Gib-guided presses, also known as straight-sided presses, are the frame style of choice for demanding applications because they offer the most precise method for ram guidance. All press types—hydraulic, mechanical, and servo-electric—can be configured to support a gib-guided frame.
How Do Gibs Work?
Gibs are press components that guide the reciprocating motion of the ram to maintain superior squareness and parallelism throughout the stroke. They are designed to fit tightly into a corresponding slot or channel in the press frame, creating a precise sliding surface for the ram. Because gibs are fully adjustable left-to-right as well as front-to-back, you’re guaranteed to maintain precise tolerances for the life of your press. Beckwood offers gib-guided press systems with either 4-point or 8-point gibs and self-lubricating, graphite-impregnated bronze wear strips to provide the most precise level of ram guidance.
Custom Gib-Guided Presses
A custom gib-guided press from Beckwood is engineered-to-order and tailored to your exact needs. Force on these custom machines can exceed 10,000 tons, and working areas can be scaled to accommodate the largest and smallest die sets.
Standard Gib-Guided Presses
Ascent presses by Beckwood are a standard line of gib-guided hydraulic presses pre-engineered for cost efficiency and fast shipment. Learn about this product line and browse the Ascent models.