THE MOST VERSATILE CUTTING
SYSTEM
EVER.

Summa F Series

Summa’s Professional Flatbed Finishing System is an award-winning solution for producing innovative signage, displays, samples, packaging applications, and more. With an ever increasing arsenal of tools and optional add-ons, this is the breakthrough cutting solution you’ve been dreaming about.

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Features

Industry-leading features and optional add-ons.

Multifunctional Head

The multifunctional head holds up to three modules at one time. The central unit houses a positioning laser and an integrated camera system for fast and accurate contour-cutting mark recognition.

Powerful Tangential Module

Offers a vertical force of 10 kg and corresponds to a wide range of matching tools. Each tool has a barcode identifier that ensures automatic recognition and parameter settings.

Media Advance Clamps

Pneumatically-driven media advance clamps hold the material down while pulling it forward in order to work continuously in panels or multiple jobs.

Barcode

The barcode workflow automatically identifies the job to obtain the necessary cutting data from the computer. Scanning the job happens automatically by the built-in camera of the Summa F Series system or by a hand scanner, depending on the selected workflow.

F-Performance

This mode is especially designed to enhance the speed / performance of digital finishing operations on our flatbed finishing systems by up to 40%. Especially within large industrial environments, this F-performance mode will prove its worth and give your overall workflow a serious boost.

Advanced Safety System

The advanced Safety System, delivered with all F Series models, guarantees a safe work environment and is compliant to worldwide health and safety requirements. Thanks to the placement of the system on the top beam, the F Series can be accessed easily, which results in higher production efficiency.

ADC

The ADC automatically sets the knife depth and the orientation of the tool. The tip of the knife or bit is measured accurately and the down position of the tool is set to table's level, guaranteeing a flawless cut. Both the ADC left and ADC right is included with every new F Series flatbed cutter.

PackLib

The PLM PackLib for Summa is a library of resizable standard packaging models. The most popular packaging standards FEFCO (corrugated cardboard) and ECMA (folding carton) are included. Also a few POS display designs and solid cardboards (furniture) designs are available.

Conveyor extension to minimize downtime

The conveyor extension, optional on the F1612 flatbed cutter, processes cut designs that are much larger than the actual cutting area. While the machine cuts the next part, the first cutout parts can be removed safely at the extended front.

Accelerated workflow with F-Performance

Increase the performance of your F Series flatbed system with almost 40%. Advantages include faster up, down and turning movements of the cutting head, which will be most remarkable when using the Kiss-cutting tool.

Heavy-Duty Roll Support

The optional Heavy-Duty Roll Support allows a straight throughput of print rolls onto the wide-format flatbed sizes, F1832, F3220 and F3232. For the processing of heavy banner material and light to non-stretchable wide textile rolls, this roll support will facilitate the operator’s life considerably.

Summa GoProduce Software

The user-friendly software GoProduce is part of Summa's GoSuite platform and is developed for the F Series' operator to handle jobs in a most straightforward and easy way. The software includes an extended range of important functionalities and a modern interface with improved navigation, which will enable users to find and operate functions as quickly and intuitively as possible.

Media Handling has never been easier

The extensive range of media handling solutions helps you to work precise and more efficiently.

  • The advanced Safety System guarantees a safe work environment. Convenient placement on the top beam ensures easy accessibility of the flatbed to remove cut parts.
  • Media Advance Clamps hold the material down while pulling it forward in order to work continuously in panels or multiple jobs.
  • The vacuum pump with sound absorber holds the material in place during the job while the selector adjusts the vacuum automatically to match the working area.
  • The Conveyor belt & Roll support allow the cutting and creasing of large lengths of flexible material to large production runs.
  • The working area can be divided into two separate zones, a cut only zone and an Operator Zone where materials can be removed with ease.
  • The optional Heavy-Duty Roll Support allows a straight throughput of heavy banner material, non-stretchable wide textile rolls and lightly stretchable materials onto the wide-format flatbed sizes F1832, F3220 and F3232. Video Heavy-Duty Roll Support

CHOOSE YOUR SIZE OF VERSATILITY

Cutting tables are available in five models. Each of them is bound to significantly increase your productivity.

 

Available Tools & Modules

Drag Module

The Drag Module is a module which allows you to make notations with pens or kiss cut a wide range of materials with a pressure of 600 g of down force, using a drag knife.

Tangential Module

This module offers a vertical force of 10kg and corresponds to a wide range of matching tools. Each of the many tools have a barcode ID that ensures automatic recognition and parameter settings.

Electric Oscillating Module

Ideal for cutting soft and medium density materials such as foam and corrugated board up to 18 mm thick, driven by a 1 kW electric motor, producing up to 12,000 rpm and moves over a stroke of 1 mm.

