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New Tool for Efficient Separation of Small Laser-Cut Parts

TRUMPF TruTool PS 100 part separator is ergonomic and extremely fast

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 24, 2023 –TRUMPF has launched a new part separation tool that makes work easier for companies with highly productive 2D laser cutting machines. The TruTool PS 100 part separator tool removes small parts quickly and easily from the scrap skeletons of processed sheets.

Once small parts are cut out on flatsheet laser cutting machines, they remain connected to the sheet’s scrap skeleton by small cross beams, also called tabs or joints.  To release the components, operators often use a hammer or similar tool. This method can be time-consuming, tedious, and risks operator injury as well as potential damage to the parts.

Faster part separation

Using the new, pneumatically powered TruTool PS 100, this task can be performed more gently and safely. It also speeds up the process, releasing parts up to ten times faster than manual handling. The TruTool PS 100 separates parts with nanojoint and microjoint connections in material thicknesses of up to 0.47 inches - no matter if it is steel, chromium steel, aluminum or special steel being processed.

Designed for easy operation

As with all TRUMPF TruTool power tools, ergonomics was a key consideration in the creation of the new part separator. The tool’s design prevents operator fatigue. The handle dampens the resulting vibrations by 20 percent and allows the TruTool PS 100 to be guided in different positions. The operator can easily handle the TruTool PS 100, which allows them to operate it with their left or right hand, and with one or both hands. This ergonomic design ensures sustained high efficiency and operator relief.

To meet the usage requirements of most users, TRUMPF provides the TruTool PS 100 with two different types of air connections: one with a diameter of 0.2 inches and another with a connecting thread of 0.25 inches. This allows users to easily adjust the force needed to remove parts from the nest. The power tool meets ISO standards and other international requirements.

Customized tips ensure part quality

To prevent damage to parts as they are removed, the TruTool PS 100’s rubberized hammer tips can be customized to meet different requirements. A medium-hard hammer tip is used as standard. It is primarily suitable for mild steel and medium sheet thicknesses. The optional soft hammer tip ensures careful handling of aluminum and non-ferrous metal parts. A third option, the hard hammer tip, increases impact intensity and creates advantages in thicker sheet metal and high strength materials.

The TruTool PS 100 is now available to customers in North America.



TRUMPF is a high-tech company offering manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools and laser technology. The Company drives digital connectivity in the manufacturing through consulting, platform products and software. TRUMPF is a technology and market leader in highly versatile machine tools for sheet metal processing and in the field of industrial lasers. In 2020/21, the company employed 15,000 people and generated sales of about $4.2 billion. With over 80 subsidiaries, the TRUMPF Group is represented in nearly every European country as well as in North America, South America and Asia. The company has production facilities in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United States, Mexico and China.

About TRUMPF Power Tools

Power tools for sheet metal processing have a long tradition at TRUMPF. As early as 1934, the company presented the first motorized manual shears for cutting sheet metal and built the foundation for TRUMPF's comprehensive sheet metal expertise. As with TRUMPF’s machines for punching/forming, laser processing and bending, the professional power tools designed by TRUMPF sheet metal specialists also set standards in innovation. The current product range includes power tools for the cutting and joining of sheet metal, as well as for forming welding edges. TRUMPF's power tools product division is headquartered in Grüsch, Switzerland, but the portable, easy-to-use TRUMPF tools are used by customers around the globe.


The TruTool PS 100 parts separator from TRUMPF removes small laser cut parts from sheet metal scrap skeletons - quickly and ergonomically. (Image: TRUMPF)

A new power tool from TRUMPF, the TruTool PS 100 parts separator makes it easy to separate small laser cut parts from sheets of metal. (Image: TRUMPF)

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