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Sheet Metal Punching

In 1974, Columbus Engineering Inc. added our first turret press which allowed us to focus on becoming a precision sheet metal fabricator.  We have embraced its capabilities and applied them directly to building our current business.  Columbus Engineering Inc. currently uses three turret punch presses in everyday production.  All three of our turrets are fitted with an MP1225 NJ single shelf automated load/unload cell for added capacity and lights out operation. (See Automation)

While often considered limited in versatility compared to a laser, turret punch presses have capabilities in certain applications unmatched by lasers.  High volume runs are a perfect fit for a turret punch press.   Using a combination of different punch geometries, nearly any shape can be reproduced on a turret punch quicker than on lasers.

 

Amada - EM 2510NT

Columbus Engineering Inc. has 2 Amada EM 2510NTs on the shop floor used for sheet metal punching.

2x –  Amada – EM2510NT – Servo-Electric Turret Punch Press

  • Up to 500 hits per minute.  The Amada EM is one of the fastest punches on the market today.
  • Brush table reduces surface scratches on material for a better finished product
  • Simple forming capabilities up to .984” eliminates additional operations
  • Accepts sheets up to 50” X  99.5”, with repositioning capabilities we can run sheets much larger in length.
  • Process material up to .135” (10ga)
  • The EM-2510 provides updates on progress via email, which allows us to monitor customers jobs from a remote location

 

Amada – PEGA 357 – Turret Punch Press

  • Simple forming capabilities up to .984”, eliminates additional operations
  • Accepts sheets 50” X 72”, with repositioning capabilities we can run sheets much larger in length.
  • Process material up to .250”

Tooling

  • We have a large inventory of turret tooling, including rounds, squares, rectangles, and obrounds.