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Electropress-Alfra Ltd

13 Hall Walk
Coleshill
Birmingham
West Midlands
B46 3ES
United Kingdom

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Electropress Ltd is the exclusive distributor for Alfra Tools across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. We have supplied Alfra's renowned punching, bending and cutting tools, to a range of customers in the UK, for almost 20 years. Our product line includes all the tooling needed for the construction of switchgear and control panels. And all of our offerings are built to the highest industry standards.


Alfra Tools, of Germany, are a world-renowned supplier of punching, bending and cutting tools; the company supplies more than 120 countries from its four manufacturing facilities. It is German engineering at its finest. Alfra Tools can manipulate materials – especially metals – ranging from 0.8mm thin to 100mm thick. And the company supplies a range of sawing, deburring and other tools, to complement the core offering.


Electropress Alfra has built its UK business around its exclusive Alfra distribution deal – we are experts in helping you choose the tools necessary for your manufacturing processes. We offer tools that punch holes of up to 21.5mm through busbar measuring 12mm thick; and we offer tools that can cut through busbar up to 160x15mm. We also supply hand punches, free standing machines, and other tools like crimping tools, hole saws, bevelling machines, and much else.


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Punching Equipment - ALFRA Hydraulic puncher - AP-65

We supply a range of Alfra Hydraulic punchers, starting with the AP-65 model, specifically developed for use on an assembly line. The AP-65 has a compact and strong design that can be easily moved across different points on a line. The AP-65 punches steel and copper – it is used for punching busbars, as well as general punching tasks in structural constructing, bridge building, scaffolding assembly, and other similar uses. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Punching Equipment - ALFRA Laminated Puncher

The Alfra Laminated Puncher, with integrated hydraulic piston and cylinder, is used for punching screw hole types M6 to M14, without insulation, and can also be used to cut flexible laminated rails. The Laminated Puncher can punch holes with a thickness of up to 10mm and width of up to 100mm – again without insulation. This machine is typically found in applications where holes need to be punched and separated on finned copper and aluminium rails and can handle pieces of metal of sizes up to 400x250x150mm and up to 32kg in weight.

Punching Equipment - ALFRA AP-400 Punching Press

We supply the AP-400 for quick punching of round, square, rectangular or special forms, without the need for pilot drilling; these holes can be punched in control cabinet doors, terminal boxes, cable ducts, housings, cable guiding plates, and other surfaces. The AP-400 cancan punch holes up to the edges of any necessary material and, by using attachable folding stops, it can punch in rows. Tool bits can be easily swapped for quick flexibility on an assembly line. And the AP-400 is mounted on a movable frame – making it even more flexible in your manufacturing process. A laser pointer is also available as a clean and simple targeting option. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Punching Equipment - ALFRA AP-500 LPV Punching Press

The AP-500, with a double-acting hydraulic cylinder and a hardened/tempered stainless steel piston rod, is a stationary punching unit designed to be used by control cabinet and switchgear manufacturers. This machine can quickly punch round, square, rectangular, or special forms in sheets and cabinet doors up to 2000x1000x30mm. Holes can be punched up to the edge of the material. Tool bits can be quickly exchanged for flexibility on a production line. The AP-500 is a robust machine that can punch control cabinets and other housings to depths of even 300mm. The AP-500 includes many other advanced feature: adjustable standing feet that helps stabilise the pressing body, indicators to measure length and depth stop, a safety foot switch, and a laser point, among other features. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Punching Equipment - ALFRA AP-800 Punching Press

The top of the line AP-800 is suitable for heavy-duty punching work – it features an outreach of 800mm, the highest outreach we supply in a punching tool. The AP-800 is a stationary punching machine developed for control cabinet and switchgear manufacturers; it punches round, square, rectangular or special shapes in sheets and control cabinet doors at sizes ranging up to a maximum of 2200x1000x40mm. Punching is possible up to the edge of the material; tool bits can be quickly exchanged in the holder, even as material is mounted for punching; and a special stop system mount is available to move the AP-800 on the X and Y axes. The pressing body is built with robust, deformation-rigid steel, features a double-acting hydraulic cylinder and a hardened/tempered stainless steel piston rod, and a wide range of other advanced features; it also includes a swivel control desk with a digital display, emergency off switch, and other electronic functions. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Busbar Bending-punching - ALFRA Busbar Bending and Punching System (Set 1)

Busbars are strips or bars made from copper, brass, or aluminium, used to conduct electricity within a switch or distribution board, substation, battery bank, and other electrical units. Manufacturers often need to bend or punch holes in busbars to complete their assembly of electrical apparatuses. Alfra Tools supplies a range of benders and punchers to manipulate busbars in your manufacturing process. The Alfra Sets 1 and 2 for busbar bending and punching can be applied to busbars measuring 120x12mm; these bars can be easily bent, while holes of diameters ranging from 6.6mm to 21.5mm (or oblong holes) can be punched into the material. The tool comes with a control cable, safety cover, electrical angle reader, and a range of other features. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Busbar Bending-punching - ALFRA Busbar Bending and Punching System on Cart

We supply the Alfra Workshop Cart – a system to transport Alfra busbar bending-punching machines busbar cutting machines. The cart can be used within a facility or mounted in a van. But this cart is more than a transport unit – it features an electrohydraulic pump that can be connected to an existing two-way valve. And two laterally-mounted bearing rollers help with the bending and cutting of longer rails. The cart also includes a drawer with compartments for punches and dies. Two of the cart's four running rollers come with safety catches. And the cart comes with a single and double socket electrical outlet and a three-metre self-recoiling 230V connection line. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Busbar Bending-punching - ALFRA Busbar Bending & Punching Machine (LPV)

