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(June 2013) posted on Thu Jun 27, 2013

More than 50 sources of cutting systems, routers, and trimmers.

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Alpha Systems
Alpha Systems’ series of routers include DXB Routers, geared for sign and advertising shops, and for cutting and engraving plastic, acrylic, and other materials; available in sizes from 14 x 14 x 2 in. to 47 x 95 x 4 in. Router package includes T-slot cutting bed, starter bit pack, machine control software, 2D design software, hand controller, and 2HP spindle with inverter. Alpha’s four series of cutting plotters include the GL Cutting Plotter, aimed at wide-format digital graphics and packaging; in sizes from 79 x 126 in. to 165 x 204 in.

Anderson Group America
Its AKut Cutting System is a multi-tool system specifically engineered for sign and graphics shops. The AKut system feature Esko’s i-cut vision system: i-cut Vision Pro with integrated i-cut Camera, a water-cooled router spindle, a fixed table gantry with six vacuum zones, three different types of knives, and more. Table size is 8 x 4.2 ft. Eight series of CNC routers are also offered.

AXYZ International
Its range of CNC router systems are for processing rigid and semi rigid materials. The company’s rotary cutting tool can operate simultaneously in three axes of motion to create three-dimensional surfaces for moulds or finished products. Designed to machine materials such as natural woods, engineered wood products, plastics, non-ferrous metals, fiberglass composites, foam products, as well as other engineered products including metal composites, phenolics, and more. Also offers CNC Knife systems and CNC laser/plasma systems.

Canon Solutions America
The Océ ProCut Digital Cutting Tables are suitable for roll media, sheets, or rigid substrates up to 1.97-in. thick, and can be utilized on output from any manufacturer’s printer. The tables include three ProCut Software modules to create automated finishing systems that can be used to optimize basic trimming tasks for rigid and flexible media; they can also be used to finish more complex jobs such as contour-cut P-O-P displays, production-quantity decals, and structural projects. Table sizes range from 51 x 63-in. to 128 x 124-in with cutting speeds up to 55-in./sec. All tables feature an aluminum table top, a self-adjustable vacuum system, advanced industrial dust protection, and the Modular Tool System that allows up to three tools to be mounted at one time.