Global Cutting Technologies Ltd

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Global Cutting Technologies are a premier supplier of industrial cutting equipment, encompassing hydraulic die cutting presses, rotary die cutting machines, water jet cutting machines, CNC knife cutting tables and strip cutting, log slitting and guillotining machines.

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Die Cutting
Acknowledged as leading experts in the field of die cutting, GCT can supply a machine for virtually any application – from small, swing arm cutting presses to fully automated die cutting lines, and everything in between.

With the constant need for manufacturers to automate in order to become more competitive, GCT are proud to be supplying more innovative, automated die cutting systems into the UK market than any other supplier.

View our die cutting products page to see the wide range of presses available from GCT

New or second hand, GCT can supply a die cutting machine or system for virtually any application as well as providing help, advice, service, repair and re-siting for most models and brands of die cutting press.

Die Cutting Presses

Die Cutting Presses
GCT are leading experts in die cutting and are the number one suppliers of machines for any die cutting application in the UK. We have created this section of the website as a resource for customers who need to know more about die cutting, need to learn which die cutting press is best for their application and those who want to find the right model for their needs

What is die cutting?
If you're not sure what die cutting is, read our article which explains all about die cutting
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Applications of Die Cutting
GCT can supply machines for all types of die cutting and we can recommend machines based on the materials you need to cut and individual application. View our Die Cutting Applications page to learn more

Die Cutting Presses
If you know exactly what kind of die cutting machine you're looking for, view our die cutting presses page to see the wide range of die cutting presses GCT supply

PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Die Cutting Presses
Rotary Die Cutting Systems
Water Jet Cutting Machines
CNC Knife Cutting Machines
Medical Industry Systems
Slitting and Guillotining
Cutting Boards and Belts
Nova Product Range
Sub Contract Die Cutting
Outsourcing
APPLICATIONS
DIE CUTTING
DIE CUTTING EXPLAINED
PRE-OWNED MACHINERY
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
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OUTSOURCING
CONSULTANCY

Die Cutting Presses

Water Jet Cutting Machines

Global Cutting Ltd specialising in Water Jet Cutting, Die Cut  Presses, Cutting Presses and Water Jet Machines.

Water jet cutting is arguably the fastest growing sector in the machine tool industry and yet, the perceived high capital cost has deterred some potential users from entering this market.

The GCT range of water jet cutting systems addresses this final hurdle - a surprisingly modest investment cost allied to high specification, brings water jet cutting within reach of more companies than ever before

Water Jet Cutting Machines

Water Jet Machines

Careful market study and thoughtful design has enabled key features normally associated with much more expensive systems to be incorporated.

The benefits of water jet cutting have been well documented and are well known – no tooling costs, versatile, ideal for full production use as well as rapid response short runs and prototyping, no secondary finishing, no heat affected zones and no noxious fumes.

Water jet cutting machines is arguably the fastest growing sector in the machine tool industry and yet, the perceived high capital cost has deterred some potential users from entering this market.

The GCT range of water jet cutting systems addresses this final hurdle – a surprisingly modest investment cost allied to high specification, brings water jet cutting within reach of more companies
We believe the Nova range of water jet cutting machines is the lowest priced, quality system available in the market today - and it is professionally backed up by our team of in-house service engineers.

We always quote an all-in price for the machine complete with high capacity pump, cooling system, abrasive feed [if needed], nesting software and photo-cell surround safety guarding – only installation is extra. Now price is no barrier to enter the field of water jet cutting!


Die Cutting Presses
Rotary Die Cutting Systems
Water Jet Cutting Machines
CNC Knife Cutting Machines
Medical Industry Systems
Slitting and Guillotining
Cutting Boards and Belts
Nova Product Range
Sub Contract Die Cutting
Outsourcing
 

Water Jet Machines

Swing Arm Presses (Swing Beam Presses)

Swing Arm Presses (Swing Beam Presses)

The starting point in our die cutting range with a huge range of uses and applications across manufacturing industry.

These machines are safe and simple to operate with the operator having only to place the material on the bed of the press, position the cutting tool on the material and press the twin, operating buttons. The beam descends under hydraulic power to cut the required cut shape from single or multiple layers of material.

