E-Lite Tool & Manufacturing NC2 160 Ton Two-Point Gap Frame Stamping Press
"We have to depend on better equipment that has the capability to make us more efficient. Being able to perform draw, progressive die and blanking operations all on one press is an advantage."
While some manufacturers might overlook a gap frame press for high precision and progressive die work, Belleville, Illinois-based E-Lite Tool and Manufacturing Company chose the equipment for its flexibility. After purchasing two AIDA NC2 160-ton gap frame presses and one AIDA NC2 110-ton gap frame press, Rick Baltz, Production Manager for Elite, says, "We needed equipment that was reliable enough to meet new customer delivery schedules but versatile enough to handle any future work that might come through the door."