Pro “i” PTi Plotter/Cutter

The Carlson Design Pro is our most rugged, reliable, and precise plotting/cutting system — delivering the best performance with the highest uptime. 

The Pro is available in two models—the PT and PTi.  The “I” is for industrial applications that need more tool force.  The PTi features a taller and 3 times stiffer frame rail, 33% more power in the X and Y axis, and larger cutting motor.

Both Pro models features a reinforced dual rail frame designed for supporting bed widths up to 108” and 126” wide respectively.  They use stretched drive plates to spread loads associated with higher speeds and heavy cutting and carry optional load wheels.

Common Applications Include:  

carbon fiber prepreg, glass laminate, tensile structures, awnings, and other hard to cut or wide materials.

Customer Stories:

Yoshimura R&D cutting k12 carbon fiber prepreg

Oldcastle BE Atlanta cutting glass laminate with their PTi-108″ Plotter/Cutter

Oldcastle BE Los Angeles cutting glass laminate with their PTi-108″ Plotter/Cutter

3Form cutting glass interlayer with their PTi-72″ Plotter/Cutter on a rolling table.

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  • Body Style:  Anodized Aluminum, dual-rail 3" frame with laser-cut brushed stainless steel body panels.
  • Available Widths:  72” – 132” (1829mm-3353mm)
  • Drive Plate:  15”
  • Drive System:  440oz direct-drive hybrid stepper motors
  • Motor Resolution:  500 steps/inch
  • Vertical Tool Force:  up to 15lbs
  • Peak Efficient Operating Speed: 36IPS
  • Track System:  Fully captive, direct-drive rack and pinion with anti-yaw design, gliding on 12 friction-reducing ball bearing, composite wheels.  Vertical load supporting composite wheels to reduce wheel wear.  Mounts to any table top.
  • Active Working Area:  18” less than machine width
  • Machine Clearance:  2” underneath
  • Machine Weight:  ~45 lbs
  • Tool Head:  Two tool head with 25x larger steered rolling or drag blade and marking tool,  Support for additional tools available.
  • On Board Features:  CE-style safety controls including hard stops, soft stops, pneumatic controls and accessory 120 VAC outlet
  • Site Requirements:  shop air 90psi at 1.0 CFM
  • Electrical:  120VAC on a dedicated 15 amp, 60 Hz circuit
  • Base price listed.  For custom pricing, offers on new systems, and specific delivery dates please contact Carlson Design.
  • Base systems include Plotter/Cutter, Plotmaster software suite, cabling, and track.
  • PTi is available in Custom widths 60” - 132” ($1000/ft)
  • Terms: 50% deposit with order, balance due with delivery.  Delivery: 6-8 weeks after order.  FOB our dock Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Prices are subject to change.  Call for a custom quote.
  • 15% restocking on returned systems.

Owners average just $46 yearly maintaining their systems - and most users have never lost even one day of production! In every way, the PTi is designed to cut your products accurately and swiftly day in and day out without unpleasant surprises or costly service.

We offer a range of interchangeable cutting tools for maximum flexibility. Since our systems are so easy to set up and use, you can order just the plotter/cutter for your own table or a turnkey installation. We offer complete vacuum tablesor plansblowers, and tops for building your own.

The system glides on our all-new ball-slide fully captive custom track system, enhancing precision and cutting power.  Standard is a compact tool head carrying quick-change magnetic-mount tangential blade holders with lots of optional blade types and a precise air-operated pen. The tools spring retract at rest, so they won't interfere when picking parts or spreading fabrics.  Blade holders can be changed without tooling.

Like all Carlson plotter/cutters, the self-contained plotter/cutter has no microprocessors on board - our intuitive Plotmaster software plus your PC is your controller, with diagnosis and service available online.

We believe in open software, offering our own Windows software for pattern designdigitizing, and nesting, or compatibility to the design programs you already use.

We can ship your system fully assembled (except for your tracks) by express shippers such as Fed Ex or UPS.