Punching lines

As the market leader in punching lines for truck chassis manufacturing, combined with our extensive know-how in machine building for the sheet metal industry, make us a reliable and trustworthy partner for all your punching requirements.

Our core business is punching holes of various diameters in flat sheets, straight roll-formed U-profiles and products with irregular sections. Our lines are hyper-flexible: whatever deviations (camber, torsion, or straightness) might be contained in the long members we can still punch them correctly. Our system measures the profile, compares it to the theoretical model, adapts the pattern and punches it correctly - with a maximum tolerance of +/- 0.4 mm. The entire feeding, measuring, correcting and punching process takes no longer than one second per hole. Thanks to our CNC software, which is developed in-house, manufacturers can now punch any pattern on any beam at any time. A minimum stock-level, just-in-time production, and negligible tool costs are no longer just distant dreams.

From standard four-press installations for punching straight U-beams to customized installations for irregular sections, we can cater to your needs. And as a market leader we know how to install increased capacity, new product modifications on your existing lines, temperature corrections, and anything else you might require.

  • Linear encoders mounted for increased accuracy
  • High quality components
  • Guaranteed hole position tolerance of +/- 0.4 mm
  • High capacity concepts through special tool design, simultaneous web punching, and grid punching
  • High level of standardization but customized for tooling and beam handling
  • Advanced automation concept: 2 beams can be simultaneously punched
  • Automatic conversion from AutoCAD to Beam Data File
  • High speed control
  • Low overall maintenance costs
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Perforating presses

Our perforating presses range from simple, manually adjustable hydraulic designs to fully automatic high capacity lines. At 800 SPM and a feeding precision of 0.02 mm, our high-speed press guarantees high production rates and perfect final products.

As with all our products, our perforating presses can be adapted to suit the needs of the client. Optional extras such as variable stroke, programmable tooling, movable stripper with active plate holder, automatic tool changing, a shear, notching units, additional slitting units, and much more can be incorporated into your customized perforating press. 

  • High torque direct drive feeder
  • High quality components
  • Complete production lines
  • PerfEditor software
  • Speed: 100 - 800 SPM
  • Feeding precision: 0.02 mm
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Cut-to-length lines

Soenen produces a versatile range of cut to length lines for the production of low loss transformer cores. Soenen lines achieve the highest quality in terms of feeding precision, speed, and accuracy. They are designed and built for maximum availability and long-term reliability at the market’s most competitive prices.

The available options range from budget-friendly models for each sheet characteristic to high-speed models where cutting capacities of up to 180 sheets per minute can be achieved. We also offer a high degree of flexibility in cutting table configurations and customized solutions in terms of coil handling, decoiling, and sheet stacking. Our stacking installations vary from simple sheet stopping systems to complementary and sequential stacking.

In order to make the manufacturing of a transformer E-core more efficient, faster and accurate, we developed the in-line and off-line E-stacking systems. The first one is a high precision placing unit, positioned behind a new or existing core cutting line, while the latter is a compact, stand-alone pick and place unit. Sheets are picked from irregular stacks and accurately placed in an E-shape.

  • High level of automation
  • High capacity cutting with a minimum of burr and no sheet damage
  • Maximal scrap reduction
  • Exact sheet lengths
  • High quality components
  • 18” wide multi-touchscreen
  • Ergonomic, straightforward, and easy to operate GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • High Speed Controller
  • Sound level: 82 dB
  • High torque direct drive feeder (for the highest accuracy possible)
  • Short start-up periods
  • Single-piece hard metal knives for a longer lifetime
  • Belts containing stainless steel wire: extra strong, cannot be cut by laminations
  • Low maintenance cost
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Slitting lines

For the transformer industry, Soenen also builds slitting lines. A Soenen slitting line processes 200 m silicon steel per minute with an accuracy of 0.1 mm. Our lines can slit coils that vary between 300 and 1250 mm. The strips are recoiled with high accuracy and the right tension.

  • Material: silicon steel
  • Width: 20 – 1,250 mm
  • Slit coils: 0,18 – 0,5 mm
  • Width precision: 0,1mm
  • Speed: 200 m/min
  • Coils: up to 6 ton
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M-Boss embossing press

Embossing 2.0

Soenen designed and built the “M-Boss”, an embossing press for stainless steel sheets with a width of 500 – 1,500 mm and a length of 1,000 – 6,500 mm. One of the criteria that Soenen had to keep in mind was that the M-Boss had to be much more flexible than any comparable product on the market. This embossing press is CAD-driven, operating 60 punches that can be controlled automatically and independently, making it a truly unique and exceptional machine. The press allows the client to produce any pattern or logo imaginable, and it can emboss regular and irregular stainless steel sheets of any shape. Embossing is a rather slow process for most of today’s presses. But thanks to the M-Boss, which has a press force of 2,500 kN, we’ve been greatly speeding things up. The result is a press that can emboss a sheet using 60 stamps simultaneously – a 300% increase in yield. A flat steel sheet with perfectly shaped dots guaranteed!

  • Diameter of dots: 10 mm
  • Press force: 250 T
  • CAD-driven
  • Stainless steel
  • No marks
  • Strokes/min: in excess of 30
  • Dots/min: 1800
  • Number of punches, automatically and independently driven: 60
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Expanded metal press

A Soenen expanded metal press shares many characteristics with our perforation presses. The speed of the small, high-speed presses can reach up to 1,200 SPM, and we can expand steel sheets that are between 0.3 and 8 mm thick. Just like the perforation presses, accuracy is one of the most important factors when it comes to producing a perfect sheet of expanded metal, the feeding accuracy of the Soenen press is 0.02 mm. Depending on the client’s wishes, our expanded metal presses can be equipped with the following: an adjustable apron, an adjustable table, variable stroke, additional gripper feeder to minimize scrap when processing a series of sheets, an automatic sheet loader, and much more.

  • Sheet thickness: 0.3 – 8 mm
  • Feeding accuracy: 0.02 mm
  • Speed: 400 – 1,200 SPM
  • High torque driver
  • Automatic sheet loader and/or decoiler units
  • Automatic mesh adjustments
  • Micro mesh
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