The contour cutting center C 57 comprises all the advantages as described with the C 56. Furthermore, the C 57 is equipped with conveyors for automatic loading and unloading. Thus, the C 57 is perfectly suitable for being integrated together with other machines into a fully automatic cutting line. The contour cutting centers C 55/ C 56/ C 57 impress by high cutting speed and excellent cutting precision. Combined with a user-friendly control, these machines become highly efficient and flexible tools for any kind of contour cuts.