Capable of punching holes up to 45 mm (1-3/4") in diameter, and maintaining up to three available punch stations
The proven 160 metric ton (177 inch ton) triple tool punch press of the FPB allows for maximum durability and efficiency. Capable of punching holes up to 45 mm (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.
Automated Die Protection
Using this technology the die pocket is stored safely beneath material as it traverses in the x-direction
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.
Automatic Slug Collection
As slugs are created they are transported to an easy-to-maintain storage location
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.
On average up to 1,000 holes can be created using a single punch and die set before resharpening
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 is critical to tool life and longevity
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?
Punch tooling is inexpensive & hole creation is fast and efficient
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.
The Hypertherm 260XD plasma cutting system provides optimal cut quality for all thicknesses
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 6 mm (1/4") to 32 mm (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.
The FPB is fully capable of carbide scribing via a carbide marking station
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 1.5 mm - 3.2 mm (1/16" - 1/8") and is perfectly visible after coating processes such as painting, or galvanizing.
Peddinghaus' Roller Measurement allows for supreme flexibility in regards to material handling, and scrap savings
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)
Reducing labor costs and minimizing workplace hazards
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.
The Peddinghaus FPB is equipped with the industry leading CNC control panel from Siemens
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.
Peddinghaus plate machines proudly operate with many of today’s modern nesting software solutions
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