Pneumatic Test Presses

Benchtop pneumatic test presses use dry compressed air to operate. They are ideal for high-volume and multi-site testing of printed circuit boards and PCB modules undergoing electrical, pressure, and temperature testing in a single pass.


Pneumatic benchtop presses use a high force piston to activate the lid and provide 100% vertical compression force for ease of use and automation. Pneumatics can also be incorporated into the interface module to activate sensors, buttons, or additional components installed on the UUT. Our bases range in size to fit your bench space and overall test requirements.

We Design Pneumatic Test Presses to Your Needs

Our pneumatic test presses are an automated version of our manual test presses. With a high-force piston using dry compressed air to operate, our pneumatic presses are ideal for high-volume and multi-site testing of printed circuit boards and PCB modules.

Much like our manual presses, pneumatic presses can have a universal base and interchangeable interface modules that are device-specific and built to your test and electrical requirement. Pneumatics can be incorporated into the interface module to activate different components installed on the UUT such as sensors, buttons, and more.

Custom pneumatic test presses are also available and go beyond our standard press models. These presses typically employ custom footprints, gaskets for sealed test environments, RF shielding or faraday cages, and more.


  • Standard and custom base footprints
  • Pneumatics for switch actuation and connection to right angle components
  • Optional heating/cooling in base and lid
  • Fluid test integration for bio/medical
  • Topside/backside probing of DUT(s)
  • Multi-site and PCB panel testing
  • Medium/High pin count testing
  • Repeatable use of universal base
  • Incorporate driver components
  • Ease of use for improved UPH
  • 4”+ vertical travel
  • Finger-safe operation standards are available

Customized Pneumatic Test Press Example

Custom 755 pneumatic press with 180 test sites

This 180-site test fixture is intended for panel PCB temperature and pressure testing. A standard RTI 755 series fixture base and a temperature and pressure-controlled cover are included in this MicroPressure Sensor Panel. Each test site has its own stand-off peg in the lid, which interacts with the DUT’s pressure sensor. Three alignment pegs are used to align the PCB panel to the test head. The test bed is equipped with two rings of gaskets to provide an airtight seal during operation. This production test fixture is intended for calibration and is quantifiable at each test location.

Custom Design Features

  • Two button operation for safety
  • Cylinder centered over DUT for even pressure and secure seal
  • Custom test areas and test heads to accommodate larger panels
  • Test temperature and pressure simultaneously
  • Cylider/Lid locks in the up position when not in use
  • Custom pin loading available

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