Each of these three presses has its ideal uses. In general, pneumatic machines are for precision and efficiency, hydraulic equipment for strength, and hydro-pneumatic presses to capitalize on the advantages of both.
Hydro-Pneumatic Press Machines
Industrial presses exert controlled force on a substrate as a relatively cost-effective method for forming components. Multiple types of this versatile machinery are available, providing varying power sources, force capacities, speeds, and levels of precision to best fit a required application. Manufacturers commonly use traditional pressing machines like hydraulic presses and pneumatic presses. However, modern manufacturing setups can benefit from a hydro-pneumatic press, a hybrid machine that offers the benefits of both hydraulic and pneumatic presses. This newer technology is gaining in popularity as a result of its versatility of operations and the joint benefits it achieves from its hybrid nature.
Pneumatic vs. Hydraulic vs. Hydro-Pneumatic Press Machines
Why Choose a Hydro-Pneumatic Press Machine?
Ultimately, hydro-pneumatic press machines allow manufacturers to have access to the advantages of both pneumatic and hydraulic machines without many of the disadvantages and costs of owning both units separately. Hydraulic presses can be messy due to costly oil, yet hydro-pneumatic machines run clean while retaining the benefit of high power. Hydro-pneumatic presses can also utilize the efficiency and increased production speed typical of pneumatic presses. Manufacturers who have the option of purchasing a hydro-pneumatic press can instantly realize the benefits of more flexible pressing options, reduced maintenance and accompanying costs, and improved energy efficiency.
Hydro-Pneumatic Press Machine Applications
Hydro-pneumatic machines can handle a diverse range of pressing techniques, including:
- Automotive assembling
- Electrical assembling
Featured Hydro-Pneumatic Press Machines
At AIM-Joraco®, we build our heavy-duty Hydro-Pneumatic (HP) Press Series machines to optimize speed, power, and reliability for our customers. The key feature of this series is its cleanliness, as our presses are fully contained and lack hydraulic lines or fluid reservoirs while offering the same functionality as hydraulic presses. Our efficient equipment is ideal for both semi-automatic and manual assemblies and provides accurate results.
These machines generate between 4 and 16 tons of force, utilizing an air-over-pneumatic cylinder and automatic stroke adjustment for a 4.0-inch stroke with up to a 0.5-inch power stroke. They consist of steel plate construction and come in both C- and H-frame configurations with 8 inches of open height. As part of this product line, we offer:
This model can generate up to 16 tons of force for 30 strokes per minute..
This unit provides up to 8 tons of pressing force for striking 60 times per minute. It is a popular option for marking, punching, and staking operations..
This unit makes 75 strokes a minute, utilizing up to 4 tons of pressing force. It consists of only three moving parts, with no springs in the construction.
- Custom tooling services
- Die sets
- Dwell timers
- EZ-dial precision force regulators
- Filters, regulators, and lubricators (FRLs)
- Force monitoring
- PLC-ready setups for automation
Hydro-Pneumatic Press Machines From AIM-Joraco®
Hydro-Aire presses from AIM-Joraco® are reliable, clean, and powerful to give manufacturers access to all of the benefits of both pneumatic and hydraulic presses without their complications. We’re a leading provider of field-proven pneumatic and hydro-pneumatic presses for customers in the manufacturing and assembly industries, among others. We manufacture each of the machines in our Hydro-Pneumatic Press Series in the United States with steel plate construction for long-lasting strength.
We strive to be a turnkey solution for your business. Contact us today to learn more about our hydro-pneumatic press machine options and find the right machine for your workshop’s needs.