The HammRR press can handle both 6x8 and 7x9 ties in lengths of 8', 8'6", and 9' with a tolerance of 2" on the length of the tie. Once the tie is in position in the press, it is squeezed to remove any checks out of the end of the tie. Then, the system embeds the previously tacked plate at both ends of the tie. The press has a cycle time of 6 seconds for squeeze and press and 5 seconds for press only. The HammRR press has the option of being combined with the APFS and an infeed and outfeed conveyor to create a truly automated and efficient system.