The Pathfinder M-Series® range of automated cutting machines are known for precision, very high productivity and reliability and lowest power consumption. All 16 models (4 cutting width options x 4 cutting heights) are easily configured to suit most cutting applications and, thanks to clever design, Pathfinder cutters require very little maintenance to continually deliver exceptional cut quality over a long working life.





16 Models

Engineered to Maximize Productivity

Loaded with Standard Features

The M-series cutting system features groundbreaking technologies to ensure your productivity is boosted and profits are maximized:

  • Windows® operating system
  • PathCut® cutter operating software
  • Touch Screen user interface
  • Utility drawer
  • Digital Vacuum control
  • Vacuum Re-sealing blind
  • Dynamic vacuum monitoring & regulation
  • Vacuum exhaust filter
  • Vacuum Economiser® power saving function
  • QuickDraw® automatic diamond sharpening system
  • Automatic bristle cleaning
  • Import standard industry files – DXF, HPGL, ISO RS274d, NTV, ESSI
  • Common line deletion – dynamic ‘on the fly’ calculation
  • Notch identification and transformation
  • Drill hole identification and transformation
  • Cut line proximity awareness
  • Automatic cutting window calculation – ‘Whole piece cutting’ where possible.
  • Zoom & Scroll graphic finger gesture’s
  • Piece & cut order identification
  • Self diagnostics
  • End Cut – Operator programmable
  • Cutting small pieces first – user definable
  • Automatic knife & sharpening stone wear compensation
  • Pre-set cutting parameters

  • Multi-level user access – parameter protection
  • MultiCut™ queuing of nested files
  • QuickPath™ automatic cut piece ordering to reduce dry haul
  • Integration- automatic cut job queuing, cutting list status & Completed marker list
  • Automatic Selvage waste cut at programmable intervals
  • Self Adjusting software parameters optimising cut quality
  • Marker manipulation features, notch selection, rotation, flip, drill ommission, scaling etc
  • Conveyor advance pause – automatic user definable
  • Automatic conveyor load assist – distance & time user definable
  • Automatic pause at piece selected
  • Selection of pieces – do not cut
  • PPR – Pathfinder Proportional Reciprocation
  • Automatic lay width checking
  • System history file – production cut file verification
  • Power Fail Re-start sequence – itegrating intuitive operator prompts
  • Maintenance Manager – automatic reporting of maintenance requirements and schedule
  • Head parking – user definable
  • Units display in metric, imperial/yards and inches
  • Flaw avoidance – automatic piece movement avoiding material flaws
  • Recut – Selection of single piece or from piece number
  • Multi-language supported

Over 300 configurations

Options to suit every application

Every Pathfinder cutting machine can be enhanced with a range of options to give you unparalleled flexibility in production and maximum return on investment.


Automatic Foot Pressure

Automatic Nesting

Adaptive Pattern Matching

Barcode Reader

Secondary Drilling Unit

Drag Knife

Head Camera

High Flow Vacuum

Ink Jet Pen

IceKnife - Air

IceKnife - Pump


Machine Transfer System

Offload Display

Offload Printer

Offload Projector

Production Analyst

Production Manager

  • ABR (Airbrush) – non contact paint marking for difficult materials such as fibreglass
  • AFP (Automatic Foot Pressure) – for special applications requiring multiple foot pressures
  • ANT (Automatic Nesting) – automatic pattern nesting. (Available only with PTW)
  • APM (Adaptive Pattern Matching) – Bow & Skew adjustments for stripes, motifs and pre-printed textiles
  • BCR (Barcode Reader) – automatic opening of production using barcodes
  • DR2 (Secondary Drilling Unit) – for drilling multiple hole sizes simultaneously
  • DRG (Drag Knife) – ultra fine cutting tool for specialty materials
  • HDC (Head Camera) – camera dynamically interacts with PathCut for Matching and other functions
  • HFV (High Flow Vacuum) – used for specific applications where lofty materials used
  • IJP (Ink-Jet) – mounted inside the cutting head used for printing part identification
  • IKA (IceKnife-Air) – controlled delivery of air onto knife to cool and reduce fusing between parts
  • IKP (IceKnife-Pump) – computer controlled lubricant onto the knife to reduce fusing between parts

  • LSC (LS Convert) – automatic conversion of native PLA & PLX file format
  • MRK (Marking) – tool holder accepting a variety of standard marking pens-seam lines/text etc.
  • MTS (Machine Transfer System) – allows machine to move laterally to service multiple tables
  • OFD (Offload Display) – synchronised display of delivered cut parts
  • OFP (Offload Printer) – adhesive label (50mm x 35mm) synchronised with OFD and delivered cut parts
  • OFJ (Offload Projector) – synchronised projected display of delivered cut parts directly onto the material
  • PRA (Production Analyst) – remote access to production manager data – standalone software
  • PRM (Production Manager) – integrated production reporting
  • PTW (PathWorks®) – integrated within PathCut® enabling pattern creation and nesting
  • TR480 – Integrated Transformer 30KVA, 60 Hz, Autotransformer, Three phase. 480V(input) to 380V(output)