Piranha Service and Technical Support Documentation

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Training for Your Success!

Training options include those listed here. Additional training is available as needed. Contact us to learn how we can help keep your operation running at its best!

Machine Operation and Maintenance for New Users

This course is designed to provide first-time users of Piranha machines with basic information about machine operation and maintenance. Training includes an introduction to the major machine components and their functions. Practical experience includes machine setup and operation, preventive maintenance and simple diagnostics testing.

Machine Programming

This course is designed to help programmers and operators understand how to solve problems related to machine code. Training includes an introduction to the major machine components and their functions. Practical experience includes writing machine code without a programming system.

Ironworker Documentation

Ironworker Service Manuals

Ironworker Pre-Installation Instructions
Ironworker Maintenance Chart
Ironworker Filter List

Single Operator Ironworkers

P2 Service Manual
P-36 Service Manual
P-40 Service Manual
P-50* Service Manual
P-50 Service Manual
P-65 Service Manual
P-70 Service Manual
P-90** Service Manual
P-90 Service Manual
P-110 Service Manual
P-120 Service Manual
P-140 Service Manual
* Serial numbers prior to 13,001 on P-50
** Serial numbers prior to 3,001 on P-90

Dual Operator Ironworkers

PII-35 Service Manual
PII-65/88 Service Manual
PII-110 Service Manual
PII-140 Service Manual

Single End Punch Presses

SEPP-35 Service Manual
SEP-65/88 Service Manual
SEP-120 Service Manual
SEPP-140 Service Manual

NOTE: Manuals are shown for reference purposes only. Part numbers shown in these manuals may not be correct for all serial number ranges of machines. When ordering replacement parts, always reference the serial number of the machine in order to ensure the correct parts are ordered. Please contact Customer Service at 800-338-5471 for verification.

Ironworker Product Catalog
Ironworker Attachments

We offer a wide range of Piranha Ironworker attachments. Consider the examples below.

PIPE/TUBE NOTCHING ATTACHMENT

PIPE/TUBE NOTCHING ATTACHMENT

PIPE/TUBE NOTCHING ATTACHMENT

  • Mounts easily to platen
  • Spring-loaded return
  • Standard base die accommodates several die sizes
  • Allows single notch in Schedule 40 pipe 3/4″ through 2″ diameter*
  • Notching dies available for 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″,1-1/2″, 2″
  • Attaches to punch end of ironworker

*Contact Piranha for options for larger pipe or special notching applications.

Available for all Piranha ironworkers.

CHANNEL SHEAR

CHANNEL SHEAR

CHANNEL SHEAR

  • Attaches to punch end of ironworker in place of standard punch holder
  • Each cut removes 1/2″ slug from standard weight channel
  • Slug slides out the front of the shear after each cut
  • Pinned slide block adjusts to accommodate different widths of channel
  • Quick release locking handle secures material

CHANNEL DIE BLOCK

CHANNEL DIE BLOCK

CHANNEL DIE BLOCK

  • Punch channel legs and other structural shapes
  • Use standard punch holder and material stripper
  • Punch close to material web with offset dies
  • Mounts in place of standard die block
  • Die is flush with front of channel die block
  • Designed to punch a hole in the leg of a 3″ through 6″ standard weight channel
  • Designed to punch a hole in the web of a 4″ through 6″ standard weight channel
  • 50 ton punching capacity for all models
  • Uses urethane punch attachment (P2, P-40, P-50, P-65, P-70, P-90, P-110, P-120 and P-140)

Note: The machine stroke control must be used with this option.

BAR BENDER

BAR BENDER

BAR BENDER

  • Up to 2-1/2″ depending on available tonnage
  • Adjustable die for different radii

Available for all Piranha ironworkers.

BENDING BACKGAUGE

BENDING BACKGAUGE

BENDING BACKGAUGE

  • Produce repeatable parts with a backgauge specifically made for the bending attachment
  • Use the bending backgauge as a hard stop to increase productivity when making multiple parts
  • The backgauge eliminates the need for manually scribing bend lines
MECHANICAL BACKGAUGES

MECHANICAL BACKGAUGES

MECHANICAL BACKGAUGES

  • Allows quick set-up to repeat shearing length with a mechanical backstop
  • Positions in angle, plate and round bar sections
  • Lengths available—3′, 6′, 9′, 12′
  • Bolts on with no machine modifications
  • Easy access of sheared material
  • Backgauge allows for infinite adjustment
  • Compression sleeve for positive locking and no marring of the gauge bar

BENDING ATTACHMENTS

BENDING ATTACHMENTS

BENDING ATTACHMENTS

  • Optional sizes range from 6″ to 48″.

