30-ton custom servo-electric press
ApplicationCompression Molding; Composite Forming
Actuator TypeServo-electric
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Infinite dwell capability
• Electrically-heated platens
Intended UseUsed in a compression molding application to form carbon-fiber composites for the aerospace, automotive, & consumer goods industries

Custom Features:

  • (4) chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • Servo-electric roller screw actuator from Exlar (no hydraulics)
  • (2) 18” x 18” electrically heated platens with multiple zones of temperature control for ultimate uniformity
  • Infinite dwell capability
  • Productivity reporting tool
  • Hydraulic pressure-controlled circuit with quick disconnect to accommodate customer tooling
  • Light curtains guard the front openingsof the press; bolt-on expanded metal guarding on the sides and rear
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Approach 110 IPM; Pressing 50 IPM; Return 110 IPM

Common Features on Beckwood Servo Presses:

  • Positional repeatability within +/-0.0005”
  • Force & positional feedback
  • Data acquisition measuring torque, force, position, and time at a maximum rate of 1 sample / ms
  • Roller-screw actuator design for longer life
  • PressLink Remote Support module for complementary diagnostics & troubleshooting
  • Structure designed for Infinite Life using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulation software
  • Backed by Beckwood’s industry leading dedicated service and support team