TRUMPF electric and battery-powered tools were specially developed for typical tasks in a range of areas. From slitting to connecting to edge forming – our quality products, which are manufactured in Switzerland, simplify daily work on construction sites or in workshops, thereby increasing your company’s competitiveness. These small but powerful machines help small fabrication shops leverage their workforce to be more productive, and they complement the big, advanced production systems found in more automated factories.
Cutting edge in the world of sheet metal
The world of sheet metal fabrication is rightly known as “heavy industry”. Large buildings, machines, and materials are used to produce sheet metal assemblies, and this often requires large capital investments for the machinery needed to shape the raw material into useful forms. Metal processing equipment can range from large to huge depending on the working range and tools involved, and thanks to advances in design and construction, these machines have become more capable and versatile over time. However, there are times when work needs to be done that would be inefficient or even impossible for large machinery, and this is where hand tools come into play.
Hand tools: What they are and how they can help in factories
Every factory, regardless of its size or level of automation, can make use of hand tools. These tools can be categorized based on the type of work they perform. Simple hand tools, such as screwdrivers, mallets, and wrenches, rely solely on human power to operate and are used for basic manual tasks like assembly and disassembly. Power tools, on the other hand, require an external power source. ie. Electricity or rechargeable battery power in order to function.
Large fabrication machines have been developed to replace the work done by hand tools in making sheet metal parts. However, there are times when it does not make sense to incorporate all the processes into one machine. For example, laser cutting machines are extremely efficient at cutting two-dimensional shapes, but they cannot produce all 3D features, so secondary tools are necessary.
CNC milling machines provide a wide variety of tooling operations to a three-dimensional workpiece, however, this makes programming and setting up new jobs time-consuming and limits the speed and throughput of the machining process. Power tools can complement these larger, more expensive, and more complex machines, filling in certain gaps in speed or capability range. For example, when working with sheet metal, the way the work is performed can be distinguished by the type of scrap produced – chips or particles. TRUMPF Power tools can provide an effective and efficient way to achieve this. TRUMPF offers the right innovation for every industry.
What industries use power tools?
Steel and metal construction can be a difficult task to achieve true-to-size and visually appealing results. However, with the right tool, it can be done with ease. The TRUMPF bevellers are the best tool to use for the best results when it comes to steel and metal construction. This tool is designed to help you achieve true-to-size and visually appealing results with ease.
Roofing and Building envelope – Working on a roof or facade can be physically straining, but with ergonomically balanced tools, such as TRUMPF nibblers, this strain can be reduced. These tools are optimally balanced to reduce the physical strain of the job, while still providing the same results as heavier tools. By using these tools, roofers and builders can work more efficiently and safely.
Automotive plants often need to produce components that are project-specific, and the batch size can vary from one to many. To meet this need, TRUMPF edge trimmers are a great solution as they can create weld seams that conform to contours, making them highly flexible in terms of product size and shape. This makes them an ideal choice for automotive plants that need to produce components of various sizes and shapes.
Container and machinery construction – The construction of tanks and containers requires that they be watertight. This is a basic prerequisite that must be met to ensure that they are safe and effective. With the TRUMPF beveller, you can save a lot of time and money, since you get safe, high-quality seams without reworking.
Heating/ventilation/air conditioning – In the field of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation, TRUMPF’s shears, slitting shears, seam lockers, and power fasteners provide a reliable and efficient way to work quickly, precisely, and with consistently high-quality even in difficult-to-reach places. Best of all, these tools do not require hot works permits, making them ideal for projects in these industries.
Tank removal/demolition/assembly – TRUMPF has developed its demolition nibbler specifically for continuous use in dismantling and disassembly works. This innovative tool allows users to safely and reliably separate sheet metal thicknesses up to 10mm without producing any emissions or flying sparks. This makes it an ideal tool for demolition and disassembly tasks.
Do you need help finding the right tool?
Headland Technology is here to help you find the perfect TRUMPF Power Tool for your specific needs, no matter what industry you are in. Our TRUMPF Power Tool specialists are available to answer any questions you may have and to help you find the perfect tool for your project. Contact us today to get started!