Design Your Own Hot Knife

All of our Hot Knives are designed and constructed as modular systems which allow us to customize any machine quickly. We'll custom-design just for you from over 400 various combinations and configurations. See how we configure them here.
In addition to our hot knife cutters and spare parts, we can also offer components and assemblies for integrating into, or building your own, cutting equipment. These are broken into several general categories. Click the images below for more information.
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Frames, Chasis and Base Assemblies

 

Start your project with a standard or customized frame assembly. Standard hinged frames are available in two sizes:

   - 6" x 12" (15cm x 30cm)  RX-80 Chassis

   - 3" x 24" (7.6cm x 61cm)  RX-84 Chassis

   - 4" x 24" (10cm x 61cm)   RX-84-XL Chassis



Pneumatic towers are also available in several sizes.



Other sizes are also available, hinged, slide or pneumatic.





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Type R Standard Analog Controller

Type H Heavy-duty Analog Controller

Digital heat controller from NOVA TECH
Thermal Controllers

We offer several types of  heat controllers:



• Universal Heater Conrol (type R) - standard-duty is used for operating loads up to 1200W.  

• Universal Heater Conrol (type H) - heavy-duty is used for operating loads up to 2000W. 



• PID/digital (type D) - is used when fine temperature control and/or higher heating load is required. This type controls heating loads to 1500W and includes a type K thermocouple. 



• Dwell timer (type T) - with either digital or heavy duty analog heater control is used for controlling pneumatic cutting devices with an adjustable dwell timer.



All controllers are available in either 120V or 230V and can be fitted with the correct power  plug for any country!

Type D Digital Heat Controller

Heat controller with dwell timer from NOVA TECH

Type T Digital Heat - Analog Timer Controller

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Knife and Thermal Tooling Assemblies

 

Hot knife,  hole punch, and thermal tooling assemblies can be adapted to your own devices. We offer dozens of knife and tooling assemblies with either 120V or 230V heaters.

Hot knives are available in 5" (128mm) and 8" (200mm) sizes, manufactured in highly conductive brass or durable stainless steel.

Hot knife assemblies (brass or stainless) can be configured to work with your equipment and are available in the following sizes:

  • 5" (128mm)

  • 8" (200mm)

  • 10" (254mm)

  • 13" (328mm)

  • 16" (400mm) 

 

We can also make custom knife and tooling assemblies to your specifications.



Design your own special hot knife from our worksheet.

Knives, Punches, Parts & Accessories



Select from individual components such as hot knives, heaters, punch and slot tooling, safety guards, foot pedals, and material holders.

We can also make custom knives and tooling to your specifications.


Download the Accessories Brochure

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Webcutter Hinges

Our hinges are one of the most important components of the Webcutter hot knife. They must allow free movement of the rotating knife without excess play for hundreds of thousands of cycles. These hinges have gone through several design improvements over the years, as shown below. To adjust them, note the video to the right of the hinge type.

Evolution of the Webcutter hinges from 1998 to present: