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Drive Systems for Punching and Nibbling Machines

Hydraulic punch drives from Voith are complete systems of modular design. This makes it possible to assemble lean and economical drive systems for every class of punching machine. The hydraulic solution offers high power density and durability. At the same time, Voith solutions are energy-efficient and wear-resistant.

Whether you are looking for a drive for a punching machine at the entry level, in the midrange, or the high-end range, you've come to the right place. Using Voith's drive solutions means that your drive will not be under- or over-engineered.


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

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

Technical data

Maximum punching force 220 kN or 330 kN
Stroke rate 300 – 1,500 cycles per minute for punching/nibbling;
up to 3,800 cycles per minute for marking
Repeatability up to 0.01 mm
Connection power 7.5 – 15 kW
Data interfaces RS-232, CAN, Profibus, Ethernet, USB, SERCOS, EtherCAT, Ethernet-Powerlink, Modbus

Typical applications

  • Punching machines
  • Nibbling machines
  • Punching and nibbling machines

Advantages and benefits

Features Advantages Benefits
  • Modular hydraulic drive system for punching operations with stroke rates from 300 to 1,500 cycles per minute.
  • The drive system has a great degree of functional flexibility.
  • There's an optimal drive solution for every class of punching/ nibbling machine.
  • We match the drive to your punching/nibbling machine in price and function.
  • The competitiveness of your punching/nibbling machinery in terms of price, performance, and quality increases.
  • One high-pressure and one low-pressure circuit are standard.
  • Temporary storage of hydraulic energy in hydraulic accumulators.
  • Up to 70% savings in energy over single-circuit systems and systems without accumulators.
  • The machine consumes less energy and reduces your customer's operating costs.
  • 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).
  • Short 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.
  • Integrated process monitoring
  • The machine, the tools, and the workpiece are protected.
  • Your customers get a machine with an extremely high level of operational safety.
  • The drive system has its own diagnostics.
  • Maintenance needs can be detected quickly.
  • There are far fewer periods of machine downtime.
  • On-site service calls can be reduced by up to 70%.

Product examples

    Punching systems video