Vivid has introduced a B1 format version of its VeloBlade Volta cutting table range to accommodate the larger press size or long-sheet SRA3 work to 1000mm.

The new VeloBlade Volta 1070+ has been added in response to customer requests, according to Vivid, and ‘bridges the gap between small format and wider format cutting’.  The new units has the same features and functionality as the smaller format Volta models launched in November 2020, including the ability to be specified to cut materials up to 10mm thick.

An early customer for the new model is Scott Maxted of Adco Products, who commented, ‘Having a digital cutter that allows us to process B1 size material was a game-changer for Adco. Having spent a day with the Vivid team at their HQ where we initially went to see a [VeloBlade] 64+, we quickly realised the additional benefits of a B1 size machine to service and cater for the flexibility of product we produce and required. The Vivid team listened, innovated, and offered a solution in super quick time.’ Mr Maxted also praised Vivid’s technical support during the set-up of the cutter.

Vivid sales director Richard Marlow said, ‘We’ve always taken pride in listening to our customers’ ideas, collaborating with them, and implementing these ideas as efficiently as possible… the 1070+ was the ideal system size for a few of our customers, so we made it happen.’

The VeloBlade Volta line now ranges from 600 x 400mm up to B1, with maximum cut depth options of 2, 5 or 10mm, and is complemented by the Nexus line for wide-format work, which starts at 1600 x 1800mm.