SM-380-TA

COMPACT CUTTING PLOTTER WITH MULTIPLE TOOLS

INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE FOR AN ENTRY LEVEL PRICE

Small series, highly specialized products, and urgent deliveries is what characterizes today’s demand in many industries. With its wide choice of tools and accessories SM-380-TA was designed to cut and mark an infinite range of materials and fabrics.

Whether you process Plexiglas, corrugated board, paper, Re-board, Foam, honeycomb panels, vinyl, film, PVC, carpet, rubber, leather, Forex, Kapa, Di-bond, Kevlar, carbon fiber or wood, SM-380-TA enables you to pick the tools you need and allows operators in a wide range of industries – graphics, signage and advertisement, leather processing, cardboard and paper, composites, packaging, and carpet making – to cut and mark with uncompromising quality and create highly professional products.

Its reduced dimensions and competitive price allows smaller companies and start-ups to invest in this compact, high performance cutting station.

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PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS

SM-380-TA allows operators in a wide range of industries – graphics, signage and advertisement, leather processing, cardboard and paper, composites, packaging, and carpets – to cut and mark with uncompromising quality and create highly professional products. A high performance industrial work station with a reduced foot print and an entry level price to process Plexiglas, corrugated board, paper, Re-board, Foam, honeycomb panels, vinyl, film, PVC, carpet, rubber, leather, Forex, Kapa, Di-bond, Kevlar, carbon fiber or wood.

Main features

SM-380-TA was designed to offer start-ups, relatively small companies, and large enterprises to invest in an all-round cutting solution that offers the same excellent performance and installs the same high quality industrial tools and accessories as much more expensive machines.
SM-380-TA has a very compact design and is the ideal solution for small production runs or the creation of prototypes or samples. Its reduced footprint allows SM-380-TA to be placed in a corner of your workshop.
Multiple technologies and accessories can be simultaneously installed to allow operators from a wide range of industries to create highly professional products. Whichever materials you process, and whichever patterns or shapes you cut, SM-380-TA can be equipped with just the right tools for your production requirements and deliver the quality and efficiency you desire.
Laser technology to cut Plexiglas, cardboard or leather? A drag knife for highly complex patterns? Rotary blades for high speed cutting of heavy and thin PVC? A creasing head to fold cardboard panels? A V-blade to create complex structural designs? A powerful industrial router for 3D products or an oscillating blade to cut composites? SM-380-TA can do it all. Multiple technologies can be installed simultaneously, in any combination, allowing to process an infinite range of materials.
A range of accessories – such as the scanning camera that photographs the cutting patterns and transforms the shapes into CAD/CAM files, a camera that projects the patterns on the processed material, and a camera and software to recognize reference marks and automatically correct the position of the pattern on the work top – make this machine a very complete manufacturing solution.
Its solid steel and aluminum structure makes SM-380-TA suitable for the most challenging heavy duty cutting work. Very compact, the machine can easily be installed in a corner of your work shop. Top of the bill electronic and pneumatic components and heavy duty parts complete this indestructible work horse.
Motion is generated by a highly efficient recirculating ball screw mechanism with 5 powerful servo motors with integrated electronics on the X, Y, Z and W axes. Whether the goal is to obtain extreme precision of the cut or reduce costs, ball screws are often the best option for linear actuation. Ball screw transmission guarantees a relatively silent operation. In combination with the other top of the bill parts and components this robust industrial technology ensures extended lifetime of the machine, making it a truly durable investment.
The working surface of SM-380-TA is a solid aluminum plate with a specific pattern of machined grooves to optimize the passage of the air, and a breathing carpet that that ensures a firm grip of the vacuum turbine on the material.
A powerful 7,5 kW turbine and special grooves machined in the worktop ensure optimal vacuum grip on the processed material. The sectioning of the work top in multiple zones enables the machine to concentrate the full vacuum power in those areas where the processed materials are placed. This option is particularly important when the pieces of material are much smaller than the cutting frame and ensures great precision during the cut.

INDUSTRIAL TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES

SMRE offers a wide selection of industrial tools: they can be installed individually or simultaneously, in a variety of combinations, providing an enormous versatility of applications.

