Graphtec FC8600-160 64" Vinyl Cutter and Plotter with Stand
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Graphtec FC8600-160 64" Vinyl Cutter and Plotter with Stand

Part #: FC8600-160
Brand: Graphtec
  • Cutting Speed: 58.5 inches per second
  • Cutting Force: Max. 5.88 N (600 gf) in 48 steps
  • Cutting Width: 64"
  • Ultimate finishing solution for the signage, apparel, and automotive markets
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Product Description

The Graphtec FC8600-160 64" Vinyl Cutter and Plotter is known around the world for its high precision cutting, and build quality. It is the ultimate finishing solution for the signage, apparel, and automotive markets. This cutting plotter is featured with 58.5 inches per second cutting speed, a 5.88 Newton cutting force, and a 64" cutting width. It includes a Graphtec Pro Studio and Cutting Master 4 software that provides all of the tools needed to create stunning print & cut signage, decals, apparel and more. Utilizing the strength of the Advanced Registration Mark Sensing system (ARMS), and its 600g of down force, even the most challenging medias such as high intensity reflective are cleanly cut. The Graphtec FC8600-160 64" comes complete with floor stand, media roll rack, media catch basket, Graphtec Pro Studio, Cutting Master 4 plugin for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. Also available in other models with 24", 30", 54" or 64" cutting widths.
Available only in our areas where we have service.

Product Details

  • Best Performing Cutter in its Class:

    • Fastest cutting speed in its class:
      58.5 inches per second ( 4ft 10.46 in/s, 1,485 mm/s ) maximum cutting speed for the higher productivity.

    • Highest cutting force in its class:
      5.88 N (600 gf) maximum cutting force for a wide variety of applications. Expands the range of possible cutting media such as thick film.

    • Reliable long-length tracking:
      Guaranteed 50 ft tracking and accuracy. (*1)
      Includes basket and push rollers with 3 different pressure settings (*2) to provide a more stable media feed and to support a wider range of media.

      1. Operated with Graphtec specified media and conditions.
      2. The center push rollers have 3 pressure settings, the end push rollers have two pressure settings.

    • Five sizes to match all requirements:
      The series includes cutting widths of 61 cm (24 in.) to 162 cm (64 in.).

  • 3 inch wide user-friendly LCD control Panel. A Dual configuration function (two-user set and save customized conditions), included Ethernet capability (run multiple machines from one location), and an option for additional push rollers with 3 tension settings and the new 5th Generation ARMS system (automatically detects registration marks with color variants).
  • Built-in network interface. The USB 2.0 (High Speed), RS-232C and Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) are built in as standard. Multiple interfaces enable various connections such as a single PC to single plotter and multiple PCs to multiple plotters. The Ethernet connection also allows sharing of the cutter over a network.
  • PERF CUT Enabled High Performance Cutters Finish The Job. With its included perf cut enabled custom tool settings - you have the ability to perforate cut all the way through your pre printed vinyl media creating pop-out, full-color stickers and decals without damaging your blade or cutting plotter machine.

    Blade position 1 is for contour kiss cutting of vinyl media. Blade position 3 allows the blade to cut all the way through the media into the channel without damaging the cutting strip and blade.

    Perforation cutting is performed by controlling the cutting force instead of blade up/down movements, increasing throughput. This is perfect for cutting separation lines for tearing out labels, fold lines for POP signs, and others.
  • Automatic Registration Mark Sensor, ARMs (5th Gen. Auto Registration Mark Sensor).
    • Optical Sensor 5.0 for Auto Alignment
    • Sensitivity adjustment for registration mark detection on various media and colors: Contour cut high intensity reflective media
    • Contour cut outside of registration marks: Expand print & cut area, Reducing media waste
  • Expanded Cutting Area Outside of Registration Marks. Graphtec uses media more efficiently than the competition by requiring smaller scanning and cutting margins.
  • Auto-paneling. Auto-paneling is a new feature that automatically splits long-length jobs into smaller pages that are cut sequentially but without any gaps. The result is a seamless, long-length finished job. Media movement is limited to the smaller page being cut, improving accuracy and tracking.
  • Dual configuration. Save two (2) user settings with eight (8) condition settings for each user. A fast access key allows quick switching between users. One cutter can be shared by multiple users or for multiple purposes.

