St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company recently manufactured a 230 ton hydraulic gib-guided press for the manufacture of tooling for use in the pharmaceutical industry. Features of the made-to-order coining press include a custom bed cushion and part ejection system for integration with the customer’s existing tooling.
In addition to the bed cushion & part ejection system, the press features a fully programmable control package providing the ability to input and store cycle parameters for recall via part number (up to 2,500 recipes). As system pressure and ram speed control are critical to the customer’s application, both variables are programmable through the machine’s 15” color touchscreen HMI. Several safety systems are integrated into the design, including a pneumatically actuated Plexiglas gate and a SITEMA brand ‘safety catcher’ for redundant load holding of the ram at any position throughout the stroke.