Electric router for 2D or 3D milling

Electric router for 2D or 3D milling

CO₂ cutting and marking laser

CO₂ cutting and marking laser

Oscillating blade

Oscillating blade

Drag knife

Drag knife

V-cut blade

V-cut blade

Rotary blade

Rotary blade

Motorized rotating punching tool

Motorized rotating punching tool
Electric router for 2D or 3D milling

Electric router for 2D or 3D milling

The SMRE routers are high performance precision tools ready to take on even the toughest jobs. Versatility, speed, and an excellent production output are the main features. Equipped with an 800 W or 2,2 kW spindle our routers tools are well suited for processing composite panels, wood, aluminum, Forex, Dibond, Plexiglas and KAPA-mount, and other rigid materials typically used in the signage and advertising or display industry.
CO₂ cutting and marking laser

CO₂ cutting and marking laser

The advantages offered by laser technology include the fact that the processed materials are not physically touched during the cutting cycle, allowing even breathing materials to be cut with high speed and extreme precision. The heat generated by the laser beam sears the fabric, thus preventing it from fraying – another significant advantage of this technology. Laser is suitable for an infinite variety of patterns on a wide range of fabrics and materials: from straight lines to curves, from extremely complex patterns to holes with an extremely small diameter (0,5 mm). Laser even creates kiss-cuts and die cuts.
Oscillating blade

Oscillating blade

A powerful electrically driven cutting tool able to create complex patterns in materials difficult to process with a drag knife. The high oscillating frequency allows high speed cutting of heavily coated fabrics, composites, cardboard, leathers and synthetic leathers, rubber of medium thickness, and foams, even rigid and semi-rigid materials used in digital printing such as KAPA-mount panels.
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.
V-cut blade

V-cut blade

Makes angular cuts in twin-wall sheets of cardboard, foam core or sandwich board materials of various thicknesses and prepares the board to be folded into a complex structural design. The blade slides into the cardboard and moves along the machine’s X and Y axes to make a clean incision, enabling the operator to easily fold the board into objects such as boxes, displays or advertisement gadgets.
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 in heavy leather, its motorized, rotating motion allows this tool to 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.

Technical specifications

Available usable dimensions
Width x length (m) 1,25 x 0,9
Width x length (m) 2,0 x 1,5
Footprint Machine 2,0 x 1,5
X (mm) 2450
Y (mm) 3020
H (mm) 820
H MAX (mm) 1620
Weight (KG) 1850
Power (kW) 9,5
Voltage (V) 380 (3 phases + N + E)
Circuit breaker (mA) 300
Air (Quality Class 1.4.2.; ISO 8573) (bar) 6
Air consumption (nl/min) 500
Max. axes speed X/Y/Z (m/min) 35/35/15
Precision axes repeatibility (mm) 0,1
Certification 2006/42/EC; 2014/30/EU; EN ISO 12100

Software solutions

Easy Works Xtreme CAD/CAM

Easy Works Xtreme 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.

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.

Tracking Power Control (TPC)

Automatically synchronizes the laser power with the moving speed of the cutting head and ensures very high cutting quality even when complex patterns are cut on very difficult materials such as paper, cardboard, leather, or light colored specialty fabrics.

Raster imaging

Enables SM-365-TA to create complex images on materials such as wood and Plexiglas using the standard CO₂ laser cutting tool. By constantly increasing and reducing the laser power while the tool moves over the material the beam will burn with different intensities and create images through a dark/light shade effect.

Kasemake

Kasemake is a formidable 2D structural design and 3D visualizing software used by thousands of operators in a wide range of industries. Whether you are an advertising agency, a visual merchandiser, a point of sale designer, a sign maker, or a printer, Kasemake will help you improve efficiency and productivity, and open up new opportunities and markets for you. With the Kasemake software you can create a custom size 2D structural design in seconds, ready to export (typically in DXF or EPS format) to your SM-380-TA cutting machine. By simply picking the appropriate display or box style from the extensive libraries of built-in designs, and feeding in the basic sizes and materials, the software creates a flat 2D design. Kasemake will make a highly specialized design job simple and efficient. With Kasemake, everyone is a 3D designer.

ArtCAM Express CAD/CAM for 3D milling

ArtCAM Express by Delcam enables you to create 2D and 3D models quickly and easily. This affordable CAD/CAM software requires little or no machining knowledge, making it the perfect option for any new router owner. Unique software tools guide you through the entire manufacturing process, from conceptual sketch to the finished piece. Whether you are a start-up or a market leader, ArtCAM Express enables you to engrave and create highly professional 2D and 3D products. ArtCam Express is part of the ArtCam family of products, which are used worldwide across a wide range of industries to create an enormous variety of products.