Correct programming of a punching machine affects directly the life of its punching tools. The number of punches a tool can make in a punching machine is closely related to the programming of the same. Poor programming can greatly reduce the life of the punching tools.
When making a program, you must take into account that the tool should work at least to 2/3 of his section, in order to avoid as much as possible the decompensation of the punch, and prolong considerable the life of the tool.
In the event that alternate punches must be programmed, which are mainly used for thick sheet metal punching, machining of the slots must be performed in two operatons, so one in every two punches is left undone. This results in centred and balanced punches, so that the force used on either side is the same, which avoids tool wear.
Following these helpful tips, the life of the tooling of your punching machine will be extended, with the consequent economic saving this entails. In DANOBAT we can supply all kind of punching tools, in addition to solve all your doubts in this regard.