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WHY USE UNITIZED TOOLING? 
It Is The Technology to Punch Parts Faster
 
For a quick view of the benefits, applications and ease of Unitized Tooling, click on the video link below:
 
Predictable Productivity.Predictable Productivity.
Use UniPunch tooling with your press or press brake to punch parts faster. UniPunch unitized tooling delivers the higher and predictable productivity of making holes at once instead of making holes one-at-a-time. Dedicated setups of UniPunch tooling makes the predictable high productivity of stamping immediately available for even small batches of recurring parts because changeover takes just a few minutes. By offloading recurring parts from your turrets or lasers, you will make those recurring parts more quickly for more throughput, and you'll relieve bottlenecks.

Supporting Lean Manufacturing.Supporting Lean Manufacturing.
Today's lean factories operate efficiently with just-in-time production components. Today's lot sizes are smaller. To minimize set up time, fabricators keep modular unitized tooling assembled in dedicated set setups that are immediately available to make a part. Changeover takes just a few minutes.

Speed to Market.Speed to Market.
UniPunch tooling is available off the shelf so you can be in production quickly, the components are easily repositioned to accommodate design changes, and unitized tooling is reusable. The concept of Unitized Tooling, or as also known "C-Frame Tooling" or "Unit Tooling" or "UniPunches," is a system of reusable components to be used instead of custom made, single purpose, hard tooling in die sets.

Versatility.Versatility.
Heavy duty units can punch up to 3/4" plate. Light duty units are all you need for 24 gauge material. Standard units punch up to five inch diameter holes. The units within a series – whether standard units or custom units – have a common shut height and a common die height so they can be used next to similar units. Standardizing on one shut height means faster changeover because there is no need to adjust the ram height on your press when changing parts.

Supporting Lean Manufacturing.Supporting Lean Manufacturing.
Today's lean factories operate efficiently with just-in-time production components. Today's lot sizes are smaller. To minimize set up time, fabricators keep modular unitized tooling assembled in dedicated set setups that are immediately available to make a part. Changeover takes just a few minutes.

Speed to Market.Speed to Market.
UniPunch tooling is available off the shelf so you can be in production quickly, the components are easily repositioned to accommodate design changes, and unitized tooling is reusable. The concept of Unitized Tooling, or as also known "C-Frame Tooling" or "Unit Tooling" or "UniPunches," is a system of reusable components to be used instead of custom made, single purpose, hard tooling in die sets.

Versatility.Versatility.
Heavy duty units can punch up to 3/4" plate. Light duty units are all you need for 24 gauge material. Standard units punch up to five inch diameter holes. The units within a series – whether standard units or custom units – have a common shut height and a common die height so they can be used next to similar units. Standardizing on one shut height means faster changeover because there is no need to adjust the ram height on your press when changing parts.

 
More Advantages. Todays users of reusable UniPunch unitized press tooling enjoy the predictably high productivity of stamping with a minimal tooling investment that will be reused for years to come.
  • Components for the UniPunch system are immediately available off the shelf so users can be in production with short lead times.
  • Standard components are relatively inexpensive compared to custom built tooling.
  • Standard components are reusable and will be for years to come.
  • Custom components are also available for use along side standard components.
  • Plus, dedicated setups make consistent parts, part after part and batch after batch. The hole locations and dimension data are hard programmed in the tool assembly. Hole-to-hole locations are as accurate as the template and do not change.
  • The common shut height means no adjustment of the ram height of the press so you can changeover jobs quickly for a shorter set up time. Some users report installing dedicated UniPunch tooling in less than a minute.
  • The components are easily repositioned for fast and easy response to design changes.
  • Punches and dies are readily accessible for sharpening for consistent hole quality.
  • Less capital is required compared to CNC machinery or die sets.
  • No programming is required, and learning how to use unitized tooling is quick and easy.
These advantages make reusable UniPunch unitized press tooling an important capability for a manufacturer to have.
 
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