More than twenty years ago Dalcos decided to use standard thick turret tools for its punching machines.
These tools are cost-effective and are available worldwide. Their dimensions are identified with letters of the alphabet, each one indicating the maximum size of the punchable figure.
These tools can also carry out forming, up to a total height of 4.5mm.
The tools are installed in special Dalcos ARC tool post arches that ensure perfect alignment of punches and dies giving the tool a longer life between one sharpening and another compared to all other systems. These arches, in self-lubricating material, are machined to obtain the housing for the punch and the die in a single operation: the design and the machining have been perfected over more than twenty years to guarantee constant maximum performance.
Many manufacturers also offer Multi-Tools, in other words “D” station types that house 8 or 10 and even up to 20 smaller tools. Dalcos compatible Multi-Tools can also be used with certain Dalcos machines.
Here is a list of some tool manufacturers for tools that can be used on Dalcos machines: