Switch from Drilling to Punching
When Echo, Inc. began punching aluminum and steel pipe shafts instead of drilling, they were able to eliminate the deburring process. Speeding up production time was important as Echo punches several different diameter shafts for commercial landscape equipment, including trimmers, edgers, power pruners and more. When it’s time to punch a different diameter, they simply swap out one UniPunch tool for another.
The UniPunch system is used to make thousands of different components and products every day. Manufacturers punching parts with C-frame tooling come from all different industries and the products range from hinges to lighting to truck trailers, to name just a few. Production speed and hole quality are important to our customers. That’s why they choose UniPunch.
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A manufacturer of exhaust systems utilizes UniPunch tooling to punch slots in tubing.
The purpose of the slots is to allow the tube to be assembled into the inside diameter of the muffler. In this case, the slot locations were not critical, but UniPunch does offer custom gauging for when precise locating is necessary. When you need to punch more than one size of tubing, UniPunch provides mandrel dies to fit each tube diameter.
In 2018, we talked to Jeff, a manufacturer of animal enclosures, who was punching flat bars one hole at a time with an ironworker. It was time consuming and the hole-to-hole accuracy was difficult to maintain. He started punching all of the holes in one hit with the UniPunch system and went from making 60 parts per hour to 600!
In early August 2020, Jeff called to buy more punches and reported that he had just finished a run of 1,900 verticals (the flat bars used for hog enclosures) and his UniPunch units were going strong.
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Lansing Housing Products needed to make holes in a small J channel. Drilling was time consuming and not accurate enough. They contacted UniPunch and the engineering team designed a punch and modified pedestal die to fit into their part.
The cycle time with the UniPunch system is only 10 seconds. And the punched holes are clean and on-center, maintaining the tight tolerances that Lansing Housing Products requires for installing their child safety screens.
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McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
- Monday, November 11th 10am – 6pm
- Tuesday, November 12th 9am – 5pm
- Wednesday, November 13th 9am – 5pm
- Thursday, November 14th 9am – 3pm
A manufacturer of cargo vans and truck bodies, DeCarga Furgones, sent us the photo below of their UniPunch tooling in operation. The caption reads “The best cargo vans require the best equipment and the best tooling.
Fabricar los mejores furgones requiere tener la mejor maquinaria y utilizar las mejores herramientas!
DeCarga Furgones’s cargo trucks
Use UniPunch tooling to punch holes in extrusions, tubing, structural parts and more.
- Save time and money.
- Make uniform parts.
- Be flexible.
How can we help you make holes faster?
A manufacturer of animal enclosures was punching flat bars one hole at a time with an ironworker. It was time consuming and the hole-to-hole accuracy was difficult to maintain. He started punching all of the holes in one hit with the UniPunch system and went from making 60 parts per hour to 600!
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Press brakes are an important resource for punching holes fast.
One of the most common applications is punching a line of holes using UniPunch tooling on a strip template in a press brake.
For recurring jobs, UniPunch tooling can stay assembled on the template and the whole assembly can be removed from the press and put on a rack for when that hole pattern is needed next.
There are a variety of ways to reduce the required press tonnage.
- Use Tonnage Compensator Caps – Stagger the punch length so that the punches pierce the material at different intervals
- Add Punch Shear – A shear angle ground onto the punch tip reduces the load or tonnage unlike flat faced punches
- Use correct die clearance – This results in a balance of punching force, good hole quality and increased tool life
- Sharpen punches & dies often