By staying with the one manufacturer, Wesgar simplified operator training so all of its operators could run all of the turret punch presses
The company estimates that the Shear Genius is twice as productive as the previous two mechanical turret punch presses
A lengthy justification process, which involved researching most current models of hydraulic CNC turret punch presses
, led CR Metal Products to purchase four 1500 H/30 punch presses
manufactured by Strippit/LVD, Akron, NY.
A team of manufacturing and engineering personnel was involved in specifying the purchase of two Strippit/LVD 1000 M/30 30-ton mechanical punch presses
for additional capacity.
By phasing in Ultra to just one of its Amada 357 Pegas at a cost of $18,000, the company was able to continue using most of its existing tool components in its other two punch presses
, albeit at slower speeds than the newly tooled machine.
Flexibility, accuracy, and speed are the main reasons for replacing conventional presses with NC punch presses
Special operations have become second nature to turret punch presses
thanks to the development of servohydraulic operation, autoindexing stations, and multitool stations.
In terms of cost, flexibility, and ease of programming turret punch presses
are more affordable and more versatile today (especially for just-in-time job shops) than ever before.
Hydraulic turret punch presses
were chosen over mechanical counterparts because "first and foremost the Vipros offered on-press forming capabilities," insists David Bongard, MPE director of engineering.
Mr Carbone notes, "Good frame design is a key to the stability and accuracy of turret punch presses
and is important in achieving low shock and less vibration as well as good punch and die alignment.
Personal computer-based control marks a new age for turret punch presses
and other machine tools, if the addition of a Macintosh[R] computer control to a Strippit Fabri-Center 1000 R turret punch press is any indication.
Trumpf primarily makes punch presses
and laser metalcutting equipment; deducting revenue from its electronics division and its medical-technology division, machine-tool sales are estimated at $2.