• Bevel Profiles

    CF / CB / A

    Center Face, Center Bevel Center bevel has become the standard for cutting most materials. Standard edge angle: 53°

    SF / SB / B

    Side Face, Single Bevel, Side Bevel Side bevel is best suited for cutting thick materials where a straight/vertical cut is required.

    CFDB / LCB / AA

    Center Face Double Bevel, Long Center Bevel Long center bevel helps to reduce the cutting force when cutting hard/thick materials such as glass fiber reinforced laminates, leather, cork, rubber, jigsaw puzzles, corrugated board, plastics, plywood.

    SFDB / LSB / BB

    Side Face Double Bevel, Long Side Bevel Long side bevel offers the same benefits as CFDB bevel when cutting thicker materials. The substrate is left with a square 90° cut edge, and all the distortion from penetration is left on the scrap side.

    Bevel Execution

    Shaved Edge (S)

    Shaved Edge is the standard bevel finish of Bohler cutting rule.  It is a precision drawn quality surface bevel. These rules benefit from excellent bendability and height consistency.

    Ground Edge (G) / Extra Sharp (ES)

    Ground edge is the best option for “kiss cutting”, plastics, rubber, laminates, and coated materials. The sharper edge results in cleaner cuts, less knife wear, and easy material penetration, while at the same time reducing the cutting pressure.

    Polished Edge (P) / Reflexion (R)

    Polished edge rule combines the benefits of shaved edge and ground edge in one rule.  Polished edge rule is available in CB, SB, LCB, and LSB.
    • Reduced dusting
    • Less friction when cutting substrates, thus reducing cutting pressure.
    • Improved bending properties compared with ground edge.
    • Rounded transition zone between bevel and body prevents material cracking.
    • Suited well for both paper and synthetic materials.
  • The packaging industry is in a permanent search for innovative designs and materials. The trend for UV-laminated and/or metallized boards, as well as, plastic packs require new solutions in die cutting. To cope with these demands Bohler has developed a series of cutting rules, Label-X and Plast-X. These cutting rules are processed on a unique prototype grinding machine applying razor blade technology, granting a super sharp cutting edge with a superfine ground bevel (RA = 0.08 μm). These properties are important for efficient high-quality die cutting of plastic materials, foils, and various parts in the electronics industry.

    Bohler Label - X                 

    Body: 35HRC / 40 HRC / 45HRC Edge: 55 HRC / 58 HRC Thicknesses: 1.3 Heights (Based on Thickness): 8mm, 9.5mm, 12mm Description Label-X, the new generation label cutting rule, is perfect for the die cutting of labels due to its excellent cutting performance, superfine cutting bevel, and super sharp cutting edge. Three versions offer the perfect cutting solution for any material in the label industry. LXS has the focus on extreme bendability with a reduced body hardness. LXH takes aim at maximum service life and stability due to its increased body and edge hardness. LX represents the ideal compromise between LXS and LXH.
    • Hardness options – LXS (soft), LX (std), LXH (hard)
    • Ultrafine cutting bevel
    • Ultra-sharp cutting edge
    • Perfect cut quality
    • Reduced friction in die cutting
    • Premium knife service life
    • Tight height tolerances
    • Ideal for paper labels, metallized labels, foils, films/foils in electronics industry
    • Similar rules include; Viking Supra Z

    Bohler Plast - X 

    Body: 35HRC / 40 HRC / 45HRC Edge: 57 HRC / 59 HRC Thicknesses: 1.3 / 1.5 / 2 / 3 Heights (Based on Thickness): .929 and .937 Description Plast-X is a Bohler innovation to cut PET, PE, PVC, PP, blister packs and thermoplastic materials. By applying technology from razor blade manufacturing, this rule drastically improves die cutting performance. Plast-X is available in three versions. PXS has the focus on best bendability. PXH offers the best knife service life due to increased body and edge hardness. PX is the ideal compromise between PXS and PXH.
    • High edge hardness
    • Ultra-fine bevel surface finish
    • Extremely sharp cutting edge
    • Reduced friction
    • Reduced cutting force
    • Clean cut faces
    • Ideal for PET, PE, PP, PVC, foils, blister, laminated substrates, coated or varnished cardboards.
    • Similar rules include; Viking Supra Z

