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Steel Rules

Böhler's family of cutting rules fulfil the highest quality demands for the die cutting, creasing and perforating of all packaging materials like cardboard, corrugated, plastics etc.

In addition they are successfully used in the textile, leather, gasket and printing industry as well as for special application for various materials.

- Cutting and Scoring Rules    
Brand Characteristics Used for
Top hard cutting rule with good bendability
450 HV
multi purpose cutting rule used for cardboard, corrugated, etc.
H 75 very hard cutting rule with high stability and excellent lifetime
525 HV
for difficult materials like gasket,rubber, cork, etc.
Universal standard cutting rule with hardened cutting edge and soft body
340 / 640 HV
universally used cutting rule with excellent bending properties based on soft body with a long service life due to hardened cutting edge
Universal 60 cutting rule with hardened cutting edge and medium body
450 / 640 HV
high stability with good bending properties used for plastic, puzzles, etc.
Universal 75 very hard cutting rule with an hardened edge
525 / 640 HV
for cutting heavy materials such as non-asbestos gasket materials, reinforced glass fibre and other abrasive materials, due to highest stability and excellent lifetime
special types

Universal Autoflex
specially selected Böhler Universal cutting rule with 47° cutting angle and K-back execution cutting rule with improved properties developed for the use in automatic bending machines for the highest repeatability and accuracy
- Cutting Bevels
Bevel description application
CF Centre Face (Double Bevel) most commonly used cutting edge for all standard cardboard
SF Side Face (Single Bevel) particularly suitable for cutting gaskets, displays and close shapes
CFDB Centre Face Double Bevel (Double Long Bevel) cutting hard or thick materials with reduced cutting force
e.g. leather, cork, rubber, jigsaw puzzles, corrugated board, plastics, plywood, etc.
SFDB Side Face Double Bevel (Long Single Bevel) cutting hard or thick materials
the material being cut is left with a square 90° cut edge
- Bevel Executions
execution description application
shaved (drawn)
shaved standard cutting edge execution suitable for all die cutting applications
sharpened (ground)
ground edge execution, specially designed for tip hardened material for cutting of very hard and coated material
very smooth cutting surface for precise cutting with reduced friction, excellent cutting and bending properties
- Bevel Coatings
coating properties application
SUPREME very smooth cutting surface coated with an anti friction film for recycled and glued materials, developed for dust reduced applications resulting in lesser cutting pressure and highly reduced friction, excellent wear resistance
TINIT very hard cutting edge based on a special gold coated layer for Böhler Universal cutting execution for high volume cutting requirements in connection with good bendability
- Creasing Rules
The quality of the creasing rules is equally as important as the quality of the cutting rules. The design of boxes is becoming ever more complex. Due to the continually increasing speed of packaging production machinery, the use of high quality creasing rules is becoming more and more important!

BÖHLER, therefore, produces a wide range of creasing rules which equal BÖHLER cutting rules in their accuracy:

- Very smooth crease head surface
- A perfectly radiused profile
- A flowing continuity from the radiused profile to the side faces of the rule
- Minimum eccentricity
- Minimum height tolerances
- Rule thickness complementary to cutting rules
- SUPREME-coating possible
Product Range
BÖHLER creasing rules are produced in two manufacturing methods, depending on the rule thickness required:

HT - Hardened and Tempered Creasing Rules
This method of manufacture guarantees the required stability of rules, with a relatively small cross-section.

HR - Hard Rolled Creasing Rules
Using a special rolling process the required tensile strength and stability of the rule is guaranteed.
brand property application
HT hardened ~ 400 HV thickness: 1.5pt, 2pt, 3pt
HR hard rolled ~ 265 HV thickness: 4pt and 6pt
SR Single
DR Double
Wide Top
Narrow Top
[mm] [mm] [mm] [mm]
0,53 0,53 0,71 / 1,05 0,71 / 0,36
0,71 0,71 0,71 / 1,42 0,71 / 0,45
1,05 1,05 1,05 / 2,13 0,71 / 0,50
1,42   1,05 / 2,84 0,71 / 0,53
2,13   1,42 / 2,84  
Standard american style  
- Special Profiles

These new edge profiles have been developed especially for plastic- and corrugated packaging in order to achieve best creasing results.

Twin-track rules are producing narrow, parallel double-tracks on the punched board, which considerably facilitates the subsequent folding process.
Precision Crease
[mm] [mm] [mm]
1,05 1,05 / 2,84 1,05 / 2,84
1,42 1,42 / 2,84 1,42 / 2,84
- Special Rules
Special rules are modified cutting rules used for all kinds of different applications like perforating, cutting patterns for opening of packages, glue flaps or the safe manufacture of folding edges.
- Rotary Cutting Rules
The standard brand of our rotary cutting rules is TOP 36.
Rules with back execution SNN (axial - for horizontal cuts) can also be supplied in TOP, if required.

For the best possible service life, we recommend our edge-hardened cutting rules UNIVERSAL and UNIVERSAL 60.
brand hardness
body           edge
is used:
axial           radial
Top 36 ~ 340 HV
(34 HRC)
Top ~ 450 HV
(45 HRC)
~ 340 HV
(34 HRC)
~ 500 HV
(49 HRC)
Universal 60
~ 450 HV
(45 HRC)
~ 500 HV
(49 HRC)
Types of Profile
CF – Centre Face
        /ST Standard
        /SW Shallow, waved
        /US “U”-Style
SF – Side Face
        /ST Standard
        /SW Shallow, waved
Tooth Shapes
tooth shapes teeth/inch
ST ... Standard
sharp teeth,
sharp gullets
Profiles: CF, SF
8, 10, 12 (16)
SW ... Shallow, waved
round teeth,
round gullets
Profiles: CF, SF
8, 10, 12
US ... U-Style
extra sharp teeth,
round gullets
Profile: CF
8, 10, 12 (14)
Back Execution
straight, no notches
straight, with tapered notches
straight, with parallel notches
BÖHLER Rotary Cutting Rule
N7C - with tapered notches, curved

For radial use curved rotary rules are required (Executions: N2C / N7C / NNC).

Curved rotary rules are always delivered in coils.
Standard inner diameters for different machine sizes vary from 177 to 560 mm (7 22).
Starting from Ø 360 mm (14 3/16) we also offer curved rotary rules without notches (NNC).

All curved rotary rules are thermal stress relieved to eliminate the tension generated during curving.
Standard coil length for curved execution is 30,5 m (100 ft).

Coil winding directions for curved material
(NNC, N2C, N7C):
N : counter clockwise (end of coil on the top to the left side)
U : clockwise (end of coil on the top to the right side)

- Rotary Creasing Rules
SR – Single Round
TT – Twin-Track
WRT – Wide, Round Top
WFT – Wide, Flat Top
WTT – Wide Twin-Track
WPC – Wide Precision Crease
Types: 3/4, 3/6, 3/8, 4/6, 4/8 pt
Back Execution
straight, no notches
straight, with tapered notches
straight, with parallel notches
BÖHLER Rotary Creasing Rules
N7C - with tapered notches, curved
- Rotary Special Rules
Type of profile
CF - Center Face
brand hardness
body           edge
is used:
axial           radial
Top 36 ~ 340 HV
(34 HRC)
(on request)
~ 450 HV
(45 HRC)


BÖHLER Rotary Perforating Rule, CF
with tapered notches, curved (N7C)
BÖHLER Rotary Cut-Crease Rule, CF
with tapered notches, curved (N7C)