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Protect Your Yankee with Blade Holder Genuine Parts

Genuine KSD Parts IconThe Yankee dryer is arguably the most important part in the tissue making process. Protecting the Yankee against premature wear and damage is essential for the tissue mill.

One way to keep the Yankee operational is ensuring creping blade holder parts are maintained on a regular basis. The Conformatic™ blade holder profile tube, backup blade, and cartridge should be inspected during each machine outage and replaced with genuine parts.

Conformatic blade holders have a specially designed load tube. When a non-OEM aftermarket version is used, it takes the conformability of the holder away, eventually leading to an increased risk of damage to the Yankee surface.  When using an OEM genuine replacement blade, the blade life and performance is maximized. The cartridge designed for a Conformatic blade holder is designed for a specific blade width, blade stickout, and blade load. Using non-OEM aftermarket versions can cause the unit to wear out quicker. 

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

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

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