Appleton Mfg. Division is rolling out the P510 Programmable Core Cutter with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) with touch screen display. The PLC allows operators to enter a variety of cut lengths and quantities to determine the best and most efficient cut combinations needed to produce the order with minimal scrap. The PLC calculates the necessary quantity of parent cores needed for each order and the amount of core remaining when given varying cut sets. Once a cut combination is entered into the PLC, it is stored in the system and made available for use in future projects, whether it is a project with a duplicate cut set or with slightly different lengths and quantities.