Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses & automation systems, recently partnered with a leading aerospace company to develop a custom hydraulic heated platen press, used in the high-density compression molding of aircraft cabin interiors. The press was integrated with a hot oil heating system for accurate and uniform heating across the 60” x 108” bed and ram.
The 800 ton capacity custom made hydraulic press is equipped with 48″ of stroke, dwell capability for holding precise pressure on the part for extended periods of time and mirrored light curtains to ensure operator safety. The custom press system features Beckwood’s Productivity Package control system which includes full recipe functionality. Operators have the ability to program and save pressure & position values, temperature specifications, desired dwell time and bump sequences for the controlled release of gases which build up during the thermoforming process.
More information about the press can be found by visiting the company’s website and typing in 411 in the press example search, located at the bottom left side of the homepage.
Beckwood Press Company announces the addition of Josh Dixon as Sales Engineer. In this role, Dixon acts as a primary customer contact, applying company technologies and capabilites to each customer’s application. Dixon works closely with Beckwood’s engineering and manufacturing departments to accurately relay critical project details received from one-on-one interactions with the customer.
In addition to completing several hydraulics courses, Dixon attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Business Management.