Beckwood’s hydraulic and servo-electric punching and blanking presses are designed to increase productivity, improve process repeatability, and enhance the overall flexibility of your operation. We offer two standard lines for light-duty punching as well as custom designs engineered to your exact specifications.
To overcome the effects of breakthrough shock and maintain parallelism throughout the cycle, we use our proprietary Active Leveling Control (ALC) technology. ALC relies on a high-speed motion controller to sense the acceleration of the ram during breakthrough, adjust the axis control valves, and restrain the ram to minimize breakthrough shock. Additionally, hydraulic shock dampers can absorb the shock energy without de-rating the press’ capacity or requiring additional tonnage. Using both ALC and shock dampers will extend your press’ component life and improve your overall uptime.
Punching vs. Blanking: What’s the Difference?
Presses used for punching and blanking essentially perform the exact same function: making holes in a sheet of metal, plastic, carbon fiber, or composites. The primary difference between the two applications is the finished workpiece. If the desired end-product is the sheet with the hole in it, it is punching. If the end-product is the smaller piece extracted from the sheet, it is blanking. In either case, speed, accuracy, and repeatability are the main requirements manufacturers seek in punching and blanking presses.