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C&T updates it successful PlayMatrix 4.0 cutting system

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C&T Channel Matrix (C&T) has been selling the PlayMatrix 4.0, an automatic creasing matrix cutting system, since 2019. Over 50 machines have been sold giving considerable benefits of time saving and accuracy to leading box makers and large users of creasing matrix.


For 2023, the company has updated the PlayMatrix machine adding a more powerful processor and has also changed much of the body of the machine from steel to aluminium to save weight.


This Italian manufactured electropneumatic machine, made by Mito, is a patented system for accurate cutting of multiple creasing matrix. It is composed of six different tracks and can cut and store six matrix reels at the same time. It has a measuring and transport system, an adjustable driving device for each track and a cutting device. All pieces are cut and remain attached as a chain for simple application.


It can be used in manual mode to cut single pieces, or a series of pieces of the same size, or in automatic mode to cut different sizes and different types of creasing matrix, using instructions generated by manual input or by reading of a DXF file.


Simon Shenton, managing director at C&T Matrix, said: ‘The PlayMatrix gives great benefits over manual cutting of reduced waste and provides more accurate and efficient cutting. All customers who use the machine report on how much time they save during make ready, typically cutting the time to prepare the matrix on the cutting die by over 50%. With a relatively low cost of around £25,000, we have calculated that these machines can give a return of investment in approximately 12 months.’



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