Commonly found on both mechanical and hydraulic presses, gib-guided hydraulic press designs are the frame style of choice for the most demanding applications. Gibs are press components that guide the reciprocating motion of the ram to maintain superior squareness and parallelism throughout the stroke.
Beckwood’s 8-point gib-guided press systems offer superior rigidity and use self-lubricating, graphite-impregnated bronze wear strips to provide the most precise level of ram guidance. Additionally, gib-guided presses – also known as straight-sided presses – have very tight clearances and are fully adjustable left-to-right as well as front-to-back, providing the ultimate resistance to lateral slide motion.
All gib-guided Beckwood presses with less than 200 tons of force can be upgraded to servo-electric actuation. Imagine the efficiency you’ll gain with a gib-guided servo-electric press!
Advantages of Gib-Guided Hydraulic Presses
- Best option to structurally counteract the effects of off-center loading
- Most precise ram guidance method available
- Gibs are adjustable to ensure accuracy over time