Nov. 3, 2015 – The Trumpf PunchGuide app claims to make it easier for users to determine the calculations involved with punching.
Designed for use with smartphones and tablet PCs, the company says it has “packed its comprehensive expertise in mechanical engineering and punching technology” into the app. PunchGuide offers support for various calculations including punching force, cutting clearance, pre-punching diameters, maximum edge length, stripper selection, and calculations for sheet metal thickness conversion and sheet weight. The user can specify whether the results are given in metric or inch units of measure, and can also store data for their own machines for future use. The mobile app is available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech and Chinese versions. It is available immediately, at no charge, for the iOS and Android operating systems, as well as in a Web version.