Extrusion Press & Other Heavy Press Services

    Our heavy press division of Brilex Technical Solutions focuses on developing major extrusion press components and systems that reduce dead-cycle and maintenance downtime to keep your equipment operating at fullcapacity and maximize your pounds per hour requirements.

    Our exclusive partnership with Brilex Industries facilitates a powerhouse synergy that results in the highest quality equipment engineered to your specializations.


    We are one of the only domestic-supply and domestic-service companies making extrusion presses. There are advantages of working with a company located right here in the United States!

    Need a manufacturing partner you can lean on for design advice? BTS’s heavy-press division has 30+ years of continued experience developing solutions for a breadth of extrusion production components.. In fact, many presses currently in use in the industry were fundamentally based on our lead engineer’s design!

    Having a supplier with experience you can trust is essential when it comes to maintaining your largest capital equipment investment. BTS has extensive knowledge of many common extrusion press brands, including Farrel, Sutton, Watson-Stillman, Loewy, Wean, Lombard, BLH, Youngstown, Fielding, Schloemann, and Ube. We’ve worked with presses ranging from 500T to 14,000T and dating back to the 1940s.

    Our team is familiar with the design pitfalls of the older machines and can rapidly diagnose, repair, upgrade or retrofit with new technology to add years of life to your machine's life cycle.

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    Brilex Extrusion Presses

    Your extrusion press or heavy-duty hydraulic press is your largest core investment and profit-producing piece of equipment.   Simple, yet effective. BTS’ goal is to make your extrusion press easy to run and maintain for years. Our engineering team has exhaustive experience in designing extrusion press machines and offers conventional and front load press designs. Our models range from 1800T to 4000T for 7" to 10" billet diameters. Here’s how this translates into greater ROI:

    Increased life-cycle of press equipment. Design ingenuity from engineers who have spent their careers in extrusion. Our simplicity of design reduces the need for maintenance and decreases your downtime.

    Streamlined design that makes maintenance easy, while maintaining superior strength characteristics. Even the best heavy presses need regular maintenance -- after all, most are used 24/7. The less complicated the equipment involved, the easier it is to service. We make the service points easily accessible.

    Quicker throughput & greater efficiency. On a manufacturing line, time is money. We engineer designs specifically to minimize dead cycle time. Our heavy-duty presses allow us to put as much material through the machine as possible, maximizing “pounds over the table.”



    To make sure you’re completely covered, BTS designs and manufactures a mix of highly specialized and branded components that are both integral and complementary to your presses. In addition to the extrusion press itself, we provide ancillary handling systems, as well as loading and unloading equipment.

    Container Housings

    We engineer forged and fabricated container housings for strength, reduced fatigue, and press alignment. To further improve your press’s performance, we include a quick container release system and four-point X guiding.

    Billet Loaders

    Designed with simplicity and safety in mind, our single- and dual-arm linear billet loaders include high-speed actuation by servo-drive or hydraulic power. This feature quickly and precisely delivers the billet to the extrusion press.

    Butt Shears

    The Brilex butt shear improves shearing accuracy and comes integrated with a butt knocker system. Its four-point ram guiding system makes adjustment and alignment easy.

    Die Change / Shuffle Systems

    Does your line move frequently from shape to shape? You need to make that change as quickly as possible. Our die change system includes a shuffle table to stage dies with manual or automatic die clamping.

    Major Press Components

    With BTS, you can also increase your productivity by optimizing your press frame components. We custom-engineer platens, crossheads, and tie rods to minimize maintenance and increase press life cycle.

    Other Heavy Press Systems

    We utilize our extrusion press technology and expertise for compaction and forging applications in steel, municipal solid waste, and other industries.

    Services Provided

    Brilex Technical Solutions not only designs and manufactures new extrusion and heavy press components, we also provide:

    Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    Product modeling for advanced repairs, upgrades and retrofits

    Ultrasonic testing

    Phased array, shearwave, or straight beam inspection services to monitor and measure material and weld quality

    Reverse Engineering

    FARO Quantum Arm with blue-light Scanning Technology to inspect and model components for replacement

    Engineered time studies

    Process analysis for billet handling and design improvements 

    Press Measurement

    FARO Ion Tracker with Spatial Analyzer software for inspection of press geometry to diagnose press alignment 

    Repair Services

    In-house inspection, welding, and machining repair of existing equipment


    Aluminum Extrusion          Waste Recycling & Compaction

    Brass Extrusion                     Hydro-forming Applications

    Alloy Extrusion                       Forging Press



    Looking to increase throughput and maximize efficiency, but not sure where to start? 

    Our engineering team can review your current processes and equipment and determine ways to improve it. If it is determined that your company could benefit from new equipment or upgrading old equipment, we offer a consultation to explore the best options for you.

    Simply fill out the form , and we will be in touch with next steps.

    James Cunningham

    Technical Sales Manager

    (234) 719-2849

    Josh Vitale

    General Manager