Magnetic Cylinders & Shells

BEST Flexible die cutting cylinders are available for most all models of W & D and F.L. Smithe envelope machines, both Web and Blank Fed. BEST has installed over 1,000 Magnetic Cylinders throughout the world and is considered the expert provider to the envelope converting industry. Custom designs for a variety of special applications are also available. BEST custom designs and manufactures both flexible dies and magnetic cylinders to guarantee compatibility and high performance in your machines.

BEST also manufactures and installs Anti-Jam Systems, Widia Bar Kits, Bearing Housing units, Shafts and various other parts and accessories that are required or optional for each conversion.

FEATURED CYLINDER – COMBINATION WINDOW/SIDE KNIFE
Flexible die cutting system for booklet style envelopes for use on the following machines:
W&D: 527, 627, 328, 126, 226, 249, 241,& 38R
F.L. SMITHE: RA 0 degree, Combo 9, Combo 10 & BOE

Advantages & Features:

  • Eliminates “High Die” precutting of blanks by cutting the 4-corner Profile in the Window Section
  • Reduces converting waste by a minimum of 3 to 5%
  • Can be used to cut out windows only or 4-corner cutting and windows at the same time
  • 360 degree vacuum
  • Minimum 24 individually controlled vacuum ports
  • Magnetic Cylinder has only one leading edge hold-down bar and one screw
  • 360 degree control of blank and chips
  • TIR max. .0002 inch (.005mm)

CONSIDERING YOUR FIRST CONVERSION FROM HARD TOOLING OR INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MACHINES CUTTING WITH FLEXIBLE DIES?
Ask for a copy our helpful Return on Investment (ROI) analysis that details the decision making process and cost analysis for a typical customer when considering the conversion from Hard Tooling to magnetic cylinders and Flexible Dies. This report is provided as a tool to help you evaluate the process; actual results may vary by customer.

BEST Magnetic Cylinders are proven “Best in Class”.