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Cutting Capability

(April 2012) posted on Mon Apr 09, 2012

More than 50 companies that produce cutters, cutting systems, and routers.


Colex (www.colex.com): The Colex Flatbed Cutter is available in two sizes: 4 x 8 ft and 5 x 10 ft. Features include a working surface with high-flow air-grid pattern, Panasonic servo motors, a triple tool head, more. Colex is the exclusive North American distributor of Fotoba cutters (see Fotoba listing).

Computerized Cutters (www.computerizedcutters.com): Accu-Cut X-series routers can cut steel, aluminum, plastics, wood, and more, and deliver accuracy within +/- .001-in.

CR Onsrud (www.cronsrud.com): Its line of CNC routers includes the Tech series (145 x 61 in) and Panel Pro series (from 5 x 12-ft to 10 x 39 ft), comprising moving-gantry-type machines; and fixed-table routers and inverted routers.

D&K (www.dkgroup.com): The Accu II High Speed is an automatic guillotine cutter featuring a maximum web width of 32 in., a maximum material thickness of 40 mils, and a flush cutting accuracy of +/- .005 in.

Dahle North America (www.dahle.com): Dahle’s Large Format Guillotine cutters are available in 30-, 36- and 42-in. cutting lengths. Cut lengths for its Premium Guillotine cutters range from 14.5 to 27.5 in. Also offers various rolling trimmers.

Eastsign International (www.eastsign.com): Its series of trimmers and vinyl cutters, in varying widths, are suitable for vinyl, paper, and banners (media less than 2mm thick).

Esko (www.esko.com): The Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated is a digital system for short-run digitally printed materials. The i-XE10 can accept material as large as 35 x 47 in. and auto-loads flexible materials up to 24 x 28.5 in. and 0.25-in. thick; and picks up cut-outs or entire sheets from the cutter conveyor and stacks on the lift table; 16 suction-cut positions allows for any sheet size up to 26 x 31 in. (up to eight stacks); waste is automatically discarded. Other Kongsberg cutting tables include the XL/i-XL and the XP/i-XP/XP Auto models (in three work-area sizes: 66 x 56, 66 x 126, and 87 x 126 in.).

Fletcher-Terry Company (www.fletcher-terry.com): The FSC Substrate Cutter offers a 65-in. cutting capacity, and can be wall-mounted or used as a freestanding unit. The Fletcher 3000 is a wall-mounted machine that can cut light board and acrylic (and score glass) up to ¼-in. thick; offers 48- and 60-in. cutting capacity. The Fletcher 3100 can cut hard board (MDF) up to 3/32-in. and has a 63-in. cutting capacity.


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