In a recent test at the Stork-Herron Testing Laboratories, the Dual-Tip Punch Tool made an unprecedented number of precise, near flawless punches without
showing signs of wear. After a record 75,000 strikes in a simulated manufacturing environment typical to the fabrication and fastener industry, the
Dual-Tip Punch Tool continued to provide exceptional punch quality with no degradation. When the test concluded, the new Dual-Tip Punch Tool had
made more than 30 times the number of punches typically made by the standard single-tip punch tool.
The Test Conducted by Stork-Herron Testing Laboratories Speaks for Itself...
To ensure the test conducted by Stork-Herron was thorough and complete, it ran over a 7-month period and demonstrated the performance of the Dual-Tip
Punch Tool versus the standard single-tip punch tool at a high volume of continuous punching. The tools were set up to punch 4-millimeter cold rolled
steel strips, comparable to the steel used to manufacture structural components for automobiles and light trucks, at a rate of 10 strikes per minute
with no lubrication. This test was monitored by Stork-Herron Testing Laboratory technicians to determine the wear characteristics of punch tools and showed
the inherent advantages of the Dual-Tip Punch Tool to the fabrication and fastener industries.
Typically, as punch tools make an increased number of strikes, they dull and begin to create rough edges or burrs. Comparing both the Dual-Tip Punch
Tool and the standard single-tip tool at 10,000 strikes, the dual-tip continued to make a near-perfect punch while the single-tip tool showed
significant rough edges and had long passed its useful life after completing only 2,500 strikes.
The advantage is clear, the Dual-Tip Punch Tool demonstrated superior quality after making over 70,000 more strikes than the single-tip punch tool
before the test was terminated.