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Here is an area that may help answer some commonly 
asked questions about Die Cutting Machines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These types are:

Soft cut Rotary

Advantages- can be either web fed or sheet fed.

                       (4) Standard Die Cylinder sizes

                        Many different Die cylinder widths

                       Medium to Hi speed

                       Uses low cost rotary steel rule dies

                        Many Die Makers

                        No die make ready

                        Uses standard anvil blankets

                        Cuts many different materials:

                         From abrasives, carpet, paper board,

                         Paper concrete stencils, corrugated

                         paper and corrugated plastic.

 

Disadvantages - not a precision cutting machine

                            Best attainable tolerance +/- .060.

                            Not suited for some foams.

                            Not suited for folding cartons.

                            Not suited for light films or papers.

 

  Steel to steel Rotary

                Advantages - High speed

                           High accuracy

                           Cuts thinner materials well

                           Can kiss cut

                            Can cut and score folding carton stock.

                            Cuts gaskets

                            Cuts films and bags

                           

 Disadvantages – High die costs, not for short production runs 

                                or low quantity production runs.

                               Very few die makers

                               Only roll fed.

                               Narrow web sizes

                                           Large sizes cost prohibitive or not available

        Roller Press

 

        Advantages-

                        Standard sizes

                        low volume

                       Uses low cost steel rule dies

                        No die make ready

                        Cuts many different materials:

                         From abrasives, carpet, paper board,

                         corrugated paper and corrugated plastic.

 

 

Disadvantages - not a precision  cutting machine

                            Best attainable tolerance +/- .060.

                            Not suited for some foams.

                            Not suited for folding cartons.

                            Not suited for light films or papers.

 

 

   Flat bed Die cutters

                             

   Advantages –many size ranges

                           slow to medium speed

                           High accuracy

                           Can be used for many materials

                           Can kiss cut

                            Can cut and score folding carton stock.

                            Cuts gaskets

                            Cuts films and bags

                            Cuts abrasives

                            Cuts to registration marks

                             Low die costs

 

 

                           

 Disadvantages –   labor intensive if hand fed.

                                slower production runs.

                                                       

The type you need depends on the job you need done, the materials your product is made from, how fast you need to produce your die cuts, and of course,

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Barry O'Connor
    O'Connor Enterprises, Inc.
    Anderson, Indiana
    1-765-642-7468
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