June 12, 2013
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the new Premia™ sharpening system for automated, precision sharpening of commonly used punch press tooling styles.
Its touchscreen interface is menu-driven, with three standard programs for small, medium, and large tools, plus two more that are customizable. Manual mode also is available. The interface allows a choice of language and measurement units.
The universal fixture accommodates thick-turret, TRUMPF®, Murata Wiedemann, multitool, thin-turret, XMT, and Salvagnini style tooling. The operator inserts the tool in the universal fixture, selects the appropriate program from the menu, and presses start; the machine sharpens the tool without assistance and shuts off automatically when finished.
The 12.60-in. rotary table allows sharpening of the largest-diameter tools. The table angle is adjustable from 0 to 12 degrees to allow shears to be ground on punches.