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BTM Universal Presses

Designed for optimum flexibility in sheet metal clinching prototype & short run production.

Universal Hydraulic Press

BTM's Universal Presses are designed for optimum flexibility in sheet metal clinching applications. Ideal for short run production or prototyping, this hydraulically operated press is available with either a fixed frame, or an inclineable frame.

An example of an H10U Universal Press

Example of a Fixed Frame Universal Press


Basic Product Specifications

  • Input Type: Hydraulic
  • Output Type: Linear
  • Standard Size: 10 Tons

Typical Applications

Product Features & Benefits

  • Two standard configurations are available- a fixed frame, and an inclinable frame.
  • Tooling can be reversed to suit part configuration.
  • A dual foot pedal gives operator excellent control over the function of the machine.
  • Optional laser joint locator available.
    (Simplifies joint placement by indicating the center of the die on top of the part surface)


General Information

The following section contains general information about the product.

There are two basic configurations of BTM Universal Hydraulic Presses: A fixed frame, and an inclinable frame.

An example of Fixed Frame Universal Press Example of a fixed frame Universal Press with a HydroPak Pump.
An example of an Inclinable Frame Universal Press Example of an Inclinable Frame Universal Press with a HydroPak Pump (shown behind the press).

Product Application Information

The following sections are provided to help match a Universal Press to your part. More detailed information is typically available in our Product Literature section.
If you are considering this product for your project, please view the contact information below.


Download the Product Catalog to find technical information about the product.

If you have a question, need application assistance or want a quote please fill out the Contact Form to let us know about your requirements. You can also call and talk to one of our Application Engineers at +1-810-364-4567. Business hours are 8am-4:30pm ET (New York) Mon-Fri. You can also use sales@btmcorp.com to send us any part drawings or CAD models and let us know of any other conditions or requirements. The Application Engineer can then size the press and submit a quote to you.

Universal Press Contact Form
i The Punch Side has the "cavity" side of the joint. Punch Side and Button Side Example Note: Thicker material usually goes on the punch side.
i The Die Side has the "button" side of the joint. Punch Side and Button Side Example Note: Thicker material usually goes on the punch side.

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In addition to this product, BTM also offers other press products to apply force where you need it:


Customer Information

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