400 Ton 4-Post Rubber Pad Press, large press used for aerospace

St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company, a manufacturer of configurable hydraulic press systems, engineered to the specific needs of each user, has been contracted to supply a hydraulic rubber pad forming press to a US-based sheet metal fabricating services provider. The buyer of the 400 ton press system will leverage the press’ capabilities to form a variety of sheet metal parts which are ultimately used in the aerospace, medical device, electronics and transportation industries, among others.

Scheduled for completion in June, the 400 ton custom-configured press system will feature an integrated bed shuttle to facilitate part loading & unloading. The heavy-duty four-post design boasts a forming area of 38” x 60” with a total pad thickness of 15” for forming on up to 5” tall form blocks. The press also features Beckwood’s standard PressLink Remote Connect Module, which includes complimentary remote support via a standard web connection, and which is included on every Beckwood-manufactured press system.

“While many of our customers have chosen the high-performance forming capabilities of our Triform Sheet Hydroforming products, there is definitely still a place in many facilities for traditional solid-block rubber pad forming presses,” said Beckwood President, Jeffrey Debus. “The team at Beckwood is proud to offer such a diverse set of forming technologies, which allows us to cater to a wide variety of our customers’ forming challenges. From our pad forming and other hydraulic press solutions, to Beckwood’s Triform line of sheet hydroforming presses, stretch forming solutions and hot joggle presses, we have a solution for almost every forming need.”

Conforming to Beckwood’s standards for component quality, the press system will feature top of the line components from leaders in the industry, including Parker cylinders and a programmable, Allen Bradley-based control system.

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