Challenge Champion 305 TC Hydraulic Paper Cutter (30.5")

Challenge Champion 305 TC Hydraulic Paper Cutter (30.5")

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This model has been the industry workhorse for over forty years. It might be the most popular paper cutter in the North America. The Champion 305 is powerful and accurate. it features hydraulic clamping and cutting with a 30.5" cut width and 4" clamp opening. 

Challenge Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter

The Champion 305 TC Hydraulic Paper Cutter is Continuing the Champion reputation for reliability and performance with a new touch screen controller. The Champion 305 TC is a durable, accurate and easy to use programmable hydraulic powered paper cutter. It has many new features and innovations improving efficiency, this work horse for cutting is still the only cutter available in this size range that ships from the factory CE, UL, and cUL safety standard certified and is in full compliance with the ANSI standard for paper guillotines and trimmers for North America. 

The Champion 305 meets the toughest standards in the industry today. Light safety curtains, enclosed rear table, two cut buttons, and a knife safety latch contribute to their UL and CE certification. 

Challenge TC Touch Controller

Challenge TC controller

The intuitive 10.5" color touch-screen TC Controller allows variable mode data entry, automatic fraction to decimal calculation and unlimited program storage capacity. Clamp mark waste is reduced or eliminated with programmable electronic clamp pressure control per cut.


Innovative advances improve program creation through features such as repeat and loop commands, USB port for thumb drive program delivery, network capable hardware with an Ethernet port, label cutting and sheet division tools, and more!

The TC system is the first paper cutter controller in the world to recognize common .csv format program files making offline programming simple and easy to implement at any size print operation. Touch Control features make it a much easier and more pleasant experience to use this paper cutter.

Challenge Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter Features

  • Up to 26 Cuts per minute
  • Virtually maintenance-free design
  • Fully-adjustable knife bar gibs (front and rear)
  • 30.5" / 77.5 cm cutting width, 4" / 10.2 cm clamp opening
  • Hydraulic clamping and cutting
  • Line-light cut position indicator
  • False clamp plate
  • Cast iron and steel construction
  • Low-pressure pre-clamping protects operator from injury (less than 66 PSI)

Challenge TC Touch Computer Features: 

  • 10.5" Color Touch Screen Control Panel
  • JDF and network capable hardware
  • Electronic Clamp Pressure control
  • USB port for simple thumb drive program entry
  • Ability to receive .csv files making offline programming and memory storage simple
  • Repeat and Loop commands streamline program entry
  • Auto-programming features of sheet division and label cutting with animated graphics
  • Programmable Clamp pressure per cut
  • Automatic Fraction to Decimal Conversion
  • Unlimited program storage capacity
  • Program Lockout
  • Computer Diagnostic Tools
  • ANSI safety standard compliant and CE, UL and cUL Listed

Challenge Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter Specifications

Maximum Cutting Width 30-1/2" / 77.5cm
Minimum Cut w/o False Clamp Plate 3/4" / 19mm
Minimum Cut w/ False Clamp Plate 2" / 5cm
Maximum Cut Depth 30-1/2" / 77.5cm
Clamp Opening w/o False Clamp Plate 4" / 10.2cm
Clamp Opening w/ False Clamp Plate 3-3/4" / 9.5cm
Clamping Method Hydraulic and Manual
Maximum Clamping Force 5000 lbs / 2200 daN
Backgauge Control Motor Powered (Manual version available)


Challenge Champion 305 TC Paper Dimensions

Table Space (in front of knife) 25" / 63.5cm
Table Space (behind knife) 30-1/2" / 77.5cm
Table Height 36-1/2" / 94cm
Total Height 58-1/2" / 147cm
Total Width w/ side tables 78-1/2" / 200cm
Total Width w/o side tables 51" / 130cm
Total Length 71" / 180.4cm
Door Pass-through (assembled) 51" / 130cm
Door Pass-through (table+treadle removed) 42" / 106cm
Door Pass-through (table+treadle+power unit removed) 29" / 74cm
Net Weight (approximate) 2360 lbs / 1070 kg
Shipping Weight (approximate) 2700 lbs / 1225 kg


Challenge Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter Electrical

Motor Type Standard Motor
Hydraulic Pump 5 H.P. Three Phase, 60 Hz, AC
Power option 1 208/230 Volts, 25 Amps (service size 40 Amps)
Power option 2 460 Volts, 11.5 Amps (service size 20 Amps)
Optional add-ons Single phase supply kit (K-3482)
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