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PCMC expands logsaw lineup with Xcut

by Nicole Onesti | Jul 26, 2018

Green Bay, Wis. — July 26, 2018 — PCMC expanded its logsaw offering with its latest innovation in cutting – the Xcut. As the premier offering in PCMC’s consumer logsaw lineup, the Xcut combines safety, quality, productivity, simplicity and reliability in a compact footprint.

 

“Our customers continue to tell us they need to find new ways to be more efficient without jeopardizing safety or flexibility,” said Jason Hilsberg, tissue sales director for PCMC. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer a new saw that does that and more.”

 

Now available for purchase, the Xcut features patent-pending SmartFlowTM technology, which provides the lowest bias and highest speed available for an indexing saw. Combined with its variable flight length feature, users will experience greater productivity gains because the Xcut eliminates air cuts, even with different web widths. Production rates for bath tissue reach up to 970 rolls per minute and household tissue reaches up to 550 rolls per minute.

 

The Xcut offers additional efficiencies with a log diameter range of 90-200 mm, without change parts. This full diameter range is achieved by dual-functioning clamps on the top and bottom of the log, which can be adjusted easily through the HMI. 

 

Also equipped with an automatic blade shield, the Xcut raises the bar for safety standards. The shield automatically engages upon a request to enter the machine and the doors unlock when the blade is covered and in position. For more on this feature, watch this video.

 

Like its sister PCMC logsaws, the Xcut also features a vacuum-free shuttle trim eliminator. Using gravity to its advantage, this system uses grippers to hold the rolls, allowing the trim to fall directly below to a takeaway conveyor, eliminating product marking.

 

For more on the Xcut, visit pcmc.com.