Blog

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 everything. […]

Read more

Benefits of U.S. Manufacturing

When businesses look for a location to manufacture their products, they naturally want a place that will provide them with savings, quality and a fast turnaround time. To this end, they often move their facilities abroad, where labor and production costs tend to be cheaper. However, many of these businesses are unaware of the costs […]

Read more

Are Packaging Materials Innovations Hurting your Machine Performance?

It goes without saying that innovations in packaging materials and the evolution of packaging as we know it are great things. We’re evolving with the expectations of a new breed of consumer.  We’re reducing waste, saving cost and resources as we invent, test, and improve new materials; making us leaner, meaner, and greener than before. […]

Read more

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 – […]

Read more

3 Types of Conversion Made Possible by Machine Knives

It’s a fact: somewhere between the source and the shelf, materials need to be cut and converted to enter their next stage of “life.” In the most general sense, this happens one of three ways: slitting, perforating, and cutoff.  Three simple actions that are repeated various times in the process of raw material to end […]

Read more