Contour knives are mainly used to process soft PU foam. In addition, they are also used for contour cutting of technical foams, recycled materials, and, in exceptional cases, rigid foam or cork.
Bäumer produces toothed and ground band knives that differ from each other in the following criteria:
In most cases, toothed contour knives are used for contour cutting. They are pre-sharpened with high precision at Bäumer. This means that the knives arrive at your site in a perfectly sharpened state and can immediately be used on the contour cutting machine without any delay. In addition to time savings, this brings the advantage that the responsibility for the correct sharpening of the knife, which is decisive for the ultimate cut and product quality, does not have to be left to the operating personnel. This way, scrap and quality variations are guaranteed to be kept at a minimum.
The teeth of the toothed contour knife are not set, unlike those of the saw. No material is removed, so no dust is produced.
Ground contour knives are mostly used in exceptional cases, e.g. for the vertical contour cutting of materials such as fleece, fabric or other fiber material.
In order to be able to guarantee particularly high-quality results, Bäumer uses a camera system developed in-house which monitors and measures the knives from four sides during production. This is how high-precision contour knives for the tightest tolerances and for highly efficient cuts are produced in Freudenberg.
MADE IN GERMANY Our large knife workshop in Freudenberg, equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing machines, supplies you with cutting tools with a long service life and maximum dimensional accuracy.
If you do not currently own a Bäumer machine, but would still like to benefit from the advantages of our band knives, band saws, contour knives and cutting wires, simply send a non-binding inquiry to our service team or discover our entire product portfolio for all machine manufacturers on our website.