Leading the Way in Modern Forging Machinery

The world leader in modern forging machinery. With a rich legacy spanning over a century, we continue to set industry standards with our cutting-edge Ajax/CECO/Erie Press machines. Our forging machines are designed to maximize productivity, minimize part costs, and deliver exceptional durability and serviceability.

Unmatched Performance and Precision

At Ajax/CECO/Erie Press, we pride ourselves on providing forging machines that deliver unparalleled performance and precision. Our direct-response air clutch ensures instant response and smooth, cushioned starting, while our extension-guided header and die slide consistently produce accurate forgings that require minimal secondary machining. With generous die-height options on our 6-inch and larger sizes, we provide ample space to create intricate forged parts. The exclusive underarm construction of our machines makes the Pitman eccentric bearing easy to inspect and lubricate, ensuring hassle-free maintenance.

A Legacy of Forging Excellence

With more than 300 years of combined forging knowledge, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press boasts the longest-running and most experienced forging company in the world. Our rich legacy enables us to offer unique advantages to our customers.

With an unmatched archive of historical data and detail, we can provide original specifications for machines over 50 years old. As your OEM, we not only supply the right parts but also the highest quality parts specifically designed for your machine. We believe in sharing our history and combined knowledge, making it effortless for you to find the solutions you need.

Comprehensive Range of Forging Equipment

At Ajax/CECO/Erie Press, we offer a comprehensive range of forging equipment to meet diverse needs. Our lineup includes upsetters, programmable hammers, presses, wire & bar drawers, forging rolls, and automation solutions. Each machine is meticulously designed and crafted with a focus on quality, reliability, and longevity.

We take pride in our KeyDrivers, which are mounted horizontally, replacing tools such as sledgehammers and manual rams for sow block and die keys. Featuring remote operation, forklift mounting, cast iron inertia block, forged alloy steel ram, adjustable blow force, and onboard pneumatic systems, our KeyDrivers exemplify our commitment to exceeding expectations.

From upsetter/forging machines and tube upsetters to solid-die ball forging machines, we engineer robust and efficient solutions tailored to the demanding needs of your industry. Known for our innovative designs, precision shearing and forging, and the capability to handle high loads, we’re trusted by industries worldwide. Whether you’re in the oil and gas sector, need equipment for the mining industry, or are seeking advanced automation in high-production forging, we have you covered. Experience the blend of reliability, productivity, and industry-focused solutions with our state-of-the-art machinery.
Programmable Hammers
We are the trusted partner for manufacturers worldwide seeking customized forging solutions. Our commitment to understanding your unique needs allows us to provide comprehensive and professional consultations, offering strategic assessments tailored to your requirements. From concept to implementation, we work closely with you to ensure that your custom forging equipment meets your exact specifications. Discover a range of programmable hammers and die forgers designed to revolutionize the way you forge.
From custom-built presses, auxiliary equipment, or remanufacturing projects, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press builds the industry’s most reliable and efficient forging presses. With force capacities ranging from 500 to 15,000 U.S. tons, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Hydraulic and Mechanical Forging Presses can be designed for closed die, isothermal, open die, and other high-volume, specialty metal forming applications.
Wire & Bar Drawers
The widest range of In-line Wire Drawers; Bar Drawers; Drawing, Straightening & Cut-off Machines; In-line Drawing & Cut-off Machines; and Instacut Machines in the forging industry. With our state-of-the-art construction and engineering processes, advanced systems, proven components and sophisticated automation, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Wire and Bar Drawers allow our customers to produce the highest quality forged components — fast and at scale. Used with cold-forming equipment, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Wire Drawing Machines draw and coat hot-rolled, pickled, and limed- or phosphate-coated rod as the rod feeds into the heading.
Forging Rolls
Featuring combination roll shafts, air clutch and brake, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Forging Rolls are designed to optimize all the advantages of roll forging process for the production of straight, tapered or irregular forgings. Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Forging Roll Machines are the industry standard for operating convenience, performance and durability. They’re designed and built with the same engineering excellence and attention to detail that has made Ajax/CECO/Erie Press a world leader in forging machinery.
In today's era of widespread labor shortages, automation emerges as a crucial solution to bridge the labor gap in the forging industry. Not only does it address this challenge, but it also enhances worker safety and significantly amplifies productivity. The significance and complexity of automation upgrades for both new and remanufactured equipment continue to escalate each year. From horizontal forging machines and vertical presses to hammers and solid ball die forgers, automation technologies are advancing rapidly. As the foremost supplier of forging equipment in North America, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press stands at the forefront of this automation revolution.
The ERIE KeyDriver is a remotely operated horizontal pneumatic hammer. It is designed to aid in forging shop equipment work such as driving sow block and die keys. It is used to replace sledgehammers, manual rams, and small handheld pneumatic drivers.
Servicing and Custom Solutions

In addition to manufacturing top-of-the-line forging equipment, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press also offers services for a wide range of applications. Our expertise extends to power forgers (DHP), impacters, CECO stamps, forcing presses, car wheel demounting presses, car wheel universal presses, and blacksmithing hammers.

We take pride in being the preferred supplier of custom forging machinery worldwide. By thoroughly understanding your unique requirements, we provide professional consultation and strategic assessments to ensure your custom forging equipment meets your exact needs. From concept to implementation, we are dedicated to delivering solutions that drive your success.

Choose Ajax/CECO/Erie Press for Your Forging Needs

Manufacturers worldwide rely on Ajax/CECO/Erie Press for customized forging solutions. We take the time to understand your specific situation, providing thorough consultations and strategic assessments. With our commitment to excellence and end-to-end support, you can trust that your custom forging equipment will meet and exceed your expectations.

Contact Ajax/CECO/Erie Press today to explore our innovative forging machinery and experience the difference that sets us apart from the competition. Together, let’s forge a successful future for your business.

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