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 […]

5 Common Threads in Packaging Trend Predictions

Over the past month, we’ve seen various organizations publish their views and predictions for packaging and the packaging industry coming up in 2010. While everyone seems to have their own take on the subject, we discovered a number of common threads running throughout the various articles, posts, and press releases we’ve reviewed.  The following are […]

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 […]

York Saw and Knife Installs New Test Cutting Machine

Many customers in the packaging and converting business are exploring new types of plastics and polymer materials and experiencing difficulty in using their existing knives to cut these new, progressive materials. York Saw & Knife has developed a test cutting machine to help design engineers and plant personnel solve their cutting problems. The machine is […]

Life in a World Without Perforations

“Rubes (R) cartoon used with permission.” Leigh Rubin points out just how complicated our lives could be in a world without perforations. Fortunately for all of us there is York Saw and Knife who can design and manufacture just about any type, size, or shape of perforating knife you may require for your particular application. […]