Hydraulic Press Controls


by Michael Riehn

What is a PC HMI Control system and how does it compare to a Panelview HMI?

Panelview HMI with Productivity Package and job storage

Operator Interface integrated with a Beckwood Press

Operator Interface integrated with a Beckwood Press

This system includes a touchscreen operator interface with job storage and recipe handling. All cycle parameters are programmed and saved for recall, significantly reducing operator set up time. Additional features are available, see below. System is programmed for application specific requirements to suit user needs.

Common adjustable features include:

  • Tonnage/ Pressure
  • Up Limit
  • Slow Down
  • Return on Position or Pressure
  • Dwell Time
  • Multiple Job Storage
  • Serial Communications
  • Safety Alarms
  • Password Protection

Other Features may include but are not limited to adjustable:

  • Ram Speed Control
  • Integration of controls through Auxiliary Equipment
  • Language Options
  • Data Collection
  • Graphical & Report Trending
  • Expandable Memory
  • Ethernet communications
  • Diagnostic Control
  • Press Monitoring
  • Production Rate
  • Plus much more.

PC HMI with Productivity Package and job storage

PC HMI from Beckwood Press Company

PC HMI from Beckwood Press Company

A PC based system includes all of the features of the Panelview with the following additional attributes:

  • 10,000 recipes job storage
  • Data acquisition
  • Trending
  • Multiple control access points
  • Report generation
  • Customized panel matching (can emulate other control templates reducing orientation for press operation and seamless transfer)
  • Onscreen PID tuning
  • Multilevel security password protection
  • E-mail alarm & alerts
  • Networking to LAN system
  • Text message, e-mail or smart phone press control
  • Excel recipe loading and storage
  • Alarm status and report queries

Additional options may include:

  • Fingerprint ID security with multilevel access tiers
  • Self diagnostic programming (system and parts) for quality control
  • Vision system part inspection
  • Vibration analysis
  • Oil particle counter
  • Oil aqua sensor

For more information on hydraulic press control, contact Beckwood Press Company.

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by Michael Riehn
featuring Dan Michki, Controls Engineer

Check out the latest installment of the How to Series videos by Beckwood Press Company.  See the basic functionality of the LabVIEW HMI control system, A PC Based Control System for Hydraulic Press Control. 

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For presses featuring light curtain safety guards, it is important that a stop-time analysis be performed in order to determine the appropriate distance the light curtains are placed relative to the press opening.

In order to determine this distance, Stopping & Speed Analyzers can be used. These devices take into consideration standard body speeds which have been researched and recorded. Trained safety operators then utilize the stop-time analysis results, coupled with the known ram speed information for the particular press in order to establish the safe mounting distance which the curtain must be placed to allow for moving operator limbs, etc.

Requesting that this procedure be performed by your hydraulic press manufacturer or safety specialists will ensure your investment in safety guarding is fully employed.

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