CNC CONTOUR CUTTER
Unlike other types of foam, expanded polystyrene (EPS) can be cut using a thin wire heated by a low voltage electrical current. This heat vaporises the material without any physical resistance, creating quick and clean cuts. Wintech’s Hotwire machines are the most efficient way to cut EPS.
Multiple Cuts at Once
Wintech Hotwire machines can be built to hold 10 to 50 wires. The feed rate is no different between 1 and 50 wires since the cuts are done with heat, not physical contact. This allows multiple cuts in one pass without any compromise in speed.
Because EPS is vaporised, not abrasively cut, there is no dust created. This helps keep a clean, safe workplace and also provides a clean dust-free surface to the finished product.
Simple Operation & Maintenance
The cutting process is incredibly simple because the operator does not have to worry about an orientation to the cutting wire. Additionally, the machine requires minimal maintenance. Since the wire cuts using heat, not physical contact, there is virtually no wear and tear.
Using a Wintech Hotwire, EPS foam is cleanly and consistently cut without any defects. The superior surface finish is unmatched by other cutting processes available, such as water jet, laser and plasma.
Fully Automated Cutting
Every Wintech machine is a fully automated CNC cutter. This means that they are computer-driven to ensure the accuracy and repeatability of every contour cut. It also means Wintech machines do not have the operational dangers, manual errors or slow turn overs of manual cutters. The operator simply opens the cutting drawings on the computer and tells the machine to start cutting.
One person can easily load and operate the machine. Wintech machines can also run a subsequent number of jobs automatically. Many owners leave their machine running after working hours because it will shut itself off when the queue is complete.
Flexible Floorplans and Operation
Wintech machines are operated via the control cabinet. This is a small freestanding unit that houses the computer to design and store all the drawings. It also provides an intuitive interface to control every aspect of the machine. The operator runs the machine through its software, using the touch screen, keyboard or mouse. This allows the operator to keep a safe distance from the machine and be positioned in a convenient location in the factory.
The control cabinet also comes with a sealed, fully functional 18-key handset to allow for remote control. There are no cables to the remote. This gives the operator even more physical freedom. Quick positioning or manual cutting are possible with this remote handset.
Powerful User-Friendly Software
Wintech machines use the Windows operating system. Our proprietary Profiler software is designed in-house to get the most out of your machine. A rich graphical environment makes the machine simple to use but packed with powerful features.
Our machines are pre-loaded with a wide selection of standard cuts (geometric shapes, letters, numerals, etc), with customisable presets. We have powerful importing capabilities from other digital drawing software and a sophisticated native drawing interface. For first-time CNC users, we have an optional digitiser device to trace paper drawings or cardboard templates.
WHY CHOOSE WINTECH?
Our high-quality foam cutting machines are carefully crafted by our team of engineers, welders, machinists, fitters, and electricians. Established in 1985 Wintech Engineering has been designing and manufacturing CNC contour foam cutting machines since the very start. Learn more about our story here.
Manufactured, assembled and tested in our workshops
Our machines are still running after 30 years
Tested for CE and C-Tick compliance
Ideal for companies with limited factory space
Built-in features assure a safe workplace