Extru-Tech introduces Self-Adjusting Die/Knife Cutter Head
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Extru-Tech has introduced its new Self-Adjusting Die/Knife Cutter Head. The new advanced feature cutter head can be used across the full spectrum of wear plates, and provides reductions in maintenance costs and downtime.
According to Norm Schmitt, corporate sales manager for Extru-Tech, the new die/knife cutter system offers a cleaner cut than cast blade configurations due to a “precision” pressure pack and individually replaceable blades, which can be sharpened from three to five times.
“Not only can they be re-sharpened, but the new blades have been reported to last from 2 1/2 to 10 times longer than cast blades,” added Schmitt. “This translates into lower overall cost, particularly when you consider the automatic adjustment feature allows one cutter head system to be used on multiple dies. The cutter assembly is easily secured and automatically set parallel to the wear plate with just one bolt.”
Schmitt noted that the self-leveling feature also allows the system to accommodate non-perpendicular die stubs and improperly installed plates. For additional ease of maintenance, the self-adjusting die/knife cutter system is sealed for wash-down and utilizes stainless steel bearings for longer life. The single cutting edge also minimizes the risk of injury to employees and personnel.
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