Beckwood Ushers in a “New Era” in Press TechnologyDecember 21, 2022
At FABTECH in Atlanta, Beckwood leveraged the technology playground to unveil its new product line, Beckwood LSP (Linear Servo Press)—what the company refers to as a “new era of press technology offering a high degree of forming flexibility at production-level speeds without the use of hydraulic or mechanical flywheel systems.” By reducing the number of moving components required to generate force, company officials explained, metal formers will experience a simplified design that allows for easy setup and troubleshooting, and zero maintenance for millions of cycles.
New to the press industry, the firm says, the patent-pending LSP line runs entirely on electricity and combines the flexibility of hydraulic presses with the performance of servomechanical presses. Because linear servo presses achieve full tonnage throughout the stroke, bottom-dead center (BDC) is eliminated. This means there is no tonnage loss above BDC, and press tonnage can be appropriately sized, resulting in upfront cost savings.
On display at FABTECH: the model LSP-250-3660, which features 250 tons of force rated anywhere in the stroke via an all-electric actuation system with two linear servo actuators; and a 36 by 60-in. forming area. The press requires no crankshaft, counterbalance, flywheel, centralized lubrication, or hydraulic power unit.
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