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Make it a Clean Cut with our Knife Misting Systems

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What’s one of the biggest challenges in cutting tape? How do you keep adhesive from each freshly cut roll from building up on the knife? That’s why all Lever Manufacturing Corp. slitting machines are equipped with a Knife Misting System designed to rinse the blade between slits, so you get a crisp, clean slit every time. Our Knife Misting System consists of two parts: A stainless-steel tank filled with water, lubricant, and a pressure adjustable compressed air line A high-pressure nozzle that mists the blade with a mix of water and lubricant, washing away adhesive residue that might stick to...

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Advantages of Single Knife Slitters

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A single knife slitting machine offers simplicity and flexibility unmatched by the more complex rewind slitters on the market. 

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American Made… and Why It Matters

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When you’re in the market for a roll slitter, keep in mind that not all slitting machine manufacturers are created equal. All may perform the same basic function and work pretty much the same way… but there are long-term benefits to buying machinery that’s made in the United States that make Lever Manufacturing’s machines the clear winner for your business.     We’ve got competency in areas that foreign manufacturers just can’t match: Experience: We’ve been in business since 1910, and have been manufacturing and servicing lathe slitting machines in New Jersey since the 1930s. With nearly a century of experience...

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Pack Expo Report: Getting to Know the LFC-1500

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  Lever Manufacturing Corporation recently exhibited at the Pack Expo in Las Vegas—known as North America’s premier packaging event. The show featured more than 2,000 top-tier suppliers of advanced packaging equipment, materials, containers, automation technologies and controls across a variety of industries, including food & beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and more. While there, Lever promoted its superior engineering and creative solutions in the automatic roll slitter space. In particular, we talked to attendees about our model LFC-1500 automatic film cutter machine, designed to cut films in a single step without the need to rewind. The LFC-1500 heavy duty, dual knife...

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On a Roll: Log Slitting vs. Rewind Slitting

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In the manufacturing world, roll slitting refers to cutting a large roll of material into narrower rolls. Common materials that undergo this process include pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, foams, foils, films, textiles, fabric, vinyl, nonwovens, rubber, felt, fiberglass, graphite, cork and leather. There are two basic types of slitting: log slitting and rewind slitting.   Log Slitting (aka Lathe Slitting) A log slitter treats a roll of material as a whole “log” that gets sliced without an unrolling/re-reeling process. A knife plunges into the roll and slices it in sequence to a required width. The machine is sometimes referred to...

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