ApplicationCompression Molding
Frame Style2-Post
Special Features• Multi-zone heated & cooled platens
• Interlocked safety guarding
Intended UseUsed for a compression molding application in the aerospace industry

Custom Features:

  • (2) 4” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • (2) 18” x 18” heated platens with multiple zones of temperature control for ultimate uniformity
  • Cooled platens, water valves, and controls for integration with customer-supplied water system
  • Light curtains guarding the front opening of the press; bolt-on expanded metal guarding on the sides and interlocked, hinged guards on the rear
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled electric fan-powered oil cooler
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Fast Approach: 199 IPM; Pressing: 38 IPM; Return: 47 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