Busbars are strips or bars made from copper, brass, or aluminium, used to conduct electricity within a switch or distribution board, substation, battery bank, and other electrical units. Manufacturers often need to bend or punch holes in busbars to complete their assembly of electrical apparatuses. Alfra's LPV busbar bender-puncher is built for copper and aluminium busbars measuring up to 120x12mm and can punch holes ranging from 6.6mm in diameter to 21.5mm. The LPV is mounted on rollers that offer adjustable height support; this helps in adjusting the pattern of holes being punched. And to help with work on longer copper rails, the LPV features a retractable frame and support brackets that can be adjusted to accommodate the longer materials. All the brackets can be adjusted quickly and clamped in place. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Busbar Bending-punching - ALFRA Busbar Bending & Punching (BS 160 Combi)

Busbars are strips or bars made from copper, brass, or aluminium, used to conduct electricity within a switch or distribution board, substation, battery bank, and other electrical units. Manufacturers often need to bend or punch holes in busbars to complete their assembly of electrical apparatuses. The BS 160 Combi tool from Alfra can bend busbars of sizes up to 160x12mm and can punch holes in busbars measuring 6.6mm to 21.5mm in diameter. The aluminium base frame supports a hydraulic cylinder that can punch at a pressure of up to 600 bar. The BS 160 Combi can bend busbars at a range of different angles – and the angle allocation is engraved in the tool frame. Converting the machine from bending to punching is quick and easy and can be routinely achieved on a production line. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Cutting Equipment - ALFRA Busbar Cutting Machine (160 x 15mm)

Alfra's busbar Cutting Machine offers a clean cut of aluminium and copper busbars measuring up to 160x15mm with a cutting width of 10mm. Cutting time ranges from 10 to 15 seconds, depending on the busbar thickness. The Cutting Machine features a down-holder and guiding device, for centrical and accurate cutting; a top knife that is guided sidewise, which can be exchanged and sharpened; and an automatic shutdown to the cutting operation via a micro switch. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Cutting Equipment - ALFRA Hydraulic Cable Cutter (AKS 85)

We supply Alfra's Hydraulic Cable Cutter, the AKS 85, for cutting cables with diameter thicknesses of up to 85mm with a cutting pressure of 700 bar. The AKS 85 features a guided cutting knife and makes clean cuts into cables with minimal deformation. The AKS 85 can be operated either with a foot pump or an electrohydraulic pump – depending on your facilities and needs. Cable cutters like the AKS 85 are widely used by energy companies, power distributor construction, telecoms, municipal infrastructure works and other service providers, crane building, mining, shipbuilding, and other areas; any industries in which manufacturers and companies need to cut thick cables. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Cutting Equipment - ALFRA DIN Rail Cutting Unit (ALC-02)

We supply Alfra's DIN-standard Rail Cutting Unit, the ALC-02, that runs on carrier rails with hand lever operation; this tool can be used for exact and straightforward cuttings profile and earthing rails. The ALC-02 is maintenance free and ships with a reinforced eccentric; it allows for burr-free cutting without loss of material; it has a length stop of 1000mm; and features a rail-support element for cutting at exact 90-degree angles. The ALC-02 also allows easy assembly on the production line. Special fabrications of the ALC-02 are available. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

ALFRA DIN Rail Cutting Unit (Duo)

The Alfra DIN-standard Rail Cutting Unit (Duo) is used for popular carrier rails and includes hand level operation. The standard version of the Rail Cutting Unit cuts profile and earthing rails for TS 35/7.5 + 35/15mm. The rail-support-element cuts an exactly 90-degree angle with a reinforced eccentric directly above the shearing blade. The blade can be resharpened and the tool is otherwise maintenance-free. A length stop of 1000mm and easy assembly on the production line, along with measuring alignments, means that the Rail Cutting Unit is a comprehensive cutting solution. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Hand Tools - ALFRA Battery Packed Compact Hydraulic Punch

We supply a range of Alfra's Hand Tools – starting with the battery-powered Compact Hydraulic Punch. The rechargeable 18V battery allows the Compact Hydraulic Punch to weigh only 3.7kg, including the battery, while delivering a punch pressure of up to 75kN – the power needed to punch round, square and rectangular punches for builders of control cabinets, panels and electrical systems. The high tensile strength aluminium head helps keep the weight of the tool low without compromising on the strength of the tool bit. The Compact Hydraulic Punch comes with a pressure control valve, a high-performance motor, an ergonomically-designed handgrip, and rechargeable batteries inserted in two ways to provide a weighted counterbalance to the tool. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Hand Tools - ALFRA Hydraulic Compact Flex Hand Punching Tool

The Alfra Hydraulic Compact Flex Hand Punching tool is a useful hand punch with a hydraulic hose 600mm in length. Its aluminium design means that the tool weighs only 2kg – a dramatically low weight, and small form factor, for a product that can punch round, square and rectangular holes up to 82mm in diameter and that maintains a punch pressure of 75kN and an operating pressure of 650 bar. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

Hand Tools - ALFRA Hydraulic Foot Operated Puncher

We also supply Alfra's Hydraulic Foot Operated Puncher – a heavy-duty "hand" tool with a maximum pressure of 700 bar, a built-in pressure control valve, suitable for punching round, square, rectangular and special-form holes. The foot pump allows hands-free operation of the punching action so that full manual control can be retained for exact positioning of the tool when making punches to materials. The Foot Operated Puncher spreads the weight of the frame to deliver a tool that is safe-standing and stable against unsafe tilting. See our webpage for further technical specifications.

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