New Tools to Aid Press-Brake, Punching-Machine ProductivityFebruary 1, 2017
Wilson Tool celebrated its 50th year at FABTECH 2016 with a host of new-product introductions. The White Bear Lake, MN, company debuted its EXP punch technology for Salvagnini punching systems. The EXP line, offering a standard holder with universal punches for high-precision punching systems, is designed for thick-turret, thin-turret and multi-tool setups, and is manufactured with high-speed steel for long-lasting durability and resistance to galling. New swing-ear sets, designed for easier part removal, are ideally suited for bending boxes with four sides and return flanges. Forcing the punch out of the box when making the final bend no longer is necessary, because the ears swing out of the way. The sets are available in most profiles for American-, European- and WT-style punches.
Also new: the ExpressRail 2000 hydraulic clamping system, which reduces setup time via a wireless pendant control that clamps and seats press-brake tooling in seconds, enabling greater open height and extended clamp life. The system is compatible with existing WT- and American-style press brakes.
Wilson Tool: www.wilsontool.com