Progressive Die Mechanical Press PMX Two & Four Point, From 300 - 2,000 Tons

PMX-L2-8000 and PMX-L2-6000 800 and 600 Ton Progressive Die Stamping Presses PMX-L2-8000 and PMX-L2-6000, 800 and 600 Ton Progressive Die Stamping Presses

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Press Information & Overview

Features that Maximize Die Life and Improve Part Quality AIDA PMX-3000, 300 Ton Progressive Die Press
  • Progressive Link Motion Drive
  • Ball Type Suspension Points
  • Forged Eccentric Shafts
  • Dynamic Balancing of Slide and Upper Die
  • Wide Connection Spacing
  • AIDA's Exclusive Hydraulic Overload Protection
  • Very Low Deflection Tie Rod Frame

The AIDA PMX Series straightside press in capacities ranging from 300 to 1,000 tons capacity is manufactured in our modern 180,000 sq. ft. facility in Dayton, Ohio. The link motion, center drive limits torsional wind up of the massive eccentric shafts and provides more time in the forming zone to maximize material flow and improve part quality.

Adding the link motion to the extremely accurate, low deflection, press structure along with the wide spaced connections and long slide guides provides an unsurpassed environment for precision progressive dies. The PMX will reduce die maintenance and improve the quality of the parts being produced.

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Press Features

8-Point Oil Film Slide Guide System

8-Point Oil Film Slide Guide System Easy Adjustment to Maintain Superior Parallelism

Extra-long gib surfaces on the slide, always maintained within the guides provide superior off-center guiding vs. industry standard

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Dynamic Balancing

dynamic balancing graphic Stabilizes Press Structure by Balancing Inertia Forces in High Speed Operations

Inertia forces generated by the slide and upper die can cause the press to become unstable. Balancing of these forces is accomplished by installing a large weight (or weights) that reciprocate exactly opposite the slide and upper die.

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Dwell Link Motion

AIDA dwell link motion graph for stamping presses Ideal for Blanking and Progressive Die Applications

Unique slide motion providing slowdown through the working portion of the stroke. Proprietary dwell link motion has fewer bearing points than standard link motion designs, resulting in lower maintenance and better accuracy.

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Eccentric Shaft Drive

photo of eccentric shaft Ideal for Short Stroke Precision Stamping Operations

Eccentric shafts are used primarily in high speed and progressive die stamping operations. Allows for placement of bearing supports against both sides of the eccentrics.

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AIDA hydraulic overload protection system (HOLP) diagram Hydraulic Overload Protection System

AIDA's press technology - the industry's fastest protection system. When overload occurs, oil evacuates 360 degrees around the ball seat with minimum oil flow resistance as compared to conventional systems

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Wide Connections Spacing

diagram of the drive system and connections spacing of an AIDA metal stamping press Increased Off-Center Load Bearing Capacity

Reducing the negative effects of off-center loading and providing greater freedom in die design & layout.

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Press Specifications

PMX Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

200 Ton300 Ton
400 Ton500 Ton
600 Ton
200 - 300 Ton400 - 600 Ton

PMX-2000, 200 Ton Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitPMX-2000
U.S. Ton220220
Stroke Lengthmm200200
Strokes per minute (No Load)spm50~12050~120
Die Heightmm475475
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm1550x8301850x880
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm1550x9501850x950
Max upper die weightkg10001000
Side openingmm850x375850x375
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PMX-3000, 300 Ton Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitPMX-3000
U.S. Ton340340340
Stroke Lengthmm200200200
Strokes per minute (No Load)spm40~10040~10040~100
Die Heightmm550550550
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm1850x8802150x10002450x1200
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm1850x10002150x10002450x1200
Max upper die weightkg100015001500
Side openingmm900x4501020x4501220x450
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PMX-4000, 400 Ton Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitPMX-4000
U.S. Ton450450
Stroke Lengthmm200300
Strokes per minute (No Load)spm30~8030~60
Die Heightmm650700
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm2150x11502450x1150
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm2150x12502450x1250
Max upper die weightkg30003000
Side openingmm1170x5501170x550
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PMX-5000, 500 Ton Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitPMX-5000
U.S. Ton560560
Stroke Lengthmm250250
Strokes per minute (No Load)spm30~7030~70
Die Heightmm700700
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm2150x11502450x1150
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm2150x12502450x1250
Max upper die weightkg30003000
Side openingmm1170x6001170x600
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PMX-6000, 600 Ton Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitPMX-6000
U.S. Ton670
Stroke Lengthmm250
Strokes per minute (No Load)spm30~70
Die Heightmm750
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm2450x1250
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm2450x1400
Max upper die weightkg3000
Side openingmm1270x650
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PMX, 200 - 300 Ton Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitPMX-2000PMX-3000
U.S. Ton220220340340340
Stroke Lengthmm200200200200200
Strokes per minute (No Load)spm50~12050~12040~10040~10040~100
Die Heightmm475475550550550
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm1550x8301850x8801850x8802150x10002450x1200
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm1550x9501850x9501850x10002150x10002450x1200
Max upper die weightkg10001000100015001500
Side openingmm850x375850x375900x4501020x4501220x450
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PMX, 400 - 600 Ton Progressive Die Mechanical Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitPMX-4000PMX-5000PMX-6000
U.S. Ton450450560560670
Stroke Lengthmm200300250250250
Strokes per minute (No Load)spm30~8030~6030~7030~7030~70
Die Heightmm650700700700750
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm2150x11502450x11502150x11502450x11502450x1250
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm2150x12502450x12502150x12502450x12502450x1400
Max upper die weightkg30003000300030003000
Side openingmm1170x5501170x5501170x6001170x6001270x650
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Technical Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Answers to Your Questions about AIDA and Press Related Topics

