ATOM FlashCut EASY 888

Automatic Dieless Cutting Solution for Shoes & Small Leather Goods



The ATOM FlashCut EASY 888 Knife Cutting Table is the ideal dieless cutting solution for small and medium production of shoes and small leather goods.  The complete accessibility to the working surface, the possibility to place materials larger than the actual cutting surface due to the canti-levered beam structure & the back space for material support, the high brightness projectors for the layout & identification of piece codes during off-loading, and the double working area to optimize productivity make the ATOM FlashCut EASY 888 the perfect knife cutting system for shoe and leather goods factories.   The cutting quality is excellent thanks to the mechanical accuracy of the machine’s axes (steel rack & pinion) and the powerful multi-tool cutting head which accepts all the traditional tools in the ATOM range to cut-punch-crease-mill-mark any shape.  In particular, the pneumatic oscillating knife chuck, capable of cutting thick leather, shank board and multi-layer textiles up to 25mm in thickness.

Compact design, robust structure, reliable, economic but without compromises, the FlashCut EASY 888 is the new standard for cutting operations worldwide.  In the 1970’s, the “classic” G888 Traveling Head Die Cutting Press became the reference for die cutting machines used in shoe & leather goods factories throughout the world.  Today, thanks to over 65 years of experience and more than 250,000 cutting machines sold worldwide, ATOM introduces the FlashCut EASY 888 Knife Cutting Table; “Innovation in Tradition”.

Besides the traditional shoe & leather goods components, the ATOM FlashCut EASY 888 is the ideal dieless knife cutting system for gaskets in their various forms (tang graphite included), foams and laminated foams, rubber and it’s by-products, technical textiles and composites, adhesive laminates and similar products. In addition, the FlashCut EASY 888 can be coupled with a wide variety of material handling options to create a complete narrow web dieless converting system for roll-roll kiss cutting applications.

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Point of Strength

Flashcut Points of Strength

  • Robustness of Structure & High Planarity: The machine framework is extremely solid, indigent to an ATOM cutting system.  The precision in the manufacturing of the cutting plane ensures a perfect parallelism between the material and the cutting head, granting a homogeneous cutting precision on the whole surface.
  • Smart Partitioned Zoned Vacuum System: The Flashcut cutting surface is divided into different sectors, each 12” x 12”, which can be independently activated.  Concentrating the cutting power where needed allowing for increased cutting speeds without affecting the cut quality and precision.
  • Powerful & Versatile Cutting Head: The multi-tool cutting head consists of five stations.  The main 40mm cutting tool station accepts a variety of knife chucks; fixed knife chuck, electric oscillating knife chuck, pneumatic knife chuck, pneumatic milling chuck or powered rotary cutter.  Two auxiliary stations are included to accept punch holders / drills, creasing tools, kiss-cut chucks, & 45° angle knife chucks.  A single plotting pen and pricker tool round out the group.  With this versatile cutting head, the Flashcut now becomes a multi-functional production system.
  • Automatic & Interactive Nesting Software: Nesting software is surely a key factor of the ATOM dieless cutting solution. Actually, it completes the cutting system optimizing material yields & dramatically reducing the overall time for placing the shapes to be processed. Since this is a crucial feature to any dieless cutting system, ATOM developed a series of software packages each capable of nesting shapes for a variety of market sectors.  The software used on all ATOM cutting systems is engineered by STRING, a software house partnered with ATOM for over 10 years.
  • Advanced yet Simple to Use Control Software: ATOM knife cutting tables are powered by advanced and reliable control software managing any operation using a simple menu designed to operate quickly and simplify operator training.
  • Two Independent Working Areas: While the machine is cutting on one ½ of the table, the operator can collect the cut pieces, prepare the next material and layout on the other ½ of the table for unbeatable performance and continuous production.
  • High Brightness Overhead Projection System: The overhead projectors allow for a clear visualization of parts and commands on all materials. This allows the cutting operation to be faster and more accurate. Gasket fabricators enjoy the flexibility of the projectors because now they can cut any remnant or scrap, no matter how irregular the shape, by manually placing parts within the area.
  • Advanced Safety Systems: All of the ATOM Flashcut dieless knife cutting tables and systems are equipped with state-of-the-art advanced safety systems which are in full compliance with European CE and OSHA Safety Standards.

Technical Specifications

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