Industrial knives are essential tools for many industries, from paper and film processing to metalworking and recycling. At American QuickSilver, we specialize in supplying and stocking a variety of industrial knives for OEMs such as Tidland, Dusenbery, Bosch, and more. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common types of industrial knives and their uses.
Here are some of the most common types of industrial knives and their uses:
Slitting Knives: Slitting knives are designed to make clean, precise cuts on sheets or rolls of material. They are commonly used in industries such as paper, film, foil, nonwoven processing, rubber manufacturing, and converting. Slitting knives come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the choice of blade depends on the specific application.
Shear Knives: Shear knives are used for cutting sheets, bars, and wires of metal and other materials. They are commonly used in the metalworking, rubber, and plastics industries. Shear knives can be straight or circular, and the choice of blade depends on the thickness and hardness of the material being cut.
Trimmer Knives: Trimmer knives are used for trimming, shaping, and finishing various materials such as paper, textiles, and plastics. They are often used in the printing, packaging, and label industries. Trimmer knives can be straight or circular, and the choice of blade depends on the precision and smoothness required.
Granulator Knives: Granulator knives are used in the recycling industry to chop materials into smaller pieces. They are commonly used in the plastics, rubber, and textiles industries. Granulator knives can be straight or helical, and the choice of blade depends on the type and size of the material being processed.
Utility Knives: Utility knives like our “Barney Blade” are used for opening various packages, trimming, stripping, and getting through thick plastic packing. Our Barney Blade is a handy cutter and was designed by AQS founder Barney Pogue. Utility knives are versatile tools that can be used in a variety of industries and applications.
In conclusion, understanding the different types of industrial knives and their uses is essential for choosing the right tool for your specific needs. Whether you’re in the paper and film industry or the recycling industry, there is a blade that can help you maximize your cutting performance. At American QuickSilver, we have the expertise and knowledge to assist our clients in making informed decisions about their industrial knife needs. Contact us today to learn more.