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Compression Molding Presses

Beckwood is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic compression molding presses used to mold a variety of materials including composites, fiber-reinforced plastics, rubber and more. Industry-specific applications, such as the compression molding of aerospace cabin interiors, and the manufacture of insulation board for building construction are common.

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Presses Designed to Maximum Compression Molding Capability:
Compression molding presses Beckwood designs each compression molding press to maximize the customer's specific application. Pressures applied throughout the dwell period can be tightly controlled, and integrated technologies such as Beckwood's Active Leveling Control (ALC) ensure a constant force is maintained on the part despite off-center loading. Press size, tonnage, speed, control sophistication and heating / cooling parameters are all engineered to maximize efficiency & capability.

Extensive Heated Platen / Cooling Platen Experience:
Beckwood's team has extensive experience engineering & manufacturing presses which feature heated and/or cooled platens. From relatively simple applications which require the constant application of heat through the dwell period, to others which feature precision temperature and pressure ramping, burp cycles and the collection of specific cycle data for part quality verification, Beckwood has the experience to deliver.

  • Multi-Zone temperature control for extreme accuracy across the platen surface
  • Fluent in electric, hot oil and steam heating systems
  • Multi-cavity presses for increased productivity
  • Integration of booking rams and bed shuttles
  • Precision pressure control
  • On-board data acquisition systems for recording & exporting critical cycle data for part verification

Additional on-board control features such as Pre-Preventive Maintenance systems and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Packages further boost manufacturing capabilities.

Deep Draw Sheet Hydroforming:
Beckwood also manufactures a line of advanced Deep Draw sheet hydroforming presses, called Triform. While traditionally utilized for the forming / drawing of sheet metal, progressive manufacturers have adopted the technology, employing it successfully in the formation of various composites and fiber reinforced plastics. 


Below are recent examples of Beckwood's custom hydraulic compression molding presses. You can learn more about Compression Molding in our Heated Platen/Compression Molding Technology Center.

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1,200 Ton Powder Compacting Press

Press Example: 494

Capacity: 1200 Tons

Press Type: Powder Compacting

Highlights: 1,200 Ton Custom Powder Compacting Hydraulic Press

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1000 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 433

Capacity: 1000 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding, Heated Platens, Forming

Highlights: Heated Platens, Dwell Capability, Steam Heating System, Dual Cavity (plus more)

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828 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 392

Capacity: 828 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Pump Flow Control

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800 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 411

Capacity: 800 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding, Heated Platen

Highlights: Heated Platen, Dwell Capability, Skid Mounted, Oil Heating System with Expansion Torch

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750 Ton Multi-Cavity Heated Platen Press

Press Example: 458

Capacity: 750 Tons

Press Type: Multi-Cavity Heated Platen Press; Compression Molding

Highlights: 10 Work Cavities, Heating/Cooling Platens,THERMAL-PRO Controls; Dwell

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500 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 305

Capacity: 500 Tons

Press Type: Powder Compacting

Highlights: Intrinically Safe Press; Dwell Capability; Pneumatic Safety Stop; Oil Heating & Cooling System

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500 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 279

Capacity: 500 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding; Powder Compacting

Highlights: Oil Cooler & Heater; Dwell Cycle; Bed Ejector; Operator Interface

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470 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 469

Capacity: 470 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Integrated Material Spreader, Conveyor System, Active Leveling Control (ALC), Automated Material Containment System

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450 Ton 4 Post Down Acting Press

Press Example: 507

Capacity: 450 Tons

Press Type: Forming

Highlights: Dwell Capability,Variable Pressing Speed

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400 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 417

Capacity: 400 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Heated Platens, Dwell Capability

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300 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 269

Capacity: 300 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Side-Acting

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300 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 399

Capacity: 300 Tons

Press Type: Forming, Clamping, Compression Molding

Highlights: Adjustable Pressing Speed; Dwell Capability

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300 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 432

Capacity: 300 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding, Heated Platen, Forming

Highlights: Heated Platen, Dwell Capability, Electric Heating System, Up Acting

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300 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 450

Capacity: 300 Tons

Press Type: Heated Platen, Clamping, Compression Molding

Highlights: Heated platens, designed for top loading

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230 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 289

