Generation 3 is Here! (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

Back in 1993, we aimed to keep things simple. Our phone style   buttons and LCD screen made that easy. With a few button presses, your TRC 1000 was up and running. We have used that same style circuit board controller for 30 years now, mostly            because it is simple, and it works. 

So why the change? 

Three reasons. The first reason is in the 90s we could not imagine the kinds of advanced technology that would be widely produced and available now. There are better options out there now, at         affordable prices. Our new controllers have fewer components, more standardized parts, and a touchscreen. What’s not to like?

Second, is customizability. Our Generation 3 controllers have more memory and more customizability than we could ever have with a circuit board. Want to add two or more marking attachments? A specialized cutter or sensors for your next project? No problem!

Third is parts availability. The 90’s were great. Radio shack was still a thing. While we hoped our cutters and controllers would last     forever, we knew this day would come.

We held on for our customers, so they could get the most out of their investments into our machines. It’s hard to get some of the parts for our circuit boards, which are made in house.  While other manufacturers of strip cutters outsource their entire machines to Asia, ours are made right here in Missouri, including our circuit boards. But parts are scarce, and there are simply better options. Enter Generation 3!

Here is some of the features: 

  • 7″ touch screen interface
  • circuit board replaced with a modern micro controller
  • Part counts, cut lengths, and knife dwell changeable on the fly
  • Easy length calibration that is stored in controller memory
  • Long knife dwell times (up to a minute or more!) for thick materials
  • Hot Knife controlled by programmed duty cycle or optional       thermocouple for more precise temperature control
  • Maximum cut length in the hundreds of feet!
  • LED Fuse indicators and standard blade fuses, found at hardware stores and in the boss’s car! He won’t mind…
  • Easily customizable programs – simply swap out PLC. 
  • Expandable – easy to add sensors, punches, marking                          attachments, and more.
  • Repairs can be made with a screwdriver – no soldered parts!
  • Custom Programs available – Contact us for info
  • As with all our products, our Control Panels are Proudly made in the USA.
  • BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE! Works with all TRC 1000                    machines made after 1993…and future machines. 

We are currently designing modular cutter heads that will be infinitely configurable, more affordable, and adaptable to meet your needs now and in the future.  

Our new controllers are available for           order, with delivery dates in anticipated in August.

Early orders will save up to $320 off our retail price!

Cold Cutter:  ̶$̶1̶3̶9̶5̶  $1125

Hot Cutter with Duty Cycle Heater: ̶$̶1̶4̶9̶5̶  $1175

Hot Cutter with Thermocouple heater control: ̶$̶1̶5̶9̶5̶  $1395