Press Tools Provide Forming FreedomDecember 1, 2007
To create forms beyond the constraints of their current Trumpf-style punch-press tooling, sheetmetal fabricators now have more forming freedom with the A-Plus series from Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, MN. This new line of tools extends the range of forming in the A dimension by an inch or more, allowing for longer and larger forms on Trumpf machines. The tools include louvers, lance and forms, and card guides.
The A-Plus series louver tool, which achieves a 4.0-in. maximum range in the A-dimension, features built-in stripping in the lower unit for trouble-free sheet travel and simple programming. A replaceable forming unit in the die allows for cost-effective refurbishment.
With an expanded 3.5-in. maximum A dimension range, the lance and form tool proves useful in applications such as air flow, decoration, location markers, sheer tabs, wire harnesses and clip attachments. And, the card-guide tool adds a full inch of range in the A dimension for a 3.4-in. maximum.
Wilson Tool International: 651/286-6001; www.wilsontool.com
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