Converting companies take bulk quantities of products and convert them into smaller, finished products. Examples of this would be sand paper and paper for your computer printer. Besides abrasives, paper and packaging, many, many materials are converted. Materials such as tapes, foams, plastics, foils and films, silicone, rubber and various metals need to be converted, or cut down to size – through slitting and skiving and cut-to-length operations.
As a user, you realize that today’s requirements provide cutting challenges never before realized. In a very competitive industry that is constantly evolving, efficiency and profitability are key performance measures upon which you are judged. Frequently shutting down equipment due to blade failure is costly and unacceptable. You have helped us gain the experience necessary through years of applications engineering to recommend specifications that will extend blade life, resulting in increased productivity and yield, which in turn will boost your bottom line.
Some of the more common blades we supply to the conversion industry include:
- Scoring blades
- Slitter blades
- Core cutters
- Creaser blades
- Perforation wheels
- Crush cutters
- Sheater knives
- Trimmer knives
- Mill knives
- Hand knives
Steel choice, edge finish style, bevel angle, edge thickness, surface micro finish, hone technique, flatness, side run-out… all are critical functions that will affect the performance of the blades you use in the converting process. Tell us what your cutting challenges are and we’ll build you a blade that overcomes those challenges. With over a century of experience in providing you the right specifications to optimize performance, you can count on Hyde.
With in-house laser cutting capabilities, we can cut virtually any shape you can imagine without expensive tooling. On-site, state of the art heat treating equipment ensures a controlled process, giving you the assurance you need that the blades you use are as flat as can be.
With many types of alloys that are formulated to meet the stringent demands faced by today’s conversion operations in stock, you can get the performance you need when you need it. Tolerances are monitored closely to ensure that our blades and knives are easy to set up and tune, so you are up and running as fast as possible. Hyde blades deliver long life and consistent performance, helping to drive efficiency and profitability – your bottom line.
There’s a fine line between edge performance and durability, and we provide products that address both of those requirements. So if you slit it, trim it or cut it to length, Hyde blades give you cutting edge performance.