St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company recently added to its portfolio of advanced heated platen presses with the engineering and manufacture of a custom, 800 ton hydraulic press integrated with hot oil heated platens. The press, used in the thermoforming of aerospace cabin interiors for a leading aerospace industry supplier, is designed for accurate and uniform heating across the 60” x 108” bed and ram.
The 800 ton capacity custom hydraulic press is sized per the individual customer’s application requirements, featuring 48″ of stroke, dwell capability for holding precise pressure on the part for extended periods of time and mirrored light curtains to ensure operator safety. Beckwood’s Controls Engineers worked closely with the customer to create a user-friendly, yet capable control system which includes full recipe functionality. Operators have the ability to program and save pressure & position values, temperature specifications, desired dwell time and bump sequences for the controlled release of gases which build up during the customer’s thermoforming process.
“This press is a great example of Beckwood’s ability to apply years of advanced heated platen press experience, gained through countless projects, to an individual customer’s application,” said Darrell Harrelson, Beckwood’s Engineering Manager.
“We’re able to check off all the boxes, giving our customers exactly what is needed to make quality parts for years to come,” Harrelson continued.