    Viking Supra Z

    Body: 34 / 40 / 47HRC Edge: 57 / 60 / 60HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 Heights (Based on Thickness): .918 – 1.969 Description Supra Z is the latest development by Viking Rule, setting new standards in precision, sharpness, and bevel surface quality.  Ideally this rule should be used for plastics, blister packs, laminated or coated carton boards, and labels.  Supra Z is ideal for the die-cutting of labels where sharpness, the highest precision, and the tightest tolerances are required. When cutting plastic packaging extraordinarily sharp rules are required to reduce pressure and allow smooth cutting, Supra Z exceeds these requirements and may be the best choice for your perfect cutting result.
    • Edge hardened
    • Available with 30°, 42°, and 54° ground edge bevels
    • Extremely sharp
    • Ideal for labels, plastics, and coated materials
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Label-X and Bohler Plast-X
  • Coated cutting rule provides various benefits, such as; reduced dusting, extended service life, and less wear on cutting edge and bevel.

    Supreme – Bohler Rule

    Supreme coating was developed for the die cutting of labels to prevent glue from sticking to the rule bevel.  It was soon discovered that the coating had many benefits beyond labels. Many customers experience reduced dusting when using Supreme coated cutting rules in folding carton applications due to lower edge/bevel friction, while simultaneously the rule lifetime is extended.  The cutting bevel of the Supreme rule is coated with a thin anti-friction-film, which fills the microscopically small pores and marks on the cutting edge, ultimately adding smoothness to the bevel surface. Supreme coated rules are only offered in Universal and Universal 60.
    • Reduces friction between cutting edge and cut material
    • Dust-reduced cutting
    • Reduction of press force

    Tinit (TiN) – Bohler & Viking Rule

    TiN coated cutting rule is coated with a thin TiN layer of approx. 0.002 mm on the cutting bevel only. The TiN coating hardness with 2,400 HV stands out in comparison with standard Universal edge hardness of 640 HV (4 times harder). Bendability, body structure, cutting profile, and dimensions remain unchanged to match the standard Universal rules.
    • Significantly increased knife life
    • Productivity gains due to fewer die changes
    • Same bendability as uncoated cutting rules
    • Reduced dusting due to smoother bevel surface
    • Increased wear resistance when cutting abrasive materials

    Molykote – Viking Rule

    Based on a special coating process, a thin Molykote film adheres to the cutting bevel filling the small pores providing a smooth edge surface.
    • Best suited for cutting self-adhesive materials
    • Cuts with low formation of dust
    • Minimization of friction between the bevel and the material being cut
  • Body: 35HRC Edge: 35HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 Heights (Based on Thickness): .800 - .960 Description For embossing of box folding lines, high precision creasing rules are required. Folding box design and the precision of final products are becoming more demanding, which requires the application of high-quality creasing rules with tight tolerances.
    • Very smooth crease head surface
    • Perfectly radiused profile
    • Smooth transition from radiused profile to the side faces
    • Minimum eccentricity
    • Minimum height and thickness tolerances
    • Available in both heavy top and narrow top
  • Helmold’s cut-crease combination rule provides a cost-effective solution when the die requires alternating cuts and creases. This rule is available in 1.5, 2, 3, and 4pt thicknesses with creasing depths of 0.005 to 0.490.  Cut-Crease is generally made from Helmold 70, but can be made from any of the available product lines Helmold offers. Space widths: .062 - 1.000 Controlled Depth: .005 - .490
  • Edge-hardened rules offer high-frequency or laser hardened tips which result in extended service life and reduced tip wear. These rules are available in shaved, ground, and polished bevels.

    Bohler Universal               

    Body: 35 HRC Edge: 57 HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .840 – 2.000 Description Bohler Universal cutting rule combines the excellent bending properties of a soft body with an edge-hardened tip for extended life. Universal cutting rule is suitable for many applications, e.g. solid boxboard, corrugated board, labels, postcards, …
    • Edge Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Medium - High volume runs
    • Long life and extremely versatile
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, folding carton, laminated materials, recycled stock, corrugated, and plastic corrugated.

