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Long Term Investment or Quick Returns? Discover the Optimal Way to Choose Your Production Tools

Man Looking SMThere are some requirements that are common in different industrial processes, such as, improving efficiency and reducing downtime that, consequently, improve profit and quality.

As the majority of companies focus on immediate returns, they end up choosing low-cost solutions that will be reflected in more efforts, increased downtime, and a significant lack of productivity. High quality tools are essential to avoid these types of negative effects and to ensure quality and safety to your industrial processes. When a decision is made on price alone, the solution may not be optimal for the long term.

Let’s consider the example of blades for doctoring or roll cleaning in diverse industries. Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup. Normally, companies can choose from two different options: focusing on price or focusing on reliability. With the evolution of blades, there are now options in the market with a slightly superior cost, from which industrial processes will benefit in several manners.

There are three items to consider when comparing blades and profitability:

  • How many cuts does the blade provide?
  • How much downtime is needed for the blade change?
  • What is the quality of the cut and/or is the blade worn?

If these items are not optimal, it will require more effort, energy, and time to be performed.

With thousands of installations around the globe, Kadant doctoring and roll cleaning technologies offer high-performance cleaning and water removal in a variety of roll cleaning and scraping applications.

We can design, manufacture, install, and maintain your doctoring, cleaning, and filtration systems in the most optimal way, avoiding downtime and achieving great results, from products and services to training and support. This said, partnering with Kadant ensures your industrial processes are fully integrated for maximum performance. Contact one of our sales representatives and discover the best option for your business.

  • Written by:
    Karen Beker

    Karen Beker

    EMEAI Marketing Manager, Kadant Johnson Europe

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