We offer answers for all types of common questions - whether technical in nature or as simple as where to look for career opportunities. Examples of some questions are: What is HOLP? Where is the closest AIDA facility located? How can we get a copy of the manual for our AIDA press? What is reverse tonnage? Visit our frequently answered questions section to find answers to your questions.

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AIDA-Tech White Papers

AIDA-Tech White Papers Technical Topics & Information

Topics such as connections spacing, slide guiding systems, reverse tonnage and more, AIDA-Tech White papers offer information for a variety of technical subjects related to stamping presses and press operations.

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Metalforming Articles

Metalforming Technology and Industry Articles Articles from Industry Publications

We maintain a library of metalforming articles from a variety of industry publications covering a wide range of topics centered on stamping and press operations. Topics include press technology, market trends, and press applications. Many of the articles collected here have been authored by or contributed to by AIDA associates.

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AIDA Press User Testimonials

AIDA Press User Testimonials Case Studies from Stampers

AIDA press users describe their companies and business operations, as well as, how they have used AIDA technology to achieve their production goals and expand their capacity and capabilities. Examples are provided from many different types of companies from job shops, to tier suppliers, to OEMs. Read on to see how leaders in many industries have successfully partnered with AIDA.

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Applications Studies & Die Trials

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Application studies and die trials provided by AIDA prove, with your own dies and part drawings, how AIDA stamping press technology can have multiple benefits to your manufacturing operations, including increased production rates, higher quality parts, reduced scrap, and reduced maintenance.

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Stamping Press Technology

Multiple Press Plant Layout Illustration Industry Leading Forming Systems

For over 100 years AIDA has been developing and manufacturing specialized metalforming products like metal stamping presses and related automation equipment, such as transfers, robots, and feeders. AIDA's exclusive stamping press technology is used throughout our wide range of presses, from 30 through 4,000 tons capacity.

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Educational Partners & Resources

Educational Partners and Resources Research and Development

Not only does AIDA invest 5% of annual revenue towards internal research and development, but AIDA also actively seeks and participates in research with educational institutions such as the Center for Precision Forming (OSU), Institut für Umformtechnik, Edison Welding and others.

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Terms & Glossary

Stamping and Metalforming Industry Terms and Glossary Operations, Components, & Press Industry Terminology

A variety of functions may be performed by many different types of presses, depending upon the tooling. Typical press operations and other terms referring to press features and functions, as well as basic press characteristics and designs are explained in this section of our website.

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User Testimonials

Greenheck Fan

Greenheck Fan achieves faster production speeds with new press 300 Ton Progressive Die Press

"The type of equipment technology we use is an important component to our ability to maintain the level of service and product quality our customers expect."

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Automated line pays dividends 600 Ton Progressive Die Press

"When we began running production on the PMX, we saw production rates we had never seen before. I was able to get the speed I needed without tearing the die apart by running the job that fast."

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Luitink Manufacturing

Automated press line supports Kanban Stamping800 Ton Progressive Die Press

"We found a production solution that not only met our automotive-parts requirement but that allowed us to expand our capacity by taking on less traditional work."

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Speciality Stampings

Tier 1 supplier turns auto industry requirement into opportunity600 Ton Progressive Die Stamping Press

"We needed to be able to achieve close tolerances and have the ability to run both thick and thin gauge materials."

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