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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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Mimaki USA
Mimaki’s CF3 series of flatbed cutting plotters are available with a choice of user-changeable cutting heads, including M head (router), R1 head (reciprocal cutter), and TF2 head (tangential cutter). Available in 122 x 63- and 39.3 x 63-in. cut-area sizes; maximum cutting depth for the router is 1.97 in., for the reciprocating cutter is 0.78 in., and for the tangential cutter is 0.39 in. FineCut 7 software for CorelDraw and Illustrator included, as is Mimaki Plotter Manager. Also available: its CF2 series of flatbed cutting plotters, and four different series of roll/sheet cutting plotters including the CG-SRII series, the CG-60SR, the FXII series (three sizes), and the CG-60SL.

Offers a full line of CNC cutting systems, including routers, knife systems, plasma and laser cutters, and more. Its Digital Express high-speed digital registration, routing, and knife cutting system is available in a range of table sizes, from 60 x 60 to 80 x 120 in. It comes standard with a high-flow vacuum table and the company’s MultiVision digital registration system, a digital camera/software-based system that can visually recognize media-registration marks and automatically compensate for skew, distortion, and image drift. The system’s high-speed capture software is designed to reduce the time required to read registration marks and improve finished product throughput. Up to three knife cutting heads can be configured with quick-change cartridge options, which include high-frequency oscillating, drag knife, kiss cutting, rotary knife, and creasing wheel. It’s recently added an automatic tool changer for spindles.

Mutoh’s Kona Cutters are available in three sizes: 30, 54, and 65 in. All three cutter sizes feature: laser-based optical sensors for automatic job recognition and accurate alignment; a dual-roll support system; full-color LCD touch screen; and an automatic sheet-off mechanism incorporating a rotatable blade with four cutting sides. The cutting force is adjustable from 20 to 450 grams; cutting speed is adjustable up to 1000 mm/s; maximum media thickness is 1 mm. The 30-in. cutter is equipped with two pressure rollers; the 54- and 65-in. cutters are equipped with three pressure rollers. Stand and wheels are standard on the 54- and 65-in. cutters, optional on the 30-in. version. An optional roll-off system is available for contactless loading of pre-printed rolls. Also available is the Mutoh SC-Pro 1650, a 64-in. cutter plotter.