Swing Arm Presses (Swing Beam Presses)

Travelling Head Cutting Presses

Travelling Head Cutting Presses

The GCT range of travelling head presses provides a versatility rarely achieved by other press styles and is the natural progression if a swing arm press is too small or limited for an application.

The travelling head press has the key advantages of being able to process material in roll form as well as sheets, in their full width, without previously ranging down. Larger head sizes and cutting forces permit the cutting of a wider range of materials, in single or multiple layers, with larger cutting dies, although small dies can be used equally as well.

Travelling Head Cutting Presses

Manual Fixed Beam Cutting Presses

Manual Fixed Beam Cutting Presses

For larger area work or where higher cutting forces are required, GCT supply a vast range of fixed beam cutting presses.

Sheets or rolls of material can be processed in single or multiple layers, using all standard cutting tool formats – strip steel, wood forme or forged steel.

A sliding table (or tray) carries the polypropylene cutting board on to which the material is placed or fed. The cutting tool is placed on the material and the table is pushed beneath the cutting head (or beam).

On depressing the twin, safety interlocked operating buttons, the press head descends under hydraulic pressure to cut the required shapes from single or multiple layers of material.

Manual Fixed Beam Cutting Presses

Receding Head Press

Receding Head Press

Our receding head press is the No. 1 best seller in the UK and is our best selling die cutting press.

The success of this range is due to its outstanding versatility. It is ideal for cutting components large or small, from sheets or rolls, in single or multi layers, using all types of tooling – strip steel, wood forme or forged steel.

It is fast, easy and safe to operate, with unrivalled access and visibility.

Unlike the fixed beam cutting press, there is no work tray to push and pull. Instead, the cutting head is motor driven forwards and backwards to reveal the cutting area so that perfect access and visibility are assured.

Additionally, because the bed is fixed, the process of feeding material becomes much easier with no possibility of the material layers being disturbed.

These machines are delightfully easy to operate – the operator places the cutting tool on the material, the head travels forward, down, and retracts to reveal the cut components.

A variety of feed systems can be specified to enhance productivity even further.

The cutting tool can be used to cut downwards, or upwards, and can also be clamped to the head when required.

The press body is so rigid that the machine can be specified with a precision hardened and ground steel plate and mechanical depth stops for steel to steel cutting.

Receding Head Press

Automatic Travelling Head Presses

Automatic Travelling Head Presses

Where high speed output with predictable accuracy and material yields are needed, move up to a GCT automatic travelling head press.

Cutting jobs and patterns are pre-programmed into the machine’s computer or this can be carried out off-line and information sent down to the machine.

Thus, the operator has no more to do than load the material and cutting tool and gather the cut pieces as they emerge from the machine – the machine dictates the speed, accuracy and material yield.

In all cases, the cutting tool is loaded onto the machine’s cutting head which, on 3 axis models, can be rotated to obtain the best fit or interlock of cutting patterns. Cutting can be onto a polypropylene cutting board for easily fed material but the most versatile model uses a moving cutting and feeding belt. This acts both as a cutting barrier and as a conveyor to carry the cut components away from the cutting area.

For work which is exclusively in sheet form a version is available with a powered, mobile, feed table – very popular in the envelope industry.

Automatic Travelling Head Presses

High Speed Cutting Presses/ Kiss Cutting Presses

High Speed Cutting Presses/ Kiss Cutting Presses

For the ultra high speed processing of narrower materials which need to be through cut or kiss cut, GCT’s huge range of high speed and kiss cut machines provide sophisticated but easy to use production solutions. Running at up to 100 strokes per minute, the hydraulic operation, rigid construction and precision depth of cut, produce accurate components time after time.

Kiss cut, self adhesive products can be rewound at the product rewind station with the scrap web automatically being removed at another station leaving clean, finished components ready to issue to customers.

The wide machine range includes models with a powered table for sheet material, a PET belt to assist product feed, laminating stations, sheet cut off device, knock-out stations, cut to print registration and special cut and heat seal equipment.

