550 Ton 4-Post Pre-Form Press with dual bed shuttles
Tonnage550
ApplicationGeneral Forming, Pre-forming
IndustryAutomotive
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Dual Bed Shuttles
• Area Scanners for added safety
Intended UseUsed to pre-form and cure rubber tires for industrial vehicles

Custom Features:

  • (4) 8” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • Dual hydraulically actuated bed shuttles for loading and unloading – each with mold capacity of 5,000 lbs
  • Ejector system – each shuttle equipped with a lower 4-ton ejector outside press area with 10” stroke
  • Area scanners provided for increased operator safety
  • Bolt on expanded metal guards with safety interlocks cover the side openings
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically controlled fan motor
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Approach: 75 IPM; Pressing: 0-21 IPM; Stripping: 0-28 IPM; Return: 249 IPM

Learn more about General Forming, 4-Post/4-Column Presses, Automotive forming, and Press Safety Systems 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