Eastman Raptor Multi-Ply System

The Eastman Raptor 75x™ features numerous design upgrades and benefits for improved operation, throughput and maintenance for automatic multiple-ply cutting of patterns. Uniquely crafted in the USA to automatically pull stacked material plies from the spreading table to a modular, bristle-block conveyor bed for reciprocating knife cutting of patterns, the models combine precise system operations with state-of-the-art motion control communications for an industrial-strength solution for low- to high-ply cutting of flexible material goods.

The Raptor models have been engineered to meet the aggressive demands of clients in growing market segments like the apparel, industrial fabrics and composites industries; customers cutting traditional textiles like cotton, wool and denim -as well as- modern technical materials like kevlar, nonwoven polyesters, foam-backed vinyl and other industrial fabrics.

Newly engineered features include:

  • Heavy-duty frame, gantry and tool head design
  • Modular tool head and frame components
  • Improved access for maintenance and replacement of internal components and consumable items
  • Sensors for monitoring optimum cycle speeds
  • Direct knife cooling improves cutting speeds and the ability to cut heavier-ounce materials



Tool Head

  • The Raptor™ Tool Head, patent pending
  • Quick change knife and sharpening discs
  • Reciprocating knife provides precise vertical stroke cutting
  • Intellicut™ knife control software ensures quality cuts from top to bottom ply
  • Cutting up to 3 in. (7.5 cm) of compressed material
  • Low pressure, light-touch sharpening unit. Sharpening can be adjusted to user defined angle. Utilizes magnets to maintain even pressure of the sharpening discs against the knife edge ensuring the sharpest blade
  • High-speed-single or dual pneumatic drills for punching
  • Air chillers direct air flow onto the blade for maximum cooling efficiency
  • Easy access to knife system and assembly parts simplifies daily maintenance procedures


  • Six remote emergency stops: two on cutting gantry, four system-mounted
  • Additional gantry-mounted stop disks pause system operation until returned to neutral and reset. Operation can then be resumed from any position.
  • Tool head is equipped with plexiglass safety window to keep hands free of potential knife injury during operation
  • Single turn-off point with a universal power system for lockout/tagout safeguards employees from unexpected start-up
  • Stack light indicator marks operation status

Other Features

  • Cutting area is made up of durable bristle blocks
  • Reciprocating knife blade penetrates bristle blocks with precision and minimal damage to cutting area
  • Easy to replace, the bristle blocks snap-in and snap-out individually, featuring a unique design for maximum life
  • Blast gate reduces time in advancing material
  • Optional overhead light maximizes visual inspection of parts


  • Knife Chiller
  • Lateral drive
  • Automatic bristle cleaner
  • Motorized Resealer
  • Heavy-Duty Knife





Width 78 inches (2.0 m) / Overall width 110 in. (2.79m). Custom widths available.
Length 7.5 ft. (2.3m) Overall length 19 ft. (5.79m); 6.6′ (2.01m) unloading conveyor.
Drive System Dual-X Axis, Y-Axis & Theta Axis. X-Axis Rack & Pinion Drive, Y-Axis Belt Drive Brushless Servo motors
Electric-control power 208/230/380/460/575V, 3 ph, 50/60 Hz, 9.0 kVA
Electric-vacuum blower 208/230/380/460/575V, 50/60 Hz, 40 HP, VFD control
Pneumatic 90 psi (6.2 bars), 18 cfm
Maximum cutting speed Up to 40 in./sec (Up to 60m/min) – material dependent
Maximum conveyor speed 8 in./sec. (12m/min)
Maximum Acceleration 0.8 g
Compressed air consumption 21 CFM
Reciprocating Knife Speed Variable up to 5,000 RPM
Sound level < 76 db(A)
Operating temperature 55 – 100°F (12 – 37°C)
Humidity 20 – 80% (non-condensing)
Disclaimer Achievable speeds and accelerations are tool, material and thickness dependent. All indicated speeds, dimensions, weights and performance data are approximate and subject to change without notice.