ELECTRICAL BACKGAUGE

ELECTRICAL BACKGAUGE

ELECTRICAL BACKGAUGE

  • Electronic version automatically cycles the ironworker when material contacts the backgauge
  • Incorporates all features of the mechanical backgauge
  • Available with new machines or as an option for existing machines*
  • Dedicated power switch and run light standard
  • Lengths available—3′, 6′, 9′, 12’—leg support included with 9′ and 12′ lengths

Note: Field installation requires minor modifications to electrical components.

28XX PUNCH ATTACHMENT

28XX PUNCH ATTACHMENT

28XX PUNCH ATTACHMENT

  • Accommodates all standard 28XX tooling
  • Expand punching capacity up to 5″
  • Mounts in place of standard punch holder and die block
  • Available with and without urethane stripper (shown)

Note: Standard 28XX tooling is for 50-ton and lighter applications. For applications greater than 50 tons, a heavy-duty punch is required.

Available for all Piranha ironworkers.

1-1/2″ OVERSIZE PUNCH ATTACHMENT

1-1/2″ OVERSIZE PUNCH ATTACHMENT

1-1/2″ OVERSIZE PUNCH ATTACHMENT

  • Punches up to 1-9/16″ hole within capacity limits of the machine
  • Mounts in place of standard punch holder and die block
  • Use same stripper action as standard punch attachment
  • Use No. EF punches and No. JF dies

PRESS BRAKE TOOLING HOLDERS

PRESS BRAKE TOOLING HOLDERS

PRESS BRAKE TOOLING HOLDERS

  • Allows use of press brake punches and dies for precision bending
  • Lengths up to 24″
  • Accepts a 1/2″ wide by 5/8″ tall tang (tooling sold separately)

ROLLER FEED TABLES

ROLLER FEED TABLES

ROLLER FEED TABLES

  • For fast, easy feeding of bar, plate and angle
  • Available in 5′ increments—bolt together for longer lengths
  • Adjust to accommodate floor height and machine type
  • Includes rollers for angle and flat bar sections
  • 20″ wide flat rollers; 6″ angle rollers

Available for all Piranha ironworkers.

QUICKSET GAUGING TABLES

QUICKSET GAUGING TABLES

QUICKSET GAUGING TABLES

  • Fast set-up for punching multiple holes
  • Includes plate and angle-gauging guide bars
  • Left and right hand extensions available in 5′ and 10′ lengths

Available for all Piranha ironworkers.

CHANNEL SHEAR IN ANGLE SECTION

CHANNEL SHEAR IN ANGLE SECTION

CHANNEL SHEAR IN ANGLE SECTION

  • No Slug Loss Cut
  • Simple Blade change for additional sizes
  • Can be used with Piranha Back Gauge
  • Upper Beam Modification Required
  • For use with Standard Weight C Channel only!

P-65 and PII-88 available sizes: 3″ and 4″

P-110, P-140, and PII-140 available sizes: 4″, 5″ and 6″

Press Brake Documentation

Press Brake Videos

Press Brake Tips: Tool Removal
Press Brake Tips: Utilizing Production Mode
Press Brake Tips: Programming Custom Materials
The Piranha Easy Crown System
Piranha Press Brake Story
Piranha Press Brake Testimonial – Michael Dodson

Quick Reference

The Piranha Easy Crown System

Press Brake Tips: Tool Removal

Press Brake Tips: Utilizing Production Mode

The Piranha Easy Crown System

Shears Documentation

Shears Service Manuals

Shear Warranty and Installation Checklist
Press Brake and Shear Filter List

Shears

Model 1/4-10
Model 1/4-12
Model 3/8-10
Model 3/8-12

NOTE: Manuals are shown for reference purposes only. Part numbers shown in these manuals may not be correct for all serial number ranges of machines. When ordering replacement parts, always reference the serial number of the machine in order to ensure the correct parts are ordered. Please contact Customer Service at 800-338-5471 for verification.

