Rubber Cutters minimize knife changeover times.
October 20, 2005 -
Designed to cut rubber with lengths up to 48 in. and diameters up to 12 in., Lathe Cutters feature quick changeover system that cuts knife changeover times down to 10 sec. Knife holder slips over top of carriage and is secured with quick release or disconnect handle. All machines come with spare knife holder that safely holds knife during blade changeover, and device that ensures desired positioning.
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1321 Leininger Ave., P.O. Box 413
Elkhart, IN, 46515
Mitchell Reduces Knife Changeover Times On Its Rubber Cutters To Under 10 Seconds
ELKHART, Ind. - Mitchell, Inc. has developed new technology that enables users of its industry-leading rubber cutting machines to execute knife blade changeover much more efficiently.
Mitchell manufactures a line of lathe cutters that can cut rubber with lengths up to 48" and diameters up to 12". The machines cut rubber by implementing a carriage that introduces a knife to the material. Previous cutter models featured a knife holder inserted into the block of the knife carriage. Installing a new knife blade required the removal of bolts from both ends of the carriage to free the knife holder. After changing the blade, a separate tool was needed to properly position the blade. This process took about three minutes to complete.
Mitchell's newly engineered quick changeover system has cut that time down to under 10 seconds. Knife carriages are now equipped so that the redesigned knife holder slips over the top of the carriage and is secured with a quick release or disconnect handle. Plus, all machines now come with a spare knife holder, a fixture that safely holds the knife holder during blade changeover, and a device that ensures desired positioning every time. All of these features are now standard on all Mitchell rubber cutters.
For more information on Mitchell's precision cutting and trimming machines, please contact Mitchell, Inc., P.O. Box 413, Elkhart, IN 46515. Phone 574-295-3509. FAX 574-295-3798. Or visit the company web site at www.mitchell-inc.com.