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Custom made shop air three platen punch presses


The portable air over oil cylinder three platen punch press product line is the most versatile of all the bench top, portable and modular presses offered by Vortool Manufacturing. It is well suited for steel rule die tooling, or to stamping aluminum extrusions using multiple stations.


This combination press / four post tool also called the three platen punch press" is accessible from all four sides. Multiple work stations can be mounted inside or around the perimeter of the press to utilize maximum usability while lowering the tooling cost per station at the same time.


  • A wide selection of sizes available from a miniature 4x6" inner work area to 36x36" or larger custom specified dimensions and anything in between.

  • Tooling could be mounted directly to the detachable transfer plates.

  • The four-post precision guide system ensures superior tooling alignment for punching, piercing, notching, blanking or forming.

  • The power source could be as small as a 200 lbs capacity compact air cylinder for the smallest model, or it can be as powerful as your application needs it to be, using hydraulic power for up to 80 tons.

  • The air over oil cylinder three platen punch press can be directly mounted on a bench top, or shipped with a dedicated stand. The stand could be anchored to the floor or have lockable casters for even greater mobility.

  • The operator control is also fully customizable from our standard two push-button systems with an anti-tie-down module to a foot pedal, a pedestal style, or a noncontact finger sensor system.

  • As part of the custom options, when the part(s) are nested and are in the correct position, the air over oil cylinder three platen punch press can be activated automatically. There may be a selectable PLC controlled operating system to cover all variations of your process.

  • Safety devices are available from simple physical guards to light curtains to keep the operator(s) safe and meet any government or company standard.

  • The material that is used for the air over oil cylinder three platen punch press's components could be steel, aluminum or stainless steel, whether the punch press is used in a general factory environment, in a medical facility or in the food industry.


*Anti tie-down module: It is a safety device that controls how the two push buttons function. The buttons must be pressed at the same time within a few milliseconds. If one button pressed only or one-button pushed after the other, the system will not activate. The operator has both hands occupied while the press is being activated and is in motion. 

20 ton three platen flatbed die cutting press for steel rule dies

Custom 20 ton shop air three platen flatbed benchtop die cutting press for steel rule die for cutting out shapes

Made to order.


  • Cylinder: 20 tons capacity, 1” overall stroke, 3/8” power stroke

  • Structure: Three platen, four post, precision guided die set with pre-set cut depth

  • Power source: Compressed air, 120 psi (max) adjust able by mounted FRL

  • Connection type to air: “M” style quick connect

  • Press style: Bench mount

  • Operator control: Two push buttons

  • Feed in/out: Manual, visually controlled

Foot print: 18" x 18"

Height: 43"

Weight: 500 lbs


Made in Canada

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