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Evolution E2

The new Keencut Evolution-E2 integrated wide format cutting system was designed to revolutionise the speed, accuracy and convenience of the finishing process. Intended to fit on any bench or the purpose built Keencut EVO 2 Bench the all new Evolution-E2 shares the same outstanding 1:15000 straightness accuracy guarantee of the first generation Evolution and the world renowned Javelin Xtra cutter bar.

The unique four piece cutter slideway and torsion bar extrusion combines with the full length base plate to create a cutting machine that will meet the challenges of the most demanding operator and safely process valuable artwork.

The integral lift and hold mechanism of the new Evolution-E2, operates from either end enabling a single operator to load and align even the longest print jobs quickly and accurately. The unique parking mechanism allows the cutter to be rotated to a safe position below the bench when it is not needed leaving the working surface free of obstructions for performing inspection and other procedures.

The replaceable integrated cutting track and textile cutting wheel attachment (included) enable flag and other delicate materials to be cut cleanly and with great precision when a knife blade is not suitable. When heat cutting and sealing is required the Keencut HotCut sliding head can be quickly attached with the appropriate electric Hot Knife and subsequently detached in seconds.

The Evolution E2 has been constantly refined since its inception and is the most versatile, accurate and simple to use wide format cutting system ever.

Available in five practical sizes, from 1.6 to 3.6 metres, the Evolution-E2 has been created to handle the output of every size and type of roll feed or flatbed printer with the capability to cut materials as diverse as flag, banner, PVC Foamboard, foamcore and much more.

 

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Evolution E2

Outstanding Features:

EVOLUTION E2 Cutter Bar - Delivering Extreme Precision, versatility and speed to any workshop

 

INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS

Tools interchange quickly for maximum productivity 

Features:

  • Blade locking thumb screw adds safety & convenience
  • Both the Medium Duty Blade Holder and Graphik Blade Holder feature quick height adjustment sliders

The Evolution E2 comes with 4 blade holders as standard:

  • Graphik Blade Holder (2)
  • Medium Duty Blade Holder (1)
  • Circular Knife Blade Holder (1)

GRAPHIK BLADE HOLDER - 2 INCLUDED AS STANDARD

  • Sliding Blade Depth Adjuster - easily and quickly extend cutting depth up to 13mm or set different holders to different depths for ultra-quick changeover
  • The Graphik Blade is reversible so the holders can be set up to have one cutting Left-Right and the other Right-Left

Accepts Keencut Graphik Blades designed specifically for the Signmaker and Digital Printer:

  • Specially designed knife edge for extra stability in tougher materials
  • Increased durability and reduced tip breakage
  • Hard wearing & Oil-free
  • 25 Graphik Blades included with each machine

Circular Blade Holder - 1 Included as standard

  • Cold cut textiles and other delicate materials
  • Ideal for trimming thin strips off banners and posters where a knife blade would be too aggressive
  • Comes fitted with red blade guard to be engaged when not in use for optimum safety

 

MEDIUM DUTY BLADE HOLDER - 1 INCLUDED AS STANDARD

  • Use standard off-the-shelf utility blades
  • Adjust to a blade depth of 10mm
  • Each machine is supplied with a pack of 100 Medium Duty Utility Blades

VERTICAL CUTTING ACTION

  • Engage all blades on the Vertical Cutting Head using downward hand pressure
  • Patented space age bearing and slide system designed for operator adjustment and minimal maintenance
  • Total dust free operation - safe to use near printers and plotters
  • Double cutting head accepts two blade holders at one time. Ideal for 2-way cutting and versatility

Protect and Clamp Work

  • Underside of cutter and base are fitted with soft silicon cord to both grip and protect printed media

Full length cutting track for textiles

  • Fitted with an imbedded purple polymer cutting track to use with Circular Knife so no additional cutting mat required

Integral, linked Lift & Hold

  • Lift from either end to suspend complete cutter for easy loading and positioning of media

Switchable cutting tracks

  • Switch between cutting groove and cutting strip in seconds
  • Use full-length cutting groove for general purpose applications when using knife blades
  • Loosen hinge knobs and slide complete cutter back to use integrated cutting strip in conjunction with circular knife when cutting textiles and other delicate materials

Pair of Flip Stops included as standard

  • Each Evolution E2 is supplied with a pair of Flip-Stops (Left & Right)
  • Ideal for use when cutting dense, rigid board like PVC Foamboard
  • Keeps material in place and improves clamping as material cannot move away from blade

Flip-Stops - easy to engage & disengage

  • If not required, simply rotate the Flip-Stop away from the base of the cutter in a single, easy movement

Swing down under-bench storage

  • Provides unobstructed work surface when cutter is not in use for maximum working convenience and space efficiency

Integral extruded alloy cutting base

  • Adjustable for flatness and straightness
  • Multiple integral full length grip cords hold work safe and sure while cutting
  • Mounts to most bench surfaces via a series of brackets that are designed to optimise alignment & clamping
  • Purpose designed and built Evolution E2 bench available

