Tonnage1000
ApplicationCompression Molding, Composite Forming
IndustryDefense; R&D
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Heated/Cooled Platens
• Quick Die Change System
• Active Leveling Control
Intended UseUsed to consolidate ballistic composites in a compression molding application for the U.S. Army

Custom Features:

  • (4) 10” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • (2) sets of platens—one unheated to accommodate existing heated tooling and one electrically heated up to 600-deg. F
  • Multi-zone controls for customer’s steam-heated and electrically-heated tooling
  • (4) water modulation valves and (4) air purge valves for rapid cooling
  • Automated polycarbonate sliding door guards the front opening of the press; bolt-on expanded metal guards guard the sides and rear
  • Quick Die Change System features pneumatically-operated die rollers with 6,000lb lifting capacity and (8) hydraulic die clamps
  • Equipped with four-axis Active Leveling Control (ALC) for precision bed-to-ram parallelism
  • Crown mounted power system and reservoir
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Approach: 41 IPM; Pressing: 0.1 – 4.6 IPM; Return: 43 IPM

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