Force control systems designed with Enfield proportional valves are exceptionally flexible. They can handle fragile and sensitive components with a compliant, human-like touch. They can also be configured for rigidity to provide pressing and holding forces more like hydraulics, but without the mess. Compared to electric drives, these systems manage higher loads and holding forces with less power consumption. Solutions can be easily applied to pneumatic actuators and presses, and the systems can be implemented to combine both force and position control.