St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company recently built a 230-ton hydraulic gib-guided press which will be used to manufacture tooling for the medical 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.
The press also features a fully programmable controls package with the ability to input, modify, and store cycle parameters for rapid recall. As system pressure and ram speed 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 polycarbonate gate and a SITEMA ram safety catcher system (RSCS) for redundant load holding of the ram at any position throughout the stroke.