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FESPA Digital 2016 Preview – Cutting, Routing & Engraving

FESPA Digital 2016 Preview – Cutting, Routing & Engraving


Leading supplier of CNC routing, engraving and cutting solutions, AXYZ International (Stand J92/Hall 1) will be demonstrating the recently launched AXYZ Trident 4010 hybrid combined routing and knife-cutting digital finishing system. Trident, which incorporates a router spindle and oscillating and tangential knife units in a single powerful production workhorse, claims to resolve issues frequently encountered by digital print finishers and in particular the need to process an ever-increasing range of both flexible and rigid substrates that require a wider, longer and deeper processing capability.

It comes with a radically expanded (up to 33 stations) Automatic Tool Change (ATC) facility as standard, as well as a range of optional production tool enhancements.

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Cutting tool specialist company, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) (Stand T61/Hall) will be presenting the new 2016 edition of its Folio Product Catalogue that features a wide range of new and established products. These include the popular range of balanced cutting tools for use with high-speed spindles on routers and cutting tables.

ITC will also be promoting its market-leading Clearcut range of routing tools that have an extended eight-millimetre diameter by comparison with the previous six-millimetre model. The company’s range of knife and blade tools has also been extended with new cutting geometries for processing vinyl materials. In addition, i twill be promoting its re-sharpening and re-grinding facility that enables significant cost savings and obviates the need to purchase replacement tools.

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Esko will showcase the flexibility of its modular solutions on Stand H20, Hall 1, including itsKongsberg C64 digital finishing system, which is designed to addressthe every-day challenges faced by sign and display companies. It features a carbon-composite traverse beam that assures precision and supports high speed and fast acceleration.

Its performance is also supported by Esko’s ever-evolving software suite that includes the highly flexible i-cut Production Console (iPC) that drives all functionality on Esko Kongsberg tables.   In addition, visitors will be able to see demonstrations of ArtiosCAD and Studio structural design software for the 3D design of displays and other structures, together with Esko’s Automation Engine, which manages prepress workflow automation.

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Summa will be using the occasion of the show to introduce several significant new developments and upgrades for its F Series flatbed cutting machines, including the Rotary Module, a decagonal tangentially controlled knife, which is driven by an electronic motor and is specifically targeted at the cutting of single layered textiles, such as flag and banner materials, felt, technical textiles and foams. The module is compatible for use with all existing installations of the F1612 and the F2630.

Visitors to StandJ135, Hall 1 will also be able to see a more powerful vacuum cleaner for use with the routing module of the F2630 flatbed cutter.  Powered by three individual motors, which are intermittently cleaned during operation, the optional 3000W vacuum cleaner is designed to facilitate a continuousworkflow.

The third new innovation is designed to limit noise nuisance during the operation of the F2630, with Summa now providing two vacuum pump extension kits, which will facilitate the installation of the pumps in different rooms/spaces.

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Finally, visitors will also be able to see the company’s DC5sx thermal printer/cutter and its wide range of vinyl cutters.



Blackman & White (B&W) will be promoting range of cutter/plotters, routers and laser cutterson Stand S15, Hall 7, while also highlighting its servicing, online supplies ordering system and customer support services.

As an incentive for attendees to make its stand their first port of call, the company will be offering 10 percent discount vouchers to the first 50 visitors to the stand each day, which can be redeemed against the purchase of blades, bits and other consumables from its online store from B&W’s online store Furthermore, anyone registering their interest in a Blackman & White cutting system will automatically be entered into a free prize draw to win a Parrot Quatrocopter AR Drone 2.0 Elite Edition.

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