    Viking HP

    Body: 34 / 40 / 44 / 47 / 51HRC Edge: 60HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 Heights (Based on Thickness): .315 (8mm), .375 (9.5mm), .394 (10mm), .473 – 3.937 Description HP is ideal for a wide range of substrates.  The hardened edge results in less wear and longer rule life in the cutting process even against the toughest, most rigid materials.  In situations that call for an even harder edge, HP+, which boasts a 64HRC edge, is also available.   The 34 and 40 body hardness are the most common and most readily available.
    • Edge-hardened by a special plasma hardening process
    • Highest possible lifetime of the die due to the cutting edge hardness of 60 HRC
    • For high to extremely high production run
    • Reduces dust in the cutting process
    • Optimized for tight bends
    • HP+ even harder variant of the HP with 67 HRC edge hardness, on request
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Universal and Helmold Lazerblade in a 34 body, and Bohler Universal Extra in a 40 body

    Helmold LazerBlade                    

    Body: 34 HRC Edge: 57 HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 Heights: .500 – .937 Description LazerBlade is an edge hardened rule that offers a softer body with a hardened-edge, making it very useful for many applications. This rule would be commonly used in packaging, folding carton, and kiss-cutting applications.
    • Edge Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Medium - High volume runs
    • Long life and extremely versatile
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, folding carton, laminated materials, recycled stock, corrugated, and plastic corrugated
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Universal and Viking HP in a 34 body

    Viking HP MicroTop

    Body: 34 / 40HRC Edge: 60HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 Height: .937 Bevel Angle: 42° / 75° or 54° / 75° Description MicroTop cutting rule combines HP plasma hardening with the advantages of a higher bevel strength, and an increased resistance to deformation through a special bevel geometry. Due to the special micro bevel, a harmonic and uniform pressure distribution at the top of the cutting edge is achieved. This uniform pressure leads to lower pressure and a higher edge durability compared to the common center bevel.  The result of using MicroTop is reduced angel hair and dust, even during very long production runs.
    • Improved pressure distribution
    • Rule bevel geometry is less sensitive to high cutting pressure
    • Save make-ready time
    • Longer rule life

    Bohler Universal 60                     

    Body: 45 HRC Edge: 57 HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .865 – 3.937 Description Universal 60 cutting rule comes with the body hardness of Top cutting rule and an induction hardened cutting edge. This results in high rule stability, reduced wear on tip and bevel, as well as, extended life when cutting plastic materials, thin gaskets, foils, puzzles, …
    • Edge Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Medium - High volume runs
    • Outstanding wear resistance, good for cutting heavy materials.
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, kraft board, hard cardboard, corrugated, plastic corrugated, and plastics – hot stamping
    • Similar rules include; Helmold Lazerblade - H

    Helmold LazerBlade - H              

    Body: 45 HRC Edge: 57 HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .500 – 2.000 Description LazerBlade - H has all the characteristics of LazerBlade with increased body hardness for more durable and abrasive applications.  LazerBlade – H is ideal for cutting paperboard, as well as, plastic materials, thin gaskets, foils, puzzles, …
    • Edge Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Medium - High volume runs
    • Outstanding wear resistance, good for cutting heavy materials.
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, kraft board, hard cardboard, corrugated, plastic corrugated, and plastics – hot stamping
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Universal 60

    Bohler Universal 75                     

    Body: 51 HRC Edge: 58 HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .865 – 3.937 Description Universal 75 cutting rule offers excellent stability and wear resistance, which is required when die cutting heavy materials, such as; gaskets, laminates, metal foils, various plastics, as well as abrasive materials.
    • Edge Hardened – Very Hard
    • Medium – High volume runs
    • Excellent stability and wear resistance, great for cutting heavy materials
    • Ideal for gaskets, rubber, cork, felt, and abrasive materials

