The more modern design of pneumatic presses enables must extraction under lower pressure, more gently breaking up the charge of pressed grapes than a basket press.
Pneumatic presses can have an axially or longitudinally mounted membrane. With equal loads, these two types offer comparable draining rates.
A pneumatic press can be filled either directly through its doors or via axial feeds.
Pneumatic presses make it possible to better optimise pressing by adjusting their cycle according to the nature of the harvest and the characteristics of the juice.