Workstations with punching technology are ideal solutions that use a proven method for providing excellent results for making holes or other relatively simple geometrical shapes in thin plate material.
When compared with laser cutting, this technology is somewhat rougher, although larger series can be produced at high speeds and often at lower costs. Furthermore, punching tools made of high grade steel are much better and last much longer. This results in these work stations having much higher levels of productivity. A punching machine is a workstation where products have to be positioned very securely and accurately. It is extremely important that the suppliers of punching tools are fully aware of the capabilities of the AWL machines. Most punching machines use (servo)hydraulic or (servo)electric drive systems with excellent control facilities.