Kadant Solutions launches new AccuFlake PRO blade holder for OEM drum flakers

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Kadant Solutions launches new AccuFlake PRO blade holder for OEM drum flakers

July 18, 2016 - 04:49

AUBURN, MA, July 18, 2016 (Press Release) -Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., announced the product launch of its AccuFlake PRO™ blade holder for use with OEM drum flaking doctors. The patent-pending blade holder replaces existing clamp-type OEM flaking doctor holders to improve flaking and cleaning performance with its “floating” doctor blade feature.

The AccuFlake PRO blade holder's design permits separation of all parts for thorough and efficient cleaning. The cost-effective blade holder is made of high-strength aluminum and can be supplied with a variety of proprietary coatings for enhanced performance and cleanliness.

“Conventional clamp-type blade holders commonly included with drum flaker machinery use a rigid holder that limits overall operating efficiency,” said Jerry Vandoros, product manager at Kadant Solutions. “We addressed that deficiency with the new AccuFlake PRO blade holder and incorporated a number of features to help producers get more out of their existing drum flaker equipment.”

Based on data from field trials, the AccuFlake PRO holder can reduce blade change time from several minutes to less than 30 seconds. The new holder also allows for the use of a thinner “floating” blade designs which operate with significantly lower loading pressure. As a result, blade operating life is increased and less wear is placed on the drum surface. The holder is designed for easy disassembly and cleaning and can be retrofitted to virtually any existing OEM doctor system in a short period.

Kadant Solutions, based in Auburn, Massachusetts, is a leading supplier of doctor blades, doctor blade holders, and doctoring systems for papermaking and other industrial processes. The division’s cleaning and filtration products are applied to the cleaning of forming and press fabrics and the filtration of process water as well as engineered wet-end products for papermaking.

Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with revenues of $390 million in 2015 and 2,000 employees in 18 countries worldwide.