470 Ton Fully Automated Hydraulic Compression Molding Press, hydraulic heated platen press, press with integrated material spreader
ApplicationCompression Molding, Automation
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Integrated Material Spreader
• Conveyor System
• Active Leveling Control (ALC)
• Automated Material Containment System
Intended UseUsed to manufacture firewall insulation board by a leading manufacturer of building products

Custom Features:

  • (4) 7” diameter chrome housing posts with oversized poured/cast ram guide bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • Calculated Ram speeds: Approach: 24.5 IPM; Pressing: 0-15 IPM; Return: 35 IPM
  • Equipped with four-axis Active Leveling Control (ALC) for precision bed to ram parallelism
  • Integrated upper & lower conveyor system for part loading and unloading
  • Automated side rails and end stops for material containment during pressing
  • Integrated spreading mechanism for applying the part material to the conveyor at programmed thicknesses
  • Bolt-on expanded metal guarding covers sides of the press
  • Interlocking safety die blocks for maintenance and tool change
  • Neoprene / Nylon Bellow accordion style zip-on protective sleeves provided to protect the exposed cylinder rods
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled electric fan-powered oil cooler

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