Punch Presses

Understanding Sheet Distortion During Punching

Sheet bowing is a common problem, but also predictable and therefore able to be addressed.
Punch Presses: Articles

More Productivity, Less Power

Punching on the E6x punch press. The type of work which Dale Sheetmetal does lends itself to punching. It has made bespoke panels with 130,000 holes, while white laminated steel and coated aluminium are not suitable for laser cutting as it can damage the surface or make the coating difficult to remove. The shop does mix processes where appropriate, with both punching and laser cutting being performed on one part where this is faster.
For this family-run sheet metal fabricator, moving to Ex-Series servo-electric punch presses solved its power consumption problems and improved productivity at a stroke. 

Why Shops Lean on Turret Punch Presses

The Q-5 punching machine can reach a bending height of 3.0 in on a variety of angles and even on parts which are nested in other locations than 0 deg to 45 deg and 90 deg, where its forming and bending capabilities turn the turret punch into a multifunctional part processing machine that can possibly eliminate a bending operation downstream.
Before investing in that next machine, take a moment to review some of these lean manufacturing aspects of the latest turret press technology to make sure you are getting the best value and strongest competitive advantage for your money.

The Ins and Outs of Punching Technology

The latest punching technology gives fabricators the opportunity to process up to 1 inch high flanges, tap holes, form, extrude, rib, offset, and remove the burrs from parts.
Punch machines now do much more than simply punch holes. Today it’s all about completing multiple processes on the same machine, such as making up to one inch high flanges, tapping holes, forming, extruding, ribbing, offsetting, removing burrs from parts and more.

VFDs and the Top Ten Reasons to Go Hydraulic

A VFD used with a hydraulic press saves energy costs by not running the motor when it is not needed. More energy is saved by programming the VFD to ramp the motor up to speed, eliminating the large electrical in-rush of current. The VFD also allows speed control of the motor so it can run at slower speeds while idle to filter the oil, cool the oil, change accumulators, or other small hp demand requirements.
Do you need to become more competitive? Here's how to carefully assess the jobs you are quoting with your current press processes and discover how hydraulic press technology will improve your productivity and your bottom line as you compete for smaller lots and varied applications.


Punch Presses: Industry News

Dake Redesigns Website

Customers can now view the specifications, features and videos of each type of machine tool.

Beckwood Press Appoints Engineering Manager

Adam Strein, Beckwood Press Company As an engineering manager, he mentors and inspires engineers to design high-quality, innovative hydraulic presses and ancillary machinery.
Adam Strein now heads the design of innovative hydraulic presses and ancillary machinery.

LVD Strippit Opens Midwest Support Center

The new Midwest Support Center in the Twin Cities metro area offers comprehensive service support, spare parts, upgrades and retrofits. It houses a range of sheet metal fabrication equipment for training and demonstration. This facility is also the site of design and engineering functions for the company’s tube laser cutting business.
The Minnesota facility is the first of three U.S. regional support centers that will open in 2016.


Punch Presses: Products

FABTECH 2016 Sneak Preview: Metalform

Booth C-16028: Ideal for heavy-duty cutting applications, Primalloy Saw Band Saw Blades from Starrett greatly increase the cutting performance of the high-speed steel through alloying with cobalt and Vanadium elements that substantially increase the heat resistance as well as the wear resistance.
The 2016 edition of FABTECH is on track to be one of the largest metal fabrication events ever at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from November 16-18. This special sneak peek provides technical reviews of some of the machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited in the Metalform Pavilion to help you get a head start on navigating the show floor and managing your time while you’re there.

Cutting-Edge, Standard and Customized Hydraulic Press Solutions

Booth C-14072: The extensive custom and standard hydraulic press capabilities offered by Greenerd Press range from 50 ton capacity press for deep draw applications with extensive recipe storage and diagnostic capabilities (shown here) to a press for punching a series of holes around the circumference of a jet engine cowling.
Greenerd Press will be highlighting their extensive hydraulic press capabilities that range from gap frame and straight-side to die-spotting and forging presses, ranging from 3 tons up to 40,000 tons and bed sizes exceeding 240 in.

Transform the Shop Floor

Booth S-938: The new generation Easy-Form press brake from LVD Strippit will all be on display at the show.
LVD Strippit features the latest, bending, laser cutting and punching machines with the CADMAN suite offline software.