microcut JR® – Backgauge Control System

microcut JR® is designed to automate backgauge movement on any paper cutter, 37 inches (92 cm) or smaller. The benefits include increased productivity, greater accuracy and improved reliability.

An easy-to-read liquid crystal display, featuring icons and symbols, guides the operator through all programming operations. 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 JR® moves the backgauge into the correct position faster and more accurately than skilled manual operation. The confidence of computer-controlled precision translates into significant productivity increases – often 50% and more. The system’s proprietary DC drive assures mechanical repeatability of the backgauge position to ± .002 inch (.05 mm) regardless of lead screw wear.


Advantages at a glance

  • LCD graphical display
  • 2,000 cut locations with 6-character job selection
  • Limited to paper cutters up to 37” (92 cm) in size
  • 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
  • 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


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