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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. […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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Troubleshooting Machine Blade Performance

It’s especially challenging when your current setup seems to “stop working” out of nowhere. Problems Like These in Your Cutting Operation… Degradation of your cut-off or perforated edge Knife no longer cuts through material Significant decline in knife life …Are Likely Caused by the Following: Change in raw materials supplier New raw material that requires […]

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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 and completely, […]

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