The Leitz Blackened Rip Saw Blades (BlackTron) are included in the 2019 Solid Wood Processing Year End Promotion. Learn more about the special pricing and offer details here. Contact the Leitz Customer Service Team direct at 616.431.4096 or email email@example.com for more info.
In our tooling spotlight, we break down what you need to know about our most effective tooling solutions. This MVP is the Leitz Blackened Rip Saw Blades (BlackTron).
Our principal focus is designing blades that optimize finish quality and service life, through the use of premium quality carbide, tight manufacturing tolerances and proprietary features which reduce vibration, noise and heat build-up. The ultimate advantage to the customer is a blade that cuts clean, runs quiet, and returns the best value.
The BlackTron saw blades are available in a wide range of driver dimensions to fit premium millwork machines and in multiple kerf and plate measurements.
What Makes it Better
BlackTron coating resists the build-up of pitch and resin. Keeping the plate clean reduces heat build-up in the tool, which reduces thermal breakdown of the carbide tips.
BlackTron coated blades tend to run +35% longer than uncoated blades, which is especially beneficial when running long arbors of gang saws, which require significant tool changeover time.
The clean saw plate also allows Leitz to use a thicker plate, relative to the cut width (kerf), which improves stability and performance.
When to Use It
Cutting along the grain in natural woods for glue-line finish. Use on straightline and gang rip saws when working with soft- or hardwood materials.
BlackTron coating resists build-up of resin, and heat, while significantly enhancing tool life.
Special promotional pricing now through the end of the year.
Take advantage of special promotional pricing on premier Leitz Tooling Solutions for both solid wood processing and CNC machining now through the end of the year.
Solid Wood Processing Promotion
Stock-up on these high-quality, standard necessities for your millwork. Promotion includes:
BlackTron Saw Glue-line Ripsaw Blades
BlackTron coating resists build-up of resin and significantly improves tool life. Use for ripping solid hard woods for glue-line finish. Special pricing for Raiman and Mereen-Johnson machines. Standard saws for other machines available upon request.
Corrugated Profile Cutterheads
Standard dimensions for HSK85W spindles available with 20° cutting angle for MDF and soft wood applications and 12° cutting angle for hard wood applications.
HS Knife Stock
Multiple grades of high-quality corrugated bar stock for easy, consistent grind quality
In our tooling spotlight, we break down what you need to know about our most effective tooling solutions. This MVP is the Leitz variable angle bevel cutters.
Leitz variable angle bevel cutters represent the next generation of flexible high-performance tooling solutions. Featuring field-replaceable PCD tips or shear-set radial inserts, Leitz variable angle bevel cutters provide infinite angular cutting possibilities in natural woods and highly abrasive manmade materials.
What makes it better:
The Leitz bevel cutterhead system offers individual advantages for every potential application and thus helps to achieve a clear production and quality superiority. The system is not only flexible and sustainable but also improves production efficiency.
When to use it:
Leitz variable angle bevel cutters offer unmatched flexibility. Suitable for various materials from solid wood to wood-derived materials and plastics. They can be used on machines for manual feed, throughfeed machines, and CNC machining centers.
Turnblade knife system – Traditional standard straight-knife version for use in all applications.
HeliCut knife system – 4-sided, radius face inserts, shear-set with compression, provide particularly good cutting quality and excellent value in solid woods.
WhisperCut knife system – Replaceable (sharpen-able) shear-set PCD tips with compression provide excellent performance in abrasive materials.
Adjustable variable angle bevel cutters consolidate the need for various cutters set to exact angles.
Replaceable PCD or micro-grain inserts provide an economic solution for processing all material while maintaining exact tool tolerances.
Technology plays an essential role in efficiency and productivity for today’s major manufacturers. Yet, when many manufacturers hit capacity, it’s assumed the only way to meet production schedules is to add extra equipment. The goal is to maximize current floorspace without having to add extra equipment or move to a larger, more expensive location until it’s necessary.
A growing, nationally recognized cabinet door and drawer box manufacturer was at production capacity and needed to make adjustments to meet their growing demand. In addition to adding two new CNC machines, they saw the opportunity to review their current machinery and technology and explore what could be done to optimize their entire operation. The manufacturer had been working with Leitz for tooling service and met with their representative to discuss what else they could be doing to get the most from their current machines.
Their Leitz representative recommended moving from an insert tooling system to the Leitz diamond routers and the Leitz ThermoGrip tool holding system. The newly implemented diamond routers system reduced machine downtime and increased tool life. Additionally, the ThermoGrip tool holders gave the customer a cleaner cut without the lines and imperfections they were experiencing with their other tool holding system, cutting down on multiple run-throughs and rework of the product.
With better quality cuts and increased tool life, the customer is not only saving money but has expanded their production capacity by approximately 50% on their current machines, more than doubling the number of truckloads of product they dispatch daily.
Additionally, the customer achieved a 30% improvement in tool life using the ThermoGrip system.
