Flat Bed Die Cutter with Optics Four-Post Hydraulic Flat Bed Press

Four Post Flat Bed Die Cutter Press

Improve Cut-to-Print Accuracy

Depending on the system and type of registration, standard accuracies of ± 0.025 – 0.075 m (± 0.001 – 0.003 in.) are achievable. This is the only system on the market to achieve micron levels of accuracy. Our system has flexible optics, you can select from X, X–Y, X-Y-θ options to assure consistent registration. Every Preco machine reflects our design philosophy that "The system should run the operator" having the automation minimizes the total manual labor. Job parameter storage facilitates automatic set-up for repeat orders. The optical registration on this system compensates for off-center artwork, skewed items and variations in printed material due to drying or screen stretch. 


  • Abrasives
  • Filters
  • Gaskets
  • Insulators
  • Medical Devices
  • Packaging and Paper Products
  • Plastics/Foams
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Faster set-up increased accuracy.

This machine allows for faster set-up and increased accuracy reduces waste, saving time and material. This flat bed machine is designed to accommodate sheet, strip or roll stock in varying widths and thicknesses.

Patented Floating Bolster for Preco Flat Bed Die Cutter with Optical Registration

Using fiber-optic or machine vision camera technology, Preco's X-Y-Θ control systems digitally transmit information to our unique floating bolster*, moving tooling into position for a precise cut, everytime. 
* The floating bolster will reduce the maximum material web width.


  • Kiss-Cutting
  • Through-Cutting

Features & Benefits

Just some of the many benefits of buying a Preco Flat Bed Die Cutting machine.

Die-to-Pattern Registration System

Beyond available fiber-optic sensors, Preco is the leader in camera-vision-based registration for flatbed die cutting.

Simple Makeready Technique

Preco's logical and efficient cutting plate access and tool exchange allow easy rule shimming, with the most hassle-free and straightforward mounting of die boards in the industry.

Touch Panel Microprocessor Control

Preco die cutters easily make changes to cutting pressure, material index, stroke height, batch count, parts removal adjustments and many other parameters to match the work at hand.

Quick Change Tooling

Preco flatbed presses are renowned for their ability to switch steel-rule die boards for each job changeover in less than 30 seconds.

Modular Finishing Accessories 

We make available parts removal and collection methods through a variety of handling techniques as well as solutions for preparing material before entering the press.

Micrometer-Stop Depth-of-Cut Management

The ability of a Preco press to prevent die board rule from striking the cutting plate and to kiss cut consistently to thin liners, extends die life and assures continuous cut parts quality.

Roll-Feed Material Transport

Whether sheet or web-fed, Preco's use of roll-feeds prevents the operator’s hands from entering an unsafe cutting area and being injured.

Custom Machine and Line Solution

Preco assists many of its customers with the integration of our die cutting capabilities to factory-supplied manufacturing lines for turn-key production.

Tech Specs

Technical parameters are based on a baseline standard but all Preco Flat Bed Die Cutting machines can be customized to meet your product's needs.

System Footprint Min: 245 x 157 cm (96 x 62 in.)
Max: 338 x 277 cm (142 x 109 in.)*
System Press Height  174 - 201 cm (69 - 79 in.)
Web Width  305 - 1067 mm (12 - 42 in.)
Tonnage  Min: 17.8 tonnes (20 tons)
Max: 89 tonnes (100 tons)**
Gross Weight  1680 - 14000 kg (3700 - 31000 lb)
Standard Daylight 203 - 254 mm (8 - 10 in)**
Production Speed Dependent on material, stroke length and accuracy required
Tool Acceptance  Steel rule, Class "A" male/female; flexible "chem-etch", etc. 
Registration Capability Up to ± 25 µm (± 0.001 in.) with X-Y-Θ vision
Power Requirements  240 or 480V, 3-Phase, 60 Hz
380 - 410V, 3-Phase, 50Hz

The above data is subject to change. All specifications are dependent on material type and thickness, and process platform - consult with a Preco associate.
* Not including workspace allotment; includes finishing table 
** Dependent on system size

Flat Bed Die Cutting Equipment Line


Flat Bed Die Cutter

Four-Post Hydraulic Flat Bed Press

Our four-post flat bed hydraulic press is our standard flat bed die cutting system and is available in a variety of platen sizes.


Flat Bed Die Cutter with Optics

Four-Post Hydraulic Flat Bed Press

This four-post flat bed system has flexible optics that you can select from X, X–Y, X-Y-θ options to assure consistent optical registration.


Servo Press Flat Bed Die Cutter

Four-Post Electromechanical Flat Bed Press

This electromechanical machine is designed primarily for die cutting components in a clean environment.


EDP-W Press Machine

Automated Traveling Head Die Cutter

Servo-driven traveling head press represents the highest automated system allowing converters to die cut various materials and shapes.

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