7 Reasons to Use Unittool
What Unittool offers is speed other technologies can’t match. Here are seven ways we outpace the other guys when it comes to punching holes in extruded or shaped parts.
Faster Production Speed
With a Unittool system, you get more holes in parts per hour. If you’re finishing 400 parts in a day now, imagine 2,400 instead.
Faster into Production
We can provide most Unittool tooling within days, so there’s no need for you to wait weeks or even months as you would with other technologies.
Faster Setup Time
When you need to change from part to part, Unittool tooling accommodates. Simply swap out one of our dedicated setups for another with little wait time.
Ease of Use
Unittool tooling is designed to be easy for you, the user. It takes little time to train team members on our systems.
When manufacturers have a backlog of work for a piece of equipment—drill, laser, CNC machine or other tool—they have a problem. Processes occurring later in production stall, costing money and threatening deadlines. Customers who use Unittool systems eliminate many of these delays.
Maintenance is simple and fast with the Unittool system. There’s no need to completely disassemble the tool or remove it from the shop floor as there is with other technologies like die sets. On a Unittool system, you can easily replace punches and dies in the press.
Easily Accommodate Design Changes
Parts and designs change over time. That’s why it’s important for manufacturers to have systems that can adapt to change. Our tooling can quickly adjust to meet new specifications, which means shorter wait times.
101 WAYS TO USE UNITTOOL
Are you ready to unleash the true potential of hole punching? Look no further than Unittool, the ultimate tooling solution that has revolutionized the way industries across the board approach hole punching in extruded or shaped parts. With Unittool, the possibilities are truly endless. Here, we present to you 101 remarkable ways our technology has transformed various industries and empowered our clients to achieve unparalleled success.
Unlocking Endless Possibilities in Hole Punching
- Aluminum Extrusions
- Cell Towers
- Mass Transit Equipment
- Material Handling / Conveyors
- Processing Equipment
How The Tooling Works
The Unittool system is a catalogue of units that can be used alongside one another to punch holes and notch edges to make a part. The most widely used design is a c-frame casting that has been machined to precisely hold the punch and die in alignment with the centerline of the round pilot pin.
Each unit is complete with its own stripping spring that pulls the punch back out of the part after the hole has been made. In most units, a metal sleeve called the guide holds the part down as the stripping spring pulls the punch out of the part.
What You Need
Unittol tooling is designed to work in press brakes and punch presses. Mount several units in your press to punch all the holes in one hit.
How to Create a Hole Pattern with Unittool Tooling
The round pilot pin on the bottom of the unit is used to achieve the desired hole pattern by inserting it into the designated hole in the mounting system (such as a mounting template).
When a shaped hole is required, an additional diamond pilot pin (orientation pin) is required to maintain the orientation of the shape in the hole pattern. The mounting system maintains the hole to hole pattern from one batch of parts to the next.