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Flexo Plate Cutter

The ultimate cutting solution for flexographic printing plates, the Flexo Plate Cutter makes your prepress processing considerably faster and easier.
 
The Flexo Plate Cutter features a unique cutting head with built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers, operating on twin steel tracks which deliver a sliding action that is smooth, effortless and precise. This guarantees no flex, side play or blade deflection. Featuring both angled and vertical blade holders that are spring loaded and retractable when not in use. The dual head cuts a bevelled edge on the top side and a reverse bevel on the bottom allowing both edges of your flexo plates to join seamlessly on the roller.

The Flexo Plate Cutter means the skilled job of hand-cutting a bevelled edge on your flexo plates can now be performed quickly and easily by virtually anyone, offering you noticeable cost savings. Improperly hand-cut bevels will produce gaps between the splices, meaning time is spent filing and taping them, creating stress points which can release during a press run. Sadly, this has costly implications; your plate can lift off the printing cylinder and destroy itself. With the Flexo Plate Cutter you will create seamless splices every time.
 
The Flexo Plate Cutter comes with several accessories making your cutting machine versatile and multifunctional, including the squaring arm and the ‘lift and hold’ system.

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Flexo Plate Cutter

Outstanding Features:

Flexo Plate Cutter - Prepare your flexographic plates with precision

 

Bevel & Vertical Cutting Head Features

  • Vertical blade may be locked in the up position for safety, locked down for convenience when cutting regular board or depressed progressively against a light spring to effortlessly cut through very thick board or multiple sheets with a number of passes
  • Spring loaded bevel and vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control

Unique Roller ‘Lift and Hold’ System - Optional

  • Raises or lowers the cutter bar and frees both hands for mat handling and makes routine setting and working a pleasure
  • Operates in one smooth and silent movement and when used as the alternative to the main handle reduces the already low lifting effort by two thirds for easy all day working
  • For more information about the Futura Roller ‘Lift and Hold’ System CLICK HERE

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Squaring Arm - Optional 

  • The instant clip-on clip-off optional right squaring arm with repetition stop is ideal for accurately sizing squaring rigid boards
  • Can be used with the optional Support Arms (SUP60) for added board support
  • For more information about the Futura Squaring Arm CLICK HERE

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HIGH PERFORMANCE STEEL ROLLER BEARINGS

  • The cutting head of the Futura Flexo features a set of built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers operating on twin steel tracks designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
  • Cutting head and track designed to handle even dense, hard to cut material
  • The bearings used in the Futura Flexo are covered by a 20-Year Guarantee

 

Ergonomically Designed cutting head

  • Easy to change magnetic blade holders - Switch to cut different materials in seconds
  • Sculpted cutting head makes the Futura Flexo easy to use over long periods and is suitable for operation by left or right-handed users
  • Delivers a sliding action that is smooth, precise and with no discernible friction under load 
  • Maximum operator effort is transmitted to the blade to put even cutting dense board within the capability of every user

Magnetic Blade Cartridges

Both the bevel and vertical blade holders are fitted with quick-release Magnetic Blade Cartridges

  • Blade depth adjustment is simple using the depth adjustment screw pictured
  • Maximum Blade Depth: Max. Bevel blade depth is 5mm. Max. Vertical blade depth is 10mm when using a Trapezoidal Blade and 8mm when using a Rectangular Blade
  • Colour coded for easy identification and calibration of pre-set depths
  • Additional blade cartridges are available
  • The standard blade used with the Futura Flexo is the Medium Duty Utility blade however various blade options are available to suit different applications. Please see Blade Comparison Chart for more information

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OUTSTANDING FEATURES OF THE FLEXO PLATE CUTTER

  • One head, two cutting angles: 5° Bevel & 90° Vertical
  • The cutting head of the Flexo Plate Cutter features a set of built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers operating on twin steel tracks designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
  • Maximum operator effort is transmitted to the blade to put even cutting dense, hard to cut material, within the capability of every user
  • Both the bevel and vertical blade holders are fitted with quick-release colour-coded, Magnetic Blade Cartridges
  • Blade Depth Adjustment Screw for quick and simple adjustment
  • Sculpted cutting head makes the Flexo Plate Cutter easy to use over long periods and is suitable for operation by left or right-handed users
  • The standard blade used with the Flexo Plate Cutter is the Medium Duty Utility blade however various blade options are available to suit different applications. Please see Blade Comparison Chart for more information
  • Supplied with a UHMW Cutting Mat and a box of 100 Medium Duty Utility Blades

 

EASE OF OPERATION & SAFETY FEATURES

  • Spring loaded bevel and vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control
  • Vertical blade may be locked in the up position for safety, locked down for convenience when cutting regular board or depressed progressively against a light spring to effortlessly cut through very thick board or multiple sheets with a number of passes

 

GUARANTEES & CONSTRUCTION

  • 100% manufactured by Keencut Technicians in England
  • Super grade anodising for lifetime good looks and function
  • 5 year comprehensive guarantee
  • 20 year replacement guarantee on all slide bearings 
  • Pre-lubricated ball bearings on steel slide track for precision and low friction

 

 

 

 

 

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The Flexo Plate Cutter gives us unprecedented accuracy, we can trim off slices as thin as a human hair – we could never do that before. We would estimate that each Flexo Plate Cutter saves us Can$400 a month through reducing waste and errors. - Andrew White, PBL

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Accessories Explained:

The Flexo Plate Cutter is fully adaptable, accepting a range of readily available, easy-fit optional parts

 

Roller 'Lift & Hold' system

  • Product Code: FLH
  • Raises or lowers the cutter bar and frees both hands for material handling and makes routine setting and working a pleasure
  • Operates in one smooth and silent movement and when used as the alternative to the main handle reduces the already low lifting effort by two thirds for easy all day working
  • Available to order On-line

 

Squaring Arm

  • Product Code: FSA
  • Features the easy ‘Clip-on, Clip-off’ System
  • The instant clip-on clip-off optional right squaring arm with repetition stop is ideal for accurately sizing squaring rigid boards
  • Can be used with the optional Support Arms (SUP60) for added board support
  • Available to order On-line

 

Additional blade cartridges are available 

For those users wishing to set and colour-code a selection of blade holders to quickly and easily switch between different blade thicknesses without adjusting the blade depth

  • Futura Bevel Blade Cartridge. Product Code: FBC
  • Futura Vertical Blade Cartridge. Product Code: FVC

 

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