Beckwood Press Co. will engineer a 165-ton, eight-point gib-guided trim press to make headliners at a U.S. automotive parts manufacturer.
The trim-press will feature Beckwood's pre-preventive maintenance system, which monitors and reports the performance of the machine, with the goal of preventing unplanned downtime.
Beckwood Press in St. Louis does not identify the customer. But officials said the company needed the trim press to boost production at its headliner forming line. They wanted a U.S. supplier, Beckwood said.
The project should be delivered in May.
According to Beckwood, the customer makes interior and exterior automotive parts, including plastics molded, painted and assembled parts for instrument and door panels, headliners, rear gates, exterior cladding, and other applications.
Beckwood Press makes custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform sheet hydroforming press.
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