Punching machines are set up differently depending on their size, the technologies they utilise and their primary tasks. A pneumatic CNC punch press is capable of working at exceptionally high speeds, but the downside to using this type of metal punching machine is that it is only capable of processing very thin sheets of metal.
Intermediate punch machines are driven by an eccentric drive, which is a circular disc that is fixed to a rotating axle. This creates a similar action to one you might see on an old locomotive train. A metal punching machine that is expected to ‘punch’ through relatively thick metal sheets must be operated by hydraulic machinery.
Most modern industrial punches consist of a main punching tool, a lifting unit, a unit that feeds material into the punching area and a product discharge system. In most cases, a container must be manually positioned with care to collect waste material as it is produced.
SHAPE (LVD) Punching machine in operation