Hydraulic Punch Press Machines | A Quick Guide



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When it comes to metal fabrication machinery, you can trust Workshop Press to supply your premises with everything it needs. Manufacturers understandably use a wide range of machinery to manipulate and form materials into finished products – and one piece of machinery commonly used in a hydraulic punch press. Punch press machines are used to cut a piece of metal if it is too hard to cut manually. Large, and heavy-duty, it can cut through hard materials easily and leaves behind holes in the same shape as the die within the punch press.

Related: Manual Hydraulic Press 

What is a punch press?

A hydraulic punch press is a type of metalworking machine that has a hydraulic-powered ram at the top. Typically, it has a workstation that sits at the front of the machine. This allows the user to operate the machine from there. The user engages the ram, the material is compressed against a stationary die. As a result of this compression, the machine creates a hole in the workpiece. As well as a new item out of the workpiece. Both of which will be the same shape as the die.

Punch presses are ideal for mass-producing small items as they can create uniform shapes out of the raw material. Even if you are able to manually punch holes through the metal, a hydraulic punch press will make the process much faster and efficient.

Punch Press Die Sets

Die sets are the most important part of the hydraulic press machine. The punch press relies on the die sets to perform the operation. In die sets, there are both “female” and “male” dies. One of these will be placed above the workpiece, the other underneath. The hydraulic power creates a hole in the material by driving the punch operation through the die.

CNC-Controlled Punch Presses

Some metal fabricators will use manually operated punch presses, whilst others use CNC-controlled punch presses. CNC punch press machines are semi-automated and use computer numerical control to streamline operations. Rather than someone manually operating the punch press, the CNC technology allows you to program the machine to run automatically.

Workshop Press

Here at Workshop Press, we are dedicated to supplying manufacturers and other businesses with high-quality metal fabrication machinery including hydraulic punch press machines. Not only this, we take pride in offering a service that goes above and beyond. We also want to provide our customers with presses and machines that meet their exact requirements.

As you browse through our wide range of metalwork equipment and machinery, you’ll see we cater for many different fabrication and metal forming processes. However, if our machines don’t quite meet all of our customer’s needs, we can take the machinery and modify it so that it becomes exactly what they are looking for. Whether its features, safety controls, height, width, tonnage, or further integration, having the ability to customise our machinery to suit our customers’ requirements is something we are incredibly proud of.

If you would like to find out more about our punch press machines, call +44 (0)800 999 1090. You will be put through to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, then you may wish to read our previous blog on C-Frame Presses or Hydraulic Press Applications.

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