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February 13, 2014
Beckwood Press delivers custom hydraulic press to Ducommun AeroStructures
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has built and delivered a new 75-ton hot forming press to Ducommun AeroStructures in Coxsackie, N.Y, a manufacturer of contoured aerostructure components. The press, which can form titanium, reaches... Read more...

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April 25, 2013
Beckwood Press hires director of operations
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, Mo., a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems, has hired Richard Wilhelm as director of operations. He oversees all aspects of engineering, production, and customer service and support... Read more...

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May 3, 2012
Beckwood Press hires technical support engineer
Beckwood Press Co., a St. Louis-based supplier of hydraulic presses and automated systems, has announced the addition of Dan Frederich as technical support engineer and electrical controls specialist. In this position, he facilitates the... Read more...

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February 27, 2012
Beckwood Press promotes production manager
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has promoted Dan Steinkamp to production manager. In this role, he is involved in the planning, coordination, and control of the manufacturing process. Steinkamp joined the company in 2009 and has more than a... Read more...

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February 14, 2012
Beckwood Press hires sales engineer
Hydraulic press and automated systems supplier Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has announced the addition of Josh Dixon as sales engineer. In this role, he acts as a primary customer contact, applying company technologies and capabilities to... Read more...

Product

January 26, 2012
Custom bulldozer presses allow operator to stand close to bed
Beckwood Press Co. offers custom bulldozer hydraulic presses that allow the operator to stand close to the bed. The horizontal-acting machines are designed for any size, stroke, or configuration. Each press is equipped with bolster supports... Read more...

Product

December 14, 2011
10-post hydraulic press has five zones of force control
Beckwood Press Co. has delivered a 10-post, hydraulic, heated-platen press with five zones of force control, each consisting of two hydraulic cylinders. The press is used in the compression molding of honeycomb panels for application in... Read more...

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July 18, 2011
Beckwood Press Co. hires manufacturing manager
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has hired Rick Winkler as manufacturing manager. He oversees the engineering and manufacturing departments and is responsible for directing and coordinating all of the plant's manufacturing activities. Winkler... Read more...

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June 20, 2011
Beckwood Press names operations manager
Hydraulic press and automated systems supplier Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has promoted Josh Schroeder to operations manager. In his new position, Schroeder has the primary responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of the... Read more...

Product

August 17, 2010
Press ram leveling control has four-corner parallelism technology
Beckwood Press Co. will unveil its new Active Leveling Control (ALC) system equipped with four-corner parallelism technology and HMI control features at FABTECH 2010 in Atlanta. The control monitors and directs each corner of the press ram,... Read more...

Article

May 11, 2009
Hydraulic presses perform compression molding
By Michael Riehn Many companies in the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, and wind energy industry segments are using composites and thermoplastics to augment and support metal stampings. These nonmetallic materials also are used in... Read more...

Product

September 16, 2008
Hydraulic presses, hydroforming systems can be custom made for almost any industry
The Beckwood Press Co. offers hydraulic presses and automated systems, available from 2 to 2,000-plus tons; benchtop presses from 2 to 50 tons; and servo-motion presses from 2 to 150-plus tons. These presses can be made for almost any industry,... Read more...

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August 12, 2008
Beckwood launches hydraulic press Web site
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, recently launched a new hydraulic press Web site. The site, at www.beckwoodpress.com, includes new sections dedicated to hydraulic press technology and information on specific applications. The company has updated... Read more...

Product

July 15, 2008
Benchtop presses enhanced to provide consistent die alignment
Beckwood Press Co. recently added a new element to its DJ series of standardized benchtop presses, which range from 3 tons to more than 40 tons. The DHS models now feature a ram equipped with antirotation to help maintain consistent die alignment... Read more...

Product

June 17, 2008
Tank head forming press has multiram design
Beckwood Press Co. has developed a new hydraulic tank head forming press with a multiram design. The press can be customized for a range of specifications, including tonnage, bed size, speed, and stroke. The press is equipped with independently... Read more...

Product

April 15, 2008
Assembly press designed for short bed, large-stroke, daylight applications
Beckwood Press Co. manufactures an assembly press, designed for a short bed requirement, for large-stroke and daylight applications. The press, which features a two-post frame with a 10-in. bed height, is equipped with a bed shuttle with two... Read more...

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April 15, 2008
Beckwood adds structural engineer
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, a manufacturer of hydraulic presses, has appointed Josh Schroeder as manufacturing manager and added Travis Tilley to its structural engineering team. Schroeder oversees customer service, safety, quality control,... Read more...

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March 11, 2008
Beckwood expands St. Louis facility
The Beckwood Corp., a manufacturer of servo-motion and hydraulic presses from 2 tons to more than 2,000 tons, recently expanded its St. Louis facility to include an additional 560 sq. ft. of office space to accommodate its growing work force.... Read more...

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February 12, 2008
Beckwood builds press for Orange County Choppers, expands product line
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, recently built a deep-draw press for Orange County Choppers and designed a new hydraulic press. The company manufactures four-post, two-post, SSE (straight-side endframe), and C-frame hydraulic presses designed for... Read more...

Article

August 8, 2007
Choose the right press for running off-center loaded dies
In a perfect world, all tooling and dies would create perfectly balanced loads across the bed of a press. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and many manufacturers are required to design production systems that require off-center... Read more...

Product

April 10, 2007
Hydraulic press provides precision press parallelism
Beckwood Press Co. has recently delivered a hydraulic press made specifically with two-axis active leveling for precision parallelism of the press. This 230 ton capacity press is being used to form radiator tanks for a construction industry... Read more...

Product

December 12, 2006
Swage hydraulic press can stand close proximity to bed
Beckwood Press Co. offers the bulldozer swage hydraulic press with the ability to stand in close proximity to the bed. The machine is horizontal-acting and designed for any size, stroke, or configuration. The press is equipped with bolster... Read more...

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September 12, 2006
Beckwood appoints marketing assistant/customer service representative
The Beckwood Corp., St. Louis, has named Ryan M. Pendleton as marketing assistant and customer service representative. Pendleton is involved in the development and implementation of all marketing functions, including print media, tradeshow... Read more...

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June 13, 2006
Beckwood Corp. celebrates 30 years in business
The Beckwood Corp., St. Louis, celebrated its 30th year in business at its recently expanded facility. During the ceremony President Charles P. Becker Jr. was presented with a plaque commemorating his 30 years of service to the company. The... Read more...

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February 7, 2006
Beckwood Press Co. names customer service manager
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has appointed Marc Lloyd as customer service manager. Lloyd focuses on customer satisfaction and uses customer feedback to improve the press manufacturing process. He is also responsible for quality testing of... Read more...

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December 13, 2005
Beckwood Press completes expansion
Beckwood Press Co. has completed expansion of its St. Louis manufacturing plant to accommodate its growth in the hydraulic press industry. The expanded facility, which now features 40-ft. high ceilings and a 50-ton bridge crane, allows the... Read more...

Article

October 11, 2005
Pairing the right hydraulic press with your application
Choosing the right hydraulic press for your application is critical. Four primary hydraulic press return capabilities are return on position, return on pressure, return on pressure with dwell, and combinations of the three. Shown is a... Read more...