Summa has announced the worldwide release of the F2630 flatbed cutter -the 'big brother' of its F1612 cutter - which will be showcased at FESPA 2015. With a working area of 2.65m x 3.05m, the F2630 cutter enables signmakers and print providers to process even larger media without compromising on performance and functionality. Moreover, the wider working area creates the possibility to process two media rolls at once by placing them next to each other on the roll support system.
A wide set of tools is available on the new F2630 as all tools and modules of the F1612 will also fit on the F2630. High details in thin films can be cut with the kiss cutting tools; cut-out tools are suitable for all kinds of plastics and thin cardboards, whereas oscillating tools (in combination with creasing wheels and V-cut knifes) will handle cardboard and foam boards perfectly. On top of that a 1 kW router is available for hard board material up to 25mm thickness, such as PVC, Acrylic, Wood or aluminium covered boards.
Summa’s marketing director, Mr Geert Pierloot, claims: “The F1612 has been a tremendous success and customers have been asking for a larger equivalent. We are responding by introducing the F2630. We notice that the typical F1612 customer is a Signmaker that likes the diversity and flexibility of the unit. Also the F2630 will be popular in the Signmaking market, which is Summa’s core market, but we are convinced that due to its format, the F2630 will also penetrate more into the packaging, textile and leather market. As we have tools for all these applications, I’m confident we will be successful”.
The working surface of more than eight square meters is split up in 12 vacuum zones, each of which can be automatically switched on or off individually. This way small as well as big boards, sheets or rolls can be processed. Moreover, by using the front and rear zones alternating, tandem mode leads to significant increases in productivity. With the tandem mode the active working area on the flatbed can be divided into front and back processing areas, which enables the user to load and unload material on one end of the table whilst cutting material on the other end of the table. This will avoid idle periods during the processing of material, adding significant value to the overall workflow.
The first F2630 installations are expected in Autumn 2015. Pricing depends on the overall configuration but most common installations will approximate a cost below 100.000€.
The Summa booth K55 in hall 7 is designed to take visitors to an extraordinary journey that explores how wide format finishing products are claiming their spot in the ever growing market of digital print and sign. With the launch of the F2630 Summa makes sure to keep occupying a prominent place on the global economic scene of the Signmaking market.
With more than 30 years of experience building cutting plotters, Summa delivers highly reliable and accurate products for the sign making, labelling, vehicle wrap, aerospace and outdoor advertising industries. One of the key features of all Summa products is their unmatched durability. Summa's product range includes the remarkably productive S Class 2 and SummaCut cutting plotters, the DC5 thermal transfer printer/cutter and the new Summa F Series cutting table. All Summa cutters come bundled with a wide range of accessories, consumables and software. Summa's European headquarter in Gistel, Belgium, can be reached by calling +32 59 270011 or via the Web at www.summa.eu.