Punch-Plasma Combination Documentation

Machines With Siemens Controls Service Manuals

Plasma-Punch Combination Machines With Siemens Controls

Siemens Basic Operations

OP-101-3400All-840All-A Power Up Procedure (Base Machine)
OP-102-3400All-840All-A Power Down Procedure (Base Machine)
OP-105-3400XP-840DI-A Loading and Continuing Programs
OP-106-3400All-840DI-A Copying Data from Control to External Sources
OP-107-3400All-840DI-A Copying Data from External Sources to Control
OP-110-3400All-840All-A Torch Offset Procedure Inch Pre Apr-09
OP-111-3400All-840All-A Torch Offset Procedure MM Pre Apr-09

Siemens Advanced Operations

Adjusting Edge Detect
Reloading User Cycle Archive Procedure
Reloading NC Archive Procedure
Reloading PLC Archive Procedure
Reloading DP Archive Procedure
Reloading Part Program Archive Procedure
Creating User Cycle Archive Procedure
Creating NC Archive Procedure
Creating PLC Archive Procedure
Creating DP Archive Procedure
Creating Part Program Archive Procedure
Installing Piranha-Whitney Supplied Updated Archives
Operation & Maintenance Machine Side Reference

Programming – Siemens Basic Training

Siemens to Fanuc Code Comparisons
Siemens G Code Summary
Siemens M Code Summary
Siemens User Cycle Summary

NOTE: Manuals are shown for reference purposes only. Part numbers shown in these manuals may not be correct for all serial number ranges of machines. When ordering replacement parts, always reference the serial number of the machine in order to ensure the correct parts are ordered. Please contact Customer Service at 800-338-5471 for verification.

Machines with Fanuc Controls Service Manuals

Plasma-Punch Combination Machines With Fanuc Controls

Fanuc Basic Operations

OP-002-All-1680I-A-Power Up Procedure
OP-003-3400RTC-16P-A Power Up Procedure with HT2000LHF
OP-004-3400RTC-16P-A Power Up Procedure with HT2000
OP-005-All-00P-A Power Up Procedure
OP-006-3600-00PB-A Loading Programs, Checking Diagnostics and MDI Tool Changes
OP-007-3700-00PC-A Loading Programs, Checking Diagnostics and MDI Tool Changes
OP-010-All-16Up-A Torch Offset Procedure Inch
OP-011-All-16Up-A Torch Offset Procedure MM
OP-012-All-00P-A Torch Offset Procedure Inch

Fanuc Advanced Operations

TR-200-All-16P-A Operation and Maintenance Machine Side Reference
TR-201-All-160I-A Operation and Maintenance Machine Side Reference

NOTE: Manuals are shown for reference purposes only. Part numbers shown in these manuals may not be correct for all serial number ranges of machines. When ordering replacement parts, always reference the serial number of the machine in order to ensure the correct parts are ordered. Please contact Customer Service at 800-338-5471 for verification.

Bending Rolls Documentation

Machine Performance Audits

Bending Roll Machine Performance Audits

Piranha-Bertsch plate rolls are built to last, but even the heaviest, most solid machines benefit from a check-up and an update every now and then.

Schedule an MPA (Machine Performance Audit). A trained Piranha-Bertsch technician inspects your machine and provides a roadmap to increasing and maintaining your accuracy and productivity.

A sampling of items inspected during a Piranha-Bertsch MPA:

  • Test Safety Systems
  • Overall Machine Appearance
  • Condition of Roll Forgings
  • Condition of Roll Journal Bearings
  • Bearing Boxes and Housing Ways
  • Condition of Gear Train (if applicable)
  • Lubrication
  • Electrical System and Controls
  • Roll Leveling and Meter Calibration (if applicable)
  • Hydraulic System (if applicable)

You receive a written report detailing maintenance or repair recommendations, required parts and an estimate of hours to complete the work.

Additional savings:

  • 10% discount on replacement or repair parts.
  • 20% discount from current service rates on additional days labor.

Contact us for further assistance..

Retrofits

Retrofits

Available Machine Retrofits

Many of our earlier mechanical plate bending machines are equipped with the slip ring type motor to provide plate feeding power, and this was controlled by a manual reversing drum controller operating in conjunction with grid resistors to the secondary circuit of the slip ring motor.

