Cutting plotter better handles media of varying thicknesses
Replacing FC8600 cutting plotters, the latest FC9000 series from Graphtec GB is said to provide one of the highest performance capabilities currently available for this class of cutting plotter, due to the addition of production-enhancing features.
The FC9000 is available in four sizes (160, 140, 100 and 75 models) that will respectively accommodate material widths of 1,626, 1,372, 1,067 and 762mm. With an increased maximum cutting speed of 1,485mm/sec and a cutting force of 600gf (5.88N), the FC9000 is considered to have set a fresh benchmark for high end cutting involving a much wider range of sign and graphics and digital printing media in varying thicknesses.
A key attribute is the optional media take-up spool that will increase the efficiency of roll-to-roll work undertaken by digital print specialists. For example, using the integrated barcode function, it is possible to print up to 50 metres of material overnight and then cut the following morning, thereby creating a seamless workflow capability. A further attribute is the auto panelling function which prevents skewing of longer lengths of material to be cut by automatically splitting the job into smaller sections for guaranteed precise sequential cutting.
The FC9000 incorporates the latest Version 8 of Graphtec’s proprietary ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing) system for radically enhanced media tracking and cutting accuracy. It is supplied as standard with the latest Graphtec Pro Studio or optional Pro Studio Plus and Cutting Master 4 design and production software; the latter is available as a plug-in option for integration with other software programs such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. The machine meets all relevant CE safety standards and comes with a three-year performance warranty.