Multi Knife Cutter

Multi Knife Cutter


An endlessly spiral-wound and labelled tube is fed to the multi knife cutter from the spiral winder. Winding machine and cutting unit are directly mechanically linked.

Using a multi knife bar, the tube is cut to the finished length for the can body in accordance with the print image. These bodies are then automatically fed to a combination machine or a seaming / sealing machine.


Multi Knife Cutter - schematic layout

A – cutter

B – cutter control cabinet     

C – workstation at the control panel of the control cabinet

D – workstation for setup mode

E – waste ring removal

F – ejector

G – can body upender

H – workplace at the can body upender

Design and Function

Multi Knife Cutter - Design

A – connecting rod to the spiral winder

B – support roller drive

C – intake rollers

D – cutter block

E – cutter carrier with crush cutter

F – print mark sensor

G – brake resistor

H – take-off roller

I – take-off roller drive 

J – control cabinet

K – EMERGENCY STOP button on the control panel

L – cutter carriage

M – hand wheel for adjusting the height of the support rollers

N – support rollers

O – master switch

P – compressed air maintenance unit

Technical Data


max. 120 m / min.

tube diameterØ 60 ... 120 mm
tube wall thicknessmax. 1.2 mm
section length to be dividedmax. 2,100 mm
cutting mandrel - center height1,250 mm
connected load (drives)38 kW

2,300 kg (cutter)

450 kg (waste ring removal)

150 kg (ejector)

400 kg (upender)

air consumptionapprox. 600 l / min. (at 6 bar)
pneumatic connection6 bar (input pressure)