Once a product has been extruded through a die, extruder cutters are used to cut it to size. This is done by a cutting machine or additional cutting equipment that is positioned immediately after the die exit. Critical factors of an extruder cutter are the cutting mechanism or method, blade shape, blade thickness and cutting speed. Cutting is intrinsic to overall process design and may also contribute to the shaping of the final product.
Specifications for cutters vary according to the extruded product, the material and the application. Diamond America designs and manufactures several types of standard extrusion cutters, some of which have the ability to be used on a wide range of products.
All Diamond America extruder cutters are ergonomically designed, hygienic and easily fitted to allow maximum uptime.