1500-ton 4-post compression molding press
Tonnage1500
ApplicationCompression Molding
IndustryDefense
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• (2) 50” x 70” bed shuttles with molds
• Pneumatic dwell
• Hot oil heating system
Intended UseUsed to form UHMW sheets for the defense industry

Custom Features:

  • (2) 50 ”x 70” hydraulically actuated bed shuttles for loading and unloading –each with mold capacity of 1,000 lbs
  • The mold will consist of a 4-sided frame welded onto platen to create a 4” x 50” x 70” cavity
  • Hot oil heating system with maximum temperature of 350 deg. F
  • Each platens’ heating zones are individually controlled and programmed via HMI
  • ( 4 ) 12” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled water-oil heat exchanger
  • Pneumatic dwell system allows the primary electric motor & pump to be turned ‘off’ during prolonged dwell periods for increased energy efficiency and reduced noise
  • Ram speeds: Approach: 120 IPM, Pressing: 7 IPM, Return: 116 IPM
  • Skid mounted power system and reservoir

Learn more about Compression Molding, 4-Post/4-Column Presses, Military & Defense forming, 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