Mirical Emblems Picks Challenge Titan 230TC Cutter from TCS
Mirical Emblems Ltd has upgraded its cutting capabilities with the installation of a Challenge TITAN 230 Programmable Cutter supplied by Terry Cooper Services.
The Bildworth, Nottinghamshire operation manufactures a wide range of garment decoration products, almost exclusively for heat seal application by garment suppliers. Products fall into two categories: Industrial Wash Environment and Products for Home Wash. These are complemented by a number of ancillary products and heat-seal equipment specifically designed to aid application to the wide variety of fabrics used in the manufacture of workwear, safetywear and sportswear.
“We had a German guillotine but it was getting to the end of its life,” explains Supply Chain Manager Bernard Caille on the choice of the Challenge TITAN 230 Programmable Cutter.
“We liked the build of the Titan and it was also easy to use. But one of the most important things was its LED Line Light Cut Position Indicator. Because of the complexity of our jobs we don’t really programme anything. We do it all by sight.
“With our screen printing, because it takes so long to produce as we print one colour at a time, we can’t afford to make any mistakes. Also not much of our work is a standard print size so we needed the flexibility and the accuracy to work with lots of different sizes. The Titan gave us that.”
The 584mm Challenge TITAN 230 Programmable Cutter is available with or without programmability and with a choice of guarding – perspex or light barrier. It has a user-friendly, menu-driven LCD screen, fully programmable backgauge control with 99 channels, 9,801 total cut memory, LED line light cut position indicator, table slot closure device and hydraulic cutting and clamping.
It conforms to CE and ANSI B65.3-2001 safety specifications, features two-hand cut buttons to activate cutting cycle, independent mechanical foot pedal clamping as well as computer diagnostics and error indication
Caille added: “Installation went very smoothly and has been running constantly ever since. We expect it to pay for itself in five years.”