At the upcoming FABTECH show, Mate will showcase the One-Hit-Hinge tool that forms two sections of a curl on two separate knuckles, creating a closed circle.
When assembled with mating forms, the pin is held securely in place by 360° contact. Since One-Hit-Hinge does not have to be formed straight up and curled down (3-hi style), the hinge diameter can be larger and will not interfere with the machine gap. Use the Mate One-Hit-Hinge to reduce the number of tool hits, increase form size and reduce part cost, the company advises.
Another solution, Ultraform PBT, combines Mate’s Ultraform thick turret forming system with a newly improved universal press brake forming holder.
“Expand press brake capabilities by forming sheet metal on your press brake with Ultraform PBT. Produce electrical knockouts, louvers, lance and forms, embosses and stencils on your press brake fast and easy,” the company says in a release.
Mate’s new Screw Pocket Lance & Form tool meanwhile is claimed to eliminate the need for a formed flange and the hardware. It creates a form in the edge of the sheet that is designed to receive the screw-thread directly. The hardware and secondary operation are eliminated and both components are fastened together securely.
For more information call 1-800-328-4492. Website: www.mate.com. Email: [email protected]
Mate is at Booth A2940 at FABTECH.