November 27, 2011
Wilson Tool International® has introduced patent-pending EXP™ punch technology. According to the company, it is the first tooling to offer standard holders with universal punches.
The punch holders are designed to fit in all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies. This design makes it possible to use the same holder with multiple punches.
The punches are available in rounds or special shapes for almost any need. For shops that run with more than one type of thick-turret tooling, the punch technology is compatible with all current guide assemblies, eliminating the need to buy punches from multiple manufacturers.
Switching punches is up to four times faster than changing traditional punch press tooling, the manufacturer reports. Each punch is made with the company's Ultima™ premium tool steel to help increase wear resistance.