Published August 31, 2020 00:00
SABETHA, KS — Dramatic reductions in maintenance costs and downtime are just two of the benefits of a new Self-Adjusting Die/Knife Cutter System from Extru-Tech, Inc. Equally important, the new advanced feature cutter head can be used across the full spectrum of wear plates.
According to John Menold, field service manager for Extru-Tech, the new die/knife cutter system offers a cleaner cut than cast blade configurations due to a “precision” pressure pack and individually replaceable blades, which can be sharpened from three to five times.
“Not only can they be re-sharpened, but the new blades have been reported to last from 2 1/2 to 10 times longer than cast blades,” Menold adds. “This translates into lower overall cost, particularly when you consider the automatic adjustment feature allows one cutter head system to be used on multiple dies. The cutter assembly is easily secured and automatically set parallel to the wear plate with just one bolt.”
Menold notes that the self-leveling feature also allows the system to accommodate non-perpendicular die stubs and worn plates.
For additional ease of maintenance, the self-adjusting die/knife cutter system is rated for wash-down and utilizes high temperature, sealed bearings for longer life. The single cutting edge of the blades also minimizes the risk of injury to employees and personnel.
Extru-Tech, Inc., headquartered in Sabetha, Kansas, currently produces and markets one of the industry's most complete lines of extrusion processing systems, along with a full line of ancillary equipment and customized equipment solutions for specialized processes. Since 1985, Extru-Tech has installed extrusion systems worldwide, designed for the production of human food, pet food, aquatic feed, and animal feed products.