Presses for bending and straightening are often characterized by their horizontal, side-acting C-frame configuration. The design is driven by the press’s purpose: bending (or straightening) elongated stocks that are easier to load and unload horizontally. This includes I-beams for the railroad industry, alloys for aerospace parts, and chassis for off-road vehicles. Side-acting bending and straightening presses almost always have gib-guided rams to ensure maximum parallelism despite off-center loading.
When faced with demanding bending and straightening applications, Beckwood’s side-acting bulldozer presses offer unmatched strength and durability. These robust presses are built for the specific tonnage, ram/bed size, speed, and control sophistication your application requires.