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Flash-Removal Sharpened By New Knife Design.

American Mine Door Co. in Willoughby, Ohio Willoughby is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. It is a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The population was 22,621 at the 2000 census. Willoughby is served by a branch of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. , has developed a new trim knife for blow molders that is said to increase operational efficiency and operator safety during flash removal. Dan Zenisek, AMD's president, says large-part blow molders traditionally have used pointed aluminum-and-wood trimmers, creating risks of puncture wounds puncture wound
A wound that is deeper than it is wide, produced by a narrow pointed object.
 to operators and of inadvertent introduction of non-ferrous materials into regrind streams that use magnets to catch tramp metal. The new knife uses steel that is easily picked up by magnetic detectors The magnetic detector was one of the first practical devices able to make radio signals audible through a pair of headphones. It was not as sensitive as some detectors but despite that, it was favored for early maritime use because of its reliability. , as well as polypropylene plastic that is more compatible with many regrind streams than is wood.

One feature of the knife is a laser-cut V-notch just behind the steel blade's point. This reportedly retains cutting and puncture efficiency, yet also reduces risk of puncture of protective clothing worn by operators. Further, the injection molded PP knife handle affords high grip strength Grip strength is the force applied by the hand to pull on or suspend from objects. Optimum-sized objects permit the hand to wrap around a cylindrical shape with a diameter from one to three inches. .
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Title Annotation:American Mine Door Co.'s new trim knife
Comment:Flash-Removal Sharpened By New Knife Design.(American Mine Door Co.'s new trim knife)
Publication:Plastics Technology
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2001
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