Receding Head Cutting Press

Our receding head press is the No. 1 best seller in the UK and is our best selling die cutting press.

The success of this range is due to its outstanding versatility. It is ideal for cutting components large or small, from sheets or rolls, in single or multi layers, using all types of tooling – strip steel, wood forme or forged steel.

It is fast, easy and safe to operate, with unrivalled access and visibility.

Unlike the fixed beam cutting press, there is no work tray to push and pull. Instead, the cutting head is motor driven forwards and backwards to reveal the cutting area so that perfect access and visibility are assured.

Additionally, because the bed is fixed, the process of feeding material becomes much easier with no possibility of the material layers being disturbed.

These machines are delightfully easy to operate – the operator places the cutting tool on the material, the head travels forward, down, and retracts to reveal the cut components.

A variety of feed systems can be specified to enhance productivity even further.

The cutting tool can be used to cut downwards, or upwards, and can also be clamped to the head when required.

The press body is so rigid that the machine can be specified with a precision hardened and ground steel plate and mechanical depth stops for steel to steel cutting.

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 200 tons
  • Cut material that are soft or semi rigid
  • Cut material in single or multiple layers
  • Cut materials in sheet or roll form
  • Blade upward or downward cutting
  • Four column, twin cylinder operation
  • 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 with optional equipment
  • Motorized receding head
  • No work tray to operate
  • Reduced operator fatigue
  • Perfect visibility of the cutting area
  • Super fast stroke setting
  • CE approved category 4 photocell guarding
  • Material feed systems for rolls
  • Automatic sheet feeder
  • Pneumatic tool clamps
  • Mechanical depth stops
  • Steel to steel cutting
  • Cutting pad shifter
  • Increased daylight
  • Increased stroke
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 Beds
30~200 tons
From 700 x 900mm to 2300 x 1200mm

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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