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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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Freedom Machine Tool
Its Patriot three-axis CNC router is available in three sizes: 4 x 2, 4 x 4, and 4 x 8 ft. All three sizes feature: moving gantry design; welded steel tube, angle and plate framework; z-axis tool plate; industrial CNC control; 25mm rails; and industrial brushless AC servo motors. Various spindle and table options available.

The ProCut 40 and ProCut 63 are manual cutters that can cut materials up to 0.5-in. thick and 40- and 63-in. long, respectively; both feature an open-ended design, power-grip cutting head, and embedded grip strips to prevent material from moving while cutting. GBC also offers a series of Triumph-branded automatic and semi-automatic programmable cutters (up to 18-7/8-in. trim width), programmable automatic cutters (up to 25.5 in.), and programmable hydraulic cutters (up to 28-in. trim width).

GCC America
Offers various cutting plotters, including the Expert Pro, which features 23- and 51-in. cutting widths (up to 0.8mm thick), a 400-gram cutting force, and a cutting speed of 24 in./sec. Other cutting plotters include: the Expert 24LX, with a 23.6-in. cutting width (up to 0.8mm thick), 250-gram cutting force, and USB connectivity; the Expert 24, with a 23.6-in. cutting width (up to 0.8mm thick), and 250-gram cutting force; and the Jaguar, Puma, Bengal, and Sable models.

Gerber Scientific Products
Gerber’s Sabre router is designed for dimensional sign making, woodworking, and parts-fabrication applications. Available in two table sizes – 54 x 71.5 and 54 x 121 in. (approximately 54 x 54- and 54 x 101-in. cutting areas, respectively), the Sabre features aluminum construction, z-axis depth control, a T-vac slotted vacuum table, a material-hold and chip-removal system, and more. The company’s M Series flatbed cutter features a T3 modular cutting head with automatic tool recognition, M vision optical-registration system, and high tool force; available in 95 x 77-and 103 x 148-in. table sizes (66 x 46- and 75 x 120-in. cutting areas, respectively).

Graphics One
The GO CutsIt Rotary Trimmer can be used with various media and is available in sizes from 18 to 78 in. Features self-sharpening blade, two clamp rollers, and double steel tube cutting suspension guide. Stand and waste catcher included (on units 38-in. and larger).