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Punch Press for Curtain Wall and Storefront by AluMen

Pneumatic Punch Press for Curtain Wall & Storefront systems manufacturing

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a Punch Press help in the fabrication process?

 A Punch Press for Curtain Wall Systems can process all that is required for horizontal mullions, pressure plates & cap weep holes. 

A Punch Press for Storefront Systems can process all that is required for horizontal and vertical mullions including door hinges and overhead stops. 

Do I need a Punch Press for each manufacturer I buy extrusions from?

Yes you do. In fact there are different presses needed for different types of systems from even the same manufacturer. The same family of material can often use the same dies, but different types of systems will always need different dies. One machine can have up to 9 dies which each die serving its own purpose. One could be for holes, one for slots, one for notches, one for pressure plates, one for face covers, etc. 

Why would I need a Punch Press if I use a CNC Center in my shop?

These Punch Presses can cover 40% of the work that is done by your CNC. 

For example, for Curtain Wall fabrication you can process all horizontal mullions using a Punch Press only, and even save time. In fact, doing the same work using a Punch Press in lieu of CNC can save you 60% of the time and the cost of Punch Press is 10 times less than cost of an average CNC. 

If you would consider qualification level of operator, required footprint of equipment, power supply and cost of maintenance of CNC vs. our Punch Press, you will save 90% - 95% of overall production cost on top of the difference in the initial purchase cost of the products. 

How easy is it to operate these Punch Presses?


Your Punch Press will be delivered to your shop in a crate. As soon as you mount it on any work bench and connect to any compressor (even portable), it is ready for work.

No special qualifications are required from an operator.

  • Each Punch Press is pre-set to a particular Curtain Wall or Storefront System. 
  • No adjustments or settings are required before you start using it.
  • You can’t go wrong because each die can fit only mullions that are meant to be processed.
  • It only take 2’ x 2’ floor space in your shop and can be moved around when using a work bench on casters.
  • No special maintenance is required. Regularly using standard lubricants will prolong the life of all cutting parts.
  • You can use it 24/7 with no need to stop for things like overuse, overheating, or maintenance other than lubrication.

What can the Punch Press be mounted on?

AluMen sells specific work bench for punches. It is important to have easy access to all sides of the machine so that material can be fed in from any direction. You could always fabricate your own work bench.

Does a Punch Press come with dies or are they extra?

 A punch press is configured pre-installed with dies from a given manufacturer. All of this is purchased for one charge. The number of dies that can fit on a machine is determined by the profile and type of the material 

What manufacturers do the Punch Presses work with?

Kawneer, Alumicor and Commdoor dies are readily available, but we can have dies made for any manufacturer upon request. Tell us who you buy from most and we can get dies for that manufacturer. Popularity of a manufacturer will determine if there is a tooling charge or not. 

What experience this product has on North American market?

In the past 6 years AluMen has distributed in US and Canada more than 180 punch presses for Kawneer, Alumicor and Commdoor curtain wall and storefront systems. 

The Punch Presses are manufactured and sold around the world for more than 30 years by Shoham Machinery Ltd. 

What warranty is on this product?

The Punch Press has a lifetime warranty on all major parts and a limited warranty (depending on your shop work capacity) on punching pins and blades. 

A very busy shop will need to replace cutting parts every 3 years and it cost around $200 - $300 per Punch Press. 

Regularly using standard oil lubricants will extend the life of the cutting parts. 

Where can I find pricing for these?

Pricing varies with the frame type and number of dies under one press, and the products are imported from Israel, so pricing is difficult to publish on the web site. 

Contact us directly and we will be happy to give you estimates when we learn what your needs are.