St. Louis, MO – To further enhance Beckwood’s industry-leading service and to support, the goal of eliminating unplanned downtime for Beckwood machine owners, Beckwood Press Company has announced the inclusion of a remote connectivity system designed to offer complimentary off-site, factory provided diagnostics and troubleshooting, on all Beckwood-manufactured presses.
The remote connectivity system, called PressLink, allows Beckwood engineers to interact with presses in the field. The module facilitates remote troubleshooting, maintenance, and more, saving time and money. PressLink also allows for the remote uploading of PLC & HMI program updates and expedites offsite operator training without the expense and time associated with on-site travel.
PressLink is integrated into the press’ control system and connects via the customer’s standard network to allow Beckwood service technicians to access the press system remotely in real time from any location. The module includes stringent internal network security and can be accessed ‘on request’ or ‘always on’ per the customer’s specifications. If operating parameters fall out of the ideal level, a Beckwood engineer will receive a notification and begin troubleshooting. Additionally, PressLink can facilitate program updates and distance learning, saving the customer time and associated travel costs.
“At Beckwood, we understand the crucial role our machines play within our clients’ operations,” said Beckwood president, Jeffrey Debus. “Consequently, we are continually striving to eliminate unplanned downtime and facilitate faster, easier maintenance for our machines. With the inclusion of PressLink, everyone from the machine operator to the head of the operations team can reap the benefits of less disruption to critical operations and the fastest factory service available today. When used in tandem with other advanced technology from Beckwood, like our PPM system, Beckwood machines provide a distinct competitive advantage to any operation that employs them.”