The CUT 2500S might be the only Styrofoam cutting machine out there that comes with a cutting wire of up to 5 meters long. Styrofoam blocks of this length with the standard cross section of 1,250 x 1,050 mm usually weigh an unbelievable 200 kilograms - that is over 440 lbs.! How convenient, that this variably adjustable working area can be equipped with an additional trolley or forklift on the long side!
Many other features make the CUT 2500S as flexible as a chameleon. It is our customer's favorite, which include designers, aeronautical engineering companies as well as universities all over the world. It's the perfect start for anybody that wants to get into cutting Styrofoam and who immediately wants to do it right.
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When it comes to expendability, other hot wire cutting machines simply cannot compare to the multi-talent CUT 2500S. Within just a few minutes, our chameleon can be converted into a Styrofoam mill and if the cutting length exceeds 2,000 mm, the automatic wire tensioner ensures exact and clean results. This quick-change artist even masters the Styrofoam cutting with profile wires - otherwise known as shapeable wires - to a tee. Please have a look at the box "Extensions" for an overview of all the possibilities.
What stands out with the CUT 2500S is the immense design freedom for all kinds of product creations made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The easily convertible machine is not only a master in cutting large and bulky objects such as formwork, shutter boxes or pontoons made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The CUT 2500S will just as easily cut filigree and delicate 3D shapes such as letters, logos, symbols, lettering as well as finely chiseled crown moldings out of polystyrene cleanly and accurately. And with closed forms such as the letter O, the machine will even apply monolithic cuts. (How does the hot wire get inside the O without cutting through the Styrofoam? We show you how.) These cuts will prevent any entry or exit cutting "wounds" to the material. Whichever way you look at it, interlaced cutting with 4 axes or plunge cutting with a shaped wire, the CUT 2500S really offers a lot of machine for its price.Contact
The concept of the CUT 2500S is based on the idea that many different tasks and challenges can be managed with just one machine. A key element is here the variably adjustable machine working bench. When the portals are pulled apart completely, the largest CNC hot wire cutting machine of the series - the CUT 2550S - will have a size of two by six meters, which is an area of around 129 square feet. At this point, the maximum usable wire length will be 5,100 mm.
The CUT 2500S works with four independent cutting axes. Even complicated interlaced cuts for 3D objects like conical columns will come out perfectly. The optional rotating table expands the CUT 2500S by a fifth rotational axis, which is entirely controlled by the computer. This enables the user to also cut symmetrical objects and sculptures like chess figurines, spheres and balls as well as asymmetrical objects like hemispheres accurately and fast. If you now add a pre-shaped profile wire, this chameleon turns into a turning lathe for Styrofoam.
The CUT 2500S really does give you a lot of freedom in the creative design of products and objects made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The easily convertible machine is not only a master in cutting large and bulky objects such as formwork, shutter boxes or pontoons made of Styrofoam and Styrodur. The CUT 2500S will just as easily cut filigree and delicate 3D shapes such as letters, logos, symbols and lettering as well as finely chiseled crown moldings out of polystyrene cleanly and accurately. And with closed forms such as the letter O, the machine will even apply monolithic cuts, which means that there won't be any entry or exit cuts in the actual object. Whichever way you look at it, interlaced cutting with 4 axes or plunge cutting with a shaped wire, the CUT 2500S really offers a lot of machine for its price.
Quality Made in Germany, that is what the CUT 2500S represents all the way down to its very last screw. Our experienced engineers have developed this gem in-house, where it was put to the test and brought to its limits (if there are any). Our own company manufactures numerous parts, objects and sculptures out of Styrofoam and Styrodur on a daily basis. Therefore, we are very well aware of all the daily challenges of cutting any plastic foam, because we are facing them ourselves all the time too. The good news: this experience is also the base for how we develop our machines.
You, as our customer, can benefit and profit from the many years of experience of our engineers, developers and operators. Our professional staff will guide you throughout the entire process - before and after you buy from us. cnc-multitool supports our customers with advice as well as support and also provides you with recourses for trusted Styrofoam suppliers. Our team will help you find the right colors and support you during any kind of challenge such as difficult tasks until we find a solution that's right for you. Do you like this all-round service? Why don't you just give us a quick call or write to us with your specific requirements for the processing of polystyrenes.Contact
At first glance, most hot wire cutting machines all seem very similar. The difference becomes apparent in the various details, which more often than not will make the all the difference in the normal day to day production in terms of saving time and money. One of the most deciding factors is the easy to use, yet powerful software.
