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Alteration - the X-part of our article number

Alterations enable you to adapt our standard products to your purpose. If goes without saying that these modifications are subject of certain dimension limitations, yet in many cases this service makes it possible to quote for special needs as standard cata

Ball Seat

The Ball Seat specifies the location of the ball for Ball Lock punches. The standard Ball Seat Location is at 90° and will be used when no other information is given.

Classified Shapes

We offer classified shapes in addition to the standard shapes. No extra CAD data needed. You just name us the shape (e.g. C21) and the needed dimensions.


Whatever your company produces: by the choice of the coating you can increase productivity, life time and production time. This helps to reduce costs and to be more efficient.

Gauge to check the precise position of ball seat

With punches, gauges are used to examine if the ball seat is located as it should. If the punch is run in a retainer plate complying to ANSI standard, this check has to be executed. A ball seat which is correctly located guarantees a correct lock and avoids insecure locking states.

Key Flats

Key Flats are essential when shaped punches and die buttons are used. Otherwise, the designed holes will be different than planned. Key flats are available as single flat, double flat or for dowels.

Slug Control

Dayton Slug Control is a guaranteed method for reducing the risk of pulling slugs to the die surface during withdrawal of the punch. An exact amount of “trap” is applied to the slug to prevent it from returning to the die surface.

Stripping systems

In general, part material must first be held during punching and later stripped to avoid pulling up of the part material during withdrawal of the punch. For this purpose, there are various versions of hold-down or stripping systems, which are generally called stripper.