C-frame presses, also commonly referred to as gap frame presses, offer 3-sided access to the working area to facilitate easy part loading and unloading as well as die maintenance. Beckwood offers standard and custom C-frame hydraulic presses in a variety of bed sizes and tonnages. To accommodate long parts and bending/straightening applications, we even offer c-frame hydraulic presses in a horizontal configuration with gib-guidance systems.
Inherent to a typical C-frame design is a tendency for the machine to “yawn” or deflect as tonnages and bed sizes increase. Beckwood’s rigidly guided C-frame designs are engineered to resist deflection or “yawning” using gib-guided ram bolsters or precision graphite impregnated bronze bushings.
For applications requiring high precision and cleanliness, Beckwood also offers standard C-frame presses with servo-electric actuation. Increase your production efficiency and process repeatability with servo!
Explore the range of available hydraulic press frame styles in our in our Hydraulic Press Handbook.