The FC8000s combine new features and enhanced software to provide both greater versatility and improved cutting performance on a wider than ever range of media.
One significant innovation is the ability to kiss cut and die cut in one action, ideal for producing perfect labels of almost any size or shape.
Another major benefit is the Dual Configuration Function, meaning two operators can save their customised settings on a single machine. Each user just logs in under their name and the individual’s settings are available immediately.
Using these new plotting cutters has been made simpler and more intuitive in other ways too. Operators can now control functions direct from their computer, thanks to the enhanced Cutting Plotter Controller software, which also enables tool conditions and further information to be saved and shared with other users. If operators need to make adjustments at the machine itself, they now have the advantage of a clear and easy to use 3" control panel.
The FC8000s feature the next generation of Graphtec's proprietary ARMS (Auto Registration Mark Sensor) system, which automatically compensates for more distortions by utilising four point axis alignment rather than the usual two or three. The latest development included is an additional sensitivity adjustment for metallic and other highly reflective media to ensure all registration marks are recognised.
The suitability of the FC8000s for top end production on a diverse range of media is further strengthened by the inclusion of a wider range of pressure settings, standard on the larger machines. This extra feature also eliminates the problem of delicate media suffering slight indentations that can occur from the middle pinch roller on other cutters.
In addition to USB 2.0, RS-232 Serial ports, a new Ethernet option allows one computer to run multiple FC8000s.
There’s a choice of five cutting widths, from 24-64 inches (610mm-1625mm), and all are finished to a high standard in the company’s smart new black colour.
"These FC8000s are high performance cutting plotters that really do cut it all," says Phil Kneale, Sales and Marketing Director for Graphtec (GB). "New media is being developed all the time and the FC8000s are designed and built to cut equally superbly with many different materials."
For further information or to arrange a demonstration, go to www.graphtecgb.com or telephone 01978 666700.