This is where the Styrofoam cutting machines by cnc-multitool stand out. We always provide a powerful software with every CNC machine - the hardware - as well as interfaces to well-known applications. To date, there is nothing like it on the open market.
Part of the basic equipment of the model series CUT 2500S are the very important control programs that are relevant to your applications. Using this software is as easy as child's play. You will be more than happy, when you see how quickly this powerhouse calculates the cutting data from the CAD data you provided. If you are still not convinced: a live presentation of our machines in our competence center in Ilmenau, Germany will quickly change your mind. This kind of performance still hasn't been matched.
This drawing software creates letters, logos, lettering etc. easily and fast in vector format. The program also allows the direct export for further processing.
The strength of this CAD program is that drawings in vector format can created quick and easily. The DXF export enables immediate processing for further use.
Cloud based software for the calculation of pricing for letters, logos, lettering, objects, painted or unpainted, coatings or Plexiglas.
Cloud based software for the calculation of numerical control data for standard letters and logos with entry and exit cuts.
Cloud based software to calculate numerical control data for standard letters and logos without entry or exit cuts.
Cloud based software (SaaS) to calculate numerical control data for standard 2D objects with and without entry and exit cuts.
3D CAM Software calculates the numerical control data for 3D objects cut with 4 axes.
Just like most of our services, this software is also cloud based (SaaS). It calculates symmetric rotational cutting data from 2D DXF or PLT files.
Create unlimited cutting data for your plunge cutter from 2D DXF or PLT files. This software is also cloud based and comes straight from our internet server (SaaS).
With all these versatile functions, there is hardly anything that the 2500 series won't be able to do. Its bigger sister series will mostly focus on other focal points, such as different kinds of production. For example is the CUT 2900S series extremely well suited for the production of boards and it can cut insulation panels with up to ten cutting wires simultaneously. Even our most universal and fastest Styrofoam cutting machine CUT 3000S isn't able to cut such big blocks.
Due to its movable portals, the CUT 2500S can only be loaded from its long sides. This requires a lot of time and also some experience (instinctive feeling) - especially with very large and heavy Styrofoam blocks. For this type of production we have developed the larger models CUT 2900S, CUT 3000S and CUT 4000S with their entirely open machine table. You can compare them here:
For anybody wanting to get started in the comfort class of Styrofoam cutting machines, the CUT 2500S series offers a lot of machine for little money. We deliver the units ready to use: Apart from the machine table, there is no need for assembly or adjusting. In the meantime, someone else can install the software on your Windows PC and connect the control unit and the power supply. Once you have received the product, the entire setup of the machine won't take longer than 60 minutes. This is what is included in the delivery:
The CUT 2500S is the perfect Styrofoam cutting machine for beginners, who need some room for improvement. Like all our machines, this model series is made in Germany and is especially well suited for long cuts and objects, such as Stucco and crown molding, profiles or floating devices. Please have a look at the most important features:
The quality of the CUT 2500S is predominantly defined by its extremely sturdy construction and the machine table with two portals. We have purposefully made the decision not to go with the less robust Aluminum and instead opted for a much stronger painted steel construction. This prevents any torsion and twisting of the frame during production - even if the machine is working on a 200 kilogram Styrofoam block. The machine can be loaded from both long sides.
The setup of the 2500 series has been optimized so that the monitor screen, keyboard and the mouse are all integrated within the machine. This way it saves on additional space, which would otherwise be occupied by a control stand or working table. The "Touchscreen Package" will upgrade the CUT 2500S to an even more comfortable display that will react to your finger pressure! The benefit is obvious: You will be able to use the unit intuitively and make less mistakes when entering any data or making any on-screen choices.
With regards to the wire length and tasks, the CUT 2500S will give you multiple options to choose from:
The eyelet screws of the left and right unit are each connected to a coil spring, which each hold the end of a wire. The advantage is here that the cutting wire can be easily disengaged and re-engaged, which in turn simplifies especially monolithic cuts and therefore speeds up the overall process. The spring makes sure that the cutting wire stays taut throughout the cutting. A stiffer version of the spring is also available and should be used for parallel cuts. For 4 axes cuts with longer wires we recommend the softer spring.
