3500 ton bulge forming press manufactured by Beckwood Press Corporation
ApplicationBulge Forming
IndustryOil & Gas
Frame StyleGib-Guided
Special Features• Pneumatic or Hydro bulge forming capabilities
• Fluid Health Monitoring System
• Automated trolley system with collision detection
Intended UseUsed to bulge form large-diameter tank heads for the oil & gas industry

Custom Features:

  • Pneumatic or Hydro bulge forming capabilities to accommodate customer’s existing tooling
  • 8-point square gib-guidance system minimizes lateral movement under load
  • 160” x 160” working area
  • Closed loop pneumatic bulge form control, capable of 750 psi max, integrated into the recipe handling system of the press
  • (4) chain travel clamps with 30,000lb capacity for easy tool mounting
  • 30’ automated trolley system with collision detection system for part and tool loading and unloading
  • Automated polycarbonate safety doors guard the front and rear openings of the press
  • Fluid Health Monitoring System to ensure oil cleanliness and component health
  • Hydraulically actuated die safety blocks with receptacle provided for ram retention
  • Crown mounted power system and reservoir
  • Calculated Ram Speeds: Approach: 87 IPM; Pressing: 18 IPM; Return: 22 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