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Prime Cut

(February 2011) posted on Fri Feb 04, 2011

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

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Computerized Cutters
Accu-Cut X-series routers from Computerized Cutters offer 5-hp Perske spindles, steel frames, joist structured aluminum tabletops, and a dual motor-driven gantry. The X-series routers can cut steel, aluminum, plastics, wood, and more, and deliver accuracy within +/- .001-in.

CR Onsrud
Offers a line of CNC routers, including its Tech series and Panel Pro series, both comprising moving-gantry-type machines. The Tech router is available only in 145 x 61-in. sizes, while the Panel Pro is available in table sizes from 5 x 12-ft to 10 x 39-ft. Onsrud also produces fixed-table routers and inverted routers.

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. A stand is included.

Dahle North America
Dahle’s Large Format Guillotine cutters are table-mounted and made of a laminated wood base; they feature a metal safety guard, manual clamp, and a lockable T-square that can be mounted on either end of the cutting surface. Available in 30-, 36- and 42-in. cutting lengths. Its Premium Guillotine cutters are available in cut lengths from 14.5 to 27.5 in. Also offers a range of rolling trimmers.

Eastsign International
Its CZ series of trimmers, available in widths from 36 to 76 in., are suitable for vinyl, paper, and banners (media less than 2mm thick). A stand is included with all models.

The Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated is a digital system oriented toward short-run digitally printed materials. The i-XE10 Automated comprises: the i-XE10 Digital Finishing System with a digital finishing table that can accept material as large as 35 x 47 in. and features include rack-and-pinion X/Y drive and a comprehensive toolset; the i-hs High-Speed AutoFeeder System, which auto-loads flexible materials such as paper, folding carton, pressure-sensitive vinyl, polycarbonates, etc., up to 24 x 28.5 in. and 0.25-in. thick; and the i-hs High-Speed Part Stacker System, which 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 (available in three work-area sizes: 66 x 56, 66 x 126, and 87 x 126 in.).