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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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Image Edge Cutting Systems
The Image Edge substrate-cutting system can cut up to 10 ft in length. It includes four edges, two cutting heads, stabilizer dowels, blades, and screwdriver. The cutting mechanism is pressure-activated and automatically retracts when not in use. The system can cut vinyl, banner material, magnetic media, PVC, foam boards, Coroplast, and more.

The SmarTrac I/S is a wide-format sign cutter designed to handle a variety of rollfed materials including vinyl, heat-transfer film, and more. It features the company’s SmarTrac technology, a high-speed processor with one-megabyte buffer, adjustable downforce pressure (up to 500g), tangential blade control, and more. Available in three media widths: 28, 34, and 44 in. Ioline also offers the rollfed 100 System that creates heat-transfer designs, vinyl decals, signs, banners, and vehicle graphics; 25-in. max. cutting width; 28-in. max media width.

The SteelTrak is a vertical cutter geared for sign makers and is capable of cutting rigid and semi-rigid materials (as well as glass and aluminum with optional accessories). Available in 65- and 84-in. cut lengths. And, the new SteelTraK 250 with a cutting capacity of 8 ft. Also offers a range of cutter bars and its Arc Rotary Cutter in 42- to 120-in. models. Foster Manufacturing is the exclusive distributor in North and South America.

Kern Lasers
The HSE (High Speed Engraving) Laser System is geared toward sign makers and can process acrylic, metal, wood, stone, foam, and more. Features a moving gantry with high-speed servo motors, a solid-steel frame, lasers from 30 to 400 watts, and KCAM laser software. Models available in 52 x 25-, 52 x 50-, 52 x 100-, 60 x 120-, and 80 x 120-in. widths.

Ledco’s Automatic Cutter is designed for use with the company’s HS30 Thoroughbred Laminator, but will adapt to fit other manufacturer’s equipment, Ledco reports. Cuts up to 30-in. wide with a max. cutting thickness of up to 50 mils; cuts up to 150 ft/min.