SM-381-TA

COMPOSITE FABRICS CUTTING MACHINE

ALL-IN-ONE

The SM-381-TA is a high performance machine designed specifically for cutting both dry and prepreg composite fabrics. Sturdy and with a reduced footprint, thanks to its aluminum compact mono-block structure, it allows fast and precise cuts. The SM-381-TA is the ideal solution for the production of prototypes, small lots and also for the mass production.

Its very competitive price, its low maintenance costs, and the extremely high quality cuts it grants, make the SM-381-TA the best value for money solution currently available on the market.

The SM-381-TA is equipped with brushless servomotors and a belt transmission system which assure high performances and extreme precision in the axis movements.

The worktop, made from solid milled aluminum plates, grants a perfect planarity. The grooves of the worktop, traced with a specific design, together with a powerful 5,5 kW vacuum turbine and the worktop 4 sector partitioning system, grant a prefect grip of the material on the cutting surface.

The SM-381-TA is available both in a version with a static worktop and sacrificial carpet, as well as in a version equipped with an extremely robust conveyor belt that allows the automatic unloading of the material after it’s been processed.

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PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS

The SM-381-TA allows operators to cut and mark with uncompromising quality and creates highly professional products. A high performance industrial work station with a reduced footprint and an entry level price, the SM-381-TA can process a wide array of fabrics, both single fiber and hybrid, composed of carbon, fiberglass, Kevlar or aramids in general, either unidirectional or multiaxial.

Main features

SM-381-TA is an affordable investment for start-ups, small-sized companies, but its excellent performance makes it a suitable solution for the production requirements of large corporations as well. Despite its convenient price the machine grants the same outstanding performances and is equipped with the same top-quality industrial cutting tools as much more expensive machines available on the market.
SM-381-TA was conceived for the production of small lots, prototypes and samples. With its compact design and small foot print the machine will not take much space in your workshop.
SM-381-TA can install a series of different cutting tools and accessories. This makes it suitable for a wide range of industries. The machine offers high efficiency, top cutting quality and delivers highly professional products. No matter which materials or shapes need to be cut, SM-381-TA can be equipped with the right tool for any job.
SM-381-TA is designed to install multiple cutting tools with a very wide range of different technologies. A drag knife for complex patterns, a creasing head for folding cardboard panels, a laser cutting head for thick cardboard, leather or Plexiglas, rotary blades for fast cutting of PVC of various thicknesses, an oscillating blade to cut composite materials, a sturdy and powerful router for 3D products… These technologies can be combined and installed simultaneously allowing to process an endless variety 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, easy-to-use manufacturing solution.
Its solid steel and aluminum structure makes SM-381-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.
SM-381-TA features a solid aluminum work top with a specific pattern of machined grooves to ensure an optimized airflow, and a breathing carpet that allows the vacuum turbine, installed under the working surface, get a strong grip on the processed material. The machine is available in a conveyor version equipped with a belt in heavy duty industrial material. Extremely robust, if used correctly, the belt will endure many years of cutting work without needing to be changed.
The powerful 7,5 kW turbine and the grooves machines in the worktop ensure a tight grip on the processed material. The work top can be sectioned in order to concentrate all of the pulling force in the areas in which it is needed. This function enables the machine to keep the processed material in place and grants extremely precise cuts even when the processed material is much smaller than the cutting frame.

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.

Oscillating blade

Oscillating blade

Drag knife

Drag knife

Rotary blade

Rotary blade

Socket for pen marker

Socket for pen marker

Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point

Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point
Oscillating blade

Oscillating blade

A powerful electrically driven cutting tool able to create complex patternsin materials difficult to process with a drag knife. The high oscillating frequency allows high speed and high precision cutting of carbon fi berfi berglass, Kevalr and aramids.
Drag knife

Drag knife

Allows high cutting speeds on a great variety of composite fabrics. Ideal for straight cuts, curves, complex shapes and holes with reduced diameters.
Rotary blade

Rotary blade

Diameters, extension of the blade and cutting pressure vary according to the production requirements and to the cut material. Suitable for carbon fi ber and fi berglass.
Socket for pen marker

Socket for pen marker

Holds a marker (ballpoint, felt pen, etc.) to draw lines, curves, circles but also complex shapes, letters and numbers.
Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point

Laser pointer for the dynamic zero point

Allows the operator to choose a new ZERO point by moving a laser dot over the cutting frame. An accessory particularly useful when processing damaged materials.

Technical specifications

Available usable dimensions  
Width x length (m) 1,5 x 1,0
Width x length (m) 1,8 x 1,0
Conveyor belt Optional
Footprint w/ conveyor belt
X (mm) 3038
Y (mm) 2706
H (mm) 952
H MAX (mm) 1485
Weight (KG) 1200
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) 50
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-381-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.