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Plate Punching Machine - Plate Punching - Plate Punch
Punching, Plasma Cutting, Scribing, Roller Measurement

Reduce Scrap

Reduce Steel Fabrication Scrap
Save on Scrap

Applying innovative cutting techniques, the FPB minimizes costs on scrap and consumables. Peddinghaus users report common scrap ratios of 4-6% when compared to burn table or gripper measurement methods, which commonly exceed 12-20% scrap per sheet. It's easy to see that Peddinghaus solutions are the most cost effective machines to date.

The FPB can provide savings through innovative plasma cutting technology over competitor designs. The FPB processes plate using patented roller handling technology; eliminating need to maintain a rigid scrap skeleton customary with dated designs. By transferring plate to the operating area of the machine instead of vice versa, Peddinghaus paves the path to profitability.
  Edge Start Cutting
Edge Start Cutting
Edge Start Cutting

Using Edge Start Cutting, parts are processed from the edge of material eliminating outside remnant or skeleton scrap. With powerful plate nesting software, common structural parts such as base plates and splice plate connections can be processed while yielding virtually zero scrap.
  Common Line Cutting
Common Line Cutting
Common Line Cutting

Multiple parts cut in a single pass; this is the philosophy behind Common Cutline production. A Peddinghaus plate processor can eliminate redundant torch starts using a single start to cut an array of components within a nest. Eliminating the need to maintain scrap between each part, the Peddinghaus plate processor can achieve this while also utilizing an impressive amount of material. The result is lower scrap ratios than any machine on the market today.

Material Handling

Rollerfeed Material Handling
Handle Material More Effectively

Peddinghaus' patented Roller Feed material handling technology has proven to be the measurement method of choice in thousands of installations throughout the globe. Beyond superior accuracy, roller feed measurement allows fabricators to process faster, and fabricate at a lower cost than other designs on the market today.
  Maximize Productivity
Maximize Productivity
Maximize Productivity

Maximize productivity with superior material handling by employing Peddinghaus' single pass system. Plates can be loaded or staged one after another of varying thicknesses and widths with no stop in production. As the machine processes parts, plate can be loaded simultaneously. As finished parts are dumped onto an optional conveyor or bin, they are removed from the operating area automatically for streamlined material handling.
  Save Shop Space
Save Shop Space
Save Shop Space

Your production material does not need electricity, heat, or shelter in order to be stored. Housing material inside consumes valuable shop space, and incurs costly overhead expenses. Peddinghaus' roller feed design makes it possible to place material handling outdoors.

On top of saving shop space, this innovative method also eliminates unnecessary crane handling that inhibits other operations inside of your shop. Easily unload delivery trucks outside, and load conveyor without slowing other areas of your production.
  1 Operator Does it All
1 Operator Does it All
1 Operator Does it All

Peddinghaus machines are designed with one man operation in mind. One operator loads, processes, and unloads the system with ease; performing the work of several employees compared to burn table or gripper based systems. Plate is loaded on conveyor, driven into the machine, processed, and dumped as completed parts onto a conveyor or into a bin for secondary processes.
  Cut Costs by Saving on Scrap
Cut Costs by Saving on Scrap
Cut Costs by Saving on Scrap

Eliminate the need to maintain a rigid skeleton structure with the FPB. Using Peddinghaus' common cutline or Edge Start techniques, torch starts are minimized, multiple parts can be cut in a single pass, and scrap can be virtually eliminated.

Support

24 Hour Steel Fabrication Support
Global Support

At Peddinghaus service is our top priority. Peddinghaus offers a global team of customer support representatives that are always available at the Peddinghaus 24 hour customer support center. Through state-of-the-art remote diagnostic software, readily available local field support, and the industry leading warranty, support from Peddinghaus is only a call or a click away.
  24 Hour Tech Center
24 Hour Tech Center
24 Hour Tech Center

To service our global clientele, Peddinghaus proudly provides our partners with 24 hour technical support. Our inside service staff have years of experience in the field, assembly, or factory checkout; providing them with hands-on experience with most machines. At Peddinghaus our staff is not only available when you need them, but they maintain superior knowledge to solve questions as they arise.
  Powerful Field Service Staff
Powerful Field Service Staff
Powerful Field Service Staff

