The punch and die grinder (PDG) from rotary surface grinder manufacturer DCM Tech Inc. (Winona, MN) is a turnkey package with auto-feed control, 6-inch-diameter self-dressing CBN straight wheel for high material removal rates and a high-quality finish, through-spindle coolant and universal fixturing with interchangeable 3-jaw chuck and optional permanent magnet that accepts Amada, Trumpf, Salvagnini, Finnpower, Weideman, Whitney, and other tooling.
Featuring an 18-inch rotary table and 5 hp spindle motor, the machine lowers replacement tooling costs up to 40% and minimizes or eliminates deburring operations. In addition to sharpening turret press and ironworker tooling, rooftop punches, and progressive dies, the machine can be used to grind carbide tooling, regrind carbide pump seals and die sets, and debur stripper plates. Sharpen large station dies and rooftop/shear angle tooling up to 10 degrees with the standard fixturing package. Typical grind time is less than 5 minutes.
New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.