KME have invested in a Trupunch 2020 Punch Press that can automatically load and unload 2500 x 1250 sheets and punch up to 6mm mild steel, it offers high productivity punching, nibbling and forming. The punching head creates standard geometric shapes as well as 3D contours such as extrusions and tapped holes. As well as this the punching uses an electro-hydraulic punching head for consistently high punching power with a 19 station rail mounted tool changer.
Fast output is enabled by grippers removing the tabbed sheet, just as fast and accurate as in the loading cycle. The process is completely automatic, with no operator interaction. The finished sheets are placed onto the unload pallet and are ready for final processing.