Lancaster, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2009
In 1956 Lancaster Knives manufactured the first solid steel thru-hardened lathe knife and revolutionized the North American plywood industry. Since then they have earned the enviable reputation for being the quality benchmark in the machine knife industry.
In order to improve upon their high quality standards, without compromising pricing competitiveness, Lancaster Knives must continually invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Accordingly, such investments can require changes in methodologies and practices which ultimately enhance the functionality of the products they deliver, but can occasionally cosmetically alter their appearance.
They now offer Lancaster Lathe Knives with a swirl finish on the face side, where traditionally there has always been a mirror-like finish made with horizontal spindle finish grinders. Over the past two years their plant engineers, in a cooperative effort with their equipment manufacturers, have developed large vertical spindle machines that not only meet the already demanding dimensional tolerances but actually exceed their finish requirements as well.
Additionally, Lancaster Knives has made considerable investments in our heat treat capabilities. In fact, they have completely renovated the entire heat treat facility and installed the most advanced hardening and tempering technologies available. Combined with extensive testing and in depth metallurgical studies, Lancaster has taken yet another giant leap ahead of the industry. While you will not see any cosmetic changes in this regard, you should see the best performing knives they have ever produced.
Lancaster Knives is your US source for industrial blades, whether you need a custom replacement blade for your obsolete machine, or other blades such as anvil, shear, welder, extruder, chamfer, corrugator, cooperage and any other type of blade or knife you may need.
If you liked Lancaster Knives before, you are going to love them now!