#1 Fewer punching tools – lower costs
Imagine, for example, being able to create an oblong hole with every conceivable orientation in the sheet metal – with just one tool! This is really easy if you can rotate the punch by 360°. Of course, this works with all contours that you have a tool for – regardless of whether it is a standard or special tool. The ability of all your tools to rotate multiplies your processing options and reduces your tool requirements – and therefore your costs.
Principle of tool rotation (Source: TRUMPF)
#2 Higher process reliability
The punches are always connected to the punching head in a form-locking manner. The advantage of this is that it is not just possible to perfectly guide the tools down onto the sheet metal, but also guide them off of the sheet metal in a controlled manner after the punching process.
#3 Reduced setup outlay – easier handling
If tools can be used for multiple applications due to their rotational ability, this, of course, has consequences for the setup outlay and tool management. Fewer tool changes, fewer setup operations, and less regrinding outlay mean higher productivity and lower costs.