Features of Band Knife Cutting Machine with Advantages & Dis-advantages

Band Knife Cutting Machine:
Band knife cutting machine is an endless and looks like a loop. It is used for the cutting of fabric rolls without cardboard-inner tube. It is important instrument of cutting fabrics. This cutting machine works automatically according to the height of the relevant material. This machine is with special blower decreases resistance between fabrics and table,which enables the fabrics be moved easily and be cut precisely. And it could adjustable speed to fit different fabrics. Band knife cutting machines have been recognized around the world for many years for their high quality even when faced with difficult customer-related conditions and in applications with demanding materials.

Fig: Round Knife Cutting Machine
Features of Band Knife Cutting Machine::
  1. It comprises a series of three or more pulleys,which provide the continuous rotating motion of the knife .
  2. An endless knife is used here.
  3. Knife is usually narrower than on a straight knife.
  4. A large size of table is used to support the fabric & for cutting.
  5. Air blower blows the air to minimize the weight of fabric.
  6. Balls in air blower help to move the fabric in different direction.
  7. Automatic grinder is used.
  8. In this method machine is stationary but fabric is movable.
  9. High speed r.p.m. motor is used.
  10. Required a large space for it.
  11. This is like a saw mill cutter.
  12. Knife life time depends on fabric type & uses of machine.
Advantages of Band Knife Cutting Machine:
  1. Suitable for any types of line.
  2. Very large productivity for limited product
  3. Such as collars, cuff, placket etc.
  4. Automatic grinder grind the knife instantly
  5. Air blower helps to reduce the fabric weight which increases smooth movement of fabric.
  6. Possible to cut 900 angle of the lay.
  7. Intensity of accident is low.
Disadvantages of Band Knife Cutting Machine:
  1. Not suitable for large component due to the length of the table.
  2. Work load is high as machine is stationary & fabric is movable.
  3. Running cost is higher.
  4. Required fix space.
  5. Not possible to cut fabric directly. 
Author of This Article:
Saiful Islam
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering
Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST)
Email: saifulsabuz.tex23@gmail.com
Facebook: Saiful Islam
Sharing Knowledge: Students, teachers and professionals can publish your article here. It is a platform to express your knowledge throughout the world. For details: Submit Article


Mazharul Islam Kiron is a textile consultant and researcher on online business promotion. He is working with one European textile machinery company as a country agent. He is also a contributor of Wikipedia.

Let's Get Connected: LinkedIn | Facebook | Google Plus

Back To Top