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Intec Printing Solutions has launched a new version of its ColorCut FB8000Pro automated digital die-cutter.

Building on and superseding the machine that the company first launched at Fespa in Munich last year, the updated device features a dual tool head that delivers 1kg of pressure, and enables printed sheets to be cut and creased using lines drawn from vector graphic design applications.

New features include intelligent cutting algorithms that enable up to 40% faster cutting than the previous model, a refined auto-sheet feeder that stacks up to 2,000 or 25kg of printed sheets, and improved quad pneumatic pick-up fingers that allow for wider media handling.

Additionally, the new air pulse knock down, which works in harmony with the feed table, is said to provide “unparalleled” anti-double feed control by firing pulsed air to control stray media.

The QR code reading Job Library has also been enhanced to enable the FB8000 to achieve instant job identification and retrieval of associated cutting file from the ColorCut server’s job library for unattended job cutting.

The ability to scan every single sheet has also been added, allowing the system to detect if sheets in the feeder contain a variety of jobs and, according to the manufacturer, enabling “true unattended operation” by accepting a mixed stack of different jobs in same session.

Intec product development director Mark Baker-Homes said: “We learnt lessons with the first generation FB8000Pro and got feedback from customers about what they liked and what they wanted.