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Modular CNC Punch Press Transforms into Solid-State Laser Cutter

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trumpf debuted its modular TruPunch 1000 and TruMatic 1000 fiber (pictured) punch-laser machines to the North American market at FABTECH. With its expandable functionality, the TruPunch 1000 punches sheets to 0.25 in. thick at 600 strokes/min. Its modular design enables the TruPunch 1000 to transition into the new TruMatic 1000 fiber by adding a 3-kW TruDisk solid-state laser, as well as a laser-cutting system, a laser evacuation unit and a beam-guard system.

The machines offer a completely redesigned drive technology, dubbed Delta Drive, to move the electric punching head and the laser along the Y axis while the sheet moves in the opposite direction. Powered by two servomotors, this arrangement enables the machine to accelerate far faster in the Y axis and eliminates the need to move the sheet or worktable.

Also included: automatic sorting of finished parts to 7 by 7 in.—parts move sent down a chute and can be sorted into a series of four boxes positioned below the machine.



See also: TRUMPF Inc.

Related Enterprise Zones: Fabrication

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