St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic and servo-electric presses, recently manufactured three bulldozer presses for one of the world’s largest suppliers of railroad and transit system products. The new 3-press package will be used to form, straighten, and bend I-beams to support the improvement of railway infrastructure. In total, this railroad industry leader now relies on seven (7) Beckwood presses in their daily forming operations.
Highlights of the (2) 260-ton presses and (1) 400-ton press include horizontal actuation, Parker industrial-grade hydraulic cylinders, a regeneration circuit for the fast approach and retract modes, and a dual-mode control system for easy operation. All three presses feature a self-lubricating gib guidance system with graphite-impregnated bronze wear strips. This adjustable system provides robust guiding of the ram with extra stability, ensuring squareness and parallelism are maintained under off-center loading conditions.
In accordance with Beckwood’s rigorous quality standards, the press structures are designed to the Infinite Life classification using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design software. The computer-aided simulations, which mirror real-world manufacturing stresses, ensure the designs are robust enough to handle the most taxing applications.
“We are committed to providing our customers with competitive advantages in their manufacturing processes,” said Beckwood president, Jeffrey Debus. “This 3-press package is another great example of how our Sales and Engineering teams worked with the customer to develop a solution tailored to their specific needs and production goals.”