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Automation - F1 EDI Knockout & Stacking System

Chiesa Artorige, the pioneers behind automatic CNC die cutting, and the innovators of the EDI servo driven automatic cutting press, has developed & patented a new technology utilizing matched metal (male/female) tooling for processing a variety of substrates in wide web formats.   This unique die cutting solution offers die cutters & converters the ability to process their materials in the original wide web format eliminating the costly & time consuming step of slitting the material down to a narrow width roll or sheet thus increasing material utilization significantly.

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Chiesa are considered the market leader for industrial die cutting applications – particularly for the abrasive, gasket & automotive sectors. The long experience gained in the automatic cutting industry through thousands of installations and the steady dialog with our customers helped in creating a reliable, safe, user friendly performing product.

These die cutting systems are extremely efficient. The robust structure and the quality of mechanical components allow cutting speeds beyond 100 punches per minute, with a precision of a few hundredth of a millimeter, which allows parts to be kept as close as possible, increasing the material savings & cutting belt life.

The cutting power, up to 110 tons, is kept steady even for extremely long production runs allowing these machines to cut hard materials of high thickness, in single or multiple layers, and use multiple dies or dies with long blade development. 

Automatic knockout, stacing & Rewinding System

Unloading converyor belt

For finished geometries up to 350mm in maximum diameter, placed on the side of the machine.

Up & down movement of conveyor

To match disc quantities stacked, programmable progress-indexing, and programmable disc quantities.

Discharge device (expulsion unit) with adjustable stroke

The upper and lower steel plates will be 8mm thich, with one set designed for 9" diameter discs.

Ejection device

Designed for (TBD Geometry - 2 Sets included), with optimized software according to the pre-determined width of the material.

Complete knockout device

mounted on movable casters for easy removal from the workstation when the operator wants to work in "standard" mode.

Single outboard rewind device with precise tension control

To recover the material scrap. The rewind will need to be aligned and mounted to the floor with adequate space povided for the module knockout and stacking unit.

To Be Introduced at 2024 Open House November 11th-15th

Automatic Robotic unloading System

Complete Chiesa integration software with CAD nesting software package.
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SCARA is an acronym for Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm, meaning it is compliant in the X-Y axis, and rigid in the Z axis. The SCARA configuration is unique and esigned to handle variety of material handling the operations for numerous industries.
Mitsubishi SCARA RH-FH Series Robots: The robots of the RH-F series achieve the highest speeds in their class thanks to the new motors developed by Mitsubishi Electric, high arm rigidity and unique control technology. The SCARA’s structure consists of two arms joined at the base and the intersection of arms one and two. Two independent motors use inverse kinematics and interpolation at joints J1 and J2 control the SCARA’s X-Y motion. The final X-Y location at the end of arm two is a factor of the the J1 angle, J2 angle, length of arm one and length of arm two.
Stroke / Maximum reach850mm
Maximum payload capacity12kgs / Rated at 3kgs
Operating RangeJ1 340° / J2 290° / J3 (z) 350mm / J4 (0 axis) 720°
Maximum composite speed11,350 mm/s
Cycle time (25 x 300 x 25mm w/ 2kg load)0.30 second
Position repeatabilityX/Y Direction +/-0.015mm / J3 (z) +/-0.010mm
Drive systemAC Servo
Position detection methodAbsolute encoder
Two (2) / ea. High performance Mitsubishi SCARA Robots (4-axis)
Ideal for sorting, palletizing & material handling that require rapid and precise automation.

As noted, two gripping devices are included but, the “picking devices” could supplied with suction cups as shown. Matrix suction grippers (300mm x 400mm) or “needle style” pickers, for open cell foam materials. (Final TBD)

For the robots and one(1) laser scanner for front protection. The laser ray covers the area around the robot arm movement (complete rotational axis) and the dimensions of the areas (zones) of intervention can be defined accordingly.

Approximately 1800mm (W) x 5245mm (L), complete with clamping beams to hold matrix securely in place.

One is aproximately 1000mm (W) x 3500mm (L) and the second 1000mm (W) x 6000mm (L), for the unloading, stacking and transport of the die cut pieces.


Nestting Software

These powerful automatic nesting systems have been specifically designed by Chiesa on the basis of the experience gained with hundreds of die cutting machines installed at customers from all industries exclusively by Manufacturers Supplies.

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Chiesa CNC die cutting systems can thus achieve the highest possible material savings, providing a full job control, accurate costing, and complete production scheduling.
To calculate the best material optimization it is possible to use both a DXF file and a pattern obtained via die digitization. A powerful nesting algorithm quickly & precisely calculates the best possible cutting layout using either a single shape or multiple shapes.

Once the best material optimization is obtained, the graphic image of the result is displayed on the systems touchscreen monitor along with the data relating to the cost of an individual piece or the entire run, the production time, the yield etc.. The cutting programs can be transferred to the press either manually (by drive) or automatically via serial connection.


The nesting software gives the best material utilization and the fastest cutting speeds available on today’s market. Ultimate job flexibility is achieved without the need to change your current production methods. All nesting features are completely automatic. You can nest any shape-regular or irregular, into sheets or rolls and sheets joined into rolls. You can nest a breakdown of different shapes, sizes and quantities in a single run-optimizing material utilization. Bias or diagonal cutting is a standard feature. Precise job costing and timings may be calculated instantly. In this way your material ordering and stock level can be tightly controlled and kept down to a minimum.


It is possible to digitize quickly and easily the dies in order to have them ready for automatic nesting. The digitization solves any problem of die centering and positioning on the support plate. When nesting irregular shapes, a special die digitizer is used to transfer the cutting tool pattern into the computer memory in a few seconds with an accuracy of 0.1mm. The profiles of the cutting tools are memorized in the system and no further adjustments are required when nesting or cutting. Special constraints of directionality, coupling or cutting sequences can be specified by the operator. Just select with a mouse the tools and materials and then type the number of pieces you need to cut. The automatic nesting will automatically choose the best nest for your job in a matter of seconds. The work schedule is transferred to the machine and run with no further manual intervention. The operator just needs to start the program following the instructions on the screen.

ATOM Flashnest
Advanced Nesting Software

For over 25 years, ATOM manufactured a complete range of CNC die cutting presses and systems with advanced, powerful nesting software packages tailored for specific markets & applications. When ATOM & CHIESA joined forces in 2012 to offer an even wider range of CNC traveling head presses, they teamed their software personnel to create a conversion software, INTELLI-CONVERTER, which will allow existing ATOM customer’s the ability to use their current layouts & shape files on their new CHIESA CNC Die Cutting Press and will also allow them to continue using the nesting software that they have grown accustomed to over the years.