Parkinson Technologies Inc. designed its model DRS dual razor slitter for film and sheet extrusion applications.
The company in Woonsocket, R.I., is billing the DRS as a low-maintenance, cost-effective alternative to more complex dual-slitter designs.
For safety, the dual blades are completely guarded whether they are retracted or extended. Because the blades are held in place magnetically, either of the two blades can be installed or removed easily.
The DRS slitter mounts on a standard dovetail bar, so it can be retrofitted onto non-Parkinson-brand winders.
The DRS can make slits as narrow as 1½ inches, thanks to its design, which has a lower profile and is more compact than previous Parkinson slitters.