The professional operation and maintenance of slitting equipment is an essential success factor for maximizing efficiency in a production application while increasing safety. That is why we have established the DIENES Slitting Academy.
Our basic seminar provides a general understanding of the different slitting/cutting methods: shear cut, crush cut, and razor cut as well as the correct regrinding of knives. Some questions that will be answered include:
- What are the differences between the different slitting/cutting methods and how do they differ in terms of areas of application?
- When should you use shear cut instead of crush cut and when is it best to choose razor cut?
- What set-up parameters are there to consider to achieve the perfect cut?
- Why is regrinding so important and what do you have to pay attention to
- How can I increase my knife life?
We offer our advanced training for in-depth solutions to any problems or questions that may arise from your application. Some typical problems range from poor cutting-edge quality, such as edge build-up or wavy cutting edges, to burr formation, low service life and cutting dust accumulation.
This deep-dive seminar addresses your problems individually and outlines how to reduce costs and set-up times as well as increase blade life within your specific application.
Slitting Academy FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
The shear slitting seminar takes about 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on questions. The crush cutting seminar takes about 1 to 1.5 hours, again depending on questions. Includes discussion of razor and adhesive slitting, if applicable.
Our goal is for all slitting operators to understand the basics of slitting, the consequences of their actions and being able to recognize and prevent potential problems when they see them.
This is a Slitting Theory Course, but we try to provide “practical” information in support of your slitting operation. It does help if we can schedule a production area tour, prior to the seminars, to review equipment currently in use to reference during the seminar. Operator input from their experiences typically benefits all attendees.
Seminars are classroom-style PowerPoint presentations with class books and individual Slitting Guides included.
We have no limit on how many or who attends. We do like to know approximately how many attendees there will be in order to provide enough class books. Usually the classroom area dictates how many can attend.
We ask for a classroom-type set up with a customer supplied projector, if possible, and a paper easel for sketching as needed. Cold drinks for attendees are optional. Two breaks are scheduled during the classes.
Contact Sales at DIENES for a quote.
We can do three shifts in one day. Typically, an early morning class covers 3rd and 1st shifts. The second shift typically happens around 4:00 PM. We remain flexible as to how you want to work your schedule.
Over the past nine years of conducting seminars, we intentionally limit direct sales pitch of products. We do include a brief overview of the whole DIENES Group and utilize some DIENES equipment photos in the seminar. If asked, we will provide technical information on DIENES products, but no pricing. Requests for quotes are welcome after the seminar, but not mandatory.