Colex Finishing has dedicated itself for the past year to making significant improvements to its flatbed cutter, the Sharpcut. Their main goal was to make the cutter faster without having to increase its competitive price and without compromising its high quality and durability.
The first change they made to achieve this goal was upgrading the software. The new software endorsed a higher level of efficiency for the Sharpcut. When cutting multiple images, the software automatically will compute which image is closest to the last image it cut, cutting down on unnecessary movement by the gantry.
Another improvement and arguably the most vital was making alterations to the W- axis. As a result of these changes there is now less friction and more importantly faster acceleration. Colex estimates that the W-axis can now rotate 40% faster than what it was capable of in the past. The changes made to the W-axis also positively affected the Z-axis as well because they are directly correlated. The Z-axis can now accelerate approximately 30% faster than its past capabilities.