The Blue Jay is available as a stand-alone end cutting unit or with an optional Pull-Off for even faster cutting production and improved accuracy. The system requires only one operator to spread and cut material with the simple press of a button. The Pull-Off, a moveable pneumatic clamp, grabs the ply to be spread and pulls it down the table to the desired length. The cutting attachment, a powerful 5 inch (12.7cm) round knife, automatically drives across the width of the fabric in a guided track for repeated, perfectly straight-line cutting.
For added panel cutting features, Eastman’s 548BK round knife slitters can be added to the Blue Jay End Cutting System. This will allow for cutting in both horizontal and vertical directions, maximizing material utilization and further decrease labor costs.
Each 548BK slitter can be adjusted on the track to within 3″ of the width of the table, allowing for complete coverage of the width of the material being cut. The number of slitters fitted on the track is material width and table size dependent. Plexiglass covers shield the cutting action providing for safe operation of the system and the material feeding unit.
Various system footprints for savings in floor space
Adjustable grip pressure
One-touch joystick control
LCD display with keypad for simple operation & system status messaging
Programmable lift time
Adjustable ply counter
Flaw cut key
Watchdog time forces control box to reset in the event of software failure
Heavy-Duty Blue Jay with more robust design and heavy-duty base to support cutting tougher materials, such as fiberglass
End Cutter (CRA-395):
Digital controls include ply counter, return carriage, auto and manual lift, sharpener mode
Clamp pressure setting
Remote control option
Pull Off (CRA-375):
Machine can reach a maximum speed of up to 100 yards/minute (91m/minute)
Accuracy of +/- .25 in. (6mm)
Mirror image configuration
Custom spread programs
12.5 in. (31.75cm) spread height
Air Jet for laminates
Custom spread lengths up to 999 inches (25m)