FlexPunch by EHRT
The new FlexPunch series features a very flexible and modular system. Each machine can be adapted to the customer’s individual requirements via individual components.
The FlexPunch series is equipped with three CNC controlled axes, allowing for production parts to made with virtually perfect accuracy. No additional employees are needed to adjust the machine, which saves a significant amount of time. The operator is only responsible for starting the machine, feeding in the material, and then removing the production parts. Through additional options, however, the processes of feeding the material and removing the production parts can be further automated. This makes the punching machines extremely cost-effective.
EHRT’s software solutions for the FlexPunch enable a customised and smooth production flow. In addition, the punching machines can be optimally linked with the bending machines, so that production can be carried out based on a single production file from a shared database.
The PLC machine controller by Beckhoff enables machine maintenance and software updates via remote access.
Modularity of the FlexPunch
EHRT’s tool system allows simple and fast tool changes, thereby minimising setup times. When using MultiTools 3in1, the machines can be fitted with up to 27 punches and a seperating punch. Furthermore, it is possible to install 1-2 thread forming stations. There are several sorting belt options that can also be equipped with a variety of ejector positions. Both machines are equipped with a hydraulic cylinder with a force of 340 kN. With the machines of the FlexPunch series, it is possible to punch material that is 15-200 mm (0.6-7.9“) wide and 3-16 mm (0.1-0.6“) thick.
During processing, the workpieces are clamped laterally by a special clamp in order to minimise any damage to the workpiece caused by the shape of the clamp. Furthermore, due to the special clamp, punching can be carried out over the entire workpiece.
The tools are fitted with particularly strong springs so that small cutting clearances can be produced even with thick metal bars due to the high retraction forces.
Afterwards or during production, it is possible to label the workpieces with different systems. This can be used for additional production steps or also for your customers’ specifications.
More information can be found in the Product Datasheet FlexPunch.
- Aluminium lubrication
- Thread formers
- Punching of Profiles
- Workpiece marking