Usually in the hardware processing industry, they agree […]
Usually in the hardware processing industry, they agree to spend too much money on the wrong blade. Although I know this problem exists, what is the solution? Most hardware companies are only trying to buy cheaper blades. That does help, but it is not the solution to this problem. So why not choose a more structured approach?
Some buyers typically spend considerable time negotiating lower prices. But the impact on overall production costs is negligible, not to mention productivity.
All factories have a collection point for waste blades. There is no more interesting thing than studying waste blades, it leads to the formation of a pragmatic view of how a blade is used (abuse), and this approach can be used to achieve cost reductions.
Considerations should be the following factors that are easy to measure:
How many different types of blades are used?
What is the average number of cutting edges the blade has?
What percentage of the cutting edge is used relative to the length of the cutting edge?
What is the number of worn, damaged or unused cutting edges?