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Gang punches dedicated to a common process can dramatically increase through put and efficiency on the factory floor. Batch processing of extrusion on a job-per-job basis between departments sometimes means several low productivity means in each location. How about one high-productivity machine in several locations? The 19-head Gang Buster addressed these issues — such as portability, ease of hookup and high productivity.



Take the machine to the extrusion not extrusion to the machine. This allows greater flexibility in plant design and layout. First off the unit is very portable with the following features:

  • Forklift moveable with balanced load and solid welded 2” square steel tube frame tube.
  • Low center of gravity for stability during move.
  • Relatively light weight — 1000 lb versus a press brake with sufficient tonnage weighing 10,000 lb and top heavy.
  • The 19-head Gang Buster could be relocated across the plant in a few minutes and be punching in a different department right away. Machine utilization goes through the roof and bottle necks are eliminated.

Ease of Hookup and Use

  • 240 volt connection plug for hookup to cable drops around the plant.
  • No need for hard wiring and a qualified electrician every time a move is needed.
  • Large slug tray solved prior clean up issues by retaining slugs to sweep into scrap bin.
  • Factory floor was now CLEAN and free of slugs causing slipping hazard.
  • Tethered foot pedal so operator has freedom to locate efficiently for loading and unloading.

Streamline Operations

Reduce equipment on the floor and increase productivity — this is where the unit proves its worth.

  • The prior system had a make shift hole making novelty in each processing location including variations on drilling and punching one hole at a time that were developed over several years.
  • Random lengths for every few parts required unique math skills to properly center holes from ends on the fly on old system.
  • The Gang Buster allowed fast and easy visual setup over entire length to center part on fixed pitch in one press cycle.
  • Each punch head has ball valve shut-off for speed of customized punching.
  • The operator can adjust the pitch centers doweled into mounting table in minutes.
  • Back fence setting easily adjustable.
  • Button dies and punch bodies are designed to fit inside legs of extrusion.
  • This manufacturing flexibility was the key to meeting the productivity goals.

Machine Specifications

  • 240/480 volt power pack (other voltages available to order).
  • Foot print 144”L x 24”W x 32”H to table top/working height (approximately 48” overall).
  • 19 variable pitch stations at 7 tons each.
  • Flex-hose connections.
  • Punches and dies — off the shelf common components.
  • Production rate — punch cycle time of 5 seconds.


PTI Punch Tools Inc
11-211 Schoolhouse Street
Coquitlam, BC, Canada. V3K4X9

604-521-6444 | 1-800-668-4996

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