At Beckwood, quality is a way of life. Every employee takes pride in their work, upholds our strict quality standards, and stands behind our commitment to manufacturing the most reliable, highest-quality presses and automation equipment. Our machines aren’t just durable; they’re Beckwood Tough.
Designing for Infinite Life
We design every hydraulic press structure to the Infinite Life classification using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software. FEA is a computerized method for predicting how a press will react to external forces (vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects). By replicating real-world scenarios, Beckwood engineers are able to evaluate press performance, improve product quality, and test new ideas before a single piece is manufactured. If at any point during the engineering process the press’ structure does not meet the Infinite Life classification, the design is modified to account for structural deflection and stress.
The result is a machine that’s “Built for Life. Built in the USA.”
Quality Isn’t Easy
Our passion for excellence drives the continuous improvement of our Quality Management System (QMS). We use Six Sigma and 5S Lean Manufacturing Techniques to optimize our quality control process and improve the consistency, reliability, and efficiency of every press we build. Our QMS allows us to measure process variations, develop new systematic procedures, and ultimately, increase customer satisfaction.
Our rigorous QMS spans all aspects of the design/build process. Every Beckwood project is assigned a dedicated Project Manager whose sole mission is to ensure the finished machine exceeds your expectations for quality and performance. We conduct strategic departmental reviews at various milestones throughout the project and use a strict traceability system to verify every component is manufactured to the proper specifications. Once the press is built, our extended duration testing mimics real-world conditions to evaluate the press’ maximum rated capacity in an effort to uncover any issues prior to shipment.