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Drive Systems for Punching and Shearing Applications

Hydraulic drive systems for punching and shearing applications are compact, short-stroke valve cylinder units. The drives feature modular design, giving them the highest degree of application flexibility.

These drives are equipped with very simple and safe process control, which generally consists of attached, highly dynamic switching valves. Proportional and servo control technology is only used when required for special forming processes and positioning tasks.


Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA
Schuckertstr. 15
71277 Rutesheim, Germany

Tel. +49 7152 992-3
Fax +49 7152 992-400

Technical data

Cylinder force 20 – 2,000 kN
Cylinder speed up to 1,000 mm/s
Connection power 3 – 90 kW

Typical applications

  • Punching
  • Shearing
  • Punching equipment
  • Rippers

Advantages and benefits

Features Advantages Benefits
  • Modular hydraulic drive system with cylinder forces from 20 to 2,000 kN.
  • The drive system is proven and available in a short time.
  • Easy and inexpensive to integrate into your machinery.
  • Commissioning times are short.
  • Process control generally with highly dynamic switching valves.
  • Process safety is exceptionally high.
  • Your machine produces with high reliability and high quality.
  • Complete system consisting of a hydraulic power pack, control unit with actuator, and control elec­tronics with application software.
  • The machinery and drive system are connected using very few interfaces.
  • The control of the hydraulics is ex­tremely simple (start signal and transmission of process par­ameters).
  • Shorter development times save you money.
  • The system components are op­ti­mally matched and permit very short cycle times.
  • The high machine productivity and high quality of the parts manu­factured will improve your com­petitive position.
  • Lean and robust system with very few components and interfaces.
  • High reliability and availability.
  • The machine is very durable and will increase your customers' readiness for follow-up purchases.

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