Under the brand name HELIOS, Elio Cavagna S.r.l. has built shear cutting systems, called "SOFT-CUT", for more than 20 years.
The term "SOFT-CUT" was created to attract the attention to the minimal pressure exerted between blade and counterblade to cut all kinds of materials.
A further positive factor is the practically dust-free production; latter is caused by rapid blade wear when too much lateral cutting pressure is applied.
SOFT for HELIOS is obviously not in the project stages anymore, given that more than 80'000 knifeholders have been sold.
This shows the great qualities of the HELIOS knifeholders with regard to the level of achievable productivity, together with the absence of problems and long life of blades and counterblades.
HELIOS has been, unquestionably so, an impulse for the market by bringing a number of innovations. The addition to the aforementioned low blade consumption has reduced the market for corresponding spares, a factor that brings significant advantages for the HELIOS customer in the way of increased production thanks to the reduction of dead time due to machine stoppages.
Today Elio Cavagna S.r.l. not only builds knifeholders, but also complete cutting modules, either for new slitters, as well as for retrofit on existing machines, new or old, presenting cutting problems.
The HELIOS systems are applicable on traditional, as well as highly sophisticated machines, by offering automatic format changing systems that are the result of 15 years of experience in co-operation with paper manufacturers that knew cutting problems.
Thus the HELIOS engineers are perfectly armed to bring solutions to a multitude of problems, thanks to their experience grown in the field in resolving problems that appeared insoluble at the outset.
The aforementioned outlined here is obviously valid for all flexible products like non-wovens, paper, plastic film, as well as glass-fibre and aluminium film with maximum thickness of 0.6 mm.
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