microcut COLOR WS® – Backgauge Control System

microcut COLOR WS® is designed to automate backgauge movement on any paper cutter, regardless of brand or size. The benefits include increased productivity, greater accuracy and improved reliability.


A full-color, 8″ wide format touchscreen display guides the operator, with all operations presented in an intuitive, easy-to-understand format. Set-up is fast and simple, with no complicated codes to memorize or reference. The current backgauge position is clearly displayed in inches, centimeters or millimeters, depending on operator preference.


microcut COLOR WS® moves the backgauge into correct position faster and more accurately than skilled manual operation. The confidence of computer-controlled precision translates into significant increases in productivity – often 50% and more. The system’s proprietary DC drive assures mechanical repeatability of the backgauge position to ± .002 inches (.05 mm) regardless of lead screw wear


Advantages at a glance

  • Automatic computation and entry of fractions
  • Insertion or deletion of commands from existing programs
  • Stock eject, turnaround, loading points and job information
  • Infinite lay compensate mode for as many sides as requested
  • Non-volatile memory – no batteries required for memory support
  • Optional auxiliary controls for air and/or brake
  • Self-diagnostic electronics
  • For all size paper cutters
  • 8” wide format touchscreen display
  • Windows® based operating system
  • Graphic interface
  • USB port for software updates
  • Modular, solid state circuitry
  • Proprietary DC motor drive system
  • Microprocessor-controlled, infinitely variable backgauge drive
  • Automatic backgauge return
  • Measurements in inches, centimeters, millimeters
  • Program entry or correction, through the keyboard with the backgauge stationary or while cutting the lift


Product Information



Repeatability of Backgauge Position: ± .002” (.05 mm)
Minimum Trim Cut: .002” (.05 mm)
Speed Range: 24” to 960” per minute, both forward and reverse, depending on size and condition of cutter