Pneumatic Oscillating Tools

The Pneumatic Oscillating Tool, powered by compressed air, moves a knife up and down over a stroke of 8 mm. Suitable to cut thick material, such as honeycomb board, corrugated board and foam board

Kiss Cut Tool

With mechanically-controlled knife pressure, this tool is specifically designed for kiss cutting material down to its liner up to 1.2 mm thick. This tool also includes an adjustable nose piece for precise depth control.

Single Edge Cutout Tool

The Single Edge Cutout Tool is designed for detailed cutting through material up to 6 mm thick. A spring-loaded gliding disc allows cutting of very precise details and can be fixed at a set depth.

Double Edge Cutout Tool

The Double Edge Cutout Tool ensures minimal wear when cutting through rigid material up to 6 mm thick. A spring-loaded gliding disc allows cutting of very precise details and can be fixed at a set depth.
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Heavy Duty Cutout Tool

The Heavy Duty Cutout Tool is suitable for cutting through thicker material up to 15 mm thick.

Creasing Tools

Several Creasing Wheels, designed in different depths and radius sizes, are available for creasing and scoring paper, cartons, polypropylene and PVC material.

V Cut Tools

The V-Cut Tools are available in 5 angles and are designed to cut a V-shaped groove in rigid sandwich and foam composite boards up to 27 mm thick, depending on the material’s density.

Routing Module

The Router Module is capable of milling most widely-used solid boards in the graphic and sign industry, such as hard foam PVC, acrylic and aluminum covered boards.

High Frequency Router Module

The HF Routing Module is equipped with a high-frequency spindle and higher power output, which allow higher processing speeds and a smoother finishing of rigid substrates.
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Rotary Module

Perfect for cutting textiles as well as thicker PVC banner materials. Offers cutting edge finishing on a range of medias

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Specifications

MODELS:

F1612

 

F1432 NEW

F1330 successor

F1832

 

F3220

 

F3232

 

CUTTING AREA160 cm (63 in.) wide x 120 cm (47 in.) long; up to 50 m (164 ft.) long in multi-panel136 cm (53 in.) wide x 320 cm (126 in.) long; up to 50 m (164 ft.) long in multi-panel184 cm (72 in.) wide x 320 cm (126 in.) long; up to 50 m (164 ft.) long in multi-panel327 cm (128.7 in.) wide x 210 cm (82.6 in.) long; up to 50 m (164 ft.) long in multi-panel327 cm (128.7 in.) wide x 320 cm (126 in.) long; up to 50 m (164 ft.) long in multi-panel
MEDIA WIDTHUp to 165 cm (65 in.)Up to 142 cm (56 in.)Up to 190 cm (75 in.)Up to 332 cm (131 in.)Up to 332 cm (131 in.)
MULTI PANEL*5000 cm (1968 in.)
*Media clamps and roll-feed and/or conveyor belt system are required
REPEATABILITYWithin ± 0.05 mm on plots
ACCURACY0.05 % of move or 0.05 mm, whichever is greater
SPEEDUp to 1000 mm/sec (39.4 in./sec)
ACCELERATIONUp to 1 G
CLEARANCE*5 cm (2 in.)
*Distance between vacuum table and Y-beam. Not taking into account the thickness of a cutting mat or conveyor belt
MAXIMUM ALLOWED FORCESVertical: 200 Newton, Horizontal: 200 Newton
MAXIMUM TABLE LOAD50 kg/m² (10.2 lb/ft²)
CONNECTIVITYUSB
POWER REQUIREMENTS3 Phase 208V+N or 3 Phase 230V or 3 Phase 400V+N
DIMENSIONS247 x 220 x 110 cm
(97 x 86 x 43 in.)
230 x 422 x 122 cm
(91 x 166 x 48 in.)
279 x 422 x 122 cm
(110 x 166 x 48 in.)
422 x 313 x 122 cm
(166 x 123 x 48 in.)
422 x 422 x 122 cm
(166 x 166 x 48 in.)
WEIGHT500 kg (1100 lbs)TBD 1530 kg (3375 lbs)1760 kg (3883 lbs)1974 kg (4347 lbs) 
OPERATING TEMPERATURE15˚ to 35˚C (59˚ to 95˚F)
STANDARD ACCESSORIESDrag Module, Conveyor System, Roll-Feed System, Safety System 2020, Pneumatic Pack, ADC left&right, standard 36˚ blade holder, 1 standard blade, 1 fiber-tip pen, hex screwdriver (4mm), hex screwdriver (2.5mm), USB cable (3 meter), USB extension cable (0.5 meter), media guide flanges (set of 2), Summa GoProduce software.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIESTangential Module, F Series Routing System, HF Routing System, HT Rotary module, Electronic Oscillating Tool, Pneumatic Oscillating Tool, Kiss Cutting Tool, Single Edge Cutout Tool, Double Edge Cutout Tool, Heavy Duty Cutout Tool, Creasing Tools, V-Cut Tools, production software, basket (F1612), extension tables (F1612), wireless controller w/charger.