CNC Knife - EZ Knife System - MultiCam

By: Multicam  09-12-2011

MultiCam EZ Knife System

The MultiCam EZ Knife system was developed to serve markets that require mechanized knife cutting, creasing, and perforation operations. The EZ Knife system supports tangential drag, oscillating and ultrasonic cutting techniques. Choose from many blade types including rotary, spear point, utility, and more. EZ Knife can be purchased as a stand-alone CNC machine based on the MultiCam 1000 Series and 3000 Series motion platforms and can also be added as an option to the 1000, 3000 Router and Plasma Series.

What makes EZ Knife special? For one, EZ Knife only works on a Multicam and second, no other knife system is as powerful and reliable as a MultiCam. Compared to other mechanized knife cutters, MultiCam is the heaviest built. MultiCam high performance motion systems, all steel construction and a vast range of process area sizes bring a new level of performance and utility to knife cutting. MultiCam machines are heavy, powerful and accurate so moving a knife blade is EZ. Why are they so heavy duty? Because the same MultiCam can also move a ninety pound high-frequency spindle through solid wood, thick acrylic and aluminum. Ask yourself; what other knife system cuts such a wide envelope of materials? Only one, the MultiCam EZ Knife system!

Target Markets

EZ Knife is applicable to many markets. Point of Purchase and Graphic Art professionals use EZ Knife as part of their digital finishing workflow. Images that have been printed on wide format digital printers are easily registered using the exclusive MultiCm MultiVision digital registration system. The printed images are placed on the MultiCam outfitted with EZ knife and the cut process is completed in perfect registration. When combined, MultiVision and EZ Knife make a powerful digital finishing solution!

Graphic artists wrap designs onto boxes and other POP displays. EZ Knife can assist this process by creasing, perforating and cuttting corrugated and other cardboard materials, for sample making and short-run packing.

The HVAC industry uses EZ Knife to cut acoustic liners such as fiberglass and closed-cell foam. Both fiberglass and closed cell foam are used to acoustically insulate steel HVAC ductwork. EZ Knife works with both rotary knife blades and oscillating knives.

EZ Knife cuts single-ply materials for the boating industry and other similar upholstery applications. Single-ply phenolic and composite materials are hard to cut with conventional knife technologies EZ Knife offers an ultrasonic option to challenge these tough applications.

Materials and Applications:

EZ Knife customers can apply the system on numerous material types including:

  • Carpet
  • Felt
  • Paper-covered Foam
  • Closed Cell Foam
  • Fiberglass Insulation
  • Plastic-covered Foam
  • Composites
  • Gasket Materials
  • Rubber
  • Cork
  • Honeycomb Cardboard
  • Single-ply Cloth/Fabric
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Vinyl Veneers
  • Corrugated Plastic
  • Leather Goods
  • And more…

EZ Knife Options:

  • High frequency oscillating
  • Ultrasonic frequency
  • Drag knife
  • Kiss cut
  • Rotary
  • Crease
  • Perforate
  • Pounce

EZ Knife Features:

  • Available as an add on option to the MultiCam 1000 and 3000 Series CNC router
  • Available as an add on option to the MultiCam 1000 and 3000 Series CNC plasma
  • Available as standalone EZ knife on MultiCam 1000 and 3000 Series CNC machines
  • Standard synchronous rotary 4th axis tangential control
  • Electric solenoid actuation
  • Precision machined billet construction
  • Quick change removable cartridge loading system
  • Single or Dual receiver head configurations

Available Configurations

  • 1000 Series EZ Knife – single or dual
  • 3000 Series EZ Knife – single or dual
  • 1000, 3000, 5000 Series Router and EZ Knife –single head only
  • 1000 Series Plasma EZ Knife Manual Z
  • 3000 Series Plasma EZ Knife Manual Z

Other products and services from Multicam


Laser Cutting Systems, Industrial Laser Cutter

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CNC Plasma, Industrial Cutting Systems

However, when equipped with a HySpeed Oxygen plasma system, the heavy all steel plate frame base and downdraft fume evacuation table (or optional water table) are equally at home cutting 5/8” plate steel with dross free results. Available with the full Hypertherm plasma lineup, the 3000 Series is our flagship unitized table machine and will cut a wide range of materials with virtually dross free results.


CNC Routers, Industrial Routing Machines

Available with a selection of spindles from 4 HP to 7.5 HP and standard table sizes up to 80” X 240”, the 1000 series provides a strong, stable routing platform at a very affordable price. Options include digital AC servo drive systems, automatic tool change spindles, 32mm gang drills, vacuum tables and pumps, mist coolant systems, vision systems and tangential knives.