Thermal Technology designed and manufactured a 50-ton hot press for a California-based manufacturer of analytical instrumentation. The system will be utilized for diffusion bonding of highly advanced sensors. The hot press offers a large usable work space with a four-side molybdenum hot zone rated to 1600°C (2912°F) and operates in an inert-gas, high-vacuum or partial-pressure environment. This system offers precision force control and displacement measurement with accuracy of better than 0.5% of reading. The control system utilizes the Honeywell HC900 Hybrid controller and advanced HMI software to provide automatic turnkey batch control and data acquisition.