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Kadant Solutions Genuine Parts for DST-Style Blade Holders

Genuine KSD Parts IconThe DST-style blade holder parts that should be replaced regularly on paper machine applications are the top-plate assembly, pivot rod, and load tubes. We recommend the top-plate assembly and pivot rod be checked bi-annually for any damage and replaced every two years. Load tubes are recommended to be changed annually and inspected every six months. Each of these recommendations depends on the blade holder application.

Why is it important to use Kadant genuine parts when replacing these elements?

Kadant Solutions DST-style blade holder load tubes are designed to a different diameter and quality than other aftermarket brands. If a paper machine uses a Kadant Solutions DST-style holder such as a StaClean™ blade holder, other aftermarket load lubes will not fit correctly leading to shorter blade life and a less efficient process.

“Using genuine parts ensures the highest product quality and integrity is maintained when repairing OEM equipment, said Steve Fielding, vice president of applications and technology at Kadant Solutions. “We have witnessed numerous cases of aftermarket parts used incorrectly leading to equipment damage, production losses, and safety risks. These outcomes can be minimized when Kadant Solutions genuine parts are used.”

Look for the Kadant Solutions Genuine Parts seal to be assured you are using the highest quality repair parts.

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