Paper Cutters — Slicing Time, Not Fingers
"Run lengths have gotten shorter, so customers are looking for systems that are quick and easy to set up. With stacklifts and joggers, you can go from one job to the next with minimal adjustments."
Standard Finishing Systems offers the Standard Horizon APC-M61 automatic hydraulic cutter. Designed for commercial, quick and in-plant printers and binderies, it offers rugged monoblock construction, precise cutting accuracy, maximum reliability and programming simplicity.
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Perfecta USA offers the 115 model, a 45˝ TVC, touch flat screen computer system and is CIP compatible. Offers a PC Cut, which is an external system where users can program off-line, then load it into a CIP or a PC Cut system. Available in the following sizes: 30˝, 36˝, 45˝, 52˝, 66˝ and 88˝.
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Colter & Peterson offers both Prism and Saber cutters. Prism cutters are available in the following sizes: 30˝, 36˝, 45˝ and 54˝. Saber comes in 37˝ (38˝ deep table) with a 6˝ clamp opening. For the half-size market, it offers a machine that has all the features of a larger machine, including the clamp opening.
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The 37˝ Champion 370 from Challenge Machinery is available as either the XG model (dual-screen LCD) or XT model (touchscreen color display with a floppy disk port). Both of these UL-listed machines have, as standard, a holder for the storage of the false clamp plate when it is not in use on the cutter. A sensor tells the unit that the false clamp plate has been removed from the clamp and allows the backgauge to move to a closer forward limit in relation to the knife.
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The Wohlenberg/Baumann curve gripper system is being offered by MAN Roland. This innovation allows a printer's bindery to prepare a total of five lifts that have been jogged, aerated and counted in a small work area with either one or two operators. The pre-jogged lifts are brought to the operator via the curve gripper so that the operator will spend less time handling the stock and more time cutting, thereby maximizing productivity. The system can reportedly increase productivity by upwards of 25 to 40 percent over a conventional cutting system.