High Speed Cutting Presses/ Kiss Cutting Presses

Specialist Automatic Travelling Head Cutting Systems

Specialist Automatic Travelling Head Cutting Systems

For specialized requirements, GCT supply bespoke/customized automatic travelling head systems which incorporate sophisticated equipment to take account of individual or unusual applications.

These machines can be configured as a conventional travelling head press design or as a travelling carriage which moves below a hydraulically powered cross beam. The latter design is particularly beneficial where higher cutting forces and greater frame rigidity are required.

A complete range from 25 to 100 tons is available with equipment such as sheet feeders, collation systems, de-slugging units, scrap choppers/balers and more.

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Specialist Automatic Travelling Head Cutting Systems

Automatic/Specialist Beam Press Cutting Systems

Automatic/Specialist Beam Press Cutting Systems

In recent years, GCT has become the UK market leader in the supply of customised, automatic, large area, beam press cutting systems which have revolutionised the cutting process for many customers.

Innovative solutions are designed to solve customers’ problems, increase output and drive down costs.

Solutions and proposals are carried through with professional project management, risk assessment, CE certification and high quality documentation for all systems.

Automatic/Specialist Beam Press Cutting Systems

Envelope Cutting Machines

Envelope Cutting Machines

The CPC-NA25 has been the best selling travelling head envelope blank cutting machine in the UK for the last 10 years with many customers now having multiple installations.

Both plain and printed envelopes can be processed with the precision positioning system assuring complete accuracy and repeatability.

Operation and programming software have been carefully developed and refined to make the system extremely user friendly, whilst the standard list of machine features has grown to cover most requirements and eventualities but all within the standard, highly competitive price structure.

This very high specification, competitive price and GCT’s long experience allied to class leading service and spares back up, has made this system virtually an industry standard.

Envelope Cutting Machines

Cutting and Heat Sealing Systems

Cutting and Heat Sealing Systems

Cutting and heat sealing (using thermal heat) is a very specialist application which GCT has developed into an important part of its machinery range.

Using appropriate materials, components can be heat sealed and cut in one operation, giving very significant cost savings in time and labour.

The machines in this range are based on several models within existing GCT cutting press ranges but incorporate significant modifications to facilitate this highly specialized application.

Hand in hand with the machine know-how is the tooling expertise to achieve excellent results, accurately and consistently.

 

Cutting and Heat Sealing Systems

Steel to Steel Cutting and Kiss Cutting

Steel to Steel Cutting and Kiss Cutting

The benefits of steel to steel cutting are well known, but few machinery suppliers have the true capability to provide such systems. GCT has an extensive range of these machines from small, rapid blanking presses up to large area beam press systems, capable of kiss cutting and through cutting.

Crucially, application and tooling knowledge go hand in hand with these very special, rigidly constructed machines.

A surprisingly large number of materials and applications benefit from steel to steel cutting, including many foam and medical products and specific flooring/carpet products.

Steel to Steel Cutting and Kiss Cutting

Medical Industry Die Cutting Systems

Medical Industry Die Cutting Systems

GCT have developed many specialist systems for diverse applications within this demanding industry, based on experience gained with cut to print applications, steel to steel cutting, kiss cutting and heat sealing and rotary die cutting.

Medical Industry Die Cutting Systems

Optical Registration Cutting Systems

Optical Registration Cutting Systems

Whenever the cutting of articles with a printed image is required, naturally, great precision is needed to accomplish this.

GCT have an extensive range of equipment available in many formats to provide surprisingly cost effective solutions with varying levels of automation for the plastic and credit card industry, medical industry, graphic overlays, labels and many more.

For more details regarding plastic and credit card cutting
 

 

Optical Registration Cutting Systems

Rotary Die Cutting Systems

Rotary Die Cutting Systems

The Sysco RDC rotary die cutting system is being installed throughout the world wherever the greatest accuracy to produce high-tech components is needed.

Incredibly successful, this machine is arguably the fastest selling ‘high end’ system available today with some blue chip companies now having multiple installations measured in tens!

With this sophisticated system, users find that they can handle products/processes that are, at least, difficult (and sometimes nearly impossible) with other equipment.

Future possibilities quickly become very clear.

Rotary Die Cutting Systems
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