SCHWABE USA Cutting Presses /Systems provide a Total Value Solution

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SCHWABE USA  provides you with the Total Value Solution for your Application & Production needs

  • we supply efficient top quality die cutting presses and systems 

  • our machines are made in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA therefore built stronger to last longer

  • our smart pricing is based on your specific application needs

  • our innovative and simple design, minimizes downtime & maintenance / service

  • we design & build from a range of standard presses (cutting, embossing, heat seal, mold trim) and multiple options


Smart Purchasing

Smart buyers assess the total cost and value of a machine purchase i.e.

  • Machine: unit cost, compliance, delivery, installation, training needs etc

  • Lifecycle: life of the active press, maintenance, operating costs etc

  • Operations: reliability, availability, support / back-up, remote diagnostics etc

draft total value solution


Benefits of Selecting Freeman SCHWABE and buying a SCHWABE USA cutting or molding press

  • We are debt free and we have a long record of long term financial stability (TIP: check the financial records of our “competitive” suppliers during your research online). 

  • We have experienced engineering and technical support to help provide innovative solutions for your manufacturing needs

  • Our Service Technicians are Freeman Schwabe employees ensuring the best training & knowledgable service & support

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Attending FOAM EXPO and Conference March 26th-28th


Attending FOAM EXPO Show

Freeman SCHWABE will be attending FOAM EXPO in Novi, Michigan March 26th-28th, let us know if you will be there and maybe plan to meet up or walk the show.



Conference Sessions at FOAM EXPO

I have earmarked the following Conference Sessions to attend, I will update if additional topics are added:

  • Spotlight Session – Exploring the Growing Possibilities of Foam in the Medical Industry: Mar 27 – 10:00 AM

  • Spotlight Session – Striving Forward on Energy Absorption, Lightweighting, and other Material Innovations in the Sports & Leisure Industry: Mar 28 – 10:00 AM

  • Spotlight Session – Leading the Sustainable Revolution in the Packaging Industry : Mar 28 – 10:40 AM



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High Volume Fabric Cutting – The Benefits of Die Cutting vs Automated / CNC Cutting

Fabric Cutting – High Volume Manufacturing in Automotive Interior Trim Parts /Components

Benefits of Die Cutting Machine Press vs Weaknesses of Automated / CNC Cutting Machines

Operations, Cost & Quality Efficiency Comparison


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The most commonly used fabric die cutting process is known as a  “progressive feed”  or “incremental” press. With the addition of a fully automated Die Vacuum system, this SCHWABE Straight Ram Beam Press cuts with the same incredible accuracy of a single-stroke press.


SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with die vacuum cutting system.


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The preloaded dieboard and hood enter the press as a single unit, and pressure is applied incrementally along its length as it moves through the press. The dieboard exits the press with the pieces accurately cut, and the hood is removed. Total cycle time is 1.5 min.


SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with die vacuum cutting system.

Production Advantages

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with Die Vacuum cutting system 


      • 100% cutting accuracy
      • Almost zero scrap parts
      • Tremendous productivity
      • Excellent fabric utilization
      • Material will not move while cutting


      • Pattern complexity immaterial to productivity. All interior blades and punches cut simultaneously
      • Each ply is consistently cut, top to bottom
      • Can easily cut 250,000 linear inches of material per minute


      • Tri-laminates 
      • Bi-laminates 
      • High nap velours 
      • Stretchy polyesters 
      • Quilted material 
      • Vinyls 
      • Satins 
      • Sponge or foam filled material

Watch Freeman SCHWABE YouTube Channel Video Demo 


Quality Advantages of Fabric Die Cutting vs Automated / CNC Cutting 

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with Die Vacuum Cutting System

      • High standards, low reject, and ease of sewing
      • Well suited for pour-in-place technology
      • Less steaming and finessing to achieve good appearance
      • More consistent covers and build
      • Fewer ongoing issues (looseness, wrinkles, wavy sews, tightness) because of poor quality n/c cut parts
      • Well defined notches
      • Consistent hole size with perfectly round shape
      • Perfect top to bottom ply comparisons
      • Very low rejection rate
      • Ease of sewing resulting in faster sew cycles and improved quality

