Guide Assemblies foster thick turret tooling usability.

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Combining tool-free punch adjustments with replaceable punch technology in one package, HPX™ guide assembly accelerates and facilitates use of thick turret tooling. Assemblies integrate EXP punch technology, which offers standard holder with universal punches, and HP2 punch adjustment capabilities. Able to work in all thick turret machines, products support ABS or non-ABS lubrication and can be used for round or shaped punches.

Original Press Release:

Wilson Tool Introduces HPX(TM) Guide Assemblies

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINN. – Wilson Tool International ( today introduced the HPX guide assembly for thick turret tooling, combining tool-free punch adjustments with replaceable punch technology in one easy-to-use package.

Last year, Wilson Tool redefined punch press tooling with the introduction of EXP punch technology, the first tooling in the industry to offer a standard holder with universal punches. Offering the fastest changeovers and most durable punches in the industry, EXP punches increase productivity and lower tool replacement costs.

HPX guide assemblies combine the industry-leading innovation found in EXP punch technology with Wilson Tool’s patented HP2 punch adjustment capabilities, including tool-free punch length adjustment. The result is the fastest and easiest-to-use thick turret tooling available today.

HPX guide assemblies support ABS or non-ABS lubrication, work in all thick turret machines and can be used for round or shaped punches, eliminating the need for multiple assemblies.

HPX guide assemblies are available exclusively from Wilson Tool. For more information or high-resolution images, contact

About Wilson Tool

Since 1966, Wilson Tool International® ( has been a leading provider of tooling solutions that enhance the performance of sheet metal fabricating machinery worldwide. Wilson Tool is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry. Products are manufactured at the company’s world headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minn., USA, as well as manufacturing facilities in England, China, Brazil and Italy. Exacta product lines are manufactured in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Wilson Tool’s network of sales engineers and international distributors operate in virtually every industrialized nation around the globe.

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