High endurance, consistently neat cuts, no fiber-squeezing or backlashing of fiber within the cutting angle zone of the shears – some of the many benefits of using zirconia cutting blades in the production process. For cutting purposes CeramTec has developed a high-performance material zirconia – a special zirconia ceramic (TZP). It stands out from other materials with its extremely high cutting edge strength and very good bending strength and toughness. The use of zirconia cutting blades improves efficiency in cutting textile threads, and thus increases profitability.
The number of applications in the textile industry ranges from splicer, suction tube and residual tread shears for winding machines to final thread and side shears for looms. In many machines and applications, cutting blades made of zirconia are the material of choice and have set a standard.
A wide range of technical arguments
The effect of using zirconia cutting blades is an improvement in the efficiency of cutting textile threads, and thus increases profitability:
- Faster cutting rates
- Consistently good cutting quality, e.g. improved strength of spliced connections
- No corrosion
- Smooth running
- Extended maintenance intervals
- Universal cleaning possibilities using acids, alkaline solutions and organic solvents
The range of applications for ceramic cutting tools is expanding rapidly. They are now used for medical purposes, and also in the food and automotive industry.