A low alloy steel, with limited life between regrinds, used on machines
with very low usage.
Standard Inlaid Carbon
An alloy tool steel, which is manufactured from a composite, inlaid material, utilising the traditional two piece manufacturing method. The 1/8″ thick alloy tool steel, laid into the soft backing material, provides sufficient rigidity and strength to ensure that standard paper knives will withstand the extreme cutting pressures of high lifts and coated paper.
A High Carbon, High Chrome alloy tool steel which offers as much as twice the blade life of our standard inlaid carbon. This HCHC quality is often used for lower knives on six knife trimming machines.
An inlaid High Speed Steel which is manufactured from traditional two piece composite knife blanks. The HSS inlaid knives are 62-63 Hrc, which is designed to improve blade life as much as five times that of Standard quality. This alloy is designed to be used under high production applications, to ensure an increased number of cuts between regrinds, thereby reducing cost per cutting hour.
ASP and CPM are unique powder metallurgy manufactured steels that produce a finely grained material with improved wear and toughness properties over conventional steels. Specific grades such as ASP23 and CPM10V are ideal for knives and exhibit excellent slitter performance.
An inlaid Tungsten Carbide Tipped knife designed to give as much as ten times the life between regrinds, compared to standard grade. These precision cutting tools must be under optimum cutting conditions for best results.
Micro Grain and Sub Micron
These grades have been developed with increasing wear properties prolonging the knife edge life. In the correct working conditions edge life can be improved up to 2- 3 times that of conventional fine grain carbide. This option must be discussed prior to ordering.
|Un – obtainable||Ceramic||Excellent wear property Commercially expensive|
|Excellent wear property Expensive – only limited use||Tungsten Carbide Micro Grain or Standard||Excellent wear property Commercially expensive|
|Ideal Slitter to work against TC Bottom Knives, with excellent edge retention||CPM 10V||Very good wear property Commercially Un – economical|
|Next best option to above, slightly cheaper||ASP 23||Good wear property Commercially Un – economical|
|Cheaper option than above with resultant less performance||HSS M2||Fairly good wear property Commercially Un – economical|
|Commercially ideal knife With fair wear property||H.C.H.C||Commercially ideal knife With fair wear property|
|Ideal in low volume situation||O1 / EN 31||Ideal in low volume situation|
|Ceramic||Material not available at present|
|Could be commercially acceptable in the future, but at presently unheard of and would be extremely expensive.|
|Standard TC(Clad Construction)||Commercially economic, obviously expensive initially but excellent life if handled correctly.|
|CPM 10V||As expensive as above, Very Good life, but will suffer some misuse.|
|ASP 23 (Clad or Complete Construction)||Cheaper than above a good commercial option with good life and is durable.|
|HSS M2 (Clad or Complete Construction)||An average performing knife at a reasonable price.|
|H.C.H.C (Clad or Complete Construction)||A competitive priced knife with a reasonable performance. Problems with knives with fixing holes.|
|01/EN 31||Cheap & cheerful – ideal in poor conditions.|