This drum controller was always an expensive item to maintain and it has now also become expensive to replace. Recent federal, state, local electrical and OSHA codes usually require reduced voltage control circuits, which were not possible with the earlier style drum controller which used full line voltage for operation.

In view of the above, we have no developed and can furnish for any of our machines equipped with the manual drum controller a tri-speed electrical control package. This controller will eliminate the full voltage manual drum controller, and has been designed to replace the electrical control items for the earlier machines.

In the tri-speed control package, all controls are rewired and mounted in a single NEMA-12 enclosure. This NEMA-12 cabinet is bolted to a platform designed to mount on the front side of your machine at the drive end. The platform also provides adequate guarded space below in NEMA-12 cabinet to mount the necessary grid resistors.

The package also includes a simplified operator control console, conveniently attached to the NEMA-12 cabinet. The console incorporates a rugged spring-centered safety joy stick operating at reduced voltage, and for controlling the forward-neutral-reverse roll feeding action. For maximum safety to the machine operator, the plate feeding action is a two handed operation, which requires both hands on the control desk during rotation of the roll forgings.

The tri-speed control package utilizes the existing wound rotor, main drive motor and grid resistors. If the present main drive motor is not equipped with a brake, then the correct size brake must be added in order for the complete machine to meet current safety standards.

If a brake cannot be added to your present main drive, wound rotor motor, then it will be necessary for you to purchase a new main drive motor complete with the proper brake. The prices now quoted only include out tri-speed control package, but we can also furnish assistance toward equipping the machine with the necessary brake on the main drive, wound rotor motor.

Please contact us for further information if this type of assistance is required.

In order for any machine to pass current safety requirements, it is also necessary to install around the entire nip point area some type of device to allow anyone in this area to stop the machine quickly. In view of this, we also offer with our new tri-speed control package our safety or emergency stop kit.

The complete specifications for the retrofit electrical package and also the emergency stop kit are as follows:

Multi-motor control cabinet including all of the following control items mounted and wired to terminal strips:

  • Manual, fused disconnect with lock-feature.
  • 110 volt control transformer and separately fused and grounded control circuit.
  • Reversing starter for the main drive plate feeding motor with thermal protection.
  • Two additional contractors providing the second and third speed points of the main drive motor-grid resistor speed control system.
  • Main drive motor brake control circuit.
  • Reversing starter for the rear roll adjusting motor with thermal overload protection.
  • Two reversing starters, each with thermal overload protection, and for the two motors used for adjusting the lower front pinch roll. (This item is optional, and not included when machine has manual adjustment for the lower front pinch roll.)

Operator control station, rigidly attached to the above control panel with the following items mounted and wired for operation:

  • Combination push-to-stop, pull-to-start mushroom switch.
  • Special spring return to stop joy-stick switch for the main drive plate feeding system having three speed points forward and three speed points reverse.
  • Vertically mounted safety mushroom switch which must be depressed (simultaneously with the operation of the main drive) this requiring two hand operation to run the main drive motor.
  • Spring return to stop joy-stick switch for up-down control of the rear roll.
  • Optional (two) spring return to stop joy-stick switches for up-down control of the lower front roll power wedge motors.
  • Duplicate copies of electrical wiring diagrams and electrical replacement parts number.

Emergency safety kit including the following:

  • Two (front and rear) emergency stop switches, guides, and cable.
  • Duplicate safety warning plates of durable metal.

Portable Press Documentation

CNC Fabricators Documentation

CNC Fabricator Control Upgrades

Make Your Older Piranha-Whitney Machine Run Like New!

Control Upgrades for Whitney CNC Plasma-Punch Machines and Fabricators

For the Fraction of the Cost of a New Machine You Can:

  • Lower Your Maintenance Costsand extend the useful and profitable life of your well-maintained older machine.
  • Maximize Uptime on Critical Machines. Reduce or eliminate downtime created from older and unreliable technology.
  • Increase the Productivity of Your Machine with the high speed and large hard disk capacity of the PC-based control.
  • Take Advantage of Today’s Networking Technology for offline program preparation, storage and fast downloading to seamlessly integrate your machine with your factory.

Contact us to find out more, and schedule a demonstration!

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