MATE PRECISION TOOLING claims to be starting a “punching revolution” with its patent-pending Ultra® QCT™, a quick-change, tool-less thick turret punching system. Ultra QCT is simple and intuitive to set up, and fully compatible with Mate’s Ultra® family of guides and standard canisters.
Ultra QCT is designed for easier, faster set-ups. Flip the latch to remove and snap the new insert into place. The punch is keyed at the perimeter of the tool, not the center, providing superior angularity control. The shoulder of the punch remains securely guided by the guide when punching. Also, only one punch driver is needed for rounds or shapes. Ultra QCT was thoroughly tested at customer locations using a variety of punching situations, materials, and thicknesses to ensure performance and reliability.
Most important, Ultra QCT is very durable. First the punch insert is made from MPM4™ tool steel, proven to be the most durable, longest lasting tool steel in the industry. Independent studies have shown M4PM to last up to 56% longer than conventional high-speed tool steels. Further, the punch driver is coated with SuperMax™, Mate’s next generation coating, to minimize wear and preserve fits.
The compatible and “future proof” Ultra QCT design means that it integrates into all existing Mate UltraTEC®, Ultra XT™ and Ultra Fully Guided guides and standard canisters. This interchangeability maximizes efficient tool usage and helps control and reduce tool inventory. Learn more at www.mate.com