    Bohler Universal Extra               

    Body: 40 HRC Edge: 59 HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .865 – 2.000 Description Universal Extra was designed to die cut thick, rigid, and abrasive materials, such as; gaskets, plastics, composites, solid board books, wood, etc. This cutting rule offers an extra high edge hardness resulting in long service life along with deep hardening for best stability in the die cutting process while maintaining good bendability.
    • Edge Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Medium volume runs
    • Extra deep edge hardening for extended life and durability
    • Ideal for gaskets, rubber, cork, felt, and abrasive materials
     
  • Glue flap rules are wave edge perforating rules, which are manufactured in the same heights as scoring rules. They are used to roughen the glue flaps on cardboard boxes to obtain a firm grip surface for the adhesive.
  • Steel rules with flat rule back generate tolerance problems when bending narrow angles due to bulging effects on rule bottom. Bohler K-Back (compensation back) minimizes this effect.
    • Reduced back deformation when bending narrow angles even without broaching.
    • Easy rule insertion into dieboard.
    • Self-levelling effect as rule back flattens out under pressure.
  • Body: 44HRC Edge: 44HRC Thicknesses:  2 / 3 / 4 Description Micro Trak is an innovative crease design developed to reduce score cracking and facilitate accurate, positive paper tracking through the press. This product has a unique surface engineered into the top of the crease. This surface structure introduces alternating forces as the rule contacts the material, these bidirectional pressures alleviate score cracking associated with a standard crease. The surface design also acts like a gear as it gently, but firmly grips the paper through the impression, this positive management of paper transfer assures better dimensional accuracy of the final product.
  • Helmold offers the largest variety and best quality perforating rule to the business forms, corrugated, folding carton, and label industries, using only superior high carbon steel in the manufacturing of their perforating rule. The result is longer press life and fewer set-ups. Helmold’s advanced manufacturing process produces a clean, precise space, which doesn’t require a secondary bevel to remove a burr. Helmold customers enjoy a tooth and space accuracy which is unsurpassed in the industry. Perforating rule is available in virtually any combination of teeth, spaces, controlled depths, tempers, bevels, and heights.  This rule can be purchased in both coils and cut lengths.
  • Through-hardened rules have the same hardness in body and edge. A specific tempering and decarburization process achieves a specific rule structure with a soft deep decarburization zone, which results in excellent bending properties. In general, Bohler, Viking, and Helmold cutting edges and bevels have a shaved finish for highest accuracy.

    Bohler Top             

    Body: 45 HRC Edge: 45 HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .865 – 3.937 Description Top cutting rule offers good bendability, and the body-edge hardness is well balanced for cutting abrasive materials, e.g. solid boxboard, corrugated board, labels, postcards, …
    • Through Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • Cost effective all-purpose rule
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, and corrugated
    • Similar rules include; Viking MM44 and Helmold H65

    Viking MM

    Body: 34 / 40 / 44 / 47 / 52HRC Edge: 34 / 40 / 44 / 47 / 52HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 Heights (Based on Thickness): .315 (8mm), .375 (9.5mm), .394 (10mm), .473 – 3.937 Description MM cutting rule is an all-purpose, through-hardened cutting rule used primarily for folding carton and corrugated materials.  The 40 and 44 hardness are the most common and most readily available.
    • The same body and cutting edge hardness
    • Good bendability due to soft and ductile surface layer
    • Small to medium size runs
    • Good bending properties
    • All-purpose rule (carton, corrugated)
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Top and Helmold H65

    Helmold 65 Ultraflex

    Body: 45 HRC Edge: 45 HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 Heights: .375 – 2.000 Description Helmold 65 is an all-purpose rule that offers good life when cutting a variety of substrates, e.g. solid boxboard, corrugated board, labels, postcards, …
    • Through Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • Cost-effective all-purpose rule.
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, and corrugated
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Top and Viking MM

    Bohler H 75

    Body: 51 HRC Edge: 51 HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .865 – 3.937 Description H 75 is a very hard cutting rule which is still bendable to 85° and offers high stability in die cutting operations. The rule life is good when die cutting difficult materials, e.g. gaskets, rubber, cork, felts, beer mats, …
    • Through Hardened – Very Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • High stability and performance during difficult cutting operations.
    • Ideal for gaskets, rubber, cork, felt, and abrasive materials.
    • Similar rules include; Helmold 70

