With over 45 years of history rooted in manufacturing specialized hydraulic press systems, Beckwood has the knowledge and expertise to exceed your expectations. No other press manufacturer delivers more experience building hydraulic presses across such a diverse assortment of industries, applications, and structures. With this knowledge, we can apply techniques and features we’ve learned from on industry into presses for another. It’s this distinct experience that gives you peace of mind knowing no other press will perform more efficiently, safely, and reliably than a Beckwood.
How Does a Hydraulic Press Work?
A hydraulic press works by pressurizing fluid to create force. Fluid is pumped by a motor into the cylinder through the cap end port and rod end port, depending on whether the press is extending or retracting. By pressurizing the cap end of the cylinder, the cylinder is forced to extend. By pressurizing the rod end of the cylinder, it is forced to retract.
The variable stroke in a hydraulic press is programmable, with the ability to achieve full tonnage anywhere throughout the stroke. This is a hydraulic press’ greatest advantage. Learn about other advantages.
The foundation of a modern fluid power system is based on Pascal’s Law which states that pressure is equal to the force divided by the area. By increasing the pressure and/or the forming area (larger cylinders and/or bed size), more force can be achieved. This creates unlimited potential for creative engineering and customization in a hydraulic press.
Press Frame Styles
At Beckwood, we build machinery to meet your needs – whatever they may be. Below we have grouped our presses by the most common frame styles to help you discover the value Beckwood can bring to your operation.
If you don’t see a category representing your needs, don’t be discouraged. Tell us about your unique press requirements; we are confident we can build a machine to exceed your expectations.