Ultraform® P&F Forming Tool System
The new Mate Ultraform® P&F Forming Tool System is a special assembly tooling system designed for use with the Punch-And-Form (P&F) option on Amada punch presses.
Mate Ultraform P&F forming tools are fully compatible with Amada machines that include the P&F option, and are configured with an eccentric turret and manual tool change (typically Amada Z-Series models).
The Ultraform P&F lower forming tool assembly includes the “driver” that engages with the P&F upforming mechanism of the punch press.The diagram below, shows the sequence of ram operations which are controlled by the punch press.
One adjustable length holder can be used with a variety of special forming inserts. The benefits include reduced tooling cost, increased flexibility and the length of the assembly can be accurately pre-set.
Length Adjustment: the push-button length adjustment mechanism allows the overall length of the assembly to be set in 0.002(0.05) increments, without disassembly, of removal from the machine. The length adjustment is made below the collar of the assembly, thus maintaining the gap between the ram and the tool at top of stroke.
Angle Setting: All Ultraform inserts can be set at 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees for maximum flexibility.
Extended Life: Ultraform holders provide internal channels and external grease grooves to allow lubrication of forming tools. The hardened guides, combined with the lubrication grooves, reduce friction and extended turret bore life.
Mate Ultraform P&F forming tools are available in 1-1/4” B, 2” C, and 3-1/2” D stations. Contact a Mate application specialist to discuss your next forming tool application.