For Roman Schmid, air conditioning installer at Lippuner Energie- und Metallbautechnik AG, high-quality tools are the be-all and end-all on the construction site. When asked about the best way to attach profiles to ventilation ducts, he doesn’t have to think twice: “There’s nothing better for this than the TruTool TF 350 joining press from Trumpf with rechargeable batteries from the cross-manufacturer Cordless Alliance System CAS.”
Ventilation ducts are often assembled directly on the construction site, as they can be easily and safely adapted to the respective room conditions here. If the fitters use rivets and/or screws for this, the time required is high. This is confirmed, among others, by the professionals of the Swiss company Lippuner Energie und Metallbautechnik AG in Grabs. They have not been using riveting pliers or similar for this task for a long time, but rather joining presses from Trumpf. Roman Schmid explains: “These machines are extremely easy to handle and are immediately ready for use without any major adjustment work. As a result, and because we don’t need any additional connecting elements, we work with them enormously quickly.”
The operating principle of the TruTool TF 350 joining presses: In a cold forming process, the machine cuts and shapes the fastener directly from the sheets. In this way, it positively connects the channels with each other – permanently, firmly and tightly. Thanks to its compact design, cie machine is particularly well suited for applications in tight spaces. Even applications at corners and with narrow flange widths are no problem for the joining press.
The new, cordless version of the TruTool TF 350 is particularly popular with fitters. Equipped with an 18 V LiHD battery from the manufacturer-independent Cordless Alliance System (CAS), it is ready for immediate use on any construction site. No tedious searching for sockets, no cables that have to be pulled and are constantly in the way. “The machine is easy to take out of the case and is ready to go right away,” confirms Roman Schmid.
With the 4.0 Ah 18V LiHD battery, Trumpf ensures high working power and long run times. In addition, the CAS battery system in particular offers other important advantages. Initiated by Metabo, there are currently 25 manufacturers in the CAS network who use the same batteries in their approximately 300 machines. These include battery-powered hammer drills, nailers, plunge saws, heat guns and more. Trumpf is involved as a well-known partner for sheet metal processing and now equips a number of machines with CAS batteries – in addition to joining presses, also shears, slitting shears, profile nibblers and nibblers.
Power tools from Trumpf
Power tools for sheet metal processing have a long tradition at Trumpf. As early as 1934, the company introduced the first motor-driven hand shears for cutting sheet metal, thus laying the foundation for the Group’s comprehensive sheet metal expertise. As with stationary machines for punching and forming, for laser processing and for bending, the sheet metal specialists also set standards as innovation guarantors for professional power tools.
Trumpf’s Power Tools product field is headquartered in Grüsch, Switzerland. The current product range includes power tools for cutting and joining sheet metal and for forming welding edges. The portable, easy-to-use Trumpf tools are used worldwide by both industrial and trade customers.