Hydraulic Press with a Gib-Guided Frame Style

Gibs are press components that guide the reciprocating motion of the ram to maintain superior squareness and parallelism throughout the stroke. Commonly found on both mechanical and hydraulic presses, gib-guided designs are the frame style of choice for the most demanding applications.

Beckwood’s 8-point gib-guided press systems offer superior rigidity and use self-lubricating, graphite-impregnated bronze wear strips to provide the most precise level of ram guidance. Additionally, gib-guided presses – also known as straight-sided presses – have very tight clearances and are fully adjustable left-to-right as well as front-to-back, providing the ultimate resistance to lateral slide motion. 

Advantages of Gib-Guided Presses

  • Best option to structurally counteract the effects of off-center loading
  • Most precise ram guidance method available
  • Gibs are adjustable to ensure accuracy over time

 

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