3 Important Industrial Blade Sharpening Considerations to Lower TCO

If your business uses industrial blades – there are some important considerations that can greatly affect theoverall cost of your operation. Whether unwanted costs are introduced from equipment downtime because blades are broken or inefficient operations from dull or under-performing blades, maintaining a well-orchestrated industrial blade “lifecycle” program is a very important to minimizing total operational costs. Three important industrial blade considerations for any program should include:

1.      Buying the highest quality industrial blades

2.      Using blades produced with the highest quality materials

3.      Ensuring the highest standard in blade sharpening

Selecting the right industrial blade partner, like Accu-Grind of New England [1], will help your organization achieve these three objectives, in the end helping to increase overall business efficiency and lower total cost of managing your industrial blade lifecycle.

1.      Sourcing Blades of Highest Quality

No matter your business segment, selecting the right industrial blade product is a key consideration.  Whether you are looking for food processing blades, plastic cutting blades, packaging blades, or any other broad industrial blade need, selecting the right industrial blade provider is of utmost importance. When selecting a vendor you should ensure they can deliver effective engineering and production support to source blades manufactured with the highest quality standards.

2.      Sourcing Blades with the Highest Quality Materials

The materials used when producing a blade is also a very important consideration. In many industries, it’s important to ensure the partner you select can support your individual material requirements including blades made of steel, high carbon steel, powder metallurgical steel, or other any other material you require. Once finalizing blade selection, it is also important to select a vendor that can then continuously meet your organizationsneed to manage blade inventory. If needed, organizations should look to work with a blade partner that can support your organization with just-in-time delivery of industrial blades and knives via warehousing inventory you might need quickly on their premise. In the end, you want to select a blade supplier and service company that can meet all of your objectives across the lifecycle of the industrial blades in use.

3.      Ensure Blades Sharpened to the Highest Standards

Having equipment tooled with the sharpest industrial blades is fundamental to any organization that has them in use. Having just a blade supplier is not enough. The best blade using organizations maintain a relationship with a strong industrial blade sharpening partner that also delivers effective blade sharpening services.  When selecting an industrial blade [3]partner, it is important to make sure they deliver an OEM-quality sharpening program for all of the industrial blade types you have in production.  Also, ensure all blade related work is performed by a staff of highly skilled operators to ensure all your blades are cut, blanked, heat-treated, and precision ground to exacting standards and high tolerances.

 

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