Beckwood to Supply Automated Rubber Molding Press System to Mohawk Industries

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Mohawk Industries, a globally recognized leader in flooring solutions, has ordered a custom-engineered hydraulic rubber molding press system from Beckwood Press Company in order to accommodate growth in one of their key business segments.

Picture of a custom belt feed system on a Beckwood Press

Picture of a custom Beckwood Press

“Mohawk is excited about this new equipment, the Beckwood press will be utilized to accommodate significant growth in one of our key business segments,” said Jeff Briggs, VP Manufacturing at Mohawk.

Mohawk Industries, a globally recognized leader in flooring solutions, has ordered a custom-engineered hydraulic rubber molding press system from Beckwood Press Company.

In order to ensure Mohawk’s requirements for part thickness uniformity are met, the press will feature Beckwood’s proprietary Active Leveling Control (ALC) technology, which utilizes closed-loop control of the four press corners to ensure bed-to-ram parallelism is maintained throughout the cycle. The control system will be further enhanced with recipe functionality, as well as Beckwood’s PressLink module which allows for complimentary remote diagnostics and support from Beckwood technicians, via a standard internet connection. Additional auxiliary equipment will also be integrated by Beckwood through the PLC.

“Mohawk is excited about this new equipment, the Beckwood press will be utilized to accommodate significant growth in one of our key business segments,” said Jeff Briggs, VP Manufacturing at Mohawk.

“The Beckwood team is also thrilled to have partnered with Mohawk on a project that allows Beckwood to showcase our diverse set of capabilities as a total solution provider,” said Beckwood’s President, Jeffrey Debus. “Beckwood’s engineering, manufacturing and automation integration experience will be leveraged with the goal of maximizing the system’s impact on Mohawk’s operation.”

About Mohawk Industries

Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk's vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Mohawk’s industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate Mohawk’s brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Mohawk brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Kerama Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world's largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

About Beckwood Press Company
The Beckwood Press Company is a leading supplier of advanced manufacturing systems, including hydraulic presses, located in St. Louis, MO. Beckwood offers quality, configurable hydraulic presses which are designed to the specific application needs of each customer. New hot forming / SPF press technology, on-board pre-preventive maintenance features (PPM) and integrated barcode scanning capability will help you work smarter & more efficiently. Beckwood also manufactures the Triform line of aerospace-forming products, which includes Sheet Hydroforming Presses and Sheet & Extrusion Stretch Forming Presses, as well as Hydraulic Ring Expanders and Hot Joggle Presses. Get the latest news from Beckwood at http://www.beckwoodpress.com/news.

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