Diamond Blades - Exceptionally Wear Resistant and Extremely Sharp

Kevin Lifsey

Presented by P. Gluche, GFD Gesellschaft für Diamantprodukte mbH

Slitting is mainly seen as an insignificant part of web handling and changing blades permanently is a necessary evil. Blades with a coated finish are often regarded as being not sharp enough. A new approach to overcome this dilemma is the use of diamond coated, plasma sharpened blades (PSD-blades). These blades typically surpass the lifetime of uncoated steel (ceramic/carbide) blade by a factor 800-1000 (20-40) times. This enables for the first time a very high and constant cutting qual-ity and very low maintenance effort.

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