What is An Automatic Cutting Machine?

Published On: March 19, 2024

The converting industry refers to transforming raw materials, such as sheets or rolls of paper, plastic, fabric, or metal, into finished products, including labels, packaging materials, or components for various industries. Automatic cutting machines are frequently used in this process. By employing computerized control systems and software, an automatic cutting machine can efficiently and accurately cut the workpiece to the desired dimensions and patterns. Today, we will explore the applications, advantages, types, and blades of automatic cutting machines.


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Automatic cutting machines are often seen in various industries, like automotive, fabrics, home decoration, etc. A wide range of materials can be processed by automatic cutting machines, including synthetic fibers, textiles, glass fibers, PVC, etc.


Generally speaking, automatic cutting machines are ideal for almost all industries thanks to their high efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, and clean cuts. Here are some of their advantages:

  1. Accuracy

Unlike manual tools, automatic cutting machines are controlled by the CNC software, thus accurately cutting the workpiece. The cutting edges perfectly meet processing requirements.

  1. High efficiency

This cutting machine operates at a very high speed. In addition, the “quick release” system is designed for quick and simple tool replacement, greatly improving cutting efficiency.

  1. Flexibility and versatility

Automatic cutting machines can handle different types of materials as well as different sizes.

  1. Less human errors

Equipped with CNC programs, automatic cutting machines are capable of cutting workpieces accurately, minimizing human errors, and ensuring product quality during operation.

  1. Less material waste

Still, because of the accuracy, there is less material waste during the cutting process.

  1. Cost-effective

Most of the job can be well done by just one automatic cutting machine. As a result, fewer workers are needed, thus reducing labor costs for companies.

  1. Safety

Full automatic cutting machines won’t cause any injury during the cutting process, making them a safe choice for industrial production.

Machine Types

There are two types of automatic cutting machines: static and conveyor. They are designed for specific materials and requirements.

  1. Static automatic cutting machine

static automatic cutting machine

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Since this type of cutting machine comprises a large cutting table, it is ideal for processing sheets that are made from expensive materials. Before entering the cutting operation, any imperfections in the material are easily discovered. It is recommended to use a static automatic cutting machine for small-scale production.

  1. Conveyor automatic cutting machine

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Equipped with a tailor-made feeder, this cutting system is more frequently used than static automatic cutting machines, especially in large-scale production. Thanks to this feeder or conveyor belt, a large cutting table is not needed. The size of the cutting machine is reduced. It is ideal for processing materials in large lengths.

Cutting blades

Cutting blades for automatic cutting machines are mainly made from tungsten carbide, a compound material with extremely high hardness. Konetool manufactures and supplies various tungsten carbide cutting blades that fit different cutting machines, including Zund Blades and Esko Kongsberg blades. Our cutting blades are manufactured from premium-quality tungsten carbide and provide clean, accurate, and efficient cutting results. With outstanding durability, our blades are economical replacements of the original-version blades. If you’re looking for a reliable cutting blade supplier, please do not hesitate to contact us and request a quote today! Our salespeople are ready to help you!

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