December 11, 2007
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced Mate LongLife™, a slitting tool system for TRUMPF-style punch presses. Fully OEM-compatible, the system combines tool steel punch and die inserts with punch and die holders.
Punch inserts, manufactured from premium high-speed steel, are designed to provide the maximum interval between regrinds. They are available in two standard sizes: 5 mm by 56 mm rectangle and 5 mm by 76.20 mm rectangle.
Two insert punch holders are available. One includes an integral alignment ring for fast and precise tool setup; the second requires a heavy-duty alignment ring to allow manual angle-setting flexibility. The system's punch holders work with conventional machine strippers.
Die inserts are available in two standard sizes, 5 mm by 56 mm rectangle and 5 mm by 76.20 mm rectangle with 0.10-mm die clearance increments from