Conversion from Razor slitting to shear slitting
Example pictures left: modernisation of a film extruder. The original razor slit system was removed and replaced with a shear cut system.
The advantages of converting from razor cut to shear cut are:
- Quick and accurate slit width changes without stopping the machine.
- Increased productivity. Shear cut knives retain their cutting edge far longer and provide a superior cut quality when compared to razors, which can dull quickly.
- Improved operator safety. Reduction in cut risk due to automatic knife protection guard.