On May 10, 2013 the spire for One World Trade Center was permanently installed in New York City and with it, TRUMPF Inc. customer Kammetal - Kusack Architectural Metal Inc. secured its place in history. Kammetal, an architectural and ornamental metal fabricator based in Brooklyn, NY, fabricated the top forty-feet of the spire and pinnacle of the new building. At 1,776 feet, the height pays tribute to the year the United States declared its independence and establishes One World Trade Center as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
The new TRUMPF ToolShuttle reduces press brake set-up time by as much as 50%, increasing productivity and simplifying the operator’s tasks. It stores up to 160 metres of bending tools, on four levels and in a closed housing.
TRUMPF developed this system for several reasons. The principal goal was to provide a central repository for tools that are not in use, protecting them from production debris and damage. An optional air dryer enhances corrosion protection.
Whilst TRUMPF’s expertise in automated sheetmetal working will benefit Advanced Manufacturing’s conference delegates, the company’s show stand will focus on tooling for punching and bending, power tools and essential maintenance.
TRUMPF does a great deal to ensure its customers get the best return on their investment through predictive and regular maintenance. And to emphasise the importance of this function TRUMPF is embarking on its nationwide TruTool TSC 100 Spring Cleaning Tour to demonstrate the efficiency of its TruTool TSC 100 slat cleaner.
Punching tools made by TRUMPF can be set up even more quickly and easily thanks to the EasyUse marking concept. It eliminates the measurement work otherwise needed when installing re-ground dies and the required shims. Correct installation of a reworked die in the tool cartridge requires that the die’s upper surface be at the original height. This is achieved by inserting shims underneath. In the past, the operator had to measure both the shim and the reworked die and that involved considerable time and effort.
‘Focus on functionality’ is the main theme of TRUMPF’s new Open House. As well as marking the introduction of two new machines to the UK, the event will stage a complete process chain. It will demonstrate TRUMPF’s ability to be a one-stop-shop for sheet metalworking production and the benefits of machines, processes and software operating in complete harmony.
The two new systems appearing for the first time in the UK at this event are the TruLaser Cell 3000 and the TruLaser 3030 fiber.