Automated / CNC Fabric Cutting Machines

      • Lower standards due to machine variables
      • Inconsistent covers and build
      • Quality Issues (looseness, wrinkles, wavy sews, tightness) because of poor quality n/c cut parts
      • Notches are not consistent
      • Limited drill hole size (usually 2 per head)
      • Blade cut holes are not round
      • Substantial difference in top to bottom ply comparisons
      • Very high rejection rate (especially for PIP parts)
      • Difficult to use for pour-in-place technology

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New Manual Table for Progressive Feed Die Cutting with Video Demo

New Manual Table Progressive Feed Die Cut System now available with SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press

 Progressive Feeding Capability – SCHWABE Model SR150

Central Guide Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with dual cylinder hydraulic system


The heavy duty, rigid, large diameter center guide is used to keep the head and
bed parallel vs. a hydraulic balancing system or some type of linkage/toggle mechanism.

The SCHWABE exclusive design eliminates the need for adjustment should the system be carrying an unbalanced load.

NOTE : There are only three (3) moving parts in the Schwabe SR design; there is no linkages thereby resulting in less scheduled maintenance and easy serviceability.

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press

Model SR 150

General Specifications

Country of Manufacture – USA
Press Driving Mechanism – Hydraulics
Cutting Force – 150 U.S. Tons
Head & Bed Size – 40”D x 60”W
Cutting Stroke – 8” adjustable
Daylight Opening – 12”
Hydraulic System – Freestanding hydraulic powered unit includes pump, hoses, valves, gauges, etc.

Safety Guarding – Meets or exceeds all OSHA machine safety requirements including specification 1910.217(f) as interpreted by Manufacturer.
Head Safety Block – For working under the head of the press.
E-Stop Safety Relays – These relays provide 3 primary functions:

  • Detect faults on safety-related electrical control circuits 

  • Provides an ensured switching action.

  • Provides a manual reset facility.



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Flocking Applications Automotive Interior – SCHWABE USA Cutting Systems

What is Flock? 

“Flock provides a perpendicular fibrous coating to almost any substrate that can be exploited in a variety of contexts. Precision cut flock fibers can be used for the reinforcement of materials such as concrete and paper or processed further to add value to a wide range of surfaces”.

What is the connection between Flock and SCHWABE USA Cutting Presses and Systems?

SCHWABE USA Cutting Presses & Systems are used in the manufacture of products in a  variety of applications and industries, that flocking can be used e.g. packaging, automotive interior trim. 

“Flock fibers are applied to adhesive coated surfaces either mechanically, electro statically or by a combination of both techniques. Mechanical flocking can be further divided into pneumatic and ‘beater-bar’ methods. Flock Manufacture
Flock can be random or precision cut providing different pile effects. Common materials used to manufacture flock include: Cotton, Rayon, Acrylic, Nylon, Polyester.”

Examples Automotive Interior Flock Applications


Learn more about Flocking?


Visit the American Flock Association website


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Automotive Interiors – Cutting Material Applications – Components Fabrication


Cutting Spacer Fabric Mesh

Die cutting is the preferred process to cut spacer fabric material structure efficiently and economically. 

Spacer Fabric

Different types of spacer fabric die cut on urethane belt.

Types of Spacer Fabric

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SCHWABE USA  Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press Model SR 230 – Die Cutting Spacer Fabric Mesh on nylon belt feed delivered from roller stand.



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Noise Vibration Harshness – Automotive Interior Die Cut Parts

Automotive Interior Die Cut Parts and Components

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SCHWABE USA offers a turnkey solution for cutting and compression molding all automotive trim interior products including:FabricsLaminates, Felt, Foam, PVC, Leather, Non-wovens.

Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) is a key growing sector within the automotive interiors industry.

SCHWABE USA hydraulic presses are used in the production of Automotive Interior and Trim Cover Parts and NVH Applications across the world.


Examples of NVH components are: glove box liners & bumper pads, HVAC seals and dash noise control, fender stuffers, acoustic insulation.


Source: Jefferies Group

Come visit our booth #A314 at the Auto Interiors EXPO Oct 23-25th in Novi, Michigan.

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