Manual Fixed Head/Beam Cutting Press

Part of the Nova Range

For larger area work or where higher cutting forces are required, GCT supply a vast range of fixed beam cutting presses.

Sheets or rolls of material can be processed in single or multiple layers, using all standard cutting tool formats – strip steel, wood forme or forged steel.

A sliding table (or tray) carries the polypropylene cutting board on to which the material is placed or fed. The cutting tool is placed on the material and the table is pushed beneath the cutting head (or beam).

On depressing the twin, safety interlocked operating buttons, the press head descends under hydraulic pressure to cut the required shapes from single or multiple layers of material.

Efficient, repeatable, accurate

Where required, the tool can be positioned with the cutting edge uppermost, cutting against the cutting pad which can be clamped to the press head, or the tool may be clamped to the press head where applications permit.

Versatile systems using unskilled labour

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A huge range of options, feed systems and levels of automation are available – see Automatic Fixed Beam Cutting Presses
About Die Cutting
Range of Application
  • 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
  • Leather
  • 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
  • Vacuum formed products
  • 30 to 300 tons
  • Manual or powered sliding tables
  • Cut materials that are soft or semi rigid
  • Cut materials in single or multiple layers
  • Blade upward or downward cutting
  • Four column, twin cylinder construction
  • Double mechanical balancing system
  • Even cutting and full power across complete cutting area
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Low deflection
  • Two stage press closure reduces size variation or distortion in thick or multi-ply material applications
  • Steel to steel cutting available with optional equipment
  • Full CE guarding with photo-electric safety cells
  • Powered feed table
  • Twin feed tables
  • Independent stroke/daylight setting for each side
  • Head mounted cutting pad
  • Die rails and clamps for head mounted tooling
  • Larger feed table/conveyors for progressive cutting
  • Steel to steel cutting
  • Manual or powered mechanical depth stops
  • Linear or orbital pad shifting device
  • Material feed rollers
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 Areas
25~300 tons
From 900 x 700 up to 3000 x 2500mm

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

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