Capacity: 230 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding; Powder Compacting

Highlights: Operator Interface; Dwell Cycle Control

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230 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 202

Capacity: 230 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Heated Platen; Variabe Speed; Up-Acting

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210 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 322

Capacity: 210 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Aluminum Chill Platens

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200 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 419

Capacity: 200 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding, Heated Platen

Highlights: Heated Platen, Dwell Capability, Electric Heating System, Die Roller System

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180 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 254

Capacity: 180 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Up Acting; Designed for Customer Specific Pressure, Position, and Dwell Control

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170 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 300

Capacity: 170 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding; Powder Compacting

Highlights: Automated Powder Weighing & Feeding System; Integrated Customer Bed Ejector; Servo Control

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170 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 345

Capacity: 170 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Heavy Duty Torsion Rod Construction; Dual Acting; 56" Stroke

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150 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 360

Capacity: 150 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Heated Platens; Fixed Stops; Dwell Capability; Skid Mounted Reservoir & Power System; Dual Operator Stations

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150 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 334

Capacity: 150 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: To Specification

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150 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 312

Capacity: 150 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Heated Platen; Variable Speed; Dwell Cycle

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Dual 125 Ton Compression Molding Press Example

Press Example: 472

Capacity: 125 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Dual 125 Ton Compression Molding Press Example

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115 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 412

Capacity: 115 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Heated Platens; Multicavity Design; Dwell Capability; Oil Heating System

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100 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 187

Capacity: 100 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Press Tilts 90 Degrees

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100 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 142

Capacity: 100 Tons

Press Type: Molding

Highlights: Tilting Press; Horizontal Acting; Down Acting

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100 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 413

Capacity: 100 Tons

Press Type: Heated Platen, Compression Molding

Highlights: Clamping, Forming

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100 Ton Compression Molding Press

Press Example: 503

Capacity: 100 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding Press

Highlights: Heated/Cooled Platens, Pneumatic Dwell System, Booking Ram, Bed Shuttle, Recipe Handling, WebPort Communications Module

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100 Ton Heated Platen Press Example

Press Example: 500

Capacity: 100 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Heated Platens, Multi-Zone Temperature Control, Cycle Data Collection, Recipe Functionality, Precision Force Accuracy, Up-Acting

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80 / 170 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 483

Capacity: 80 / 170 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: 6-Post Design, Dual/Independent Rams, Dwell Capability, Recipe Handling

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75 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 298

Capacity: 75 Tons

Press Type: Compacting

Highlights: Adjustable Speed

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58 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 261

Capacity: 58 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Dwell Cycle; Intrinsically Safe Press

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50 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 307

Capacity: 50 Tons

Press Type: Reactive Injection Molding (RIM)

Highlights: 68" Stroke; 18" Bed Height; Adjustable Speed Control; Low Tonnage; Large Bed Size

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25 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 272

Capacity: 25 Tons

Press Type: Compression Forming

Highlights: Controls Not Featured per Customer Specification

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20 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 250

Capacity: 20 Tons

Press Type: Trimming, Compression Molding

Highlights: Up Acting, Compact Size

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20 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 444

Capacity: 20 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: Dual cavity

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12 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 357

Capacity: 12 Tons

Press Type: Spring Compression

Highlights: 56" Stroke; 13" Bed Height; Press Lock Valve

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10 Ton Compression Molding (Cooling) Press

Press Example: 473

Capacity: 10 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: 10 Ton Compression Molding (Cooling) Press Example

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2 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 431

Capacity: 2 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding, Heated Platen, Preheating

Highlights: Heated Platen, Dwell Capability, Electric Heating System, Multi-Action Ram (plus more)

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2 Ton Pneumatic Pre-Heat Press Example

Press Example: 456

Capacity: 2 Tons

Press Type: Pre-Heat

Highlights: 2 Ton Dual-Acting Pneumatic Pre-Heat Press Example

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1,000 Ton Capacity Example

Press Example: 464

Capacity: 1,000 Tons

Press Type: Compression Molding

Highlights: 10 Post, Heated Platen, Up-Acting, Multi-Zone Force Control, Recipe Handling, Speed Control, Photo Eye Technology