170 ton 4-post heated platen compression molding press with booking ram, shuttle, heated and cooled platens, and pneumatic dwell
ApplicationCompression Molding; Spotting/Tryout
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Heated/Cooled Platens
• Pneumatic Dwell System
• Booking Ram
• Bed Shuttle
Intended UseUsed to compression mold composite helicopter blades in the aerospace industry

Custom Features:

  • (4) 6” diameter chrome housing posts with oversized poured/cast ram guide bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • (2) 20” x 90” heated platens with multiple zones of temperature control for ultimate uniformity
  • Gun drilled channels in the platens create a serpentine flow for rapid cooling
  • Booking ram with 90-degree booking capability
  • Hydraulically actuated bed shuttle for loading and unloading
  • Pneumatic dwell system allows the primary electric motor & pump to be turned ‘off’ during prolonged dwell periods for increased energy efficiency and reduced noise
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: 160 IPM Approach; 40 IPM Pressing; 53 IPM Return
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled electric water/oil heat exchanger
  • Light curtain guards the front & rear openings; bolt-on expanded metal guards cover side openings

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