The GD FFC (Flexible Flash Cut) narrow web dieless cutting system is a complete narrow web converting platform coupling the ATOM Flashcut Knife Cutting Table with Guidolin Girotto web handling equipment. This concept allows converters of double sided tapes, masking tapes, foam tapes, protective foils and films, laminated textiles, EPDM, neoprene, plastics, vinyls, cork and similar products the convenience of kiss-cutting and/or total cutting in roll-roll form without the use of a rotary cutting tool or steel rule cutting die and is a cost-effective, flexible alternative to a traditional laser cutting system.
Versatility & Modular Design
Companies invest in our dieless cutting solutions to improve their productivity. Productivity can be defined in a number of ways: faster, lower cost of production, short production runs become viable, rapid changeovers, no investment in traditional hard tooling, samples & pre-production runs, materials savings and reduced scrap rate. The versatility of the FFC dieless knife cutting system enables our clients to accept otherwise impossible orders – specifically in the 3M converter markets. The ability to produce prototypes and samples rapidly, gain customer approval and then produce production quantities is a powerful tool in building customer relationships.
The cornerstone of all Guidolin Girotto products are the modular designs which offers extreme flexibility & rapid product changeover. These modular components can include lamination, liner change assembly (change or add a liner), registration for pre-printed materials and in-line printing capabilities, scrap/matrix removal, part expulsion or stacking, transversal guillotine cutting to create sets, slitting, & rewinding. To offer even more versatility, the FFC can be used as a stand-alone knife cutting table for cutting sheets or as a narrow web laminator by-passing the cutting area.
With the standard ATOM 5-Tool (multi-tool) cutting head installed, a variety of tooling combinations can be employed to process a diverse amount of materials. The main cutting station can be fitted with either a micro-metric fixed drag knife for kiss-cutting thin films, laminates & adhesives, electric-oscillating knife for kiss-cutting VHB, laminated foams & textiles or the pneumatic oscillating knife chuck for cutting thicker foams, heavy rubber, non-asbestos and similar materials up to 25mm in thickness. In addition, the 5-tool head has two ea. 20mm auxiliary stations which can be equipped with a 2nd kiss-cutting tool, creaser wheel, punching tool or a 45° angle knife. A single plotting pen for part identification and pricker tool round out the group. As an option, a camera can be fitted to automatically recognize the fiducial points on pre-printed materials and then cut around the desired pattern.
The possibility to add over-head digital projectors to visualize the cutting layout & assisted parts collection & the powerful yet easy to use control software with the cutting edge automatic + interactive nesting software are key components to the FFC points of strength, making it the ideal dieless cutting solution for a variety of industries processing diverse amounts of synthetic material.
Single motorized unwind @ variable speed from the inverter complete.
Single unwind separated from the machine complete with transport (siliconized nip rolls) motorized @ variable speed from the inverter with photocell for the automatic unwinding of the material
Lamination System: Two friction unwinds separated from the machine & complete with siliconized feeding rolls motorized @ variable speed from the inverter, 2 photocells for to detect the end of material and one photocell for the material feeding, designed for the continuous coupling of double sided adhesives.
Liner Change Assembly: One rewind with motor reducer & frontal mechanical friction to adjust the rewinding strength of the shaft to rewind the liner from the material. One friction unwind with mechanical friction to re-apply the new liner.
Upper single motorized rewind controlled by an electronic car assembled on the machine to rewind the waste removed by the scrap separator system – adjustable transversal bar and roll covered in anti-adherent material.
Pneumatic expulsion unit to evacuate the internal holes or total cut pieces with regulation on the X, Y & Z axes.
In-line longitudinal slitting system which can be configured with razor blade slitting, blade & counter-blade (scissor cut) or pressure cut (air score) with registration on the axe.
Automatic guillotine cutting system (transversal cut) for sheeting materials with a maximum thickness of 15mm, complete with motorized feeding rolls with electronic friction for the correct positioning of the material under the blades. This system is installed on a slide in order permit the rewinding of materials in rolls.
On the outboard side of the machine, 1 or 2 electronic rewinds separated from the machine controlled from the main panel for the recovery of the kiss-cut material or waste.