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Meet international safety standards


Our hydraulic presses have a 2-to-1 safety factor, which meets American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B30.1 standards. All presses also meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements (CE).

With self-locking winch mechanisms, our presses ensure operating safety. Plus, our valves and cylinders have built-in and adjustable relieve valves, for precision pressure control.

 Invest in a hydraulic press machine that meets international safety standards for shop presses


For a more ergonomic workshop, choose a hydraulic press machine from our range

Improve ergonomics


With a larger than average work area, strong uprights and an easy loading structure, our presses are designed with ergonomics in mind.

An alignment level facilitates easy pin replacement subsequent to lowering the press bed. Press frames can be used horizontally for pressing jobs on extra-long shafts, making them a versatile and flexible solution.


Handle the heavy-duty applications


Handle large jobs efficiently and safely, with Hytec SA’s range of heavy duty presses.

These can handle workpieces up to 200 tons and are designed for easy loading and unloading, ensuring your workshop is productive no matter the size of the task.

We have workshop presses that can handle big jobs – up to 200 tons - safely and easily


Achieve safety compliance, easily, with Rexroth Safety on Board

Make your shop press material handling safer, with Rexroth Safety On Board


It’s essential that you meet safety standards, even while you seek out solutions to drive increased productivity, machine flexibility and improved ergonomics. With Rexroth Safety On Board, you’ll always be on the safe side.

We accompany you, starting from the risk assessment and the development of the safety concepts, to the selection of suitable components, the implementation in the machine and the training of your employees.

For industry-leading hydraulic presses for your workshop maintenance applications, speak  to Hytec SA today!
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hydraulic press used for?

This is a machine press that uses hydraulic cylinders to generate force or pressure. It is commonly used in manufacturing to mould, shape, compress, punch into or bend different materials (usually metal).

What is the principal of a hydraulic press?

It is based on Pascal’s Principle of fluid mechanics. It states that the pressure at a point has infinite direction, and if the pressure is changed at any point in a confined, incompressible liquid, it is then transmitted throughout the fluid.

What is the difference between a hydraulic and a mechanical press?

In a mechanical press machine, a motor creates rotational force, which is converted into pressure; this allows the machine to stamp, crush, punch or mould materials.

In a hydraulic machine, hydraulic cylinders and valves use liquid pressure to create the necessary force and energy required for the press to work.

Where to find our hydraulic presses

Hytec SA is one of the largest distributors of hydraulic presses in Africa. Our branches retain a high stockholding and provide quick and efficient delivery. Hytec SA also offers custom fabrication solutions, to meet your requirements.

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of companies is represented by 35 branches strategically located across Southern and sub-Saharan Africa. Through this network, we help our customers achieve maximum uptime of their processes, and can respond to any queries, concerns or challenges they may encounter with their presses and the whole range of products and solutions supplied by the Group.

Find the closest Hytec branch to your location here.


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