Manufacturer of Hydraulic Presses

Cost and Quality: Getting the Most Out of Your Hydraulic Press

August 20, 2015

Hydraulic presses are expensive, a major part of the budget for machine shops of every size. But choosing the press by lowest cost can end up costing you more in the long term.

Here is a look at points to consider when choosing your next hydraulic press.

Factoring in Maintenance Costs

How much maintenance will your new hydraulic press require? Including these costs is essential if you want to know the real cost of what you’re buying. All presses need preventive maintenance if you want to avoid downtime, repairs and replacement costs.

Every press requires regular upkeep to maintain its quality and to avoid failures that lead to worker injury and unusable goods.

Selecting a high quality hydraulic press can reduce your maintenance costs substantially, making it the most cost-effective choice.

Research Before You Buy

The more research you do before buying, the better chance you have of buying a superior press that meets the needs of your shop, reliably produces high quality and has a long lifespan. The most expensive press isn’t always the right press. Points that are important to consider are:


  • The specific needs of your shop
  • New technology that affects the type of work you do
  • Smart design that contributes to reliability and ease of use
  • Maintenance recommended by the manufacturer

It makes sense to apply a proactive, focused approach to the purchase of such an expensive piece of equipment. This is more effective than the scattergun approach, buying the least expensive model or the first one that you get onto the shop floor.

Commit to Best Practices

Following best practices for your hydraulic press will assure that it produces superior work for years. The foundation of a reliable press is a plan for preventive maintenance.

Set up a program of regular upkeep for your hydraulic press. Make sure that every planned servicing is done on time by qualified workers and technicians.

Train your workers in the safest and most efficient ways to operate the machinery in your shop, including the hydraulic press.

Make sure they have regular opportunities for further training to keep their skills cutting edge. Skilled operators know how to prevent damage and operate your press in a way that keeps it working properly.

Trust a Respected Manufacturer

RK Machinery, one of the most trusted names in hydraulic presses, has a long list of satisfied, repeat customers all over North America. What makes them stand out in the field of hydraulic presses is:

  • Commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Safety as the number one priority
  • Superior technology
  • Ease of use
  • Reliability
  • Durability
  • Straightforward maintenance requirements
  • High quality output

Shop presses manufactured by RK Machinery are guaranteed to produce superior results consistently for years and years. You are assured a solid return on investment by avoiding downtime, repeated repairs, and danger to workers or shoddy results in the products you create.

If you have questions or want to know more about our full line of quality hydraulic presses, call or email. We’re here to help.