EBA 5255, guillotine with automatic clamp and power backgauge. Electronic hand wheel for manual backgauge positioning with infinitely variable speed control. Automatic clamping system, guided on both sides for evenly distributed pressure. Fully programmable backgauge control module with digital measurement readout, 10 push button key pad, and memory key for repeat cuts. Push buttons allow the automatic clamp to be moved up and down independently of the blade.