Beckwood Engineers Press for Heated Compression Molding of Aerospace Cabin Interiors

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 aerospace cabin interiors.

St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company recently added to its portfolio of advanced heated platen presses with the engineering & manufacture of a custom, 800 ton hydraulic press integrated with hot oil heated platens.  The press, used in the thermoforming of aerospace cabin interiors for a leading aerospace industry supplier, is designed for accurate and uniform heating across the 60" x 108" bed and ram.  

The 800 ton capacity custom made hydraulic press is sized per the individual customer's application requirements, featuring 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.  Beckwood's Controls Engineers worked closely with the customer to create a user-friendly, yet capable 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 customer's thermoforming process.

"This press is a great example of Beckwood’s ability to apply years of advanced heated platen press experience, gained through countless projects, to an individual customer’s application," said Darrell Harrelson, Beckwood's Engineering Manager. 

"We're able to check off all the boxes, giving our customers exactly what is needed to make quality parts for years to come," Harrelson continued.

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.

About Beckwood Press Company:  The Beckwood Press Company is a leading custom hydraulic press and automated systems supplier, located in St. Louis, MO and founded in 1976.  They offer a variety of custom hydraulic presses (2-2000+ tons), including heated platen presses for a variety of thermoforming applications.  Beckwood also manufactures Triform Sheet Hydroforming Presses for Pryer Technology Group (PTG).


Ryan Pendleton

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