Kongsberg targets aviation sector

Kongsberg has announced a new large format table, the C68 Exact, which takes the company beyond its traditional graphics cutting roots as this new table has been developed as a design tool for industries such as aviation with its main features being accurate drafting as well as some light cutting capability.

Stuart Fox, CEO and president of Kongsberg PCS, commented: “With this latest innovation, we are realising our stated ambition of exploring new markets and delivering on our objective of further developing our digital solutions to grow the Kongsberg brand beyond the print and packaging industries.”

Kongsberg has based the design of the C68 Exact on its existing C-series cutting tables, albeit that its slightly larger at 3210 x 6400mm. Kongsberg says that the size is down to customer requirements, both for drafting designs and for cutting out paint masks.

It’s primarily a drafting table and offers drawing and plotting with fibre or ball point pen tools, on paper and other smooth surfaces. It can also cut paper-based materials, plastics, or other flexible materials using existing tools such as the PressCut knife and the Psaligraphy knife tool. The table top features a special vacuum drilling pattern and smooth surface treatment that’s said to allow for precise drawing.

Fox explains: “We developed a completely new production process to ensure the very highest accuracy and repeatability values to meet or surpass the strictest aerospace requirements.” He added: “During the Factory Acceptance Test process, every Kongsberg C68 Exact machine is systematically measured with a laser interferometer to ensure it delivers the required accuracy.”

It’s available now though Kongsberg declined to name a price for it. You can find further details from kongsbergsystems.com.


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