250 ton 4 post compression molding press manufactured by beckwood press
ApplicationCompression Molding
IndustryAerospace; R&D
Frame Style4-Post
Special Features• Heated/Cooled Platens
• Dwell Capability
• Up-acting Ram
• Knockout cylinder
Intended UseUsed in an R&D capacity to form lightweight composite materials for the aerospace industry

Custom Features:

  • (4) 5” diameter chrome housing posts with graphite impregnated bronze bushings for superior ram guidance and rigidity
  • Up-acting ram
  • Dwell capability
  • 12-ton knockout (ejector cylinder) fixed in the upper platen
  • (2) 28” x 28” heated platens with multiple zones of temperature control for ultimate uniformity
  • Light curtains guarding the front opening of the press
  • Skid mounted power system and reservoir
  • Kidney loop filter/cooler circuit with thermostatically-controlled electric fan-powered oil cooler
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Fast Approach: 254 IPM; Pressing: 1-26 IPM; Return: 203 IPM
  • Sound deadening skins around the HPU reduce the overall operational noise

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