The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

“Deciding whether or not to implement a PM program for your slitter or splicer is really simple: Do you want quality or not?” …packageprinting.com There is a great article over on Package Printing on the importance of keeping your slitters & splicers optimized and safe. Actually, slitters and splicers are the subject of example – […]

What are Your Thoughts on the Future of Flexible Packaging?

The following is a reprinted article from our March 2010 E-Newsletter. To get your free copy, click here. Back in January we wrote about the main packaging trends to watch for 2010.  Included in that list was a prediction for the growth of flexible packaging across various industries. Here at YSK we’ve seen a steady […]

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 […]

Specialty Knives and Saws: Proudly Made in America

Did you know York Saw & Knife is one of the oldest active saw and knife manufacturers in the United States? In 1906, York, PA man Louis Klunk set out to become a premier manufacturer of steel, set-tooth saw blades.  He built a business from the ground up, employing and honing the skill of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cutting Costs

All across food processing, materials conversion and packaging, folks are trying to cut costs to meet these challenging economic times.  John Henry, Certified Packaging Professional (CPP), suggests looking for ways to increase production line changeover efficiency. Henry notes, “How much can you save via reduced changeover times? …The lowest number I’ve seen, from a pharmaceutical […]

Happy Holidays from YSK

York Saw & Knife Company wishes you a happy holiday season and a great new year. For all of us, 2008 was a year of change and a year to remember. In the midst of your shopping, decorating and breaks for hot chocolate, please take time to appreciate the family and friends that make the […]