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In situ demonstrations of sheetmetal automation

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article image FINN-POWER C6 compact express turret/punch/press.

ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) will have its largest ever display at the Austech section of NMW2006 to allow visitors to actively participate in wide-ranging demonstrations across all equipment.

Having recently signed several new distribution agreements and set up both a software supply division as well as a general consulting arm, the company is taking strides to present to the market exactly how integrateable sheetmetal automation is today and how quickly and easily it improves productivity in the plant.

And to assist sheetmetal specialists of the future, the AST stand will feature several top students from each of four Sydney TAFE colleges in a work skills challenge during each day of the show.

One of the company's main display attractions is the FINN-POWER C6 compact express turret/punch/press that can operate quickly and efficiently from a tiny footprint in the corner of a plant. Another FINN-POWER item, the E Brake 80/2500 press brake, will also be on working display.

AST recently signed a local distribution agreement with Schroeder, so on hand it will have its manual shears, folding machines and panel folding units put through their paces.

From Prinzing, another internationally renowned brand recently gained by AST, there will be various manual duct-making units including a beading machine, roll, circular shears and a seam closing unit.

A surface finishing machine and a manipulator from Kuhlmeyer by can be inspected; as can a high quality press brake from each of Yangli and Gasparini, a MATE tool grinder, and a world-class inspection scanner from InspectVision.

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