Although 90% of support issues can be resolved by our 24 Hour Tech Support center, an expansive network of 50+ Peddinghaus field service personnel are stationed throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia, and Australia.
  Remote Diagnostics
Remote Diagnostics
Remote Diagnostics

Peddinghaus inside service technicians don't need to be at your machine to solve a question you may have. A common internet connection is all that is needed for the Peddinghaus technician to operate your control as if he was standing with you at the machine. The Powerful Windows® based Siemens control used on Peddinghaus equipment allows for this capability, and provides superior diagnostics via Windows® based atmosphere.
  Web Camera Troubleshooting
Web Camera Troubleshooting
Web Camera Troubleshooting

Not every problem can be diagnosed with remote assistance. Mechanical issues or questions that require the human eye are still common. Peddinghaus machines are shipped with high definition web cameras and software; allowing Peddinghaus employees to vividly experience the activity at the installation without the need to leave the office.

This feature is also available as an upgrade to all existing Peddinghaus machines maintaining a Windows® interface.

Applications

Industry Applications

The FPB is the ideal plate processor for a wide array of applications. Plate up to 6' wide and 1-1/4" thick can be processed with ease.

Common Structural Fabrication Applications Include:
  • Base Plates
  • Splice Plates
  • Gusset Plates
  • Bridge Components
  • End Plates
  • Shear tabs
  • Web Stiffeners
  • Moment Connections
  • Cap Plates
  • Bracing Connections
  • Transmission Tower Connections
Common Manufacturing Applications Include:
  • Wind Tower Component Production
  • Sign Structure Components
  • Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Transformers
  • Trailer Manufacturing
  • Stone Crushing Equipment
  • Railroad Switch Plates

Punching

Steel Fabrication Punching
Punching

The proven 177 ton triple tool punch press of the FPB allows for maximum durability and efficiency. Capable of punching holes up to 1-3/4" in diameter, and maintaining up to three available punch stations the FPB minimizes the need for tool change.

In addition to power and efficiency, accuracy is paramount for superior tool life. The punch press of the FPB maintains a unique "soft c-frame" design. This ensures that the punch, once aligned with the die, maintains crisp positioning for seamless and repeatable punch cycles, eliminating the risk of the punch could colliding with the die and damage tooling.

With features like these, it is easy to see why the FPB is the chosen workhorse of fabricators large and small.
  Automatic Slug Collection
Automatic Slug Collection
Automatic Slug Collection

Punching creates slugs - that's the nature of the technology. With Peddinghaus machines slug collection is streamlined with an automated containment system. As slugs are created they are transported to an easy-to-maintain storage location.
  Automated Die Protection
Automated Die Protection
Automated Die Protection

Support rollers within the FPB are designed to lift material when indexing in order to protect the die pocket from damage. Using this technology, the die pocket is stored safely beneath material as it traverses in the x-direction. When a punch cycle is initiated the material is lowered to a resting point on the die for utmost accuracy.
  Punch Tooling
Punch Tooling
Punch Tooling

Punch tooling provides an economic option for hole creation. On average up to 1,000 holes can be created using a single punch and die set before resharpening. Based on common costs for these consumables each hole is produced at less than 1 cent each! When compared to market prices for outsourced plate production, a fast Return On Investment (ROI) is quickly realized.
  Superior Clamping
Steel Fabrication Clamping
Superior Clamping

Superior clamping is critical to tool life and longevity. The FPB utilizes a robust clamping system that rigidly fixtures the entire width of the plate via drive and idler rollers. This rugged design eliminates the need to manually connect a ground for plasma cutting, while ensuring maximum tool life.
  Why Punch Not Drill?
Why Punch Not Drill?
Why Punch Not Drill?

Punching has been an accepted method of hole creation for many reasons.
  • Punch tooling is inexpensive
  • Hole creation is fast and efficient
  • Punch tooling allows for the creation of square or slotted holes
  • Slug collection is streamlined with an automated system
  • There is no drill chip remnant or lubrication cleanup required

Although punching has benefits, it also has limitations to consider when compared to drilling.
  • Punched holes are not acceptable for every application
  • Punching is limited in maximum hole size, minimum hole size, and material thickness
  • Material hardness and tensile strength can become a factor.
  • Before deciding on your method of hole creation, Peddinghaus recommends consulting one of our experienced machine tool professionals.

Plasma Cutting

Hyptertherm-Plasma-Cutting
Plasma Cutting

The FPB utilizes the most popular of plasma cutting technologies from Hypertherm, the 260XD cutting torch. The Hypertherm 260XD plasma cutting system provides optimal cut quality for all thicknesses. From 1/4" to 1-1/4" the cutting unit performs flawlessly.

Using Common Cutline techniques, the FPB offers lower consumable costs than other machines by cutting multiple parts with a single torch start. This is only possible using the Peddinghaus Roller Feed technology. In addition to scrap savings incurred by using Edge Start Cutting, it's easy to see why Peddinghaus is today's plate processing leader.

Carbide Scribing

Carbide Scribing, Layout Designation, Part Marking
Carbide Scribing

Every part has a name, and each goes into a final assembly. Whether it's base plates, gussets, or moment connections, part marking and layout designation can save fabricators costly overhead and rework. The FPB is fully capable of carbide scribing via standard carbide marking station. This station allows for an adjustable marking depth of 1/16" - 1/8" and is perfectly visible after coating processes such as painting, or galvanizing.




Roller Measurement

Roller Measurement, Roller Feed System
Roller Measurement

Peddinghaus' Roller Measurement allows for supreme flexibility in regards to material handling, and overall production capacity. This unique form of measurement actually drives the material through the machine with a powerful drive roller mechanism. Attached to a non-driven roller, is a precision encoder that tracks the distance the material has traveled, therefore allowing the machine to quickly and accurately produce parts.

Benefits of the Peddinghaus Roller Feed system can include:
  • Minimized footprint - store material outside, and allow all ancillary components to be stored above conveyor on a mezzanine
  • No length restriction - stock length is dictated only by weight
  • Load plates consecutively without any stop in production - no need to wait for the return or unload of a gripper carriage
  • Lower scrap with innovative plasma cutting - Common Cutline, Chain Cutting, and Edge Start Cutting all bring scrap to a minimum (commonly 4-6% per nested sheet)
  Additional Options
Additional Options
Additional Options

Part production is only half of the story when it comes to plate processing. The streamlined flow of finished parts from stock plate to final assembly is just as critical as punching, cutting, or other operations. Eliminate unnecessary manual handling with a Peddinghaus system!

Unlike burn table systems that require operators manually lift parts from an operating table, the Peddinghaus FPB is designed to drop finished parts into a bin or automatic conveyor system. Not only does this system reduce labor costs, but also minimizes workplace hazards.

Electrical

Electrical Features

  Siemens Control
Siemens Control
Siemens Control

The Peddinghaus FPB comes with the industry leading CNC control panel from Siemens. This powerful multi-axis control panel offers the flexibility of a Windows® interface, while maintaining the robust build and quality of a shop hardened CNC control. The unmatched global access to spare parts, service, and industry leading warranty prove Siemens to be the ultimate electronics provider in today's machine tool market.
  Nesting Software
Nesting Software
Nesting Software

Peddinghaus plate machines proudly operate with many of today’s modern nesting software solutions. These solutions allow fabricators to automatically batch nest existing files, edit on the fly, or create parts at the control console. There are no limitations to your programming needs!

Using a wide array of software solutions Peddinghaus plate machines are able to take full advantage of Common Cutline, Chain Cutting, or Edge Start Cutting techniques.

SOFTWARE FEATURES FOR PEDDINGHAUS PLATE MACHINES:
  • Automatic Chain Cut batch nesting
  • Automatic Common Cutline batch nesting
  • Automatic Edge-Start batch nesting
  • Remnant inventory management
  • Automatic remnant nesting
  • Automatic pilot hole creation - Maximizes consumable life
  • Nesting report tools which include time estimates, scrap estimates, cost estimates, and more
  • Customizable program macros
  • Part within part automatic nesting
  • Automatic import of multiple common file types which include DSTV, DXF, etc.
  • CAD solutions for at-machine program modifications
  • Integrated tool management
  • Automated lead-in and lead-out programming
  • Integrated material database
  • Inventory management
  • Production tracking and progress reporting

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Machine Specifications

Machine Specifications - FPB 1800


Maximum Plate Thickness
1 1/4”
Maximum Plate Width
72”
Minimum Plate Thickness
1/4”
Minimum Plate Width
6”
Punch Capacity
177 tons
Maximum Punch Hole Size
1 3/4”
Machine Weight (1800)
33,000 lbs
Inch Layouts
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012
Metric Layouts
Last Updated On: 10/27/2012