Evolution E2 Purpose Built Benches - Optional

  • Designed specifically for all sizes of Evolution E2
  • The EB Bench incorporates the Keencut PROTEUS framework system
  • The EB Bench comes complete with framework and aluminium base for quick and easy mounting of the Evolution E2
  • Strong and rigid even under heavy load
  • Fast easy construction
  • For extra wide benches Extension Kits are available
  • For more information on the Evolution E2 Bench click here

Accuracy

In 1999 the original Javelin Cutter Bar was produced using a specialist Laser system to calibrate the full length of the cutting track.  This method of production, unique to Keencut, ensures that every Evolution, Javelin & Javelin Integra cutting system is factory guaranteed to cut straight to within 0.2 mm along the full length - perfect for creating a seamless appearance in displays and installations. 

Features & Performance

  • Outstanding 1:15000 straightness accuracy guarantee making the E2 ideal for Pop-up banner displays
  • Designed to fit onto any bench or the purpose built Keencut EB Bench
  • Switchable cutting tracks for general purpose and textile cutting
  • Replaceable integrated nylon cutting track and textile cutting wheel attachment (included) enable flag and other delicate materials to be cut cleanly and with great precision when a knife blade is not suitable
  • Integral extruded alloy cutting base mounts to bench surface via a series of height adjustable brackets designed to optimise alignment & clamping
  • Comes as standard with three different types of Blade Holders: Graphik Blade Holder (2), Medium Duty Blade Holder (1) and the Circular Knife Blade Holder (1) to provide maximum versatility and cutting options
  • Reverse the Graphik Blades (included) to set the machine to cut Left-Right, Right-Left or both
  • Double tool cutting head accepts two blade holders at one time for quick change between cutting different materials, thicknesses or directions.
  • The new large diameter textile wheel improves performance and longevity
  • When heat cutting and sealing is required the Keencut HotCut sliding head can be quickly attached with the appropriate electric Hot Knife and detached in seconds.
  • Fully equipped and ready to work with blades included
  • Patented space age bearing and slide system designed for operator adjustment and minimal maintenance
  • Available in five practical sizes, from 1.6 to 3.6 metres

 

Ease of operation & safety

  • Blade locking thumb screw adds safety & convenience
  • Tools interchange quickly for maximum productivity
  • Unique parking mechanism allows the cutter to be rotated to a safe position below the bench when not needed leaving the working surface free of obstructions for performing inspections and other procedures
  • Integral lift and hold mechanism operates from either end enabling a single operator to load and align even the longest print jobs quickly and accurately
  • Spring loaded blade holders immediately retract when not in use
  • Multiple integral full length grip cords hold work safe and sure while cutting
  • Total dust free operation - safe to use near printers and plotters
  • Circular knife supplied with blade guard to be engaged when not in use

 

Guarantees & Construction

  • Unique four piece cutter slideway and torsion bar extrusion
  • 100% manufactured by Keencut Technicians in England
  • 99.98% of materials from the best suppliers in Western Europe
  • High tensile aerospace aluminium alloy construction
  • Super grade anodising for lifetime good looks and function
  • Designed specifically for the design & display industries
  • 5 year comprehensive guarantee
  • 20 year replacement guarantee on all slide bearings

 

Materials the Evolution E2 will cut

  • Flag, banner, PVC Foamboard, foamcore, cardboard, corrugated plastic, polystyrene, flexible polycarbonate, flexographic plates, flooring tiles, magnetic sheet, film, self-adhesive materials and more 
  • For a list of materials and thicknesses the Evolution E2 will cut please refer to the Product Comparison Chart
  • To compare the Evolution E2 against the complete range of Keencut Cutter Bars please refer to the Cutter Bar Comparison Chart

 

  

 

Evolution E2 Dims chart

 

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Overall, we are very satisfied with the Evolution. We believe it’s a high-quality product that has helped minimise time for daily work in the large format printing business. It is an extremely versatile product and is a great addition to the workshop.

Juan Millan, Armas Jaramillo 

www.armasjaramillo.com 


 

We get on great with our Keencut and it definitely earns its money! The Evolution was the first Keencut product we had purchased but we now own few of your Keencut steel tip straight-edges which we get on great with too and will be looking at additional trimmers in the future when our business expands.

Chaz Dobson, The Print Hive

https://www.theprinthive.co.uk 

 


 

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We are extremely happy with this table cutter. The 140”+ length allows us to trim large banners and wallgraphics with ease when we would normally have to trim them by hand.  I wanted to build a giant production table and this cutter was the only one on the market that would accommodate the size I needed.  The cutter is extremely easy to use and new shop employees master it within hours of first using it. We chose this product for the length of cut, quality of the product and easy change out from regular duty blades to heavy duty blades. It’s built extremely well and has lasted for years without any issues.

