. Our general press categories are Bench Presses, C-Frame Presses, and 4-Post Presses.
  • Hydraulic Bench Presses are smaller in size, and smaller in tonnage, making them ideal for bench top mounting. MULTIPRESS offers two different models of custom bench top presses. The W6A series ranges from 1-3 tons, while the M5P series ranges from 6-20 tons. These custom bench top hydraulic presses can be used for a wide range of applications, whether it be stamping, forming or assembly.
  • C-frame hydraulic presses, also commonly referred to as gap frame presses, are characterized by their unique frame style, resulting in the formation of a “C” around the bolster plate. Hydraulic floor model C-frame presses deliver high force while maintaining a small compact footprint. C-frame hydraulic floor presses are typically best suited for applications requiring smaller bed sizes and lower tonnages.
  • A 4-post hydraulic press, also commonly known as a 4-column press, can be designed to accommodate a variety of die sizes and are well suited for part manufacturing that requires superior rigidity and precise bed-to-ram parallelism. 4-Post hydraulic presses are advantageous because they are typically more economical than gib-guided presses and allow four-sided access to the working area.

Looking for another type of custom hydraulic press? Our sister company, Pacific Press Technologies offers other press types include Horizontal Presses and Straight Side or Post Presses. Please visit the Pacific Press website for more information.

Custom hydraulic press, device consisting of a cylinder fitted with a sliding piston that exerts force upon a confined liquid, which, in turn, produces a compressive force upon a stationary anvil or baseplate. The liquid is forced into the cylinder by a pump. The hydraulic press is widely used in industry for forming metals and for other tasks where a large force is required. It is manufactured in a wide variety of styles and sizes and in capacities ranging from less than1 ton or less to 10,000 tons or more.

Hydraulic presses are beneficial in that they offer greater versatility with its variable stroke length, die space, and pressure. The custom hydraulic press is often the best choice when producing parts with deep, complex forms that require a lot of material flow and are not dependent on production speed.

Parts such as tanks, cylinders, and bowl shapes, as well as parts that require a “dwell” at the bottom of the stroke (including plastics), are often run on hydraulic presses. Characteristics of a typical hydraulic press:

  • variable stroke length
  • slide motion and position control throughout the range of the stroke length
  • variable slide velocity, even within a single cycle of the press (typically configured as fast approach, slow press, fast return)
  • full working energy at any speed
  • full press capacity at any point in the stroke
  • adjustability of all the above
  • in general, slower than a mechanical or servo press
  • in general, lower accuracy and repeatability than a mechanical or servo press
  • relatively low initial cost