Cutting Optimization

SECANT is a high yield cutting optimizer for both sheets and bars. It is the main cut planning software chosen by companies throughout the world for all types of material including board, laminates, steel, aluminium and acrylics.

Try SECANT for 30 days

Saves You Material

The SECANT systems have a reputation as high yield optimizers. Our low wastage patterns minimise the scrap produced, whilst our intelligent off-cut management system retains material in the sizes most suitable for use in the future. Stock offcuts can be reused preferentially to avoid the unnecessary purchase of additional material.

Saves You Money

In the sales office, SECANT allows you to quickly and accurately calculate the cost of producing a customer order – ensuring you can quote competitively and respond rapidly to customer enquiries. Whilst on the production floor, efficient use of the full cutting capability of your saw allows machine running time to be reduced.

Saves You Manpower

SECANT produces optimized cutting solutions in a fraction of the time taken for manual calculations, and in a reproducible manner. Automatic transmission of cutting patterns to your saw saves data entry time on the production floor. Control over work in progress helps to manage staff demand in the marshalling and production areas.



$ 99

Per Month

Bar/Section optimization

Unlimited cut piece and stock quantities

Yield based optimization

Sheet/Plate optimization

Handle grained materials

Cost based optimization

Control of the production sequence

Intelligent off-cut use and production

Generate multiple results with different objectives

Mixed materials in the same job

Control work-in-progress and destacking

Automatic processing of cutting jobs


£ 1600

Per Month



£ 2800

Per Month


SECANT Desktop

£ 4600

Per Month


SECANT Enterprise

£ 8000

Per Month



Installation and use of the associated SECANT application on a single machine. Inclusive of 12 months telephone and email support.


SECANT Enterprise: Additional non-optimizing installations of SECANT offering data entry and reporting functions only may be licensed at £600 for 5 users.

Basic download modules for automatic saws £1000 (per saw type).

SECANT Desktop system: Download modules for Anthon / Holzma / Homag / Giben saws £1500 (per saw type).


Ramsey Timber Group

A system that addresses all our needs.

California Door Group

Both flexible and effective.

Tata Steel Group

We have been working with PSL for over 20 years. SECANT is an integral part of our system.

Moores Furniture Group

SECANT have really delivered on their promises both before and after purchase.

All Metal Services

SECANT has enabled us to substantially reduced the amount of offcuts we produce.

Hills Panel Products

SECANT met all of our requirements and is now fully integrated with our existing systems.

Case Studies

Case Studies
January 8, 2019

Stacking restrictions during optimization

When German saw manufacturer Anthon GmbH ( were commissioned to build a new plant for door manufacturer Borne Turelemente ( they approached PSL as their optimization software partner to supply…
Combining Yield Optimization Of Material Packs With High Machine Utilisation cuttingCase Studies
July 23, 2018

Combining yield optimization

Combining Yield Optimization Of Material Packs With High Machine Utilisation   The SECANT cutting optimization engine is frequently called upon to help in creating solutions for unusual one-off applications. Whether…
Case Studies
July 23, 2018

Fully Integrated Production Planning System

Fully Integrated Production Planning System   The requirement Custom Made Kitchens (CMK) of Thorne, near Doncaster, is a leading UK supplier of kitchen and bedroom cabinets in both standard and…

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