400 Ton Fully Automated Compression Molding Press, with heated and cooled platens, press with conveyor system.

St. Louis, MO – Mohawk Industries, a globally recognized leader in flooring solutions, has ordered a custom-engineered hydraulic rubber molding press system from Beckwood Press Company.

In order to ensure Mohawk’s requirements for part thickness uniformity are met, the press will feature Beckwood’s proprietary Active Leveling Control (ALC) technology, which utilizes closed-loop control of the four press corners to ensure bed-to-ram parallelism is maintained throughout the cycle. The control system will be further enhanced with recipe functionality, as well as Beckwood’s PressLink module which allows for complimentary remote diagnostics and support from Beckwood technicians, via a standard internet connection. Additional auxiliary equipment will also be integrated by Beckwood through the PLC.

“Mohawk is excited about this new equipment, the Beckwood press will be utilized to accommodate significant growth in one of our key business segments,” said Jeff Briggs, VP Manufacturing at Mohawk.

“The Beckwood team is also thrilled to have partnered with Mohawk on a project that allows Beckwood to showcase our diverse set of capabilities as a total solution provider,” said Beckwood’s President, Jeffrey Debus. “Beckwood’s engineering, manufacturing and automation integration experience will be leveraged with the goal of maximizing the system’s impact on Mohawk’s operation.”

About Mohawk Industries

Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Mohawk’s industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate Mohawk’s brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Mohawk brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Kerama Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

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