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P610 Programmable Core Cutter

Appleton P610 Core Cutter – Large Core Capacity in a Programmable Core Cutter

The P610 Programmable Core Cutter can process parent cores from 3” to 24” ID (with appropriate tooling) with wall thicknesses to 1” and up to 30 feet in length. The P610 has the flexibility to cut parent cores of varying lengths due to its ability to sense the end of the core and start the next cutting cycle and is easily adjusted for different core ID’s by simply changing the chuck and cutting pad.

  • Easy Core Size Change – The P610 can be easily adjusted for differing core IDs. Just change the chuck and cutting pad for the new core internal diameter. No adjustment is required to prepare the core cutter for a new core outside diameter. If you are changing core ID, a single fastener releases the cutting pad for easy swap-out.
  • Automated Core Advancement – A servo-controlled rack and pinion system advances the core with perfect speed and accurate position as dictated by the controller.
  • Precise Cuts - The air-assisted fixed knife cuts to within +/-0.020-0.030 inch of the targeted length.
  • Clean Cuts – The fixed knife of the P610 Core Cutter makes clean, burnished cuts while generating virtually no dust or noise – making for a superior cut and a better work environment.
  • Expandable – The P610 can be easily expanded with Automated Parent and Cut Core Handling plus other options to create a completely automated core cutting system.
  • Energy Saving – Every Appleton core cutter features an auto-shutoff that turns off the cutter when left unattended, eliminating unnecessary energy costs while minimizing wear on moving cutter parts. As always, workers are safer when unattended machinery is not running.
  • Installation and Training – Professional installation and training services are readily available from skilled technicians with years of core cutter experience.

Product Information


Parent Core Length Range

  • 6' to 30'.

Core Diameter Range

  • 3" I.D. to 24" I.D. (with additional and proper tooling)

Wall Thickness

  • Up to 1".

Auto Indexing Knife

  • Rotates the knife 3/16" on the circumference automatically at operator preset number of cuts. Provides 40 knife positions for uniform cut quality and extended blade life.

Cut Length Range

  • Minimum cut determined by core integrity (typically equal to wall thickness).
  • Maximum up to parent core length minus trim.

Cut Length Tolerance

  • +/-0.020" - 0.030" each core.
  • +/-0.020" - 0.030" sum of each set.


  • 3 phase electrical power. 230/460V std., others optional.
  • 80 psi plant air.



Units of Measure

  • Specify English or Metric.

Cutting Pad and Chuck Jaw Set

  • One required for each core I.D.


  • Up to 30' in 1' increments.

RS232 Serial Interface

  • Communication with other computers to allow downloading of production requirements.

Additional Cut Set Storage

  • Equipment can be added to expand the number of cut sets that can be stored.

Special Paint

  • Colors or paint formulations to meet your specifications.

Electrical Components

  • Standard motor starters, control voltage transformers and power disconnects are included in the console. Customer specified components or locations are optional.
  • Other brand PLC/Servo controls available.


Automated Core Handling

Short Core Tray or Full Length Core Tray

  • Appleton Mfg. Division can design and deliver an automation package to suit any situation. See our Appleton Automation™ page for more details.

Core Printer

  • Prints cut core length along core axis.

The Appleton Cut

Appleton Manufacturing is the only core cutter manufacturer utilizing the specific combination of a fixed knife to slit the core and internally-driven core rotation while supporting the inner ply with a carbide pad, which is used to pinch the inner ply of the core between the cutting edge of the knife, allowing for a consistently accurate and clean cut all the way through the core. This technology allows for every core cut on an Appleton to have a crisp, clean and virtually dust-free polished cut. It’s what we at Appleton call “The Magic of the Appleton Cut”.

Appleton Manufacturing’s Core Cutters offer several benefits to slitting a core as opposed to saw or crush cutting them:

  1. Slitting minimizes or even eliminates hazardous core dust and related vacuums to mediate it
  2. Slitting produces repeatably accurate core lengths
  3. Slitting creates a high quality polished edge - The Appleton Cut
  4. Slitting dramatically reduces waste

Appleton’s cutting technology is available on all Appleton Core Cutters from our basic Semi-Automatic S210, through our Automatic A301 and A400s, as well as the Programmable P510 and P520 and up to our fully automated P610 and Multiple Diameter High Speed (MDHS) cutters.

Lower Quality Core Cutting Types

  • Saw Cutting: The saw cutting of cores is achieved via 1/8" thick blade that removes an 1/8" of core material. This results in the costly loss of core material (1” of material lost for every 8 cuts), and the material being removed is turned into airborne dust which is a breathing hazard, a local contaminant and can cause issues with downstream operations. This creates a situation that must be mediated by using noisy vacuum systems which must be cleaned and maintained at regular intervals. It is especially a problem in those industries where it is necessary to be clean and debris-free, such as the food packaging and healthcare-related industries. While accuracy tends not to be an issue for saw cut cores, the quality of the cut itself generally has inner ply tearing, outer ply tabbing and consistently rough core-edge scarring.

  • Crush Cutting: Crush-type cutters use a rotating blade when cutting cores. As the rotating blade makes its way through the core material the vibration and movement in the cutting system decreases accuracy in core lengths and creates a jagged edge on the core. At the end of the cut, the rotating blade comes to rest against a soft anvil. This quickly creates a ridge in the anvil and allows the inner ply of the core to be crushed inward, creating an imperfection that causes core problems in downstream operations. Another liability of the crush cut method, is that the rotating saw introduces a large amount of dust into the air and the surrounding environment This creates breathing hazards and maintenance problems that must be mediated by using noisy vacuum systems which must be cleaned and maintained at regular intervals.


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