(19)
(11)EP 1 918 038 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
19.08.2009 Bulletin 2009/34

(43)Date of publication A2:
07.05.2008 Bulletin 2008/19

(21)Application number: 08101706.3

(22)Date of filing:  11.07.2006
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B21D 5/02  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA MK RS

(30)Priority: 11.07.2005 US 178977

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
06787026.1 / 1904243

(71)Applicant: Wilson Tool International Inc.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Wilson, Kenneth
    White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (US)
  • Pabich, Terry G.
    Roberts, WI 54023 (US)
  • Rogers, Bryan L.
    Forest Lake, MN 55025 (US)
  • Dupong, Thomas S.
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042 (US)
  • Morehead, John H.
    White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (US)

(74)Representative: Pistolesi, Roberto 
Dragotti & Associati Srl Via Marina 6
20121 Milano
20121 Milano (IT)

  


(54)Press brake tool holder incorporating tool-seating mechanism


(57) Press brake tool holders (TH) suitable for holding press brake tools (TL) for punching and/or otherwise deforming workpieces (WL), such as sheet metal. Provided in some embodiments is a press brake tool holder (TH). Some embodiments provide the tool holder (TH) in combination with a press brake tool (TL). Methods of using press brake tool holders (TH) are also provided. In certain embodiments, the tool holder has a tool-seating mechanism adapted for moving a tool (TL) parallel to a pressing axis (PA) of the tool holder.