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The Importance Of Guillotine Knives In The Paper Industry

By Ian MacOlive

If you’re in the paper industry, guillotine blades are essential to your business. The whole idea here is to cut stacks of paper into a finished size. In order to do this your guillotine knives must be sharp, heavy, and precise.

You can find them in HSS (high speed steel) or TCT (tungsten carbide). Companies that have higher production will use HSS while companies that are more sophisticated will use TCT. The latter is for companies that believe blade life and sharpening times are major factors when it comes to downtime.

There are 3 different types of guillotine blades. Each one of them can be used to reduce card stock sizes, which revolves around; announcements, business cards, wedding invitations, and various other products. In addition, these knives help cut different thickness requirements your customer needs.

Since these are a crucial part of your business, it’s important to treat them with special care. Guillotine blades need to be monitored at all times, which means you have to train the operator. The point is; if you take all the necessary precautions upfront you will have a more effective machine cutting all your material. In addition, safety procedures will be covered.

All you need is quality manufactured guillotine blades. They should be properly sharpened and installed correctly so you are always ahead of your competition. We recommend searching for ones that don’t require a lot of downtime where your business is going to suffer. Then of course you can always get assistance from the manufacturers with sharpening or any other service needed.

In the end, if you want a clean cut of paper you need the best guillotine blades available. The right company will be able to provide the right guillotine knives for the job and meet all of your company’s specifications.

W Fearnehough Africa (Pty) Ltd is a Guillotine Knife Manufacturing Company based in Benoni, South Africa, supplying Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Kenya and Mauritius. To get more info, click on Guillotine Knives in the Paper Industry

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