The Punch Machine™
The Punch Machine™ is based on HPC’s “Standard of the Industry” Original Blitz™ code machine making it the most versatile punch machine on the market! Its innovative design is so revolutionary that it was awarded a U.S. Patent. It is completely portable and punches accurate keys by code quickly and effortlessly. It is extremely easy to change from one manufacturer to another because depth and space adjustments are not required.
The code cards have depth and space indicators, plus all the pertinent information such as punch, jaw, code series, blanks, and any special information you need. Quite often, just replacing a code card is all that is required to change from one manufacturer to another.
Not all key blanks are suitable for punching. To successfully punch the key, the blank must have a flat side. Some key blanks have a paracentric keyway, they do not have a flat side. This type of key would be distorted if it is punched. These keys must be cut on a milling machine, such as the HPC Original Blitz™, Switch Blitz™, CodeMax®, or Tiger SHARK™
For keys that can be punched, you need to determine from which side the blank should be inserted into the Punch Machine™. To determine whether a key blank should be inserted from the left or right side, hold the blank by the bow and point the tip of the key toward you. As you look down the blade of the key, from tip to bow, if the flat side of the blank is on the left it must be inserted from the right. If the flat side of the blank is on the right it must be inserted from the left. The flat part of the blade must be on the bottom when inserted.
Figure 2 shows some examples of key blanks that can be cut on The Punch Machine™ when properly inserted.
Figure 3 shows some examples of key blanks that should not be punched on The Punch Machine™. The blades on these blanks are either curved or in the center. The blade may become distorted if punched. These keys must be cut on the Tiger SHARK™, CodeMax®, Blitz™, or Switch Blitz™ machine.