    Helmold 70

    Body: 50 HRC Edge: 50 HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .250 – 1.250 Description Helmold 70 is a through-hardened cutting rule that offers increased body strength, yielding improved cutting life for the packaging industry. This product would be classified as a hard rule resulting in longer durability for more abrasive cutting situations, e.g. gaskets, rubber, cork, felts, beer mats, …
    • Through Hardened – Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • High stability and performance during difficult cutting operations.
    • Ideal for gaskets, rubber, cork, felt, and abrasive materials.
    • Similar rules include; Bohler H 75

    Helmold 80 / 85

    Body: 54 / 58 HRC Edge: 54 / 58 HRC Thickness: 2 Heights: .500 – .937 Description Both Helmold 80 and 85 are through-hardened cutting rules that are recommended for extreme applications that require a very hard body and edge.  Both of these rules are for straight work only.
  • Through-hardened rules have the same hardness in body and edge. A specific tempering and decarburization process achieves a specific rule structure with a soft deep decarburization zone, which results in excellent bending properties. In general, Bohler, Viking, and Helmold cutting edges and bevels have a shaved finish for highest accuracy.

    Bohler Top             

    Body: 45 HRC Edge: 45 HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .865 – 3.937 Description Top cutting rule offers good bendability, and the body-edge hardness is well balanced for cutting abrasive materials, e.g. solid boxboard, corrugated board, labels, postcards, …
    • Through Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • Cost effective all-purpose rule
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, and corrugated
    • Similar rules include; Viking MM44 and Helmold H65

    Viking MM

    Body: 34 / 40 / 44 / 47 / 52HRC Edge: 34 / 40 / 44 / 47 / 52HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 Heights (Based on Thickness): .315 (8mm), .375 (9.5mm), .394 (10mm), .473 – 3.937 Description MM cutting rule is an all-purpose, through-hardened cutting rule used primarily for folding carton and corrugated materials.  The 40 and 44 hardness are the most common and most readily available.
    • The same body and cutting edge hardness
    • Good bendability due to soft and ductile surface layer
    • Small to medium size runs
    • Good bending properties
    • All-purpose rule (carton, corrugated)
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Top and Helmold H65

    Helmold 65 Ultraflex

    Body: 45 HRC Edge: 45 HRC Thicknesses: 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 Heights: .375 – 2.000 Description Helmold 65 is an all-purpose rule that offers good life when cutting a variety of substrates, e.g. solid boxboard, corrugated board, labels, postcards, …
    • Through Hardened – Medium Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • Cost-effective all-purpose rule.
    • Ideal for paperboard, boxboard, and corrugated
    • Similar rules include; Bohler Top and Viking MM

    Bohler H 75

    Body: 51 HRC Edge: 51 HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .865 – 3.937 Description H 75 is a very hard cutting rule which is still bendable to 85° and offers high stability in die cutting operations. The rule life is good when die cutting difficult materials, e.g. gaskets, rubber, cork, felts, beer mats, …
    • Through Hardened – Very Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • High stability and performance during difficult cutting operations.
    • Ideal for gaskets, rubber, cork, felt, and abrasive materials.
    • Similar rules include; Helmold 70

    Helmold 70

    Body: 50 HRC Edge: 50 HRC Thicknesses: 2 / 3 / 4 Heights (Based on Thickness): .250 – 1.250 Description Helmold 70 is a through-hardened cutting rule that offers increased body strength, yielding improved cutting life for the packaging industry. This product would be classified as a hard rule resulting in longer durability for more abrasive cutting situations, e.g. gaskets, rubber, cork, felts, beer mats, …
    • Through Hardened – Hard
    • Low – Medium volume runs
    • High stability and performance during difficult cutting operations.
    • Ideal for gaskets, rubber, cork, felt, and abrasive materials.
    • Similar rules include; Bohler H 75

    Helmold 80 / 85

    Body: 54 / 58 HRC Edge: 54 / 58 HRC Thickness: 2 Heights: .500 – .937 Description Both Helmold 80 and 85 are through-hardened cutting rules that are recommended for extreme applications that require a very hard body and edge.  Both of these rules are for straight work only.

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