The solution from Leitz resulted in the highest level of production capacity without having to invest in more machinery or a bigger facility. By looking beyond machinery, easy-to-implement changes in their tooling technology have made a huge impact for the Leitz partner customer.
Leitz is not only an industry leading manufacturer of advanced cutting technology but also a leading consultative technical provider. Leitz guidance is based on insight gathered from our multi-industry, worldwide perspective, and experience. Our expert review, fueled by our belief that we can improve any cutting process, backed by our unconditional quality and performance guarantee, ensures our partner customers achieve the continuous improvement vital to their future.
Would a partnership for continuous improvement help you solve your next manufacturing challenge? Fill out the form below or call 800.253.6070 to get in touch with your Leitz representative today.
Leitz Canada has moved its Canadian headquarters to Vaughan, Ont. just north of Toronto, expanding the sales and service center from 35,000 to about 80,000 square feet and adding new, state-of-the-art machine technology.
Entrepreneurism, grit, leadership, innovation… these are all traits of the family-owned businesses that are the backbone of economies around the world. For the over 140 years since Leitz was founded by Albert Leitz in Oberkochen, Germany, Leitz is proud to have remained a family-owned company. In 1876, taking advantage of his proximity to the state-owned steelworks of Swabia, Germany, Albert Leitz began producing drills, saw blades, and axes from the high-grade steel of the region. Today, Leitz manufactures one of the largest catalogs of woodworking and advanced material cutting tools and employs about 4,000 employees worldwide in it’s 14 production locations in Europe, Asia, and America. Leitz also holds 250 patents.
Leitz owns much of their success as a family-owned business to the leadership of Dr. Dieter Brucklacher. From 1974 to 2016, Dr. Brucklacher set the company’s strategic vision, promoting growth and internationalization through innovation, pioneering technology, and quality. He also felt it incredibly important that Leitz customers continue to receive face-to-face consultative service from their Leitz representatives. Even in this age of emerging technologies that forced many organizations to choose convenience over personalization, he worked to expand Leitz’ network of sales and service companies around the world to ensure the individual, one-on-one service and expertise Leitz customers’ have come to know and respect.
After Dr. Brucklacher’s passing in 2016, his daughter Dr. Cornelia Brucklacker took the lead of the organization and relies on her father’s values to shape her vision. Dr. Cornelia Brucklacker is the is the great-great-granddaughter of Albert Leitz and the fifth generation of the family to manage Leitz. “Ensuring the satisfaction of our customers and their economic success, from small-scale producers to global industrial companies, has been, and remains, at the core of our business of over 140 years of tradition,” she said.
Leitz is honored to have their story featured in the book From a Good Family (Aus Bester Familie), by Dr. Florian Langenscheidt, which highlights over 100 exemplary German family-owned businesses. From a Good Family is published by the Zeit Publishing Group and is in its third edition. Dr. Langenscheidt notes the power of family-owned businesses in the introduction of the book by saying, “Family enterprises are flexible and innovative. They think in terms of generations, not quarterly earnings. They make quick decisions that are also sustainable. They do business with no small measure of social responsibility and do not look at their trusted business partners as mere cash cows. What is more, family-owned businesses find a way to connect the rational business world with the emotional world of the family.”
Leitz has been a pioneer in the industry since it’s foundation. Developing the application of carbide as a cutting material, developing the first polycrystalline diamond cutting material for wood processing, and introducing the first tool with an electronic memory chip are among many of Leitz’ achievements. There is no doubt that this ability to innovate and evolve is directly related to the values that come with being a family-owned business.
“The culture and values of Leitz, a family-owned business, are the result of long-term vision and sustainable action. In this regard, we are conscious of our responsibilities to our employees, our clients, and wider society. We consider ourselves one part of a community with a common purpose, and act with the awareness that the company’s success ultimately depends on the performance of the people working within it,” comments Dr. Cornelia Brucklacker, Chair of the Advisory Board and Group Shareholder for Leitz.
In our tooling spotlight, we break down what you need to know about our most popular tools. This month’s MVP is the Profil Cut Q & ProfilCut Q Premium.
ProfilCut Q, ProfilCut Q Premium, and ProfilCut Q PCD are the fastest and most precise dedicated profile insert systems available. The ProfilCut family of tools is designed to optimize process efficiency through perfect cut quality, highest yield, and fastest production cycles.
What makes it better
Modular body design offers profile flexibility and economic operation
Precision knife locating and retention prevent knife movement due to centrifugal forces
All knife changes can be made at the spindle, without disassembly of cutterhead
Knife clamping elements are protected from dust & resin build-up for ease of maintenance
Longest service cycles with Marathon or TDC (diamond) coated, and RipTec knife options
Lightweight aluminum alloy body allows for better balance and, in turn, reduced vibration
Certified and approved to operate at knife velocities up to 120 meters per second (50% faster than any competing insert system)