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Nick Cutter and Cutting Press

  • Simple, safe operation
  • Robust design with built-in safety catch
  • Large cutting table area
  • Automatic ejection of samples
  • Adjustable strokes to prevent cutter damage

This robust, manually operated press cuts test samples from sheets of rubber and other soft materials with an exceptionally high force (41kN). Once prepared the samples are typically subjected to physical tests such as tensile, tear, dynamic, cure etc.

The press is operated with two hands. While one hand is used to lift the safety catch, the other pulls the handle which, through a lever system drives the ram down.

If the safety catch is not lifted, the ram cannot be moved ensuring operator safety.

The ram stroke is easily adjustable, ensuring that the die cuts through the sample but is not itself compressed, preventing damage to the cutting edge. But as a further precaution the operator is advised to place a suitable backing material on the cutting table to protect the very sharp edges of the cutter.

Articulated stainless steel fingers, mounted off the press frame, are adjusted to pass through the holes in the cutter back-plate so that the sample is automatically ejected on the return stroke of the ram.

The cutting table is 150mm wide by 200mm deep and cutters must not exceed these dimensions.


A large range of cutting dies, conforming to international standards, is available for use with the S1 Specimen Cutting Press.

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