Item Specifications

  • CPU: 32-bit CPU
  • Configuration: Grit rolling type
  • Drive method: Digital servo drive
  • Max. cutting area (W x L): 5 ft 4 in x 164 ft / 1626 mm x 50 m
  • Cutting area of guaranteed accuracy: 63 in x 32 ft / 35.2 in x 50 ft
  • Mountable media width: Min. 1.97 in / Max. 72.83 in
  • Max. cross cut width: 64"
  • Number of push rollers: 4 rollers
  • Max. cutting speed: 58.5 inches per second
  • Axial acceleration: Max. 39.2 m/s2 (4 G) in 8 steps
  • Cutting force: Max. 5.88 N (600 gf) in 48 steps
  • Mechanical resolution: 0.005 mm
  • Programmable resolution: GP-GL: 0.1 / 0.05 / 0.025 / 0.01 mm, HP-GL: 0.025 mm
  • Distance accuracy: Max. 0.1 mm or 0.1 % of plotted length
  • Repeatability: Max. 0.1 mm in plot up to 2 m (excluding the expansion and contraction of the media)
  • Minimum character size: Approx. 3 mm alphanumeric (varies depending on character font and media)
  • Mountable number of tools: 1 tool (cutting blade, plotting pen or pouncing tool) in standard; 2 tools (cutting blade and plotting pen) when second penholder (optional) is installed
  • Blade types: Supersteel (0.9 mm or 1.5 mm diameter)
  • Pen types: Water-based fiber-tip pen, Oil-based ballpoint pen
  • Pouncing tool type: Steel pin 1.2 mm diameter, required optional pouncing tool (PPA 33-TP12)
  • Media types: Self-adhesive marking film (vinyl, fluorescent, reflective, high-intensity reflective film) up to 0.25 mm thick, Sandblast resist rubber up to 1 mm thick
  • Compatible paper for pouncing: Regular paper from 0.06 to 0.13 mm thick
  • Light pointer: Built into the tool carriage
  • Cross-cutter: Built into the tool carriage
  • Perforation cutting: Supported (performed by force control)
  • Registration mark sensing system: Scans the mark by optical sensor (ARMS5.0), Segment area and Multiple-mark compensation, 4-points axis alignment, Auto mark detect
  • Standard interface: USB2.0 (High speed), RS-232C, and Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
  • Buffer memory: 2 MB
  • Command sets: GP-GL / HP-GL™ emulation (Set by menu or command, and selects from GP-GL, HP-GL™, or Auto select)
  • Condition settings: Dual configuration (save two (2) user settings with eight (8) separate condition setting for each user)
  • Display: Graphic type LCD (3-inch, backlight)
  • Power source: 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: Max. 160 VA
  • Operating environment: 10 to 35 °C, 35 to 75 % R.H. (non-condensing)
  • Guaranteed accuracy environment: 16 to 32 °C, 35 to 70 % R.H. (non-condensing)
  • External dimensions (W x D x H): Approx. 84" x 28" x 48" (2130 x 711 x 1219 mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 73 kgs / 161 lbs including stand
  • Included software: Windows driver, Plotter controller, Graphtec Pro Studio (*5), Cutting Master 4, Graphtec Studio for Mac
  • Compatible OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 and Mac OS 10.7 to 10.12
  • Compatible Standards: UL60950-1, cUL, CE mark (Low voltage and EMC), KC mark (Low voltage and EMC) / FCC-A, EN55022-A
  • Warranty: 3 Years

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