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

Press Information

Press Information & Overview

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.

Request More Information

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
Request More Information

6-Point Slide Guide System

6-Point Slide Guide System Simple, Yet Effective Slide Guide System for Stamping Presses

Extra-long gibs with extensions on the slide minimize "tipping" of the slide within the guides and provide superior off-center guiding vs. industry standard

More about 6-Point Slide Guide System

AIDA Wet Clutch and Brake

AIDA Wet Clutch and Brake High Single Cycle Rates, Low Mainenance

High performance torque transmission system for mechanical press drives. Very little heat generation and component wear so performance does not deteriorate over time.

More about AIDA Wet Clutch and Brake

Ball and Socket Connections

Ball and socket connections Improved Design When Compared to Wrist Pin Connections

Eliminate one of the largest maintenance costs of a stamping press: the wrist pin slide connections. Designed to withstand the rigors of heavy stamping.

More about Ball and Socket Connections

Hard Guarding & Light Curtains

photo of safety guarding and light curtains on an AIDA gap frame press Protect Operators & Provide Safety

Used to protect operators from getting too close to a press while its moving. Standard configuration mounted to side mesh guarding.

More about Standard Hard Guarding & Light Curtains

High Precision Drivetrain System

Close up photo of gears Utilizes Hardened and Ground Pinion and Main Gears

Provides industry minimal backlash resulting in improved press accuracy. Integrated hardened pinion minimizes required gear diameters and related drivetrain inertia.

More about High Precision Drivetrain System


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

More about HOLP System

Quill Mounted Flywheel

Quill mounted flywheel Increases the Life of the Flywheel and Main Driveshaft Bearings

The flywheel is mounted on a quill that is attached to the press frame. The driveshaft passes through the quill and operates in an oil film bearing.

More about Quill Mounted Flywheel

Rigid Gap Press Frame

Rigid Gap Press Frame Low Deflection Produces Better Press Performance

Lowest angual deflection in the industry (0.0004" per inch of throat depth). FEA modeled design. Welded high grade steel plate construction.

More about Rigid Gap Press Frame

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
110 Ton Press Specifications Back to Specifications List

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
160 Ton Press Specifications Back to Specifications List

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
200 Ton Press Specifications Back to Specifications List

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
250 Ton Press Specifications Back to Specifications List

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.
110 - 250 Ton Press Specifications Back to Specifications List

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.

View Frequently Asked Questions

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.

View AIDA-Tech White Papers

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.

View Metalforming Articles

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.

View User Testimonials

Applications Studies & Die Trials

Stamping die detail photo Schedule an Application Review or Die Trial, Today

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.

Applications Studies & Die Trials

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.

Stamping Press Technology

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.

More About Educational Partners

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.

View Terms & Glossary

User Testimonials

E-Lite Tool & Manufacturing

Flexible press solution with AIDA for high precision stamping work160 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."

View User Testimonial

Tenere Dresser

Tenere Dresser Grows Rapidly through responsiveness to customers and innovative manufacturing250 Ton Two-Point Gap Frame Mechanical Stamping Press

"In just six months, our toolmakers and setup operators were asking us to buy additional AIDA gap presses because of their easy setup and unique micro inch capabilities."

View User Testimonial

Contact AIDA

[X] Close Form
* Required Field