ApplicationCompression Molding
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Multi-zone heated platens
• Up-acting
• Dwell capability
Intended UseUsed to form clutch plates for a construction equipment manufacturer

Custom Features:

  • (4) 6” diameter chrome housing posts with oversized poured/cast ram guide bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • (2) 32” x 32” heated platens with multiple zones of temperature control for ultimate uniformity
  • Gun drilled channels in the platens create a serpentine flow for rapid cooling
  • Up-acting press
  • Dwell capability
  • Light curtains guarding the front opening of the press; bolt on expanded metal guards side and rear openings
  • Trabon automatic ram slide lubrication system
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled water-oil heat exchanger
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Fast Approach: 195 IPM; Pressing: 14 IPM; Return: 187 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