NISSHINBO BACK IN THE UK
NISSHINBO IS BACK
Press & Shear Appointed UK agent for Nisshinbo punch presses
Press and Shear Machinery Ltd has been selected as sole distributor in the UK and Ireland for the Yawei-Nisshinbo range of sheet metal machinery. One of the most widely recognised names associated with the manufacture of turret punch presses, Nisshinbo has an enviable reputation for build quality, reliability, ease of operation and value for money, and has a large existing user base in the UK.
The agreement was finalised during a recent visit to Press and Shear's head office and showroom in Tamworth by Yawei's president, Mrs Ji Su Qin.
In 2007, the Japanese firm Nisshinbo set up a Sino-Japanese joint venture with Yawei, one of China's largest manufacturers of sheet metal machinery producing in excess of 3,000 machines per year at its 260,000 square metre facility in Jiangsu province.
Main components such as the turret, auto index, gearbox and other key mechanical components are produced by Nisshinbo in Japan and assembled by Yawei, whilst the hydraulics are manufactured by German specialist Voith and the control system is from either Siemens or Fanuc. Yawei also supplies spares for older generations of Nisshinbo machines.
Commented Mark Britton, managing director of Press and Shear Machinery, "Yawei-Nisshinbo products are a perfect complement to our existing ranges of sheet metal punching, shearing and bending machinery as well as our laser, plasma and waterjet cutting equipment. Following a visit to the Yawei factory in China, I was extremely impressed with the manufacturing facility, the staff and their level of commitment to build quality and customer service."
There are four models of turret punch press, HPH, HPI, HPQ and HPC, all of which offer different combinations of configuration and speed to suit the application and budget. For example, the high-end, 30-ton HPQ press can process sheet sizes from 1,250 mm x 1,250 mm up to 1,500 mm x 5,000 mm at hit rates up to 1,750 per minute. The popular mid-range HPI machine offers the same standard features but has a maximum hit rate of 1,000 per minute
Standard equipment includes both sheet and tool lubrication, auto index stations, brush or ball tables, a bushed turret, a choice of 26, 36, 38 or 40 stations and quick die change. Among the options available are Wilson multi tools and wheel technology, programmable sheet clamps load/unload system and Jetcam offline programming software.