Morgana Systems has introduced two new flatbed cutting tables to the UK market from the Italian supplier Valiani, both of which can be used for producing short run packaging and prototyping.Continue reading “Morgana adds two cutting tables”
Cristex Composites Materials, which supplies high-performance fibres and fabrics for the UK composites and reinforced plastics markets, has bought a Zund G3 L3200 cutting table to improve its productivity.Continue reading “Cristex invests in Zund cutter”
Esko has announced a new cutting table, the Kongsberg C66, a highly automated device designed for short run production of corrugated applications. Continue reading “Esko launches larger C66 cutting table”
The Essex-based engineering firm Blackman & White has developed a new cutting table, the Versa-Tech, which it will show for the first time at the Sign and Digital exhibition in March. Continue reading “B&W launches new Versa-Tech cutting table”
Mimaki has launched a small cutting table, the CFL-605RT, which is mainly aimed at packaging. It takes media up to oversized A2 and features a variety of functions including creasing and eccentric, tangential and reciprocating cutting. Continue reading “Mimaki launches cutting table for packaging prototypes”
Agfa Graphics has launched a wide format cutting plotter, the Acorta, to complement its range of printers. Continue reading “Agfa develops cutting table”
Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) will be showing improvements to its range of cutting tools. This includes a new coating for the established 3061 Series for machining stainless steel and similar exotic materials, the extension of the market leading 180 Series of cutters and the 4071 Series of cutters for the machining and chamfering of foamex, plastic wood, MDF and additional abrasive materials.
Further developments that will be on show include the proven 2041 Series, which has enhanced wiper flats and polished flutes to improve swarf clearance, particularly when conducting pocketing operations on acrylic, aluminium and wood. The result is exceptional surface finishes and the elimination of scouring type marks. For the customer, this reduces the requirement for secondary hand finishing operations and the consequent time and labour requirement. Other products on show will include the addition of 3 flute cutters to the 2091 Series of Up and Down cut tools and the 2121 Series of extra long cutters for machining difficult to reach surfaces.
Esko is set to unveil a new series of Kongsberg cutting tables during the SGIA Expo at the end of October. The new C-series has been completely re-engineered and redesigned and includes the C64, a 3.2-metre wide table and the C60, which has a 3.2 x 1.6m bed.
Steve Bennett, Esko Vice President, Digital Finishing Business, says: “Among the many great new features, one of the eye catchers will be the innovative composite traverse technology that provides the fastest throughput along with the highest quality and precision in cutting and routing compared to all other systems of the same size.”
The key to it is a new composite carbon-based traverse beam that lets it handle larger sheets at high speed with great accuracy. Steel beams typically show some deflection on thicker substrates, leading to slower speeds. It should be capable of running at around 100mpm and should be available early next year.
Esko will also preview its new i-cut Production Console software interface for operating Kongsberg tables.