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Stay Sharp with Cutters and Routers

(June 2014) posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014

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

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Summa USA
Its OPOS-CAM is designed for cutting printed graphics, signs, labels, vehicle wraps, and decals. It features advanced camera optics with Summa’s CameraControl recognition software, Summa TrueTangential cutting head, and a pressure-sensitive control panel. Top cut speed of 56 in./sec; available in 30-, 54- and 64-in. versions; cutting thickness up to 62.2 in. Summa also produces: its Summa S Class 2 series of cutters, available as a high-speed Drag knife model (D Series) or as a True Tangential blade model (T Series), in 30- to 64-in. widths, and its SummaCut series of vinyl and contour cutters (30-, 48-, 54-, and 64-in. models), featuring a high-speed cutting head, OPOS-X contour cutting alignment, integrated media rollers, and more.

The Teckcut CNC router is available in two sizes: as the Teckcut 1525, with an active cutting area of 98 x 61 in., and as the Teckcut 2030, with a cutting area of 122 x 81 in. Both routers feature an 8-Kw HSD spindle motor, auto tool change, high-performance vacuum bed, digital servo/ballscrew drive systems, and more. Max. traverse feed rate is 400 mm/sec. Various options and accessories available.

Its SignRouter series of CNC routers is designed for signage and P-O-P graphics. The SignRouter 43 features a 61 x 121-in. fixed table, a 10-HP spindle, and an 11-position automatic tool changer; it can trim flat and three-dimensional printed graphics using wood, composites, chip core, rigid foam, plastics, non-ferrous metals, and other materials. The SignRouter 45, with table sizes from 5 x 10 ft to 7 x 12 ft, is also available.

Universal Laser Systems
The ILS12.75, the largest and most versatile platform that Universal Laser offers, is dual-laser compatible with a processing power range of 10 to 75 watts, designed and engineered for manufacturing environments. It offers a work surface area of 48 x 24 in. The company offers a variety of other laser models.

Vision Engraving & Routing Systems
Offers three wide-format models of CNC routers/engravers in its lineup: the 2525 (25 x 25-in. table), the 2550 (25 x 50-in. table), and the VR48 (4 x 8-ft table); all three can cut 3D signs made of sign foam, wood, and more, and feature Vision Series 4 Controller and Vision Pro software.

Vytek Laser System
Its laser cutters are available in various models. The GX series of laser cutting systems are based on an XY gantry style positioning table and feature sealed C02 laser tubes. Available in three sizes (working area): 52 x 52, 52 x 100, and 80 x 125 in. Can cut wood, steel, paper, acrylic, polyester, and more. Max. cutting speed is 1200 in./min.

Zünd America
The Zünd G3 Digital Cutter is available in 11 sizes, from 52 x 63 to 126 x 128 in., and can cut materials up to 2-in. thick. Users can combine up to three modules and tools to take on various graphics projects; the Universal Module accommodates tools ranging from a universal cutter, pneumatic oscillating cutter, and kiss-cut tool to a creasing tool for corrugated cardboard and a driven rotary tile for fibrous materials. Material-handling systems include an automatic board for loading and unloading, roll-off units, and a collection tray. Its Zünd Cut Center software features a comprehensive materials database, CutQueue for estimating processing time, auto cut-order optimization, batch processing, saved statistics on each job, and much more. Also available is the S3 digital cutting system, as well as the L3 Leather Cutter.