The knife uses a patent-pending technology which makes it operate at a high-cycle rate. It features quiet operation and simple installation. It is pneumatically-operated with a self-contained air cylinder/manifold/solenoid, meaning the time and labor is no longer needed for installation. It also comes equipped with an embedded microprocessor and complete control package, which allows the knife to achieve higher speeds than the standard guillotine can presently reach. With cycle rates exceeding 400 cuts per minute, this unit is bridging the gap between a conventional guillotine and a rotary knife assembly.