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New Turret-Press Tools Speed Cycle Times

Friday, February 01, 2008
 
Sheetmetal fabricators looking to quickly create unique forms and shapes have four new ways to get rolling on their turret punch presses. Rolling Logo, Rolling Knurl, Rolling EKO and Rolling Flare tools, part of the Wilson Wheel family from Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, MN.

These four tools join the existing Wilson Wheel

New turret-press tools speed cycle times
products designed to form and shear on punch presses with virtually no burrs, nibble marks or scrap, according to company officials. Fabricators who need to make logos more visible now can produce them larger than the station size (e.g., 100 mm long in a C station) on a wide range of material with the high-speed Rolling Logo tool (see photo). This tool significantly reduces tonnage compared to single-hit logo stamping and allows the fabricator to start and finish the mark anywhere on the sheet.

The Rolling Knurl tool produces knurls to create a grip-like effect on an array of material surfaces. Fabricate large electrical knockouts for electrical boxes and cabinets with the Rolling EKO tool. This tool allows for a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as internal and external contours using Auto Index. Slits can be started and finished anywhere on a given sheet. And, add flare to sheetmetal fabrications with the Rolling Flare tool. This tool enables production of larger-diameter flares—in greater sizes than the station normally allows. Other shapes are possible too.

Wilson Tool International: 651/286-6001; www.wilsontool.com

 

See also: Wilson Tool International, Inc.

Related Enterprise Zones: Tool & Die


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