ESCO Loading Logo
Please refresh page if loading fails

50-88 - Low-Density Horizontal Slitter

Low-Density Slitter

The ESCO 50-88 low-density flexible foam slitter is a low cost horizontal foam saw utilized for light duty foam processing for low to medium density polyurethane foams.

The 50-88 boasts touch-screen PLC controls and a variety of optional features to suit the user.

  • Overview
  • Standard Features
  • Optional Features
  • Technical Specifications
  • Floor Space Required


Legacy machinery is not available for quotation.

Edge-Sweets is currently modernizing our legacy machines utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to offer high-quality, modern machines at a competitive price. Your sales engineer will have more information when legacy machines will be available for quotation again.


Starting in 2020 the 50-88 has been replaced by the HT Horizontal Slitter [Found Here].


The 50-88 PT flexible foam slitter is ESCO’s low cost horizontal foam saw utilized for light duty foam processing for low to medium density polyurethane foams.

The machine offers a bonded blade guide with PLC controls and limited table options such as vacuum blowers, friction coatings and air lift options.

Common Applications

Furniture, Bedding, Packaging, Automotive, Medical

Commonly Processed Materials

PUR-ether and PUR-ester foam, PU rebond foam, reticulated foams, latex, Basotect®, Viscoelastic and similar low to medium-density foams

Download Brochure

50-88 Specifications [Downloadable PDF][Opens in New Window]

  • Touch-Screen Operator Controls Mounted On A Freestanding Podium
  • PLC For Batching, Indexing and Cut Thickness
  • Teflon Coated Blade Guide [Standard] 0.085 IN [2 MM] Thick
  • 1-5º Forward-tilting Head Assembly
  • Vacuum Table/Airlift Assembly To Assist Bun Positioning
  • Optical Bun Positioning Sensors
  • Safety Package
  • Blade Sharpening System + Dust Collection
  • Heavy-Duty Blade Guide 0.314 IN [8 MM] Thick
  • Blade Guide Stabilizer
  • Wedge Guide Assembly
  • Conveyor Assembly With 4 In-Line Vacuums
  • Air-Conditioned Main Control Panel

Operator Controls

  • Touch-screen operator controls mounted on a freestanding podium
  • Machine is equipped with a PLC that allows control of the cut thickness in increments of 0.004 IN [0.10 MM] and has an indexing accuracy of +/- 0.015 IN [0.40 MM]
  • The PLC also allows for such added features as : Batch Cutting, Batch Pausing, Set Height Command

Head Assembly

  • Standard head is used for material with a density up to 1.8 LBS/FT^3
  • Independent head assembly rides on precision ball screws that are protected by flexible dust covers.
  • Head assembly has a tilt range of 1-5º forward tilt

Table Assembly

  • Foam buns are transported through the saw by a powered table [Shown] or a belt conveyor
  • Table is driven by a 1 HP AC variable frequency speed controlled chain drive that is capable of moving the table up to 150 FPM [46 M/MIN]. Table height is 33 IN from floor

Power Requirements

  • 208/230/460VAC 3-Phase 60 HZ
  • Optional electrics available. Contact your salesperson today.
Models 50-88 PT 60-88 PT 60-96 PT
Cutting Height 50 IN [1270 MM] 60 IN [1524 MM] 60 IN [1524 MM]
Cutting Width 88 IN [2235 MM] 88 IN [2235 MM] 96 IN [2438 MM]
Cutting Length 132 IN [3350 MM]
Floor Space Required
Overall Width 160 IN [4064 MM] 160 IN [4064 MM] 169 IN [4292 MM]
Overall Length 324 IN [8230 MM]
Maximum Height 152 IN [3860 MM] 155 IN [3940 MM] 163 IN [4140 MM]
HTX - High-Density Horizontal Slitter

High-Density Horizontal Slitter

HT - High-Tension Horizontal Slitter

High-Tension Horizontal Slitter

50-88 - Low-Density Horizontal Slitter

Low-Density Horizontal Slitter

Model-10 - Entry-Level Horizontal Slitter

Entry-Level Horizontal Slitter

Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with the latest news + events