July 7, 2010
Wila offers a new line of American Vintage precision press brake tooling for American-style press brakes. The tooling is manufactured in traditional imperial dimensioning using high-quality tool steel.
All punches and dies are available in solid 20-in. lengths, 18.5-in. sectionalized sets, and 8-in. sectionalized sets. Fabricators can make any tooling length from 0.75 in. up to machine length in 0.25-in. increments.
Punch lengths weighing 28 lbs. or less come with patented Safety-Clicks for vertical loading and unloading. The punches can be used in standard American ram clamps available on all press brakes designed for American tooling. The punch tangs are premachined with self-seating grooves.
The tools are CNC-hardened at the bending radii to minimum HRC 52 to a minimum depth of 0.080 in. and precision-ground to ± 0.0008 in. Tool segments are interchangeable and guaranteed to match up, the manufacturer says.
The punches come in a standard working height of 4.750 in., and the single-V dies have a common working height of 2.125 in. Tools are available for air bending as well as bottom bending.