The importance of the dimensions of a punching machine

About Sheet Metal processing 26. Jul, 2012 | by

Most of times in which the users of sheet metal processing machines face the challenge of how to improve their productive capacity come across the question of what kind of machine is the one that best suits their needs. When they come to the conclusion that the machine they need is a punching machine, the next question arises, which features? And among these features there is one that focuses the attention because of its repercussion: the working area.

Defining the right working area of the punching machine is essential in order to determine which will be the possibilities and limitations of the company regarding to its commercial offer.

Punching machines historically began with basic dimensions, which production needs have forced to evolve.  Nowadays a working area of 1250 x 2500 mm is “small”, and possibilities of 1500 x 3000 mm (CHROMA 30) and 1500 x 4000 mm (CHROMA 40) are already considered as standard.

Maquina punzonadora Chroma 30

Chroma 30

And why is so important to have a large working area?  Among the main advantages we would stand out the following ones:

Flexibility: Ability to work a wide range of parts of all sizes, which makes it ideal for subcontracting works.

Efficiency: Better use of the material, due to the possibility of generating more efficient nestings, with the consequent reduction of scrap unusable.

Productivity: Possibility of manufacturing more parts per nesting and load of material, with consequent decrease in downtimes in manipulation of sheet metal. A greater integration of production processes is also achieved. We standardize entering formats and avoid the need to use manual shears to get the plates cut-to-size previously.

In summary, size does matter.



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