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 forging applications. They’re ideal for forging a wide range of materials, including carbon steels, aluminum, titanium and super alloys into a broad range of ferrous and non-ferrous parts.

Trim Presses
Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Wide Ram Four Point Presses combine versatility, compatibility, and reliability for a wide range of general forging applications, as well as auxiliary forging operations — including pre-forming, extrusion, setting, hot coining, trimming and piercing — to complement closed or open die units.
Mechanical Forging Presses
From 500 to 12,000-ton mechanical forging presses, our exclusive Scotch Yoke drive mechanism on our Erie Press line and the advanced Ajax MN Series press deliver superior precision for near-net shape forging. While our large variety of presses covers nearly every forging need, we can also custom design a mechanical press for your unique operation.
Hydraulic Forging Presses
Hydraulic Forging Presses have a wide range of forging temperatures from warm and cold forging to pre-forming and extrusion. Designed from 250 to 15,000 tons, they are engineered with faster stroking speeds, variable speed control, and rapid die-change capabilities.
Closed Die Forging Presses
Featuring our exclusive Scotch Yoke drive mechanism and a minimum of rotating parts, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Closed Die Mechanical Forging Presses are designed for high- volume, closed-die forging applications. For more than seventy years, our Scotch Yoke presses have been known throughout the industry as the most rugged and reliable mechanical forge presses available. 

  • The shorter frames on Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Closed Die Mechanical Forging Presses stretch less and deliver more energy into the part. The result: precision tolerances closer to near net shape, helping you lower material consumption, reduce waste and machining, and lower total cost per part
  • Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Mechanical Forge presses feature forged main and drive shafts, forged main and pinion spur gears, pneumatic clutch, friction brake, and electrical and software controls designed to integrate seamlessly into your manufacturing systems and boost productivity and reliability
  • Capacities range from 500 to 12,000 tons
Open Die Forging Presses
Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Open Die Forging Presses are designed to meet virtually any forging need. For open die forging applications such as ingots, slabs, billets, bars, pre-forms and more, we will build an open die forging press that gets the job done quickly and effectively.  
  • With over a century of experience, we have handled jobs of all sizes and scope and know exactly what you need from an open die forging press
  • Our commitment to craftsmanship results in presses that reduce maintenance costs, increase productivity and last for decades
Ring PreForming Presses
From standard ring preforming press designs to integrated and automated ring preforming systems, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Ring PreForming Hydraulic Presses provide advanced, rugged forging solutions that are built to last.  
  • Standard Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Ring PreForming presses range from 500 to 5,000 tons and feature rapid stroking speeds, variable speed control and quick die-change capabilities
  • 3D modeling and FEA are used by Ajax/CECO/Erie Press engineers to design a rugged, cost-efficient press structure
  • Cartridge valve manifolds and simplified pipe routing minimize the potential for hydraulic leaks, while improving energy efficiency
  • Electronic controls are state of the art with program data and screen graphics displayed to maximize operator knowledge and control
  • Comprehensive diagnostic packages include fault monitoring and logging, I/O monitoring, and remote access/diagnostics
  • Optional features include sliding bolster, centering jaws, various upset-punch-pierce tooling arrangements and slug removal systems
Preferred Supplier of Custom Trim, Mechanical and Forging Presses

Manufacturing customers all over the world rely on Ajax/CECO/Erie Press for customized trim, mechanical and forging press solutions. Whether you work with metals, plastics, ceramics or any other materials, the engineers at Ajax/CECO/Erie Press can design and build a custom press that optimizes performance for your operation.

We take the time to understand your unique situation, so we can provide a thorough, professional consultation and strategic assessment. Because we work with you from concept to implementation, you can be assured your custom press equipment will meet your needs exactly.

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