SM-325-TA

COMPACT CUTTING PLOTTER WITH CONVEYOR BELT

INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE AT A COMPETITIVE PRICE

SM-325-TA is a powerful multiple tool conveyor plotter for the continuous cutting of industrial textiles with an indestructible, very compact structure to process jumbo rolls and produce patterns of unlimited length. Motion is created by highly efficient brushless servomotors controlled by industrial CNC with ISO programming that run on massive steel racks to guarantee maximum control, speed and acceleration.

Introduced in 2012, SM-325-TA is a thoroughly tested, highly reliable production solution. A super strong and user-friendly machine with a highly competitive price. Fast and very precise. Ideal for manufacturers who need to perform continuous high quality cuts and markings on industrial textiles.

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SM-325-TA enables manufacturers in a wide range of industries to cut patterns of superior quality from an infinite range of fabrics and materials. Whether you produce tension structures, truck or swimming pool covers, pergolas, shade sails, tunnels, tents and shelters, tarpaulins, inflatable products, conveyor belts, containments bladders, industrial doors, or wind breaker barriers, SM-325-TA allows to cut and mark with uncompromising quality and create highly professional products.

Main features

SM-325-TA simultaneously installs up to three cutting tools: a drag knife for high precision cuts of complex patterns, and two rotary blades for very fast cuts of straight lines, curves and circles. The Easy Works Xtreme software manages which tool cuts which pattern, sets the key cutting parameters for each tool and calculates the most efficient cutting sequence to reduce cycle time to an absolute minimum.
Designed to process rolls of flexible PVC and even jumbo rolls, SM-325-TA has nevertheless a very reduced footprint. With its conveyor belt the machine is able to create patterns of exceptional dimensions by a continuously pull-and-cut operation.
With the introduction of SM-325-TGA SMRE wanted to grant starting companies the opportunity to invest in an industrial cutting solution able to carry out exactly the same cutting jobs as high-end machines such as SM-330-TA and create the same quality products, but at a much more competitive price.
Specifically designed for heavy duty cutting jobs, its solid industrial structure makes SM-325-TA suitable for the most challenging cutting work. The sturdy, multiple layer conveyor belt allows cutting of patterns of infinite length on heavy industrial fabrics. Its cleverly designed tools and accessories complete the machine and make it a highly efficient industrial cutting solution.
Based on the characteristics of the material that is processed, the operator chooses the menu from the tool database, and SM-325-TA will automatically set key cutting parameters such as speed and acceleration.
With its high speed and automatic pull-and-cut cycles, the machine ensures an enormous production output.
SM-325-TA works in full automatic, continues cycles. A computerized unwinder with edge control and a digitally controlled dancer system for automatic tension management feeds the fabric into the machine. SM-325-TA then cuts the programmed patterns and makes the next pull, until the programmed sequenced is done.
With its continuous pull-and-cut operation the industrial conveyor belt allows for the creation of very large shapes in a very limited space. If the cut patterns are wider than the roll, the Split Box software module divides the patterns into smaller pieces that can be processed on the machine. With Split Box, stadium covers, tarpaulins, swimming pool covers, tension structures and industrial doors can be created on a machine with a cutting frame that is infinitely smaller than the finished product.
A powerful vacuum turbine and the tough but breathing conveyor belt surface ensure optimal vacuum grip on the processed material and allows cuts with great precision even of patterns with XXL dimensions.
A variety of precision tools and accessories were specifically designed to deliver quality cuts and extreme precision. With their clever industrial design, tools can be installed individually or simultaneously, in any combination, providing an enormous variety of cuts on a wide range of fabrics.

Industrial precision tools

SM-325-TA installs a wide selection of industrial cutting tools. Tools can be installed individually or simultaneously, in a variety of combinations, providing an enormous versatility of applications. A range of accessories – such as the powerful vacuum pumps for total fabric control and the motorized unwinder with digital edge control and automatic fabric tension adjustment – make this machine the complete solution for your production requirements.

