100 Ton 4-Post Compression Molding Press with heated platens and dwell designed for composite forming
ApplicationCompression Molding; Composite Forming
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Multi-zone heated platens
• Dwell capability
Intended UseUsed in an R&D setting to form composite materials for automotive and aerospace component lightweighting

Custom Features:

  • (4) 4” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • (2) 36” x 36” heated platens with multiple zones of temperature control for ultimate uniformity
  • Gun drilled channels provided in the platens create a serpentine flow for rapid cooling
  • Platen temperature control accuracy of ±5°F across the surface of the platen
  • Light curtains guarding the front opening of the press; bolt on expanded metal guarding on the sides and rear
  • Position control of ±0.002” and pressure control of ±2%
  • Data acquisition system capable of recording and storing time, temperature, pressure and position
  • Ram Speeds: Fast Approach: 153IPM, Pressing: 0-39 IPM, Return: 159 IPM
  • Controls provide inch mode, semi-automatic mode or fully automatic mode

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