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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:. . .

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. . .

NEW PRESIDENT NAMED AT EDGE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

NEW PRESIDENT NAMED AT EDGE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES Wilder, Kentucky (September 15, 2022) – Edge Industrial Technologies today announced that Brian Powers has been named President of Edge, a leading manufacturer of industrial machine knives, punches and related equipment. In this position, Mr. Powers will lead Edge’s global sales strategy.  Edge Industrial Technologies CEO Bob Woodbury. . .

Guide to Slitter Knives for Packaging Equipment

vacuum slitter knives

Slitter knives offer a high-precision continuous cutting edge for side vacuum packing or shrink wrapping of food perishables, pharmaceuticals, and electronics. Food packaging specialists know only the highest quality slitter blades provide the versatility and performance they need to keep quality rolling off the line, day after day. Let’s take a look at how slitter. . .

How to Save Money on Your Packaging Blades & Knives

Packaging machine knives are a significant line item for makers, distributors, and end users of packaging equipment. Here’s how to get smart about spending on packaging blades. Cost Cutters: Three Ways to Save on Packaging Blades Industrial machine knives are the sharp end of the business for anyone involved in the packaging business. Whether you’re. . .

Guide to Straight Cut-Off Knives for Packaging Equipment

Straight cut-off knives turn the continuous form packaging on your assembly line into the discrete products your customers recognize on the shelf. Clean-cutting, high-performance packaging knives are essential to efficient line operation and the final quality of your product. Let’s take a look at what straight cut-off blades do and how choosing the right industrial. . .

Supply Chain Woes Hurting Your Business?

TGW has the industry’s shortest lead times for MTO knives – some in as little as two weeks!  We have over 2,500 different knives and blades in stock! We are the largest supplier for packaging, converting, processing and printing knives and components.  From straights and circulars to serrated, scalloped and toothed to shaped cutters and anvils, we are here. . .