Drag knife

Drag knife

Rotary blade

Rotary blade

Motorized rotating punching tool

Motorized rotating punching tool

Motorized unwinding system

Motorized unwinding system

Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point

Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point

Marker pen

Marker pen

Multiple layer industrial conveyor belt

Multiple layer industrial conveyor belt
Drag knife

Drag knife

Allows for high cutting speeds on a wide range of fabrics and materials. Relatively inexpensive to purchase and maintain. Extension range of the blade and cutting pressure can be adjusted according to thickness and characteristics of the cut material. Delivers high precision work. Suitable for straight cuts, curves, very complex shapes and holes with very small diameters.
Rotary blade

Rotary blade

A non-motorized, freely moving blade that allows for very high cutting speeds. Available in various diameters according to your production requirements. Extension of the blade and cutting pressure are adjusted according to the thickness of the cut material. Highly efficient, cost-effective tool for single-ply cutting of specialty fabrics and composites such as carbon and glass fiber.
Motorized rotating punching tool

Motorized rotating punching tool

Originally developed to punch holes on heavy leather, the motorized, rotating motion, can process heavy fabrics and materials such as industrial conveyor belts or heavy PVC. Creates holes with a very small diameter at a very high speed.
Motorized unwinding system

Motorized unwinding system

Allows the processing of heavy rolls of PVC. Automatically feeds the fabric into the machine at a programmable speed, perfectly synchronized with the pulling speed of the machine. Avoids the fabric from stretching during the pull, which would compromise the precision of the finished product. Features digital edge control with twin sensors that read the exact position of the fabric and – if necessary – automatically correct the position of the roll. Features automatic tension control with digitally controlled dancer systems for a very smooth fabric feed. The unwinder of the SM-325-TA is available either as a stand-alone system, or can be integrated into the machine structure to further reduce the machine’s footprint.
Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point

Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point

By moving a laser dot over the cutting frame with the joystick on the control panel the operator can choose a new ZERO point: the X-Y coordinates on the cutting frame where the machine starts its cutting cycle. This is an important tool when processed materials are not of the same quality everywhere (as is often the case with natural materials such as leather) and further increases the versatility of the machine by making it suitable to process leftovers that would otherwise be discarded.
Marker pen

Marker pen

A very cost effective accessory that holds a conventional ballpoint, a felt-tip pen, or any other type of marker. Moves over the fabric following CAD patterns. Will make reference marks, draw lines, curves, circles or even highly complex shapes, letters and numbers.
Multiple layer industrial conveyor belt

Multiple layer industrial conveyor belt

Made of extremely solid, multiple-layer industrial textile, the belt guarantees durability, precision, and a very high quality of the cut. When used correctly it can handle many years of intensive production without needing to be replaced – ever. Lateral grippers made of solid steel and multiple cylinders ensure the synchronized movement of the belt and the processed fabric. The powerful vacuum turbines assist the machine in controlling the fabric during the pull, while flattening and securing it to the cutting surface during the cutting cycle.

Technical specifications

Avalaible usable dimensions
Width x Length (m) 3,2 x 2,0
Machine Unwinder
Power (kW) 7.5 1.9
Voltage (V) 380 (3 phases+N+E) 220 (1 phase)
Circuit breaker (mA) 300 300 mA
Air (Quality Class 1.4.2 (ISO 8573) (bar)) 6 6
Max axes speed X/Y/Z (n/min) 45/45/15 -
Precision axes repeatibility (mm) 0.1 mm -
Certification 2006/42/EC; 2014/30/EU; EN ISO 12100
Footprint Machine (3.2x3.0) Unwinder
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Y (mm)    
H (mm)    
H MAX    
Weight (KG) 2958 Included

Software solutions

Easy Works Xtreme CAD/CAM

Calculates the most efficient way of cutting one pattern after the next. Easy Works saves the optimal settings for every cutting job, including the most suitable tool, the optimal acceleration and the maximum speed, a feature that makes it very easy to repeat a job without having to reprogram the machine. The operator simply chooses the memorized settings from the menu and the machine will set the parameters automatically.

Automatic nesting

When more than one complex pattern needs to be cut the nesting module automatically calculates the most efficient way to fit the shapes on the cutting frame and cut as many pieces as possible out of the available material. The nesting program fits the patterns like a puzzle and reduces discards to an absolute minimum. Nesting optimizes the production cycle in terms of speed and use of material and quickly and automatically carries out a highly complex calculation that would take an expert programmer a very long time.

Split Box

Designed to manage the creation of patterns that are larger than the cutting frame or wider than the roll. Automatically calculates the overlaps needed for the bonding of the fabric in a subsequent step in the production cycle. Integrates lateral hem or pockets, eyelets or reference marks. Makes calculations that would otherwise take a great deal of time and require the intervention of an expert designer. Very large products such as stadium covers and tension structures can be created on a machine with a cutting frame that is infinitely smaller.

Macros

The macro software packages enable the operator to program highly complex cutting jobs by entering a limited number of key parameters. By inserting a value for each parameter the machine translates the information into a cutting file and start the job with a simple push of the button. Macros greatly simplify the production cycle and save a lot of time, allowing unskilled operators to work with a technologically highly advanced machines. Macro packages are often custom made according to your production requirements.