US-Based Converting and Printing Innovator EDGE Industrial Technologies Expands Platform Offerings, Eyes New Acquisitions

The cutting-edge technology solutions provider is now a $50 million business, supplying machine knives, punches and related equipment. Wilder, Kentucky (March 22, 2023) – EDGE Industrial Technologies, the industrial knives and punches market leader, continues to expand its brand and portfolio of companies through acquisitions and organic growth. EDGE brings an unmatched expertise to a. . .

Extend the Life of Poultry Processing Blades

A pile of raw chicken ready to be sliced with an industrial poultry knife.

The pressure is on for turkey and chicken processors. Reliable, long-lasting industrial poultry knives are crucial if your operation is going to keep pace in today’s high-demand, high-pressure marketplace. Here’s how to make poultry processing blades last longer so you can cut downtime, reduce parts and maintenance costs, and protect your margins. Stay Sharp: Making. . .

Guide to Knives for Industrial Chicken Processing

Poultry processing and packaging is a high-speed, high-volume industry dedicated to providing the quality, affordable nutrition Americans need every day. With rising demand and increased automation, it’s a vast industry that depends on sharp, dependable, long-life machine knives to keep moving safely, hygienically, and efficiently. We take a look at the specific roles machine knives. . .

EDGE Team Building

We had our first annual EDGE sales meeting in Florence, KY on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of December.  On that Thursday afternoon, we went to Cincinnati Brewing Heritage for a tour as well as team building activities.  Couldn’t ask for a better team.  We’re looking forward to working with you in 2023.

What to Know About Buying VFFS & HFFS Knives

VFFS and HFFS knives perform a combination of cutting and sealing functions

Clean-cutting vertical form, fill, seal (VFFS) and horizontal form, fill, seal (HFFS) knives give your packaging the crisp, sharp edges it needs to stand out. Taking the time to source high-quality specialty blades will pay off in improved quality and reduced downtime, maintenance, and replacement costs. Here we take a look at what VFFS and. . .

What causes packaging blades to fail [and how to prevent blade failure]

packaging machine knives are a critical component of flexible packaging lines

Packaging machine knives play a critical role in slicing and separating film on any flexible packaging line. But when packaging machine knives fail it can bring your entire line to a halt, costing you valuable production time and even damaging your equipment. Let’s take a closer look at what packaging blades do and why blade. . .

How to Reduce Downtime in Food Processing Plants

Various meats that have been cut efficiently using industrial knives help increase food processing plant productivity.

With overhead costs soaring and labor in remarkably short supply, it’s never been more important to reduce downtime in food processing plants. As a critical industry consumable, food processing blades play an essential role in keeping your line rolling. Here’s why smart choices about your machine knives can boost food processing plant productivity. Sharp Moves:. . .

Food Processing Automation: Key to the Labor Shortage

Pork chops that have been sliced using a food processing automation system.

Post-pandemic labor shortages are forcing more and more food manufacturers to increase levels of automation to make up for a continued shortage of workers. Let’s take a look at how food processing automation is changing our industry and how smart choices about critical equipment like industrial blades can make a big difference. Food Processing Automation:. . .

EDGE Machine Knives Are A Cut Above

Your customers rely on you for superior products and service.  You rely on TGW International and Leverwood Knife Works to keep your promise. EDGE Industrial Technologies has two industrial knife manufacturing companies, covering all your knife-cutting needs – TGW International and Leverwood Knife Works.  For over 100 years, we have provided quality machine knives, reinforced. . .

Understanding Industrial Blade Coating Options (Guide)

For hard-working packaging knives and other industrial blades, the right coatings can boost performance, increase durability, and improve safety. This guide will review several coating treatments used to help machine knives cut cleaner, wear longer, and shrug off corrosion. Read on to learn which industrial blade coating can give you the edge you need. Common. . .

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