The automatic wire tensioner enables cleaner results with very long cutting wire lengths. Even though the length of the cutting wire might change during the cutting process, the wire tensioner will literally jump into action and keep the wire taut automatically. This is particularly helpful for the cutting of truncated cones or conical columns. The device contains a sensor, a motor and an electronic control unit, which keeps track of the wire length during the entire process. As soon as the wire length changes, the electronic brain of the device will tighten the wire accordingly. The motor will either roll the wire up or release more wire as it goes along. The fully automated wire tensioner works independently of the Styrofoam cutting machine and the software.
The optional rotating table will add a vertical rotary axis to the four cutting axes of the Styrofoam cutting machine. This axis is also computer controlled, which allows the machine to magically create symmetrical objects such as vases or eggs as well as asymmetrical objects like hemispheres.
This thing does exactly what it says - a pre-shaped profile wire can cut the most complex silhouettes in a very short amount of time. The CNC machine will move the shaped wire in all three axes (X, Y, Z), which allows impeccable results - as if the object had been lathed.
To shape the cutting wire into the desired form you can easily use a template, prototype or model previously made of Styrodur (XPS), which can also be done by the CUT 2500S. Only the bending and shaping of the wire around the template will be done manually. If the measurements don't have to be exact, a skillful hand can do this even without a template.
Our tip: The shapeable wire works extremely well with the computer controlled rotation table (see above). The collaboration of the two will produce symmetrical Styrofoam 3D objects such as column capitals, bases and heads in no time.
The CNC Styrofoam cutting machine of the CUT 2500S series can easily be converted into a Styrofoam mill. The mill head is movable in all three axes (X, Y, Z) and really is a very powerful extension. We encourage you to compare the CUT 2500S with any other CNC milling machines in the same price category. Our chameleon will turn into a very hungry wolf and take on any type of EPS, XPS, EPP foams as well as other materials like a hot knife through butter. The optional axis extension will even allow for milling into PVC, wood, GFK, CFK and other harder materials. We recommend that you order the stabilizing axis extension with our original order.
The board cutting function of the CUT 2500S you will be able to produce smaller panels in the desired format out of larger boards very easily. The trimming process is part of this specific function within the software, which will cut two or more thinner panels out of one thicker board. Obviously, Styrofoam blocks are also suited for this type of cutting. Larger blocks (also ashlars) can first be cut into smaller boards, which are then cut into the final product. Our software will even apply its nesting mode, which optimizes the material in such a way that the thinner panels are cut with the least amount of product waste.
The laterally open and modular construction of the CUT 2500S makes any maintenance very simple. We do recommend to periodically clean the Styrofoam cutting machine and to grease it lightly
The 0,3 mm cutting wire of the CUT 2500S can be exchanged according to its wear and tear. We deliver it on a spool, so you can decide for yourself, how much wire you want to use
The cutting wire of the CUT 2500S will always have the correct temperature to guarantee clean cuts when processing Styrofoam, Styrodur or polyurethane foams. The reason behind this is the sophisticated current control, which contains a microprocessor that controls the power supply particularly during interlaced cutting, as the wire lengths will vary during this process. The current control will also pick up any fluctuations in the power supply and automatically regulate these with its minicomputer. This way, we can guarantee that every cut will be clean and accurate.
The software will allow you to easily and fast create 4 axis cutting programs for EPS and XPS boards or blocks with one wire. Optionally, Polystyrene blocks can also be cut with the integrated nesting mode, which will eliminate excessive material waste. The program will import 2D contours in DXF format and then calculate the final 2D and 3D cutting data within mere seconds. The numerical control information is then transferred via the network or per USB stick directly into the machine, which then translates the G-codes in the integrated CNC software.
Creating this cutting data on a separate PC has one defining advantage: The preparation step will not stop the production on the CNC Styrofoam cutting machine. Therefore, the user can already set up the next project, whilst the machine is still processing the previous one.
StyroCAM is also a cloud based software (SaaS) and runs in all modern browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Therefore it is compatible with all Windows and Mac computers.
Nobody knows what tomorrow brings, but planning your future can be very exciting indeed. If you are one of those people full of ideas and ever changing requests, then the CUT 2500S will be your perfect partner for your upcoming business. Is this Styrofoam cutting machine right for you? We are happy to help and advise you about all the pros and cons in a phone call. As we are processing polystyrenes ourselves on a daily basis, we are confident that we can answer all your questions from our very own experience - from users for users.
Or even better: Visit us in our competence center in Ilmenau, Germany. Here we can invite you to a free "test drive" of our CNC hot wire cutting machines. See for yourself during a live presentation just how powerful these machines really are. Send us a quick message and let us know how we can help. Or simply give us a call right now.Contact
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