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1. (WO2018204401) STAND-ALONE CUTTING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/204401    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/030511
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B26D 1/18
Applicants: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
Inventors: WARD, Donald J.
MISTYURIK, John D.
BROWN, Timothy L.
WATSON, Jan M.
ROMO, Jesus, Jr.
WHEELER, Jason R.
STERN, Mitchell G.
DUCKETT, Jeanne F.
Title: STAND-ALONE CUTTING APPARATUS
Abstract:
A stand-alone apparatus for cutting a web of media or tag stock into individual units for use downstream of a printer. The apparatus may cut vinyl, plastic, or RFID stock material in both back and forth directions. The apparatus comprises a housing, a carriage assembly and a movable cutter assembly. The cutter assembly is easily interchangeable and comprises a cutting element such as a wheel blade, and a pressure adjusting element for adjusting the amount of pressure applied by the cutting element to the stock material. Alternatively, the cutter assembly may be manufactured with a predetermined pressure load, but still permit an operator to adjust the depth of cut. The apparatus may be powered by and or in hardline or wireless communication with a printer, or may further comprise a computer microprocessor, memory and user interface to function wholly independent from a printer.