SMARTKNIFE™ High-Speed Pneumatic Guillotine Cutter


Fairfield, NJ –  July 7, 2016 – AZCO Corp. has designed a modular pneumatic guillotine cutter assembly capable of cutting out a slug of material for an application involving polyester material 610 mm wide and 0.10 mm – 0.30 mm thick, with zippers and gussets.  The unit has a single moveable blade as well as two stationary blades, creating a dual cut surface.  The blades cut on both sides of the material, creating a clean slug that is removed from the package. The unit makes a complete cycle and comes back to the home position waiting for the next signal.

The SMARTKNIFE™ features easy installation and quiet operation.  Unlike traditional guillotine cutter assemblies, the SMARTKNIFE™ has taken all the essentials of a knife assembly and integrated them into a compact package.  All that is needed is an air supply and a signal.

The SMARTKNIFE™ is pneumatically-operated with a self-contained air cylinder / manifold / solenoid.  It is no longer necessary to spend the time or labor to install air lines, fittings, solenoids or sensors to control the knife position.  The SMARTKNIFE™ is equipped with an embedded microprocessor and a complete control package which allows the knife to achieve higher speeds than the standard guillotine knife, with cycle rates exceeding 400 cuts per minute.

AZCO Corp. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with over 32 years of experience developing solutions for a wide range of feeding and cutting applications.  We offer cutting edge, field proven systems and components that are easily adapted to meet the needs of the most complex applications.  AZCO Corp. will provide the most efficient and cost effective solution for you.

For more information, contact:

Andrew Zucaro