A punch tool cassette holds 27 "Thick Turret" style tools in sizes A thru D. RAS designers have paid special attention to high part throughput.
The SpeedPunch 500 offers 1200 strokes per minute for nibbling and 1600 strokes for marking. But, there are additional criterias for high-speed production.
First speed factor, all SpeedPunch 500 axes start and stop with two times earth’s gravitational acceleration (2g) and therefore they are fine tuned to the highest dynamics.
Second speed factor: The punching cylinder contacts each tool in the punching cassette within milliseconds.
All tools are in the ready position at all times. No tool change or rotational time is required as on a conventional turret punch.
Third speed factor: Unlike traditional punching/nibbling machines, the material in the SpeedPunch 500 moves in one direction only, thus reducing the amount of material travel.
The tools and also the punching cylinder move to the programmed position in the fraction of a second to carry out the punching stroke.