150 Ton 4-Post Compression Molding Press for aerospace. Features Active Leveling Control and VFD
ApplicationCompression Molding
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Active Leveling Control
• Multi-zone Heated Platens
• Variable Frequency Drive
Intended UseUsed for a compression molding application in the Aerospace industry

Custom Features:

  • (4) 5” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • 60” x 120” heated ram platen with multiple zones of temperature control for superior temperature uniformity
  • Light curtains, with mirrors, are provided to guard all openings of the press
  • Laser beam sensor on the ram platen detects the distance between the platen and the part while the press is moving, in order to automatically initiate slow down when the platen reaches a specified distance to the part
  • Crown mounted power system and reservoir
  • Main motor is equipped with a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) for increased energy efficiency & noise reduction
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled water-oil heat exchanger
  • Ram Speeds: Fast Approach: 97 IPM, Pressing: 0.2-16 IPM, Return: 77 IPM
  • Equipped with four-axis Active Leveling Control (ALC) for precision bed to ram parallelism

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