Peter DiSpiito, Blazing Visuals

http://www.blazingvisuals.com 

 

 


 

 

Evolution-E2 Improves Speedway's Efficiency  Michigan International Speedway

Drivers on the track at the Michigan International Speedway aren't the only ones improving their times these days

The sign crew, with the help of the Keencut Evolution-E2, is also making significant gains. "This cutter has definitely increased our productivity," says Dustin Gilbert, graphic sign designer for Michigan International Speedway. "The Evolution operator gets things done ten-fold now that we have this machine."

And at a speedway, there are plenty of projects that need doing: directional signage for pedestrians, sponsor panels above the ticket gates, pace car decals, trailer wraps and vinyl graphics applied around the length of the track that now replace previously painted images. The sign crew uses the Evolution-E2 to trim and finish them all.

"In crunch time before races, we used to have two to three people in the shop working at different tables, cutting Coroplast manually with straight edges and knives," explains Gilbert. "Now we can have two more people out in the field completing other jobs, and only one running the Evolution."

Not only that, Gilbert says that cramped hands and injuries resulting from slipped blades are nonexistent now. "The Evolution-E2 is very safe. It's actually hard to get a finger inside it to cut yourself." What's more, Gilbert says that the speedway has significantly reduced wasted material since the crew is making fewer mistakes than they made when trimming by hand.

Just the Right Horsepower

The sign crew uses the Evolution-E2 every day for at least eight hours. "Two to three weeks before race time, the machine is going 12 to 14 hours a day," says Gilbert. The speedway also chose the 3.6m (144") model of the precision cutter to handle wide format jobs. "This is a well-built piece of equipment, very precise - the biggest in the Evolution-E2 line - and with the ability to adjust cuts to the thousandths of an inch. And it's solid. We couldn't ask for more."

Even with that volume, Gilbert says the machine is performing beyond his expectations, and that even the blades have an incredible shelf life, considering the rigid materials being cut. "After seven months of having the Evolution-E2, we hadn't gotten even halfway through two boxes of blades."

The Evolution E2 Bench is another product that Gilbert says is part of the speedway's new, winning solution. "The modular system is impressive - how you can put pieces together to create a bench - and if we wanted, we could easily transform it into an L shape by adding more pieces."

When Gilbert was in the market for a time-saving trimmer, he turned to a trusted Keencut dealer. "Advantage Sign Supply, one of our main vendors, indicated that the Evolution-E2 was the best in the market for rigid materials and pointed us to a video of the product in action, cutting foam board and Coroplast. We quickly realized it was the tool we needed. Before we knew it, Advantage had it delivered, and we were ready to go."

As Gilbert and his crew look forward to future races at the speedway, they agree that purchasing the Evolution-E2 was a profitable strategy. "Price- and value-wise, this is one of the best investments we've ever made. It's one of the biggest cost-saving items we've ever purchased."

"The cuts are more exact and there are a lot fewer mistakes. The Evolution-E2 saves us time and money."

Dustin Gilbert, Graphic Sign Designer
Michigan International Speedway
12626 US-12
Brooklyn, MI 49230

 

Evolution-E2: Optional Accessories Explained

 

Evolution E2 Bench

  • Designed specifically for all sizes of Evolution E2
  • The EB Bench incorporates the Keencut PROTEUS framework system
  • The EB Bench comes complete with framework and aluminium base for quick and easy mounting of the Evolution E2
  • Strong and rigid even under heavy load
  • Fast easy construction
  • For extra wide benches Extension Kits are available
  • Product Codes: EB160-EB360

 

ADDITIONAL VERTICAL ACTION BLADE HOLDERS

 

  • Circular Blade Holder (VABHC)
    • Supplied complete with Circular Blade
    • Cold cut textiles and other delicate materials
    • Ideal for trimming thin strips off banners and posters where a knife blade would be too aggressive
  • Medium Duty Blade Holder (VABHML)
    • Use standard off-the-shelf utility blades
    • Adjust to a blade depth of 10mm
  • Graphik Blade Holder (VABHG)
    • Accepts specially designed Keencut Graphik Blades
    • Adjust to a blade depth of 13mm

 

Hot Knife Holder

  • The new Hot Knife Holders provide hot knife users with a safe, quick and accurate means of cutting and sealing synthetic fabrics, belting, webbing and more.
  • Includes a spring loaded mounting block for easy mounting to the cutter's slideway
  • A spring loaded trigger automatically activates the Hot Knife when depressed but instantly switches off once released
  • Run on the Keencut patented space age bearing and slide system designed for operator adjustment and minimal maintenance
  • Provides a safe and accurate alternative to using a Hot Knife free hand with a straight edge
  • The Hot Knife cuts approximately 3mm (1/8”) from the edge of the Sabre cutter bar, ensuring straight line cuts in the same location every time
  • The hot knife is securely held in place whilst heating up, keeping the potentially dangerous hot blade at a distance ensuring maximum safety
  • Product Codes:
    • Holder for HSGM Cutter, Model HSG-0. Product Code: HOT
    • Holder for AZ Cutter, Model TC20. Product Code: HOTAZ

 

 

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