Gap Frame Mechanical Press NC2 Two-Point, From 110 - 250 Tons

NC2-1600 160 Ton Mechanical Gap Frame Press NC2-1600, 160 Ton Mechanical Gap Frame Press

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High Quality, Industry Leading Mechanical Gap Frame Presses AIDA NC2-2000, 200 Ton Gap Frame Mechanical Press
  • Highly rigid frame with low angular deflection
  • Fast acting HOLP system (10 msec)
  • AIDA Wet clutch and Brake
  • 6-Point full length Bronze Gibs
  • Brake stop-time monitoring display
  • Automatic lubrication system for Gibs and Crankshaft Bearings
  • AIDA MPC/SVC safety controller
  • Quill mounted flywheel with a flywheel brake
  • AC variable frequency drive

AIDA NC2 gap frame mechanical presses (also known as C frame mechanical presses) are available from 110 through 250 tons capacity. A compact rigid frame design minimizes the deflection rating and the low overall clearance minimizes reverse tonnage. The six-point slide guide system provides a long useful life. The wet-type clutch and brake provide higher intermittent rates and long life - important factors for hand-fed and top-stop applications.

An AC Variable frequency drive allows for wider speed ranges. The Quill mounted flywheel results in a larger bearing surface. The front to back mounted forged steel crankshaft along with hardened and precision ground gears are well suited for high stress blanking applications. Micro-Inching provides die setting at very low speeds. Additionally, an extensive spare parts inventory in Dayton, OH ensures continuous product support.

With over 3,000 AIDA mechanical gap frame presses installed in North America, it is easy to see that AIDA NC presses are an industry standard.

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Press Features

AIDA NC2 Gap Frame Press Features

AIDA NC Gap Frame Mechanical Press Cutaway Graphic
  1. Highly rigid frame to minimize deflection Low Angular Deflection Frame
  2. Ball and Socket Connections AIDA Ball Type Connections
  3. Hydraulic Overload Protection System (HOLP) AIDA Hydraulic Overload Protection System (HOLP)
  4. AIDA Wet Clutch and Brake AIDA Wet Clutch and Brake
  5. Hardened & ground pinion and ground main gear AIDA ground main gear
  6. Quill Mounted Flywheel AIDA Wet Type Clutch and Brake
  • Additional Features & Benefits
  • Installation and service support by AIDA factory trained technicians
  • Angular frame deflection is 50% or less compared to competition
  • The tightest clearances available in any gap frame press
  • Flywheel brake
  • Counterbalance lube pump
  • Air blow-off with solenoid valve
  • ASME certified air tanks
  • Full length 6-point slide guides
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Press Specifications

NC2-1100, 110 Ton Mechanical Gap Frame Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitNC2-1100
(1) E (2) E
Tonnage CapacitykN1100
U.S. ton121
Tonnage Rating Pointmm5
Full Stroke Lengthmm110180
SPM (No Load)spm55~11035~70
Die Height (SDAU)mm350400
Slide Adjustmentmm90
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm1360 x 520
in.53.5 x 20.5
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm1880 x 5201880 x 680
in.74.0 x 20.574.0 x 26.8
Throat Depthmm270350
Inside Frame Dimensionmm1470
Bolster Thicknessmm155
Maximum Upper Die Weightkg550
Main Motor CapacitykW11
Required Air PressureMpa0.5
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NC2-1600, 160 Ton Mechanical Gap Frame Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitNC2-1600
(1) E(2) E
Tonnage CapacitykN1600
U.S. ton176
Tonnage Rating Pointmm6
Full Stroke Lengthmm130200
SPM (No Load)spm50~9530~60
Die Height (SDAU)mm400450
Slide Adjustmentmm100
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm1500 x 580
in.59.1 x 22.8
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm2040 x 6002040 x 760
in.80.3 x 23.680.3 x 29.9
Throat Depthmm310390
Inside Frame Dimensionmm1590
Bolster Thicknessmm165
Maximum Upper Die Weightkg800
Main Motor CapacitykW15
Required Air PressureMpa0.5
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NC2-2000, 200 Ton Mechanical Gap Frame Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitNC2-2000
(1) E(2) E
Tonnage CapacitykN2000
U.S. ton220
Tonnage Rating Pointmm7
Full Stroke Lengthmm150250
SPM (No Load)spm40~8030~50
Die Heightmm450500
Slide Adjustmentmm110
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm1850 x 650
in.72.8 x 25.6
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm2420 x 6802420 x 840
in.95.3 x 26.895.3 x 33.1
Throat Depthmm350430
Inside Frame Dimensionmm1920
Bolster Thicknessmm170
Maximum Upper Die Weightkg1200
Main Motor CapacitykW22
Required Air PressureMpa0.5
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NC2-2500, 250 Ton Mechanical Gap Frame Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitNC2-2500
(1) E(2) E
Tonnage CapacitykN2500
U.S. ton275
Tonnage Rating Pointmm7
Stroke Lengthmm170280
SPM (No Load)spm30~6020~40
Die Heightmm450550
Slide Adjustment Rangemm120
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm2100 x 700
in.82.7 x 27.6
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm2700 x 7602700 x 920
in.106.3 x 29.9106.3 x 36.2
Throat Depthmm390470
Inside Frame Dimensionmm2190
Bolster Thicknessmm180
Maximum Upper Die Weightkg1650
Main Motor CapacitykW30
Required Air PressureMpa0.5
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NC2, 110 - 250 Ton Mechanical Gap Frame Press Specifications

Press Technical DataUnitNC2-1100NC2-1600NC2-2000NC2-2500
(1) E (2) E(1) E(2) E(1) E(2) E(1) E(2) E
Tonnage CapacitykN1100160020002500
U.S. ton121176220275
Tonnage Rating Pointmm5677
Full Stroke Lengthmm110180130200150250170280
SPM (No Load)spm55~11035~7050~9530~6040~8030~5030~6020~40
Die Height (SDAU)mm350400400450450500450550
Slide Adjustmentmm90100110120
Slide Area (LR x FB)mm1360 x 5201500 x 5801850 x 6502100 x 700
in.53.5 x 20.559.1 x 22.872.8 x 25.682.7 x 27.6
Bolster Area (LR x FB)mm1880 x 5201880 x 6802040 x 6002040 x 7602420 x 6802420 x 8402700 x 7602700 x 920
in.74.0 x 20.574.0 x 26.880.3 x 23.680.3 x 29.995.3 x 26.895.3 x 33.1106.3 x 29.9106.3 x 36.2
Throat Depthmm270350 310390350430390470
Inside Frame Dimensionmm1470159019202190
Bolster Thicknessmm155165170180
Maximum Upper Die Weightkg55080012001650
Main Motor CapacitykW11152230
Required Air PressureMpa0.
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