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Futura Flexo

The ultimate cutting solution for flexible material, the Futura Flexo is ideal as a general purpose cutter. It is also perfectly designed for more specialist tasks like cutting and trimming flexo plate, floor graphics or other materials that require a seamless splice.
 
The Futura Flexo features an all new cutting head with built-in self aligning ball bearing rollers, operating on twin steel tracks which deliver a sliding action that is smooth, effortless and precise. This guarantees no flex, side play or blade deflection. Featuring both bevel and vertical blade holders that are spring loaded and retractable when not in use. The dual head cuts a bevelled edge on the top side and a reverse bevel on the bottom allowing both edges to join seamlessly.

The Futura Flexo is particularly well suited to cutting flexo printing plates and can take the onerous task of hand bevelling out of your hands, offering you noticeable cost savings. Improper hand-cut bevels will produce gaps between the splices, meaning time is spent filing and taping them, creating stress points which can release during a press run. Sadly this has costly implications; your plate can lift off the printing cylinder and destroy itself. With the Futura Flexo you will create seamless splices every time.
 
The Futura Flexo comes with a variety of accessories making your cutting machine versatile and multifunctional. The cutting fence facilitates accurate repeat cutting 0-75cm wide, perfect for cutting parallel strips. Support arms provide added support allowing you to cut bigger materials without distortion. The squaring arm will allow you to cut precise 90 degree angles and squares, giving you the option to pre-set your measurements using the integral calibrated stop. 

 

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Futura Flexo

Outstanding Features:

Futura Flexo - Bringing simplicity & repeatability to bevel and vertical cutting

 

Ergonomically Designed cutting head

  • Easy to change magnetic blade holders - Switch to cut different materials in seconds
  • Sculpted cutting head makes the Futura Flexo easy to use over long periods and is suitable for operation by left or right-handed users
  • Delivers a sliding action that is smooth, precise and with no discernible friction under load 
  • Maximum operator effort is transmitted to the blade to put even cutting dense board within the capability of every user

Bevel & Vertical Cutting Head Features

  • Vertical blade may be locked in the up position for safety, locked down for convenience when cutting regular board or depressed progressively against a light spring to effortlessly cut through very thick board or multiple sheets with a number of passes
  • Spring loaded bevel and vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control

HIGH PERFORMANCE STEEL ROLLER BEARINGS

  • The cutting head of the Futura Flexo features a set of built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers operating on twin steel tracks designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
  • Cutting head and track designed to handle even dense, hard to cut material
  • The bearings used in the Futura Flexo are covered by a 20-Year Guarantee

 

Magnetic Blade Cartridges

Both the bevel and vertical blade holders are fitted with quick-release Magnetic Blade Cartridges

  • Blade depth adjustment is simple using the depth adjustment screw pictured
  • Maximum Blade Depth: Max. Bevel blade depth is 5mm. Max. Vertical blade depth is 10mm when using a Trapezoidal Blade and 8mm when using a Rectangular Blade
  • Colour coded for easy identification and calibration of pre-set depths
  • Additional blade cartridges are available
  • The standard blade used with the Futura Flexo is the Medium Duty Utility blade however various blade options are available to suit different applications. Please see Blade Comparison Chart for more information

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Unique Roller ‘Lift and Hold’ System - Optional

  • Raises or lowers the cutter bar and frees both hands for mat handling and makes routine setting and working a pleasure
  • Operates in one smooth and silent movement and when used as the alternative to the main handle reduces the already low lifting effort by two thirds for easy all day working
  • For more information about the Futura Roller ‘Lift and Hold’ System CLICK HERE

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Squaring Arm - Optional 

  • The instant clip-on clip-off optional right squaring arm with repetition stop is ideal for accurately sizing squaring rigid boards
  • Can be used with the optional Support Arms (SUP60) for added board support
  • For more information about the Futura Squaring Arm CLICK HERE

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Cutting Fence - Optional 

Kit includes:  75cm Cutting Fence Kit and 60cm support arms (x2)

  • Easy Clip-on, Clip-off
  • Provides a guide to cut up against when production cutting boards down to a pre-set size or ideal when cutting parallel strips
  • For controlling a bevel cut up to 75cm (30”) away from the cutting fence and a vertical cut up to 81.5cm (32") away from the cutting fence
  • For more information about the Futura Cutting Fence CLICK HERE

