4-post compression molding press 773
Tonnage110
ApplicationCompression Molding
IndustryR&D
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Hot oil heated platens with temps up to 500 deg. F
• Bed shuttle with custom mold
Intended UseUsed in a compression molding R&D application to form UHMW sheets

Custom Features:

  • (4) 3” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance
    and rigidity
  • Hot oil heating system with maximum temperature of 500 deg. F; temps programmable via HMI
  • Bed shuttle with custom mold featuring channels for heating and cooling
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled water-oil heat exchanger
  • Skid mounted power system and reservoir
  • Data acquisition system for capturing critical process data at a sample rate of 1/ms and exporting it in the
    preferred format
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: 237 IPM Fast Approach; 58 IPM Pressing; 227 IPM Return

Learn more about Compression Molding, 4-Post/4-Column Presses, and Heated Platens in our Hydraulic Press Handbook.

Common Features on Beckwood Presses:

  • Heavy duty box beam design for superior rigidity and modular tie rod assembly utilizing pre-tensioning nuts for optimum performance
  • Fully adjustable Parker cylinders with full rated tonnage throughout the stroke
  • PressLink Remote Support module for complementary diagnostics & troubleshooting
  • Dual linear and pressure transducers in the main ram cylinders for optimal reliability and redundancy
  • Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC, programmable control system with touch screen HMI and Recipe Functionality
  • Structure designed for Infinite Life in accordance with rigorous simulation analysis through FEA (Finite Element Analysis) design testing
  • Backed by Beckwood’s industry leading dedicated service and support team