1100 ton automated brake pad forming press
ApplicationCompression Molding, Powder Compacting, Automation, Multi-Action
Frame StyleGib-guided
Special Features• Automated powder filling & dispensing system
• Tandem bed shuttle
• Multi-zone heated platens
• Fluid Health Monitoring
Intended UseUsed to compact powder into high-performance brake pads for the automotive industry

Custom Features:

  • 8-point square gib-guidance system minimizes lateral movement under load
  • (2) 24” x 36” electrically heated platens with multiple zones of temperature control for ultimate uniformity up to 500-deg F
  • Tandem bed shuttle with 4000lb capacity for easy part and tool loading and unloading
  • (2) automated powder filling and dispensing stations with FillPro Edge Preweigh & Dispensing systems, transfer cup, powder fill cavity plate, and powder fill cavity plate trap door
  • Secondary cavity ram
  • Delta high speed motion controller provided for superior pressure accuracy to within ±1% of full system pressure
  • Light curtains guard the front and rear openings of the press; safety mesh guards the perimeter
  • Crown mounted power system and reservoir
  • Pre-Preventive Maintenance system with fluid health monitoring to eliminate unplanned downtime
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Fast Approach: 495 IPM, Pressing: 18 IPM, Return: 516 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