Automatic Travelling Head Cutting Press

Where high speed output with predictable accuracy and material yields are needed, move up to a GCT automatic travelling head press.

Cutting jobs and patterns are pre-programmed into the machine’s computer or this can be carried out off-line and information sent down to the machine.

Thus, the operator has no more to do than load the material and cutting tool and gather the cut pieces as they emerge from the machine – the machine dictates the speed, accuracy and material yield.

In all cases, the cutting tool is loaded onto the machine’s cutting head which, on 3 axis models, can be rotated to obtain the best fit or interlock of cutting patterns. Cutting can be onto a polypropylene cutting board for easily fed material but the most versatile model uses a moving cutting and feeding belt. This acts both as a cutting barrier and as a conveyor to carry the cut components away from the cutting area.

For work which is exclusively in sheet form a version is available with a powered, mobile, feed table – very popular in the envelope industry.

Nesting Software

By utilizing the power and sophistication of GCT cut part nesting software, these machines can consistently generate and cut complex nested patterns. An operator would never be able to imagine, create or repeat such patterns but the nesting software and the machine can – accurately and with complete repeatability. This saves time, material and money. Costs reduce and become predictable.
About Die Cutting
Range of Application
Ideal for many products manufactured in soft or semi rigid materials including:-
  • Automotive components
  • Abrasives
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Carpet and flooring pattern books and sample swatches
  • Clothing – components for hats, ties, collars, shoulder pads
  • Cork gaskets and mats
  • Disposables – pads, wipes, strips
  • Electronic components – flexible PCB’s touch pads, button covers, legend plates
  • Felt strips, washers, gaskets
  • Filters for machinery, breathing apparatus and the medical industry
  • Foam and sponge – gaskets, packaging, consumer products
  • Footwear components – shoes, insoles, insole socks, uppers, straps
  • Gaskets, seals, washers in plastic, cork, rubber, paper, felt, PTFE, graphite and more
  • Insulation materials
  • Medical products – filters, dressings, foot care products, orthopaedic footwear
  • Packaging – foam, inserts, card, promotional products, blister packs
  • Paper, card – stationery, novelties, filters, labels
  • Plastic cards – promotional, business, badges, labels
  • Plastics – PVC binders, lampshades, stationery products, gifts, novelties, gaskets
  • Rubber – gaskets, seals, washers
  • Textiles – sample swatches and pattern books, underwear and outerwear components, hats, ties
  • Toys – soft toys, advertising novelties, mini jig-saw puzzles and more
  • Cut materials that are soft or semi rigid.
  • Cut materials in single or multiple layers
  • Cut sheets or rolls of material
  • Ultra fast and accurate
  • Fully programmable
  • 2 or 3 axis
  • PLC or CNC control
  • 360º head rotation (model dependent)
  • Recirculating ball leadscrew traverse (model dependent)
  • Powered material feed rollers or pinch and grab feeder
  • Four mechanical depth stops for precise depth of cut (model dependent)
  • Cutting onto polypropylene pad, powered table or moving cutting and feeding belt
  • Nesting software
  • Auto sheet loading
  • Cut parts knock out units
  • Auto collection of cut parts in the head or to a side conveyor
All GCT machines are installed and serviced by our team of in-house service engineers, conveniently based in the Midlands. Customers have free access to our helpline and fast call out, when needed, is assured. GCT service is the best in the industry – ask anyone!
Technical Information
Cutting Force
Cutting Widths
Cutting Head
25 to 100 tons
1800~2500mm or more
500 x 500mm up to 1000 x 1000mm

For more technical information on this product, please contact us on +44 (0)1933 676 060 or alternarnatively emali us at

A huge range of bespoke features are regularly incorporated on customers' machines

GCT reserves the right to modify or change specifications without prior notice
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