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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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CLN of South Florida
Offers two router series including the CLN 300 Series, a heavy-duty, steel-framed table router featuring automatic tool length measuring, spindle speed control, 17-in. widescreen monitor, and more (available in table sizes of 4 x 8, 5 x 10, and 6 x 12 ft or custom).

Offers OmniBeam, a versatile laser machining tool for cutting a wide range of materials (non-metals up to 25mm and metals up to 2mm); and MetaBeam, optimized for metal cutting up to 6mm thickness. The MetaBeam 1000 (released in September 2012) has an expanded cutting area of 50 x 50 in.

The 5- x 10-ft Colex Sharpcut Digital Flatbed Cutter features: a fixed knife, oscillating knife and router; a Panasonic servo motor; a triple, interchangeable tool head for cutting and routing; vision registration system camera and software; and more. A semi-automatic board feeder is optional. The company is also the exclusive North American distributor of Fotoba cutters (see Fotoba listing).

Computerized Cutters
The Accu-Cut X-series routers offer 5-HP Perske spindles, steel frames, automatic tool-height calibration, and a dual motor-driven gantry. The X-series routers can cut aluminum, plastics, wood, and more, and deliver accuracy within +/- .001-in. Cutting speed up to 700 in./min. Other Accu-Cut routers available.

CR Onsrud
Its line of CNC routers includes the Tech and Panel Pro series, both featuring moving-gantry-type machines. The Tech router is available in a table size of 145 x 61 in. and the Panel Pro is available in table sizes from 5 x 12 to 35 ft. Onsrud also produces fixed-table routers and inverted routers.

The Accu II High Speed is an automatic cutter featuring a max. web width of 32 in., a max. material thickness of 40 mils, a flush cutting accuracy of +/- .005 in., and a dual air cylinder. A stand is included.

Dahle North America
Dahle’s Premium Series Large Format Guillotine cutters feature a metal safety guard with pre-printed guides, an automatic clamp, and a spring system that prevents blade from falling. Available in 32- and 43-in. cutting lengths. A stand is included. Also offers a range of rolling trimmers.