Challenge Champion 305 TC & Manual

The industry workhorse for over thirty years. Powerful, accurate, hydraulic clamping and cutting with a 30½" cut width and 4" clamp opening.
Manufacturer: Challenge

Challenge Champion 305 TC & Manual

The Challenge Champion 305 continues our well known excellence for innovation, reliability and durability. UHMW gib surfaces and composite bushings require virtually no maintenance for years of trouble-free operation. Standard features such as power soft clamp, air table, digital hand wheel, and automatic false clamp detection reduce operator fatigue and maximize productivity.

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

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 the task of program creation through features such as repeat and loop commands, USP 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.

Proudly manufactured in the USA, the Champion 305 continues our legacy of providing… assurance you made the right decision.


  • 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)


TC Control System 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

Maximum Cutting Width: 30-1/2" / 77.5cm
Minimum Cut: without false clamp plate 3/4" / 19mm
                          with false clamp plate 2" / 5cm
Maximum Cut Depth: 30-1/2"/ 77.5cm
Clamp Opening: without false clamp plate 4" / 10.2cm
                             with false clamp plate 3-3/4" / 9.5cm
Clamping Method Hydraulic and Manual
Maximum Clamping Force 5000 lbs / 2200 daN
Backgauge Control Power and Manual
Table Space:  in front of knife 25" / 63.5cm
                         behind knife 30-1/2" / 77.5cm
Table Height 36-1/2" / 94cm
Overall Height 58-1/2" / 147cm
Overall Width (with side tables) 78-1/2" / 200cm
Overall Width (without side tables) 51" / 130cm
Overall Length 71" / 180.4cm
Door Pass-through: assembled 51" / 130cm
        with table/treadle removed 42" / 106cm
        with table/treadle/power unit removed 29" / 74cm
Net Weight (approximate) 2,360 lbs / 1,070 kg
Shipping Weight (approximate) 2,700 lbs / 1,225 kg
Standard Motor -

5 H.P. Three Phase, 60 Hz, AC
208/230 Volts, 25 Amps (service size 40 Amps) or
460 Volts, 11.5 Amps (service size 20 Amps)
U.L. Listed

Optional Single Phase Supply Kit: K-3482
Champion 305 TC & 370 TC Product Literature:
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Champion 305 Manual Backgauge Product Literature:
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Champion_305_ Manual_Backgauge.pdf
Operator, Technical, & Parts Manuals: Product Manual Search Page
Electrical Installation Specifications Electrical_Install_Specs.pdf
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