Flat Bed Die Cutter

Die Cutting Versatility

The leading manufacturer of standard and custom made, automated die cutting equipment. The four post hydraulic press is our standard flat bed die cutting system and is available in a variety of platen sizes. Variations on the base press design include a wide range of material delivery systems, as well as ancillary devices such as part removal, part stacking, laminating, rewinding and slitting. All press systems can be integrated with our full line of accessories to save time, reduce die costs and improve material yields.

These systems process material in both sheet and roll form and operate with steel rule dies, male/female dies, or combination tools to blank parts or kiss-cut materials. Registration systems are also available for precise cut to image accuracy.

The basic features/benefits which distinguish Preco presses in both small job shop shops with short runs to major companies with very large production lots are:


  • Gaskets
  • Abrasives
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
  • Filters
  • Packaging & Paper Products
  • Medical Disposables
  • Insulators
  • Plastics/Foams


  • Polyesters
  • Polyimide
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • PVC
  • PMMA
  • Thin metal foils or foil laminates
  • PSA materials
  • Paper stock
  • Gasket materials
  • Most flexible materials

Features & Benefits

Cutting pressure is adjustable and is available at any point in the ram stroke. The cutting stroke length is adjustable to increase the press speed.

Assures platen parallelism. Eliminates the frame flex that is experienced with C-frame or OBI presses, therefore increasing the tooling life. The four post press also allows for most types of flat bed tooling.

A variety of accessories are available to automate and customize the system to suit a variety of converting requirements. Most accessories may be added at a later date as needed.

Roll feeds provide automated material processing and increased material yields through closer part spacing. Also provides for safer material processing because the operators do not place their hands in the platen area.

Accurate cutting depth control increases die life and enables trouble free kiss cutting.

Job storage for quick job set up. Controls can be customized for unique applications.

Automatically strips parts from the waste web.

Various registration systems are available utilizing fiber optic and CCD machine vision systems for accurate cut to print applications. Registration system for one (X), two (X-Y) or three (X-Y-Theta) axes are available in a variety of accuracy levels.

Steel rule dies are mounted with pneumatic clamps to reduce set up time.

Requirements not satisfied by standard press and accessories can be designed to suit your application.

Technical Parameters

System Press Footprint Min: 245 x 157 cm (96 x 62 in)
Max: 338 x 277 cm (142 x 109 in)*
System Press Height 174 - 201 cm (69 - 79 in)
Web Width 305 - 1067 mm (12 - 42 in)
Tonnage Min: 17.8 tonnes (20 tons)
Max: 89 tonnes (100 tons)**
Gross Weight 1680 - 14000 kg (3700 - 31000 lb)
Standard Daylight 203 - 254 mm (8 - 10 in)**
Production Speed Dependent on material, stroke length and accuracy required
Tool Acceptance Steel rule, Class "A" male/female; flexible "chem-etch", etc.   
Registration Capability Up to ±25 µm (±0.001 in) with X-Y-Theta vision
Power Requirements 240 or 480V 3-phase, 60 Hz
380 - 410V 3-phase, 50 Hz

* Not including workspace allotment; includes finishing table
** Dependent on system size

Have Questions? Contact Us


Luke Burns

Regional Sales Manager
US West Coast

Darren Evans

Regional Sales Manager
US Mid West

Ken Cavicchi

Regional Sales Manager/Supervisor
US East Coast

Chris Walker

Director of Imaging & Laminating Technology
Global Sales

Salvatore Scarvaci

European Managing Director
+44 1227 473 900
European Sales

Volker Hofmann

Sales/Technical Support Manager
+49 6387 993 209
European Sales
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