3 Machine Knives That Don’t Look Like Knives at All

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3 Machine Knives That Don’t Look Like Knives at All

It took me a while to get the hang of all the different types of knives we make here at YSK.  There are three I was particularly surprised by: not only did they not *look* like what I would, at that point, consider a knife.  In some cases, they didn’t even seem to *do* what […]

5 Things We Can’t Live Without: Machine Knives in Action

Machine knives are some of the unsung heroes of the manufacturing process. They are silent, dedicated workers that help cut and shape our products from raw material to packaged product. Without them, all the engineering skill, all the experienced labor, and all the automation in the world would yield a whole mangled heap of unfinished […]

Industrial Machine Knives for OEM’s and End-Users Alike

We talked about this before, but thought it was important to expand on how we provide end users and OEM’s the same level of service and quality with every knife and saw we make. After over a century in the cutting business, all we can say is: we get it. As an OEM, you want […]

Shark Tooth Cut-Off Knife

We promised some follow up on the Shark Tooth blade a little while back… York Saw and Knife recently assisted a major consumer products, pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials producer in creating a new cut-off knife for a Winder/Rewinder machine. The company developed a new, very tough film that typical knife designs could not cut cleanly […]

Shark Teeth

Tough material or film affecting your production and wrecking your bottom line? Or just giving you a headache you don’t need? The YSK shark tooth cut-off knife will be the topic of an upcoming post. Stay tuned…

Nano Nano

Apple has the iPod nano. An Indian car maker (Tata Motors) launched its Nano this week. Related, there’s buzz building re: nanotechnology in some of the industries York Saw & Knife serves. But, it’s only buzz, and it’s only building.  Packaging World notes a January report on nanotechnology in packaging by the Swiss Center for […]

Packaging: No Trade-Offs

In the latest Food & Beverage Packaging (they’re welcome for the free pub), there’s an interesting roundtable featuring some of the heavyweights of food and beverage packaging (including one – Steve Gaeta of Unilever – who shares the same last name as this mutineer on Battlestar Galactica). Anyway, the discussion centers on the industry outlook […]

Test Cut Live Video

We wanted to share the video of YSK’s free, in-house test cutting machine (ol’ Cutty) in action… This instance is from our involvement on the University of Illinois student’s senior design project. We utilized knife (E) from the picture in the previous post. It made a clean cut with the lowest cut forces. As you […]

Test Cutting at YSK Earns an A

YSK recently assisted a University of Illinois student undertaking a senior design project at a major packaging company. The company provided the student a set of parameters and tasked her with developing the “best” blade to cut a new material the company developed. The student read about YSK’s in-house test cutting capabilities and contacted us […]