topcut bullmer brings 5m-wide cutting system to print market

topcut bullmer has unveiled the world’s first 5.2m-wide cutter — the premiumcut elc. The international manufacturer from Germany has teamed up with UK distributor assyst bullmer and specialist software company Eurosystems, of Luxembourg, in providing live demonstrations running in Hall 14, Stand D49 at drupa running until 16 May 2012.

The premium elc machine from topcut bullmer cuts a range of substrates up to 5 metres wide at speeds of up to 120 metres a minute. However, it is a scalable system that can be configured from a width of 1.4metres.

In addition to printed board stocks produced on machines from internationally-renowned manufacturers including giants such as HP, Agfa and Océ, the topcut bullmer premiumcut elc platform cuts materials up to 5cm thick, including Kevlar and glass fibre as well as textiles, synthetic materials and fabrics.

Central to the development has been the introduction of a new drive system with individual motors, plus the inclusion of intuitive optical-alignment technology, called OptiSCOUT7, which enables operators to precision die-cut a wide range of materials quickly and easily. It’s provided through Eurosystems, which develops and distributes software for the graphics industry, specialising in the development of routing, engraving and finishing software and hardware.

Marc Hasler, Associate Managing Director of topcut bullmer, said: “The premiumcut elc is pushing the boundaries on to new technology levels by combining high cutting production speeds on larger surfaces than rival machines. Existing machines can only cut up to a maximum of 3.2 metres width. With its range of tools and on demand upgradability, premiumcut elc is the most versatile machine on the market and can be used to cut materials up to 5cm thick.”