Multi-Tech

 

Multi-Tech

 

Specs

 

Multi-Tech Arial

 

 

 Universal finishing solution for grand format textile printers: the MasterCut Multi-Tech™ combines a liquid cooled CO² laser tool for cutting and sealing edges, with tangential blade cutting, especially the industry’s only self-sharpening driven wheel cutter. This capability of a single solution that contains both laser and knife cutting at an affordable price , make the MasterCut Multi-Tech the ultimate digital finishing system.

specs

The Multi-Tech™ system, manufactured by Blackman & White, is an innovative, highly proven, unique cutting solution designed specifically for the digital print industry and print service providers. It delivers unparalleled capabilities for finishing wide format digitally printed or dye-sublimated textile graphics and soft-signage with customized cutting widths and lengths for virtually any application. Systems can be produced in width up to 6 meters and lengths up to 80 meters or more. The rack and pinion drive system, although heavy duty to handle such sizes without constraints still provides for impressive cutting speed and accuracy paired to a welded-steel base that provides rigidity and torsional strength.

The system is equipped with an industrial class CO² liquid cooled laser for cauterized finishing of polyester textiles. This method of sealing edges lends itself to a reduction in additional finishing steps such as hemming and sewing. Combining this feature with an auxiliary servo controlled tangential head for drop-in tools such as rotary blade, oscillation, angle v-cutting, kiss-cutting, through cutting, and creasing, unquestionably makes the Multi-Tech the undisputed leader in versatility and material ranges. A sophisticated camera vision registration system is standard.

 

The Multi-Tech comes standard in three different cutting widths ranging from 2.1m (82in) wide, 3.2m (126in) & 5m wide (197in).
Cutting lengths from 3.2m (126in), 5m (197in), & 10m (394in) or in custom sizes up to 6 m wide and 100m (3,937ft) long.



 

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Laser Cutting & Finishing

 

 

 Laser cutting allows for cutting through multiple layers of materials at a time, helping with high production rates. Cutting with lasers also allows for cutting of intricate patterns in varying materials, from cloth to plastics. Laser finishing of polyester textiles provides sealed cauterized edges. Sealed edges leave a clean and professional finish, eliminating the need of additional finishing steps such as hemming and sewing.

 

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A 100 watt liquid cooled laser is standard (with option of 200 or 400 watt). The laser can also be used for cutting acrylic sheets (depending upon the chosen power level) and to etch on many material surfaces.

 

 

Fume Irrigation & Filtration

 

 

irrigation

 

An industrial fume irrigation and filtration system is standard on every system. The vacuum system works to stop the blackening of the edges of the material being cut, and remove any fumes that have been created. Shop air is used to keep the laser optics clean, and optionally nitrogen can also be used to reduce blackened edges for a wider variety of fabric materials.

 

 

Surface Mapping

 

 

Surface mapping capability for precision depth control, resulting in superior cut quality and productivity.

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Surface mapping accounts for any minute cut surface displacements, adjusting the cut depth on the fly to accomodate as needed. Without accurate surface mapping, tools must be set to cut deeper, causing sacrificial mats and conveyor materials to be replaced significantly more often.

 

 

Automation Features

 

 

 

Variety of automation features for roll-material placement on vacuum table.

 

Automation Options

 

Optional auxiliary honeycomb position for acrylic board processing.

 

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Versatile Tool Head

 

Auxiliary head with dual tangential tool positions allows for a variety of tool insert combinations, providing finishing for a vast variety of printable substrates. Models offer options of laser, routing and abrading capability with positions for additional inserts.

 

TOOLING OPTIONS:

  • Kiss cutting
  • Oscillation
  • Crease tool 
  • Rotary driven knife (auto-sharpening) 
  • Pen plotting
  • Angle v-cutting
  • Tangential drag knife
  • Laser with range of power options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Tool Inserts

 

A wide variety of tool inserts allow the Multi-Tech to cut almost any material, including textiles, aluminum, plastic, foam, wood, paper and more. Dual tangential insert positions allow any combination of tool inserts.

Angle V-cutting

The Angle Knife cuts corrugated and foam materials up to 16mm (5/6”) thick. The ...

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The Angle Knife cuts corrugated and foam materials up to 16mm (5/6”) thick. The robust design of the tool allows it to cut bevels and v-notches at high speed. A special blade holder can be configured to cut five different angles (0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30°, 45°).

 

 

 

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Rotary Knife

The Rotary Knife cuts textile and specialty materials up to 3mm (1/8”) thick. ...

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The Rotary Knife cuts textile and specialty materials up to 3mm (1/8”) thick. The motor-driven tool rotates the blade to prevent material dragging. Cutting depth is adjusted automatically based on cutting resistance. The tool is compatible with both circular and decagonal MCT knife blades. A built-in sharpening feature automatically sharpens circular blades while cutting.

 

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Tangential Knife

The Tangential Knife cuts a wide variety of paper and synthetic materials up ...

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The Tangential Knife cuts a wide variety of paper and synthetic materials up to 5mm (3/16”) thick. Interchangeable blade holders make the tool compatible with any single edge or double edge MCT tangential knife blade. Blade depth can be adjusted on the fly using the depth adjustment dial. A removable glide shoe prevents material lifting.

 

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Pneumatic Knife

The Pneumatic Knife cuts both soft and dense materials up to 50mm (2”) thi...

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The Pneumatic Knife cuts both soft and dense materials up to 50mm (2”) thick. Its 2mm stroke and variable frequency allows the tool to cut even the most challenging materials cleanly, without tearing or pulling. A removable glide shoe prevents material lifting.

 

 

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Crease Tool

The Crease Tool creases corrugated and solid materials up to 6mm (1/4”) thick. Int...

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The Crease Tool creases corrugated and solid materials up to 6mm (1/4”) thick. Interchangeable wheels allow the creasing profile to be changed according to the material. A perforation wheel provides high-speed perforation of paper and carton materials.

 

 

 

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Kiss Cut Knife

The Spring Knife cuts film and label materials without cutting through the liner. An adjustabl...

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The Spring Knife cuts film and label materials without cutting through the liner. An adjustable spring inside the tool applies pressure to the blade during cutting, ensuring even results when cutting at high speeds.

 

 

 

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Pen Plotter

The Pen Tool plots lines, shapes and text on most materials up to 50mm (2”) thick. R...

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The Pen Tool plots lines, shapes and text on most materials up to 50mm (2”) thick. Replaceable ballpoint inserts are available in several colors.

 

 

 

 

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Videos

 


Laser Cutting Textile @ SGIA 2012



Knife Cutting Foam Core @ SGIA 2012


Laser Cutting Textile @ SGIA 2012
Laser Cutting Textile @ SGIA 2012


 

 

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