Shearing/Piercing

Cost-effective manufacturing begins with our numerically-controlled Optishears. Two of the most important advantages of these machines are accuracy and consistency. They also decrease production time and reduce scrap costs. These are direct customer benefits, as they dramatically reduce the costs of production.

In addition, these machines allow us to pierce a greater number of multiples on the NC turret presses, increasing productivity through reduced material handling time. Because they are computer-controlled, the Optishears automatically select a pattern, position and cut stock sheets into desired blanks with minimal scrap loss. Both rough and final cuts are performed with equal precision, resulting in a greater yield of usable blanks from a single sheet of material.

ESF has five computerized Wiedemann Centrum 3000/Q turret punch press machines with ratings of 300 hits per minute, and a 40-ton capacity, in order to allow piercing of materials up to 1/4-inch thick. This advanced CNC piercing equipment offers Electro-Space customers extremely close tolerances (+/-0.005), along with consistent repeatability. Because of the speed of the machines, as well as the accuracy of the hole punching, ESF can guarantee delivery of high-quality, competitively priced products. The machines also allow us to do auto indexing for contour step-hitting. 

And, with an inventory of over $1,000,000 in tools, Electro-Space can save our customers start-up costs in addition to production time. As a design aid, a complete listing of stock tools is available.