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Support Arms, 60 cm long - Optional 

Pack of 2 arms

  • Clip-on base Extension Arms to increase the effective width of the base to 100cm (39”) to hold large boards flat and square by preventing sag
  • Use on the left with the margin guide or on the right with the Squaring Arm
  • For more information about the Futura Support Arms CLICK HERE

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OUTSTANDING FEATURES OF THE FUTURA FLEXO

  • The cutting head of the Futura Flexo features a set of built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers operating on twin steel tracks designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
  • Maximum operator effort is transmitted to the blade to put even cutting dense, hard to cut material, within the capability of every user
  • One head, two cutting angles: 52° Bevel & 90° Vertical
  • Both the bevel and vertical blade holders are fitted with quick-release colour-coded, Magnetic Blade Cartridges
  • Blade Depth Adjustment Screw for quick and simple adjustment
  • Sculpted cutting head makes the Futura Flexo easy to use over long periods and is suitable for operation by left or right-handed users
  • The standard blade used with the Futura Flexo is the Medium Duty Utility blade however various blade options are available to suit different applications. Please see Blade Comparison Chart for more information
  • Supplied with a UHMW Cutting Mat and a box of 100 Medium Duty Utility Blades

 

EASE OF OPERATION & SAFETY FEATURES

  • Spring loaded bevel and vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control
  • Vertical blade may be locked in the up position for safety, locked down for convenience when cutting regular board or depressed progressively against a light spring to effortlessly cut through very thick board or multiple sheets with a number of passes

 

GUARANTEES & CONSTRUCTION

  • 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
  • 5 year comprehensive guarantee
  • 20 year replacement guarantee on all slide bearings 
  • Pre-lubricated ball bearings on steel slide track for precision and low friction

 

 

 

 

 

Futura Flexo Dimensional Chart

 

 

 

 

December 2015

Dear Emma!

We received your equipment yesterday. And I’m sending very great THANKS to you and all your team from my operators which cut flexo plates. 

Usually it is very hard work. And now, with your perfect unit, it is a pleasure!

Thanks a lot!

I wish all the best to you and your company!

Regards,

Gennady Zagoruyko
FOC TUBA Ltd
+38 057 703 26 35

http://foctuba.com.ua

 

 

 

 

Optional Accessories Explained:

The FUTURA FLEXO is fully adaptable, accepting a range of readily available, easy-fit optional parts

 

OPTIONAL CUTTING FENCE

  • Product Code: FCF
  • Kit includes:  75cm Cutting Fence Kit and 60cm support arms (x2)
  • Features the easy ‘Clip-on, Clip-off’ System
  • Provides a guide to cut up against when production cutting boards down to a pre-set size or ideal when cutting parallel strips
  • For controlling a bevel cut up to 75cm (30”) away from the cutting fence and a vertical cut up to 81.5cm (32") away from the cutting fence
  • Available to order On-line

 

OPTIONAL SUPPORT ARMS, 60 CM LONG

  • Product Code: SUP60
  • Pack includes: 2 support Arms
  • Features the easy ‘Clip-on, Clip-off’ System
  • Clip-on base Extension Arms to increase the effective width of the base to 100cm (39”) to hold large boards flat and square by preventing sag
  • Use on the left with the margin guide or on the right with the Squaring Arm
  • Available to order On-line

 

OPTIONAL-UNIQUE ROLLER ‘LIFT AND HOLD’ SYSTEM

  • Product Code: FLH
  • Raises or lowers the cutter bar and frees both hands for material handling and makes routine setting and working a pleasure
  • Operates in one smooth and silent movement and when used as the alternative to the main handle reduces the already low lifting effort by two thirds for easy all day working
  • Available to order On-line

 

Optional Squaring Arm

  • Product Code: FSA
  • Features the easy ‘Clip-on, Clip-off’ System
  • The instant clip-on clip-off optional right squaring arm with repetition stop is ideal for accurately sizing squaring rigid boards
  • Can be used with the optional Support Arms (SUP60) for added board support
  • Available to order On-line

 

Additional blade cartridges are available 

For those users wishing to set and colour-code a selection of blade holders to quickly and easily switch between different blade thicknesses without adjusting the blade depth

  • Futura Bevel Blade Cartridge. Product Code: FBC
  • Futura Vertical Blade Cartridge. Product Code: FVC

 

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